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UAMS opens adult Spina Bifida clinic

UAMS opens adult Spina Bifida clinic

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAMS) – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has opened an adult Spina Bifida Clinic, the first multidisciplinary clinic available to adult patients in Arkansas.

 

Spina bifida is a developmental disorder caused by the incomplete closing of the embryonic neural tube before a baby is born.

 

The UAMS clinic will help coordinate the patients' complex care needs with different UAMS specialists and with their primary care physicians. The clinic includes physicians and staff from urology, wound care nurses, and medical social workers who will coordinate with other UAMS medical services including physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic and reconstructive surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery and orthopedics.

 

Beyond the Books: Learning life skills

Beyond the Books: Learning life skills


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - In high school, many times the focus is on standardized tests and college academic preparation, but what about life skills?

While there once was a time where home economics was a requirement for students, times have changed.

In tonight's, 'Beyond the Books' we show you how some students are taking advantage of these life skills classes in hopes of someday becoming productive adults.

Child development students at North Pulaski High are learning essential tools that can't be taught with a textbook.

"I learned how to cook, learned how to balance a checkbook," said Rebecca Bailey, a North Pulaski High student.

No longer referred to as home economics, students are now taking what's called family consumer sciences. It's an elective offered at most high schools throughout the state that encompasses just about every life skill you can imagine.

Rev Run to begin school year at UAPB

Rev Run to begin school year at UAPB

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (UAPB) –  The school year is set to begin at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) with exciting new developments and initiatives to improve the collegiate experience. Apart from an upcoming launch of a new fitness center and Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academy and Conference Center, the newest addition to the UAPB experience is the Pride Forum.

A collection of distinguished speakers sponsored by different organizations, the Pride Forum will begin with Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons Tuesday, August 26 at 6:00 p.m. in the H.O. Clemmons arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson, Sr. Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Complex. Sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership, the free, public event is the main attraction for Welcome Back Week at UAPB.

Second Chance Outreach to hand out free school supplies

Second Chance Outreach to hand out free school supplies

LONOKE, Ark. (KTHV) – Second Chance Outreach will hand out free school supplies to children in the Lonoke School District.

Pulaski Tech starts new community chorus

Pulaski Tech starts new community chorus

Pulaski Technical College will offer its first community-based Festival Chorus this fall, and it's open to anyone who loves to sing and can dedicate time for rehearsals.

Festival Chorus is offered through Pulaski Tech's Community and Continuing Educaton program. No auditions are necessary.The music repertoire will include a little bit of everything, from gospel and jazz to video game music and opera.

The chorus will rehearse on Mondays from 7-9 p.m. on Pulaski Tech's Main Campus, at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock.

There is a $25 membership fee to cover the cost of the music, rehearsal space and accompanist. To sign up, contact Chorus Director Michael Ekbladh at 501-907-6670,ext. 3408. Or register online at www.pulaskitech.edu/continuing_education.

 

 

 

 

 

AHC, SNRC hosting symposium on The Great War

AHC, SNRC hosting symposium on The Great War

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AHC/SNRC) - The Arkansas History Commission and the Sequoyah National Research Center will be hosting a free half-day symposium on Saturday, September 13 from 9:00 a.m. until noon in Dickinson Hall at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  The symposium’s theme, The Great War: Researching World War I in Arkansas Archives, will feature presenters, Dr. Daniel F. Littlefield, Roy Boney and Amanda Paige. 

Topics will include Cherokee Code Talkers: World War I and Beyond, American Indians in World War I: Choctaw Case Study, and Letters, Scrapbooks and Discharges: WWI Treasures at the Arkansas History Commission.

Trojan Daze beckons students with exciting lineup of festivities

Trojan Daze beckons students with exciting lineup of festivities

Little Rock, Ark. (Aug. 5, 2014)–An exciting lineup of free activities is planned for all students as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus celebrates Trojan Daze – the Welcome Week festivities for Fall 2014.

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 13 and ending Friday, Aug. 22, Trojan Daze promises to offer a little something for everyone.

Contact the Office of Campus Life at 501.569.3308 for additional information.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

  • Dinner with Parents, 5 to 6 p.m., Donaghey Student Center (DSC) Diamond Cafe
  • Movie Night, 8 to 10 p.m., DSC Ledbetter Hall. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”

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