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UALR selected for $1M endowment

UALR selected for $1M endowment

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has been selected for a $1 million endowment to support scholarships for nontraditional college students who want to return to school to finish their education.

The Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco selected UALR for the endowment - the only institution in Arkansas to offer the Osher Re-Entry Scholars Program.

Osher, a patron of education and the arts, established the foundation in 1977 to seek to improve quality of life through support for higher education and the arts. He's funding the UALR endowment from his personal reserves.

The foundation has already provided the school $50,000 each year since 2012. The first Osher scholars are set to graduate this month.

UAMS sets SeniorNet June computer classes

UAMS sets SeniorNet June computer classes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (UAMS)– Computer classes — Fundamentals for Beginners — Win 7 and Digital Photography Utilizing Picasa  — will be taught in June for people ages 50 and older at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

Classes begin June 2. They are:

*         Fundamentals for Beginners — Win 7, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon.

*         Digital Photography Utilizing Picasa, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Course fees for 16 hours of instruction are $45, and student manuals are $15. The program is administered by SeniorNet, a nonprofit volunteer group. Classes are in Room 2156 at the UAMS Institute on Aging, 629 Jack Stephens Drive, Little Rock. 

Thirty-nine Ouachita students named to Who’s Who

Thirty-nine Ouachita students named to Who’s Who

Thirty-nine Ouachita Baptist University students have been selected for inclusion in the 2014 edition of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

The students were chosen for Who’s Who by OBU’s faculty, staff and 2014 senior class based on their academic achievement, service to the community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success.

The following Ouachita students will be included in Who’s Who: http://www.obu.edu/news/2014/05/08/thirty-nine-ouachita-students-named-whos/

(If this story appeared on your THV11 community page, at least one student from your town can be found on this list.)

By Taylor Tomlinson and Brooke Zimny... Read More

Mills High 2014 Scholars Receive 4.8 Million in Scholarships

Mills High 2014 Scholars Receive 4.8 Million in Scholarships

Seniors in the scholars program at Mills University Studies High School were recognized and honored on Tuesday as scholarship recipients of almost $4.9 million! As names were called, each one signed the scholarship book, a record of academic achievement kept by the scholars program.

ADHE extends scholarship application deadlines to July 1 for Faulkner, Independence, Randolph, Pul

ADHE extends scholarship application deadlines to July 1 for Faulkner, Independence, Randolph, Pul

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADHE) – The deadline to apply and accept financial aid – including the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship – through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) has been extended until July 1, officials said Monday, for residents in the tornado and flood-damaged counties of Faulkner, Independence, Randolph, Pulaski and White, which were recently declared disaster areas by Gov. Mike Beebe.

“After touring the area last week, we began assessing what we could do to assist those affected by this terrible disaster,” said Director Shane Broadway, “and with our normal deadline of June 1 fast approaching, we wanted to be certain to allow more time for families most directly impacted.”

Outpouring of support for suspended Fuller principal

Outpouring of support for suspended Fuller principal

PULASKI COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) — Still, very few details being released about Fuller Middle School Principal Brent Mitchell, who was suspended by the Pulaski County School District Wednesday afternoon.

The school district, as well as police have not released the reasons surrounding Mitchell's suspension, just that it is a personnel matter that is being investigated.

But, while the details may be few, the support is not.

Many parents, former students, and colleagues taking on THV11's Facebook page, where they shared their opinion about a man they seem to care so deeply about.

One mother wrote, "My daughter was one of them! My daughter loves this man. I refuse to think badly of him."

A former colleague shared, "Taught with Brent at MLK- great guy, hopefully a resolution will come soon."

And this one-- from a friend, "Brent has always been a stand-up guy. His reputation exceeds what anyone assumes about him and this situation."

Faculty to be inducted into Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame

Faculty to be inducted into Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame

During an event to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month, the president of the Arkansas Jazz Heritage Foundation announced that two UALR faculty would be inducted into the Arkansas Jazz Hall of Fame this summer.

Tom Richeson, associate professor of music and jazz studies coordinator and Joe Vick, instructor of music in string bass and electric bass will be honored along with six others at the induction celebration at 8 p.m. Monday, June 16, at The Afterthought in Little Rock.

AJHF President James Thomson revealed the names of the inductees during a panel discussion, “Reminiscences and Reflections by Jazz Historians and Performers of Arkansas,” held earlier this month at at the Laman Library System Argenta Branch library in North Little Rock... Read More