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Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

Community Institutions team up to create innovative experiential learning program

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 22, 2014) – Exalt Education, a Little Rock non-profit organization, and the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service, launched on Tuesday an innovative learning program called the Learning Pass.

The Learning Pass initiative will turn the entire city into a classroom by providing middle school students with hands-on, daily, experiential, learning opportunities throughout the community. Four students from the Clinton School of Public Service have established partnerships with more than 15 community institutions to make this unique program possible.

Bears Walk Off with 4-3 Win Over Red Wolves

Bears Walk Off with 4-3 Win Over Red Wolves

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Sophomore catcher Brandon Montalvo hit a sharp walk-off single to right field with one out in the ninth inning to score Scott Zimmerle with the game-winning run in the University of Central Arkansas' 4-3 victory over Arkansas State on Tuesday night at Bear Stadium.

The Bears (22-15) won their fifth straight game by overcoming a 3-0 deficit, scoring the final four runs of the game. Zimmerle led off the ninth inning with a double down the right-field line and moved to third on Justin Treece's sacrifice bunt. After pinch hitter Matt Anderson walked, Montalvo got his second hit of the night with the walk-off drive to right.

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

Arkansas lotto eyes advertising with universities

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A committee of the Arkansas Lottery Commission is discussing the prospect of advertising with universities in the state.

Lottery Director Bishop Woosley said Wednesday that it would be a natural fit because proceeds from the lottery fund college scholarships.

The agency surveyed other state lotteries and found that it's common for lotteries with ties to education to market through universities.

For instance, Woosley says the lottery could sell instant tickets with an Arkansas Razorbacks theme and have in-game ads that promote how much lottery money goes toward scholarships.

The idea is one of several Woosley is proposing to increase revenue.

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Hendrix Wind Ensemble Presents “An Evening in the Park”

Hendrix Wind Ensemble Presents “An Evening in the Park”

Spring 2014 concert set for April 21 at 5:30 p.m. on campus... Read More

AETN announces Greenbrier teacher selected for 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

AETN announces Greenbrier teacher selected for 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) has announced that Sarah Jerry of Greenbrier Eastside Elementary School is one of the 100 educators selected for the 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program. The program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators from across the country who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms to promote student engagement and achievement with year-long, hands-on and virtual professional development opportunities.

“AETN is proud to recognize Sarah Jerry for her dedication to truly changing the way students learn through technology and digital media,” AETN Director of Education Bryan Fields said. “We are honored to provide educators with one-of-a-kind resources, tools and trainings that will further enhance their skills and enable them to share these skills with other educators in Arkansas.”

33-time Grammy winners to visit UCA

33-time Grammy winners to visit UCA

By Holly Morrison

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

 

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) — University of Central Arkansas Public Appearances will host musicians Chick Corea and Béla Fleck at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on April 22 at 7:30 p.m.  

Two historic classical musicians have joined their talents for a 2014 tour across the U.S. Corea and Fleck joined forces with their Grammy-winning album The Enchantment.

“We are excited to bring these two highly acclaimed musicians to the University of Central Arkansas campus,” said Amanda Horton, director of UCA Public Appearances.  Amanda Horton. “They have amazing talent, and their success in the music industry has been proven through their combined 33 Grammys.”

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

Changes to School Immunization Requirements Effective 2014-15 School Year

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADH) – Children who will be 11 years of age or older on or before September 1 of each school year will be required to receive a Tdap shot in order to attend public or private school in Arkansas. This new requirement is anticipated to be effective September 1, 2014. Previously a Tdap shot was required for students entering Grade 7. Only one Tdap is required, so children who have already received the shot will not need another. Students who will be 11 years old on or before September 1 will have until October 1 to meet this new shot requirement.