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UCA's Laney-Manion Hall plaque dedication ceremony

UCA's Laney-Manion Hall plaque dedication ceremony

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees and President Tom Courtway will host a Plaque Dedication for Laney-Manion Hall at 2 p.m. Friday, August 21 in Room 102 of Laney-Manion Hall.

The Board of Trustees approved the renaming of Laney Hall to Laney-Manion Hall in December 2014 to honor the late Dr. Jerald “Jerry” M. Manion.

At the time of his death in July 2014, Manion was the longest serving professor in the history of UCA. Manion spent 49 years at UCA working in the Department of Chemistry as a professor, chair, mentor, friend, and ambassador for the department. 

Mobile Command Center offers free services to vets at Pulaski Tech

Mobile Command Center offers free services to vets at Pulaski Tech

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ak. - The Regional Veteran Affairs Mobile Command Veteran Center will be at Pulaski Technical College's Main Campus from 8 am.to noon on Friday, August 21, to provide clinical, social and administrative services to veterans.

The unit will be parked by the Campus Center on the Main Campus, 3000 West Scenic Drive. More than 500 veterans attend PTC; however, services are available to all veterans.

The services are part of a three-day orientation for vets who will be attending PTC this fall or in the future.

For more information, contact Roslyn Tillman at (501) 812-2809 or rtillman@pulaskitech.edu.

 

 

ArtsFest public meeting to be held on August 23

ArtsFest public meeting to be held on August 23

CONWAY, Ark. – As part of its preparation for the 2015 ArtsFest, the Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) will hold a public meeting for community members who are interested in volunteering, and artists interested in selling their work during the Art Marketplace on Saturday, October 3.

New College of Education Dean at UCA

New College of Education Dean at UCA

CONWAY, Ark. - Dr. Victoria-Groves Scott is the new dean of the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas.

Prior to coming to UCA, Groves-Scott, a native of northwest Arkansas, had served as assistant dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

"We are excited to have Dr. Victoria Groves-Scott join us as our new dean of the College of Education. She brings many years of teaching, research and administrative experience from several other institutions to our university,” said President Tom Courtway. “UCA's roots are broad and very deep in the field of education, and with the leadership and enthusiasm of Dr. Groves-Scott, we will continue to be a leader. We welcome her back to Arkansas and look forward to her work and leadership."

Pulaski Tech extends fall enrollment deadline

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Pulaski Technical College has extended the registration for the fall semester an extra four days to Thursday, Aug. 13.

Classes start Monday,Aug. 17.

Students can register in person at the Main Campus at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock or at the Little Rock-South site at 13000 Interstate 30 in Little Rock. The hours are 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Offices stay open until 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Main Campus and until 6 p.m Thursday at Little Rock-South.

Students who have never attended any college must meet minimum reading scores on the ACT or COMPASS assessment.  The COMPASS will be administered on a walk-in basis on these dates prior to the deadline:

Monday, Aug. 10: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Campus and Little Rock-South

Tuesday, Aug. 11: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Main Campus

Wednesday, Aug. 12: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Main Campus

Thursday, Aug. 13: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. at Little Rock-South

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

UNDATED, Ark. (KTHV) - One option to take advantage of for some back-to-school shopping and during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year could be your local JCPenney store . From denim and school uniforms to dorm gear and backpacks, JCPenney is a one-stop shopping destination for all their back-to-school needs. For a limited time, kids will receive $10 haircuts at jcp salons [Valid July 15 – Aug. 31, while appointments last] and $29.99 eyeglasses at all JCPenney optical stores [Valid July 5 – Sept. 15]. 

WHEN:

July 17 - 18 – Tax holiday

*Extended store hours*

WHERE:

Local JCPenney stores. (Go to jcpenney.com and click on “find a store” for nearest location.)

Pulaski Tech fall registration open through Aug. 7

Pulaski Tech fall registration open through Aug. 7

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Pulaski Technical College is registering students for the fall semester until August 7.

Classes start Monday, Aug. 17.

New students can register in the Campus Center on Pulaski Tech's Main Campus at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock, or at the Little Rock-South site at 13000 Interstate 30. The hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays.

New students should submit an application online at www.pulaskitech.edu and submit required admissions documents. Students will then schedule an appointment with an advisor for course selection and registration. Day and evening appointments are available.

Students who have never attended college must pass minimum reading scores on the ACT or COMPASS assessment. The college offers an online COMPASS prep course and administers the COMPASS on a walk-in basis.