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Dr. Herbert E. Quintero joins Aquaculture/Fisheries Center

9/23/2014

Dr. Herbert E. Quintero has been appointed as manager of the Aquaculture Research Station for the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). In this position, he is responsible for supervising the Station farm crew and for ensuring that all ponds, water supply, electrical systems, equipment, vehicles and buildings are maintained and in good working order. He will also provide support to research and Extension faculty, staff and students in the department.

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Foundation for the Mid South announces “Males of Color: Cultivating Leaders for Today and Tomorrow”

9/17/2014

The Foundation for the Mid South is a regional foundation dedicated to improving lives and expanding knowledge in Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. The Foundation seeks to increase opportunities for residents and communities by supporting and strengthening the knowledge and skills of the organizations and individuals working to bring about change.

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Cornel West to speak at UAPB as Rockefeller Lecturer

9/15/2014

“Dr. West is a distinguished professor and one of the most prominent and prolific public intellectuals of this era,” said UAPB Chancellor Dr. Laurence B. Alexander. “He is widely known and respected for his commitment to social justice.”

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Aquaculture/Fisheries Field Day set for Oct. 2 at UAPB

9/10/2014

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will host the biennial Aquaculture/Fisheries Field Day on Oct. 2. The event will feature tractor tours, walking tours and educational posters that provide summaries of the most recent scientific results from the research and Extension efforts at UAPB’s Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence.

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Vaughan family gives $1,000 to memorial scholarship

9/8/2014

Vaughan’s unfortunate death on October 2, 2003 halted a promising career in theatre arts.

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84th Miss UAPB appears in September issue of EBONY

9/5/2014

Alexis Cole, alumna and 84th Miss UAPB is one of 10 campus queens to appear in the September issue of Ebony Magazine as part of their HBCU Queens feature.

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Think pounds of nutrients instead of tons of hay for winter needs

9/4/2014

When ranchers buy hay, they usually think of how many tons they need to get their livestock through the winter when they should be thinking of the pounds of nutrients they are buying, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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Maximum grazing disaster relief deadline approaching

9/4/2014

Livestock producers who lost money due to droughts or fires between October 2011 and 2013 could be eligible to receive recovery assistance money through the Livestock Forage Disaster Assistance Program. But, producers should hurry to file a claim.

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Dr. Brenda A. Martin to head UAPB Human Sciences Department

8/28/2014

Dr. Brenda A. Martin has been named chair of the Department of Human Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She will provide leadership to the department that includes four units – food service/restaurant management; human development and family studies; merchandising, textiles and design; and nutrition and dietetics.

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Centennial Celebration/Field Day set for Sept. 25

8/28/2014

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Cooperative Extension in conjunction with its Lonoke Farm Field Day, Sept. 25 at the Pearlie S. Reed/Robert L. Cole Small Farm Outreach Wetlands and Water Management Center in Lonoke, Arkansas.

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Rev Run to begin school year at UAPB

8/19/2014

One of the most iconic figures in music, Rev Run is the front man of seminal hip-hop group Run-D.M.C. and has sold tens of millions of records worldwide and is widely credited for ushering rap music into mainstream culture.

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UAPB plans to open a fitness center to meet student needs

8/12/2014

The fitness center will be open seven days a week from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Bennett said. Noting UAPB is a Historically Black College and Universities institution, the fitness center is meeting the mission of developing the whole person.

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Meeting provides glimpse into global demands and the future of livestock

8/12/2014

Always of interest to producers are glimpses into what’s ahead. This is what thousands of livestock scientists at the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science, the American Dairy Science Association and the Canadian Society of Animal Science discussed recently in Kansas City, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. This year’s topic centered on meeting the global demands of 2050.

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Higher Learning Commission VP to speak at Faculty/Staff Seminar

8/11/2014

Stenson, who joined the Commission in December 2013, brings 30 years of higher education experience as an educator, scholar and administrator at a wide range of institutions.

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Leadership Workshop planned

8/4/2014

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RN–to-BSN Nursing Program to restart

7/29/2014

The program is designed for applicants with a current unencumbered registered nurse license to practice in Arkansas or a license from a compact state with privilege to practice in the state of Arkansas.

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Dr. Edmund R. Buckner completes Harvard University Management Development Program

7/25/2014

Dr. Edmund R. Buckner, associate dean for research and Extension at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, recently completed the Harvard University Management Development Program (MDP) in Cambridge, Mass.

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Animals need relief from heat

7/16/2014

Hot weather affects animals, too. “I am always amazed by the number of people who ask ‘Do animals really need shade?’” says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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Dell-Cam Farm hosts NBGC Model Farm Tour July 17

7/11/2014

Dewayne Goldmon, owner and operator of Dell-Cam Farm, has been selected to host a 2014 Model Farm tour by the National Black Growers Council (NBGC).

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Failure to report acreage loss can trigger loss of CSP contract

7/9/2014

Producers enrolled in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) have 60 days to notify the Natural Resources and Conservation Service (NRCS) if they lose control of any acreage enrolled in a CSP contract, says Dr. Henry English, director of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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July 15 crop certification deadline looms

7/3/2014

July 15 is the deadline to certify spring-seeded crops, says Dr. Henry English, director, Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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Plan fall marketing strategy in early summer

6/30/2014

Livestock producers should take advantage of any slack time during early summer to plan their fall marketing strategy, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Producers have a variety of options. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.

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Gamma Sigma Delta honors nine members

6/19/2014

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chapter of Gamma Sigma Delta, the honor society of agriculture, recently honored nine of its members for their achievements. The organization honors individuals who exhibit academic excellence and other qualities that promote the image and relevance of agriculture, food and related sciences.

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UAPB Vesper Choir dons new duds

6/19/2014

Thanks to University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander, the Vesper Choir will be magnificently robed in splendid finery in the fall.

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West African delegation to visit Arkansas June 22-28

6/18/2014

Representatives from West Africa will visit Arkansas June 22-28 as part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) grant to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Office of International Programs and Studies (OIPS).

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UAPB to host Rural Small Business Connection event

6/18/2014

This training event will provide small businesses with a series of educational networking sessions and opportunities on how to build capacity and successfully do business with USDA and other Federal agencies.

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UAPB Merchandising, Textiles and Design students get hands-on experience

6/16/2014

Merchandising, Textiles and Design students at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff got hands-on experience in visual merchandising recently by designing a window display at the Arts and Science Center (ASC) for Southeast Arkansas.

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Temporary electric fencing can increase pasture usage, save money

6/13/2014

Temporary electric fencing is one way to increase pasture usage and save money on feed and weed and brush control, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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Southeast Arkansas Housing Workshop Set for June 26

6/13/2014

A housing workshop is set for 10 a.m., Thursday, June 26, at the Portland Community Center in Portland, Arkansas.

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Wet pastures bring new problems to livestock producers

6/13/2014

Soaked pastures bring new problems for livestock producers, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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UAPB accounting chair selected for study abroad program in Scandinavia

6/10/2014

With the theme, “Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility,” the program will take him to Stockholm and Copenhagen in Sweden and Denmark, respectively.

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Prevent bloat for healthy livestock

6/5/2014

Bloat can kill ruminant animals quickly, sometimes in as little as an hour, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). Often the only sign of bloat is a dead animal in the pasture.

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Top international seafood, aquaculture economists to lecture at UAPB

6/4/2014

Top seafood and aquaculture economists from around the world will lecture at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Center of Excellence this summer. Experts from the United States, Norway and the Philippines will speak during a high-level, specialized course scheduled for June 16-June 27.

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Lochmann, Engle elected to key positions in World Aquaculture Society

6/3/2014

Dr. Rebecca Lochmann, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Aquaculture/Fisheries Center fish nutritionist, and Dr. Carole Engle, the center’s director, have been elected to key positions in the World Aquaculture Society.

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UAPB archeologists uncover glimpses of Pine Bluff’s early history

5/30/2014

Archaeologists stationed at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) are monitoring preliminary earthmoving in conjunction with construction of a splash park at Lake Saracen Park in downtown Pine Bluff.

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UAPB Theatre Director selected for NEH fellowship

5/29/2014

The competitive program received more than 45 applications out of which they could only choose fifteen making Collins part of a distinguished group chosen from historically black colleges and universities across the country.

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Control barber pole worms in sheep and goats

5/29/2014

Warm, humid conditions favor the survival of many parasites including barber pole worms. Sheep and goat produces need to be aware of them and their control.

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Vaccinate young livestock to avoid disease problems

5/29/2014

Because Arkansas livestock are bred to give birth in the spring, late May or June is usually the time to vaccinate livestock.

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LIONS program receives boost to prepare students for college life

5/28/2014

While the main goal of the LIONS Program is to assist academically promising students with their transition to collegiate coursework, a secondary focus is to establish a cohesive and bonded cohort of first-year students who identify with and seek support from each other, the Program staff and the University.

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Plant warm season annuals to boost pastures' productivity

5/22/2014

Warm season annuals give cool season pastures a rest during the warmer months, thus providing more fall grazing.

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UAPB graduate accepted to the College of William and Mary

5/13/2014

The Lancaster, California native began her love for accounting as a child when her father let her count spare change and cash he was preparing for deposit. Her passion for math grew from there and motivated her to major in accounting once she began matriculating at UAPB. She is the first in her family to graduate from college.

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Student-athlete to pursue dual master’s degrees at Boston University

5/13/2014

Maria knew she didn’t want to be in an office all day like her mom does or didn’t quite want to do clinical psychology, because something that she loves was missing. When she started to play competitive tennis again she realized that at practice time she performed better than in tournaments – that caught her attention.

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Scout pastures for armyworms, but spraying not always necessary

5/7/2014

During their last two stages of growth, armyworms eat tremendous amounts of grass so scouting pastures for them is essential.

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Spring is the time to stock channel catfish

5/6/2014

Channel catfish has become one of Arkansas’ favorite sportfish by providing fun fishing and tasty filets.

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Soil test for optimum crop yields

5/5/2014

A soil test reveals which nutrients are needed, in what quantities and whether or not the soil pH should be corrected.

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Dr. David Fernandez receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

5/1/2014

Established in 2003, the award is presented to individuals, groups and families who have met or exceeded requirements for volunteer service and demonstrated exemplary citizenship through volunteering.

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Fertility test bulls now for summer breeding season

4/28/2014

As breeding season approaches, beef producers should consider scheduling trichomoniasis and breeding soundness exams for their bulls.

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Various strawberry production techniques shown to increase yields at UAPB

4/24/2014

Strawberry production trials by the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff show that using high tunnels, low tunnels and plastic mulch can extend the growing season.

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April - Time to get ready to breed spring-calving heifers

4/23/2014

April is the time for ranchers to think about the upcoming breeding season.

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Small Scale Producer Conference set for April 24 in Texarkana

4/18/2014

Conference topics include timber management, pond management, small ruminant (goats) production and management and available cost-share programs.

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Improve livestock reproductive management to boost bottom line

4/16/2014

Livestock producers whose herds have poor reproductive success earn less and have higher production costs per head that those whose herds reproduce successfully.

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Spring is the time to get a jump on aquatic weed control

4/15/2014

Aquatic weeds are especially a problem in older ponds and many Arkansas ponds were built long ago.

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Spring Cultural Fest set for April 22 at UAPB

4/15/2014

The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. in the Adair-Greenhouse Building auditorium and will feature food from various cultures, fashions, live music and dance.

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Sustainable Strawberry Production Workshop set for April 23 in Marianna

4/15/2014

The workshop, aimed at all strawberry growers and potential growers, begins at 9 a.m. with registration and will end at 2:30 p.m.

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UAPB researchers working to prevent unusual fish losses during winter

4/11/2014

Fish farmers in Arkansas reported substantial losses of fish in the spring of 2013 when they began to harvest their ponds.

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UAPB hosts Arkansas SIDS Outreach workshop

4/9/2014

Students from UAPB and Southeast Arkansas College, and local child care providers learned ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant deaths.

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Prevent scours, a cause of losses in newborn livestock (part 3 of a 3-part series)

4/8/2014

While scours may not sound serious, especially to new livestock producers, young animals are especially susceptible and can die quickly because of rapid dehydration if scours is left untreated.

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Housing workshop set for April 16 in Eudora

4/8/2014

The topics include Sections 502 and 504 of the rural development program and weatherization.

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Educational Access conference to focus on STEM success

4/8/2014

The University of Arkansas Pine Bluff (UAPB) will host the 21st Annual Mary E. Benjamin Conference on Educational Access Wednesday, April 23, in the Kenneth L. Johnson Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Complex with the theme, “Preparing K-16 for STEM Success.”

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UAPB to mark 141 years during Founder’s Celebration

4/8/2014

Founder’s Celebration is a tradition that has continued for over 60 years, blending academics, social activities, and history in an effort to communicate not only the history of the University, but also the importance of remembering how history built the school into what it is today. The formal celebration of Founder’s Day can be dated back to 1943, during the administration of Dr. Lawrence A. Davis, Sr.

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Sustainable Strawberry Production Workshop set for April 15

4/4/2014

The workshop is aimed at all strawberry growers and potential growers.

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Hartfield Initiative to host gospel concerts April 6, May 4 for UAPB students

4/2/2014

The Hartfield Initiative is the brainchild of Dr. Freddie Hartfield, professor of mathematics at UAPB and was expanded by UAPB alumnus Bishop Chester Thompson. The Initiative has as its goal to raise $100,000 over a five-year period (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2017).

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UAPB Professors receive grant to establish 3D visualization cave

4/2/2014

Imagine being able to walk through the central nervous system, forensics scene or the activity of a data stream – all of that will soon be possible thanks to the innovative minds at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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Minority research center announces guest speakers for National Minority Research Symposium

4/2/2014

The Minority Research Center on Tobacco & Addictions (MRC), located on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), will host Dr. Phillip S. Gardiner and Dr. Ron Peters, both long-standing public health researchers and activists, as the guest speakers for its first National Minority Research Symposium on Tobacco and Addictions.

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Manage coccidiosis to reduce losses among newborn animals (part 2 of a 3-part series)

4/1/2014

Estimates are that coccidiosis costs the beef industry $100 million annually. Caused by a single celled parasite, a protozoan, coccidiosis is also the second most important internal parasite of sheep.

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Is pond fertilization necessary?

3/26/2014

Spring is finally here and farm pond owners may be wondering if they need to fertilize their ponds.

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UAPB Art Department hosts workshop with Basil Watson

3/21/2014

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Watson studied under the tutelage of his mentors Alexander Cooper and Christopher Gonzalez. His Father, Barry Watson is also an international acclaimed artist and first introduced him to drawing and to the works of French sculptor, Auguste Rodin, who completed the work, “The Thinker” in 1902.

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UAPB, Community joins local author in giving back to hometown at AR flag ceremony

3/24/2014

The Agriculture, Art and ROTC departments at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) participated in the “Arkansas Flag 101? and Arkansas Flag/Wabbaseka Memorial Completion Ceremony held at Wabbaseka City Park.

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Works of UAPB Art Professor on display at Mosaic Templars Cultural Center

3/24/2014

Recycled and Repurposed tire treads are the artist medium for creating whimsy, imaginative and nostalgic sculptures.

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Spring career fair set for April 2

3/24/2014

The Office of Career Services will host the 2014 Spring Career Day and Teacher Education Fair Wednesday, April 2 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in the H.O. Clemmons Arena of the Kenneth L. Johnson Sr. Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (HPER) Complex.

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Reducing sheep mortality in the first eight days of life (part 1 0f 3)

3/24/2014

Lamb and kidding seasons are upon us, and producers should do everything possible to reduce losses during the neonatal period (first eight days of life) as that is when 84 per cent of all lamb deaths occur.

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AgDiscovery application deadline extended to April 7

3/24/2014

The two-week residential program allows students to learn about careers in animal science, veterinary medicine, agribusiness, regulatory science and plant pathology.

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UA Board of Trustees to consider online education initiative targeting adult students

3/19/2014

At a meeting at UAFS on Thursday, Bobbitt will ask the board to consider expanding a consortium of UA System campuses to participate in planning for a new online university that will offer a limited number of degree programs designed for adults who need the flexibility afforded by online education.

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UAPB-ERDC to host development workshops for minority, women owned businesses

3/18/2014

By 2050, minorities are projected to make up half of the U.S. population, currently comprising 35.5% of the population of the Delta region. Today, minority unemployment rates are at 13.2 percent; more than double that of the non-minority population.

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UAPB Physics professor works with White Hall students, publishes article on celebrity Zodiac signs

3/14/2014

People believe in the influence zodiac signs have on their fate. It is, so to say, the universal culture. However, there is no scientific proof for this. Individual personal data is required to prove the zodiac sign influences in our life beliefs.

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UAPB Minority Research Center announces National Minority Research Symposium on Tobacco and Addictions

3/14/2014

The Minority Research Center on Tobacco & Addictions (MRC), of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), has announced its first National Minority Research Symposium on Tobacco and Addictions taking place May 14 – 15, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock, Arkansas. The event serves as a platform for the exchange of best practices, knowledge, and resources regarding the prevention of tobacco use and other addictive substances within minority communities.

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Area Vegetable Production Clinic Friday, March 21 in Helena

3/14/2014

Although the targeted audiences are commercial vegetable growers and those selling at farmers markets, the clinic is open to anyone interested in gardening.

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UAPB to offer Lifeguard Classes March 24-27

3/13/2014

The Division of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education has collaborated with the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) and the American Red Cross to offer Lifeguard training classes March 24-27.

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Livestock and Alternative Crops Workshop Set for March 15

3/12/2014

A livestock and alternative crops workshop is scheduled for Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. in community room #1 at the G.C. Johns Community Center on the old elementary school campus in Eudora.

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Control Weeds Now for Better Pastures This Summer

3/12/2014

With no green showing in the pasture, few livestock producers are thinking about weed control, but now is the ideal time to control troublesome pasture weeds, says Dr. David Fernandez.

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Dr. Carole R. Engle receives U.S. Aquaculture Society Distinguished Service Award

3/6/2014

Dr. Carole R. Engle, director of the Aquaculture/Fisheries Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), has received the United States Aquaculture Society Distinguished Service Award.

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Plan to Pass on the Management of the Family Farm

3/6/2014

Succession planning is one way to help keep the next generation on the farm and meet the financial needs of all the family members, says Dr. David Fernandez, UAPB Cooperative Extension Program livestock management specialist.

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Deadline Extended to March 14 for USDA Scholar applications

3/6/2014

Launched in 1992, the program awards scholarships to students attending 1890 Historically Black Land-Grant Universities and pursuing bachelor’s degrees in agriculture, food or natural resources sciences, or related academic disciplines.

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Vegetable Production Meeting Set for March 13

3/6/2014

Although the targeted audiences are commercial growers, those selling at farmers markets, local gardeners and Master Gardeners, the meeting is open to anyone interested in gardening.

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UAPB joins coalition to double number of students who study abroad

3/6/2014

IIE’s Generation Study Abroad will engage educators and stakeholders to increase the number of U.S. students who can gain international experience through study abroad programs, internships, service learning and non-credit educational experiences. IIE has committed $2 million to this initiative over the next five years, leading up to its centennial celebration in 2019.

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Long-time chancellor’s assistant to be honored at Benefit for the Arts

2/20/2014

For over three decades, one name was synonymous with the Chancellor’s Office at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Liz Strickland. Everyone who needed to make a connection with the Chancellor knew who to call. Not standing on formalities with title or handles, when they heard the voice on the other end say, “Chancellor’s Office, Liz”, they knew they were on the way to getting what they needed.

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Miss UAPB to host Shoes 4 Africa fashion show February 19

2/18/2014

Miss UAPB was inspired to do this project after watching a YouTube video she came across last year. The video displayed children walking around with cans and bottles on their feet.

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UAPB Chancellor appoints leaders to key positions

2/18/2014

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Chancellor Dr. Laurence B. Alexander has been implementing his vision of increasing the institution in size and stature. Part of that vision includes the placement of leaders in key positions – Dr. Mary E. Benjamin as vice chancellor of Research; James B. Tyson, CFRE, as vice chancellor for Development/Institutional Advancement; and Dr. Jacquelyn McCray as interim vice chancellor for Academic Affairs.

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UAPB Experimental Kitchen to help farmers develop products

2/12/2014

Staff and students at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are cooking sweet potato pies, bread, chips, fries and other dishes – all in the name of teaching, research and Extension.

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Consider Other Business Structures to Aid in Estate Planning

2/12/2014

Choosing the right business structure for a farm or ranch can help ensure that a farming heritage is a legacy for many generations to enjoy.

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Audrey Rowe and Dr. Idonia L. Trotter to Speak at Rural Life Conference

2/12/2014

Audrey Rowe, Administrator for the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) will deliver the S.A. Haley Memorial Lecture at the 58th Annual Life Conference, Friday, Feb. 28, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center.

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Kirk Franklin to speak at UAPB February 25 for YMTF program

2/12/2014

YMTF has become one of the most significant and exhilarating programs provided for UAPB students. The goal of the program is to encourage students to take full advantage of the benefits available, give guidance on how to succeed in their careers, and look at life in the real world of work through the experiences of seasoned professionals.

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31 Students on Fall Semester 2013 SAFHS Dean’s List

1/30/2014

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must be in good standing at UAPB, have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average (GPA) out of a possible 4.0 and completed a minimum of 15 credit hours with no incomplete courses.

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UAPB, Pine Bluff Arsenal to collaborate for Black History Program

1/30/2014

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has collaborated with the Pine Bluff Arsenal to present a Black History program Thursday, February 13 at 11:00 a.m. The free, public event will be held in the J.M. Ross theatre of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts building.

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Rural Life Conference Feb. 28 Features 11 Workshops

1/22/2014

The 58th annual Rural Life Conference is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 28, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the opening session at 8:45 a.m.

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Biology professor listed among top 25 for HBCUs

1/22/2014

UAPB Biology professor Dr. Joseph Onyilagha was recognized and listed among the top 25 Professors at Affordable Historically Black Colleges at affordablecollegesonline.com for his research on the origins of the genetic code to track early and late components in code evolution.

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Homeruns and Heroes event to benefit UAPB Baseball Complex

1/17/2014

According to UAPB Athletics Director Lonza Hardy, the Home Runs and Heroes event will be just one of many fundraisers that will be held throughout the year to generate revenue to help them better serve UAPB students as well as the community at large.

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Handel’s Messiah set for January 19

1/9/2014

This annual event, originally scheduled for December 8, 2013 was postponed because of dangerous weather conditions. The January 19th event will ensure that the performance chain of 60 years will not be broken.

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UAPB reaching out to Senegal and Nigeria to globalize academic programs

1/9/2014

“OIPS aims to work collaboratively with SAFHS and the broader university community to create a niche in international programming,” said Dr. Pamela D. Moore, associate director for global engagement. “Such a strategy takes into account UAPB’s land-grant designation, its commitment to historically disadvantaged communities...

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Dr. Fredda Carroll named School of Education Dean

1/7/2014

With 25 years of service as an assistant professor, associate professor and professor spanning three universities, she has had administrative experience as Assistant to the Dean for Diversity at Arkansas State University (ASU).

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Check Goats and Sheep Body Condition to Gauge Nutrition Management

1/7/2014

Looking at sheep or goats to tell if they are losing, maintaining or gaining weight is often difficult, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at UAPB.

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University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Awarded Accreditation of its Business Programs

1/2/2014

The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) Baccalaureate/Graduate Degree Board of Commissioners has awarded the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff initial accreditation of its business programs.

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Protect Livestock From Harsh Winter Conditions

12/17/2013

Arkansas tends to get a lot of freezing rain, sleet, ice and wintery mix, and these wet, cold conditions are hard on animals if they do not have good feed, clean water and shelter.

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Stakes High, Payoff Big in USDA/1890 National Scholars Program

12/17/2013

As high school students weigh their options fully cognizant of potential student loan debt, they would be wise to consider being named a USDA/1890 National Scholar, says George Richardson, USDA 1890 program liaison.

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Rural Life Conference Set for Feb. 28

12/17/2013

The 58th annual Rural Life Conference will be Friday, Feb. 28, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. The conference theme is “Facing Change: Promoting Healthy Lifestyles and Sustainable Communities.”

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Addiction Studies alumnus credits UAPB for success

12/9/2013

Hurricane Katrina survivor and University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) graduate Melva Trask has endured tragedy and is experiencing triumph in her professional career as a Community Liaison for the Department of Community Corrections.

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Little Rock District teams up with University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

12/5/2013

The Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District recently signed a partnership agreement with the oldest historically black institution of higher education in Arkansas.

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Students learn to transition from the classroom to the boardroom at career seminar

12/3/2013

The theme for the Career Awareness and Planning Seminar was “From the Classroom to the Boardroom…Students in Transition”, with special emphasis being placed on the four c’s: Character, Choices, Commitment and Consequences.

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Southwest Arkansas Small Farms Conference Topics Announced

12/3/2013

The Southwest Arkansas Small Farms Conference gets underway at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 6, in Hempstead Hall at the University of Arkansas Community College at Hope (UACCH). Participants can select from among two breakout sessions – one targeting vegetable producers and the other for landowners and livestock producers.

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Sustainable Strawberry Production Workshop set for Dec. 18 at UAPB

12/3/2013

A Sustainable Strawberry Production Workshop will be held Dec. 18 in the auditorium of the S.J. Parker 1890 Extension Complex at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The workshop gets underway with registration at 9 a.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m.

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UAPB students attend Thurgood Marshall Leadership institute

12/3/2013

Each year the Thurgood Marshall Leadership Institute and Recruitment Fair select students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to attend the annual conference. This year marked the 13th Annual Leadership Institute and Recruitment Fair and gives future leaders an opportunity to have the ultimate professional development experience.

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UAPB receives 1890 International Student Development Award

12/3/2013

The 1890 International Student Development Award is presented to the university that has the largest increase in undergraduate students participating in study abroad programs from 2011-2012 through 2012-2013. UAPB had a 133 percent increase in the number of undergraduate students participating in study abroad between 2012 and 2013.

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UAPB Fishing Team finishes fourth in Nov. 16 collegiate tournament

11/22/2013

A team from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff finished fourth in the Arkansas Collegiate Series tournament held Nov. 16 on the Arkansas River in Pine Bluff.

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Online giving campaign exceeds goal

11/20/2013

The University Relations and Development office at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff announced that the initial goal of $25,000 has been exceeded during its online campaign, 24/10. As of this week, the campaign has raised $45,235 – almost twice the initial goal.

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Prevent toxemia in sheep and goats by managing winter nutrition

11/20/2013

Even though kidding and lambing season isn’t until spring, now (mid-November to mid-December) is the time to prevent pregnancy toxemia in sheep and goats, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at UAPB.

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Apollo supercomputer comes to UAPB

11/18/2013

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has strengthened its research efforts with the acquisition of an Apollo cluster/supercomputer, making it the only HBCU within Arkansas and one of only ten HBCUs in the United States with a supercomputer on campus.

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Chicago Alumni chapter gives more than 11k to UAPB

11/7/2013

Jackey Cason, president of the UAPB/AM&N Chicago Alumni Chapter, presented a check totaling $11,165 to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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A Different Way to Think of Feeding Hay

11/7/2013

With winter approaching, most livestock producers have already purchased winter hay supplies, but did they purchase enough hay that meets the nutritional requirements of their herds?

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Germany-based publisher commissions book from Physics professor’s article

11/7/2013

LAP LAMBERT, a Germany-based academic publishing company has asked Dr. Miah M Adel, Professor of Physics, Astronomy, and Environmental Sciences if he would be interested in converting his recently published article “Farakka Barrage, the greatest ever riparian bluff for upstream water piracy” into book form.

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UAPB Department of Agriculture announces fall 2013 scholarship recipients

11/7/2013

Students in the Department of Agriculture at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff have been awarded more than $25,000 in scholarships in fall 2013.

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Robert Wall passes certified educational facilities professional (cefp) test

11/5/2013

APPA, the association dedicated to leadership in educational facilities, is proud to announce that Robert Wall of University of Arkansas/Pine Bluff has received the Certified Educational Facilities Professional (CEFP) credential.

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ARK-LSAMP receives $3.5M grant from NSF

11/5/2013

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) has been awarded $3.5M from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further support the Arkansas Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (ARK-LSAMP) program at UAPB.

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Dr. Mary Benjamin given award at STEM conference

10/28/2013

Dr. Mary Benjamin, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff was honored with an award for College-level promotion of Education at the Women of Color STEM Conference recently.

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UAPB Professor invited to speak at Clemson

10/28/2013

Dr. Sederick C. Rice, assistant professor of biology at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) was invited to be a guest speaker at the 1st CRA-W/CDC Broadening Participation in Visualization Workshop to be held at Clemson University, February 10-11, 2014.

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UAPB-ERDC brings HOPE to Main Street Pine Bluff

10/24/2013

The Economic Research and Development Center (ERDC), the full-service community economic development outreach program of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), has partnered with Hope Enterprise Corporation to bring a micro-branch of Hope Federal Credit Union to its location at 615 S. Main street.

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UAPB's Aquaculture Program Hears From Zebrafish Expert

10/23/2013

Many scientists believe zebrafish could replace mice as laboratory models for human diseases, and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff's nationally recognized aquaculture program is poised to benefit.

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The Field is Set for Eight HBCU Marching Bands to Perform at the 12th Annual Honda Battle of the Bands Invitational Showcase

10/23/2013

Widely known within the marching band community as “The Honda,” the Invitational Showcase is the culmination of the Honda Battle of the Bands, providing a national stage to highlight the distinct showmanship of HBCU marching bands.

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UAPB Professor selected by ETS to develop Teacher Portfolio Assessment

10/14/2013

Dr. Vera Lang Brown, Associate Professor in the School of Education has been selected to serve on several national and state educational committees.

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BET Sunday Best Y’Anna Crawley to headline Gospel Concert

10/8/2013

Y’Anna possesses vocals that are often reminiscent of the iconic voice of the “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin who has been one of her greatest musical influences.

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UAPB officials remember L.C. Greenwood as ambassador and legend

10/1/2013

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (known then as AM&N College) standout and Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Famer, L.C. Greenwood, played for AM&N College from 1965-1969, was an All-Pro defensive end who won four Super Bowl rings as a member of Pittsburgh Steelers famed “Steel Curtain” defense.

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Beebe delivers $750k for UAPB STEM Academy

10/1/2013

Gov. Mike Beebe paid a visit to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff campus Monday morning to formally present UAPB Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander with a check for $750,000 that will go toward the completion of the STEM Academy and Conference Center.

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Student programs shine at IEEE Cluster 2013

9/30/2013

More than 200 computer scientists gathered at this year’s IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing (Cluster 2013), held in Indianapolis Indiana, US, and hosted by Indiana University’s Pervasive Technology Institute.

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UAPB’s Homecoming Celebration to begin October 13

9/27/2013

The week-long Homecoming celebration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will begin October 13 with a gospel concert and end October 19 with an exciting game.

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UAPB Art professor to open exhibit at ASC

9/27/2013

The Arts and Science Center for Southeast Arkansas will open an exhibition of UAPB Art Professor Danny Campbell’s sculpture entitled RE| Reclaimed Repurposed Redefined on October 10, 2013. His found object sculpture is formed from automobile remnants, predominantly tire treads, collected roadside.

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Deadline for homecoming parade applications extended to October 4

9/27/2013

The deadline to turn in applications for the Homecoming parade has been extended to Friday, October 4 according to Florence Caine, homecoming parade chairperson.

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Building for brighter futures

3/27/2013

As recently reported by The Commercial, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is ahead of schedule in its construction of the new STEM Academy facility. Space will be provided for a wet lab, computer lab, class/seminar rooms, student resource center, conference rooms and an 8,000-square-foot auditorium for large assemblies.

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HBCU Week observance to feature panel, fall convocation

2/21/2013

While the 105 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) represent 3% of the nation’s institutions of higher learning, they graduate nearly one-quarter of African Americans who earn undergraduate degrees.

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U of A and UAPB Form Partnership for Poultry

2/18/2013

The Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences at the University of Arkansas and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff have signed a memorandum of understanding to form a partnership to help fill a need for more graduates in the poultry sciences.

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