Guyer's Paige pushes toward Arkansas offer

Arkansas, John H. Guyer High School, Denton, North Texas Mean Green football, Allen, Houston, Syracuse, Kansas, Nolan Catholic High School, Wisconsin. Denton (Texas) Guyer defensive end/linebacker Vincent Paige (6-1, 212) is committed to North Texas, but has been getting more heralded attention lately and is exploring his options. One of...
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ATU Places Two in Top 15 at Miss Arkansas 2021

Arkansas Tech University representatives claimed two of the top 15 spots in the 2021 Miss Arkansas competition, which concluded on Saturday, June 19, at the Robinson Center in Little Rock. Sophe Sligh, a 2021 ATU graduate, and Olivia Battles, a junior student at Arkansas Tech, emerged from a field of...
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UCA leader: Preparation pays off

CONWAY -- When the covid-19 pandemic hit last year, University of Central Arkansas President Houston Davis braced for the inevitable financial hit, just like all the other higher-education institutions. But, more than a year later -- after the virus emptied dorms and classrooms and sent employees home -- the university's...
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EDUCATION NOTEBOOK: Ed agency annual summit this week | Parray, McCarty essays win honors | Academics system names principals

The Arkansas Department of Education is hosting its annual summer summit Tuesday through Thursday at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The summit combines many smaller conferences from the past into one multitopic event, which gives participants access to sessions they would not otherwise have an opportunity to attend. Online registration...
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State sets student care as aid focus

Arkansas' most pressing priorities for the 2021-22 school year are student mental and emotional health and the loss of instructional time during the coronavirus pandemic, the state Department of Education has reported to the federal government. "Most students, no matter the subgroup, experienced lapses in instruction during the 2020-21 school...
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Night one Miss Arkansas preliminary competition winners

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) — The overall winners from the first preliminary competition is:. In the interview below, four scholarship winners talk about what these scholarships mean to them. Miss Heartland Alexus Flannigan, Confidently You Scholarship. Miss Diamond Lakes Gracie Stover, Service Above Self Award. Miss Dogwood Olivia Jane Wilks, Alpha...
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Basics of Welding Offered

Arkansas State University-Beebe will offer a Basics of Welding course on Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 29-July 29, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the Searcy campus. The Basics of Welding Course offers hands-on training in welding to help students prepare for the American Welding Society (AWS) test, where they can potentially earn certification in various welding processes. Topics and techniques covered in class can be modified to fit current welding ability and interests.
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‘Whispers to Rumors to Resignation’: U. of Arkansas Chancellor Resigns

Joseph E. Steinmetz, the University of Arkansas chancellor, announced on Thursday that he was stepping down effective Friday, citing the “many challenges found trying to manage a university in today’s polarized society.”. Given that climate, he needed to “do what’s best for my family, and I feel ready to make...

Four A-State Grads Make ‘Top 15’ of 2021 Miss Arkansas Pageant

JONESBORO – Nine current or former Arkansas State University students competed in the 83rd annual Miss Arkansas Pageant this week. Two of the nine made the “top five,” with two others in the “top 15” among the field of contestants. -- Jessica Miller, competing as Miss River Delta, was second...

Physical Therapy Women’s Health Residency Program Available Here

Arkansas State University’s advanced physical therapy women’s health residency program has been granted candidacy, according to notification from the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE). Dr. Shawn Drake, chair, physical therapy, and professor of physical therapy in the College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP), received...
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Locals join virtual Girls State events

Several students from Southeast Arkansas were selected for the 78th session of Arkansas Girls State virtual event May 30-June 1, according to a news release. Miracle Asia Anderson, Pine Bluff; Jariyah Shanah Bell, Stuttgart; Nessa Delaney Blair, Stuttgart; Elisabeth Faith Cooper, Pine Bluff; Racheal Mary-Claire Grantham, Tichnor; Aneesa Sharae Hill, Gould; Carson Riley Hollimon, DeWitt; Hagan Grace Hord, Stuttgart;
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High court lets lawsuit over LRSD restrictions go ahead

A lawsuit over restrictions that the state has imposed on the Little Rock School District can move forward in circuit court, the Arkansas Supreme Court said in an opinion issued Thursday that also narrowed the scope of the complaint that will be able to proceed. Attorneys for a group of...
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Arkansas Chancellor Steps Down Amid Discussion of Online Photos

Joseph E. Steinmetz stepped down as chancellor of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville suddenly on Friday. He gave no reason for his sudden departure except to say in a statement, "I still strongly believe in the mission of higher education, yet given the many challenges found trying to manage a university in today's polarized society, I need to do what's best for my family and I feel ready to make way for others."
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School expands high demand medical program

MARKED TREE, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State University Newport’s (ASUN) surgical technology program is expanding to its Marked Tree campus, with officials saying it will make much-needed medical education programs more accessible. The surgical technology program gives students hands-on experience, something people would normally have to go to the Newport...
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Real Deal nears rare June showcase

One year after the coronavirus pandemic halted its 15-year run, the Real Deal in the Rock is a week away from making its return. The three-day basketball event is set to kick off June 25 at Little Rock Southwest High School. And next Friday can't get here soon enough for founder Bill Ingram.