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UAMS begins statewide sickle cell clinical program

UAMS begins statewide sickle cell clinical program

LITTLE ROCK (UAMS) – The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has opened a multidisciplinary clinic to serve Arkansas’ adult sickle cell patients as part of a statewide comprehensive program to address the disease.

The multidisciplinary clinic at UAMS’ Outpatient Center is led by Robin Devan, M.D., a palliative care physician in the Department of Internal Medicine in the UAMS College of Medicine. Clinic staff will include an advanced practice nurse, a registered nurse and a social worker. Patients will be seen annually and will receive any primary or specialty care they may need.

The program also includes:

PTC to receive $17,200 for energy efficient upgrades

PTC to receive $17,200 for energy efficient upgrades

NORTH LITTLE ROCK (PT) – Pulaski Tech is receiving $17,199.99 in rebate incentives through Entergy Arkansas’s CitySmart program for energy upgrades made at the college’s Little Rock-West campus.

Representatives from Entergy and CLEAResults, a Austin, Texas-based company that helped PTC identify energy efficient programs, will present a check to college officials at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in the Administration building lobby on the Main Campus in North Little Rock.

“Encouraging our customers to use electric energy efficiently is good for business and good for the environment,” said Richard Smith, Entergy Arkansas’ manager of Utility Business Development & Support. “It makes electricity bills more affordable and is a key component in our long-term strategy for meeting customer demand for electricity.”

The upgrades also are helping the college meet energy reduction goals established by Act 1494.

Pulaski Tech extends late registration

Pulaski Tech extends late registration

NORTH LITTLE ROCK - Late registration for the spring 2014 semester at Pulaski Technical College has been extended through Friday, Jan. 10.

Weather delays Thursday morning resulted in a late opening at Pulaski Tech. Walk-in registration will be open 8 a.m. -4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 10, on the Main Campus, 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock. The payment deadline has been extended for all students until 4 p.m. Friday.

Classes begin Monday, Jan. 13.

Prospective students should submit an online application for admission available on the college’s website at www.pulaskitech.edu and bring all required documents with them. Advising will take place in the Advising Center, located on the first floor of the Campus Center. A schedule of classes is available on the college web site.

For more information, call (501) 812-2231 or email admissions@pulaskitech.edu.

Free Gates Millennium Scholarship workshop being offered at MTCC

Free Gates Millennium Scholarship workshop being offered at MTCC

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center is partnering with the Arkansas Commitment program to host a FREE public workshop on the Bill Gates Millennium Scholarship Program (GMS). Jason Hamilton, Executive Director of Arkansas Commitment, has worked with six Gates Scholars over the last five years and will conduct the workshop.

WHAT: Gates Millennium Scholarship Program workshop

WHERE: Mosaic Templars Cultural Center 501 W. Ninth Street Little Rock, AR  72201

WHEN: Saturday, November 16, 2013 TIME: 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

COST: FREE!!!!

Please note that in order to be eligible for the Gates Millennium Scholarship, students must satisfy all of the following criteria:

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Live Salsa Music & More During Latino Food & Music Festival

Saturday, September 14, 6-10pm, enjoy a night of delicious Latin food, wonderful atmosphere, live salsa music, and even better company!

Featuring food vendors from Brazil, Argentina, El Salvador, Mexico, Honduras, Bolivia, Columbia & Nicaragua. It all happens at the Argenta Farmers Market Plaza, 520 Main Street, Argenta Arts District, downtown NLR.

ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

ASMSA students improve ACT scores, opposite of state, national trends

HOT SPRINGS — In a year where state and national ACT scores dropped across the board, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts students improved their scores.

In 2013, ASMSA students received an average composite score of 28.6, according to a report released Wednesday. The average composite score for the state was 20.2, and the national average was 20.9. Both the state and national scores dipped from the previous year. ASMSA’s score rose by almost 2 points.

The ACT is scored on a scale of 1 to 36, with 36 being the highest possible score. Students also receive scores in four individual testing areas, which are combined for the composite score. The individual testing areas are English, mathematics, reading and science.

Local Sherwood business donated school supplies to two PCSSD schools.

Local Sherwood business donated school supplies to two PCSSD schools.

Arkansas Office Products of Sherwood generously donated and delivered boxes of filled backpacks and other school supplies recently to Jacksonville Middle School and William Jefferson Clinton Elementary School. Their generous contribution will allow the schools to better serve our young students throughout the new school year!