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INBRE grant and awards lead to important addition to chemistry lab

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Four Lyon students and two faculty members have received awards from the IDeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) for their research efforts and work in various aspects of Lyon’s science programs.

The INBRE Undergraduate Student Mentoring Program gives fellowships to Arkansas juniors and seniors majoring in science, math, and computer science so they may participate in summer research programs at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, or the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. These fellowships also include stipends and budgets for research supplies as well as travel expenses to present the students’ summer research at national conferences.

The students who received these fellowships were Jason Lochmann, ’16, Jean de Dieu Mugiraneza, ’16, Megan Parks, ’17, and Jami Schmidt, ’17.

Lyon students attend West Magnet College Day

Lyon students attend West Magnet College Day

BATESVILLE, Ark. – For Brandi Allen and her kindergarten son, Rhys, College Day at West Magnet Elementary did not seem right without real college students.

The school’s Red Ribbon Week for awareness of drug-free living included special themed dress-up days during the week. On College Day, Rhys brought his Scots sword and wished he could hang out with some Lyon football players.

Her son’s wish gave Allen an idea. She contacted his teacher and some Lyon students and coordinated a visit to the classroom. These students celebrated College Day by reading stories to all of the kindergarten classes. Jennifer Keys, Bethany Butler, Becca Burrow, and Kristen Blagg represented the Phi Mu sorority among the student volunteers. Scots football players Jon Alexander and Jordy Wyble also volunteered, as well as APPLE Project Upward Bound staff members Jeanette Youngblood, Cory Godbolt, and Allen herself.

UCA, BACC. WRPDD to host "Saving Your Small Town" training event

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas’ (UCA) Center for Community & Economic Development is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to host “Saving Your Small Town: Homegrown Community and Economic Development” for North Central Arkansas community leaders.

On Thursday, Nov. 12, UCA will partner with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and White River Planning and Development District (WRPDD) to offer the boot camp in Independence County. The training will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Maxfield Room (Room 119) in the Edwards Commons on the Lyon College campus.

Country singer Kevin Mac to kick off Performing Arts Series at UACCB

Country singer Kevin Mac to kick off Performing Arts Series at UACCB

BATESVILLE – Up-and-coming country music singer Kevin Mac will kick off the Performing Arts Series at 7 p.m. on October 13 at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville. 

Mac’s show, “Classic Country Jukebox,” is a tribute to the music of country legends like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Sr., George Jones, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and more. Mac puts his own fresh spin on classic hits while engaging his audience in this fun, feel-good show.

A native of King George County, Va., Mac grew up on country and bluegrass music. Despite his youth, he has a great deal of experience in the music industry, opening for headliners such as Kenny Chesney, Rascal Flatts, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins and Colt Ford. He’s also collaborated with some of the most accomplished songwriters in country music. Mac signed his first major record publishing deal with a Los Angeles-based studio in 2014.

Old Independence Regional Museum hosts "A Night at the Museum"

Old Independence Regional Museum hosts "A Night at the Museum"

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Inspired by the Night at the Museum films, Old Independence Regional Museum will host A Night at the Museum on Friday, October 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.  

This family-friendly event will feature a fun evening of character interactions, crafts and refreshments.   Admission for the evening is $5 per person.  Bring your camera because photos are encouraged, no flash please.  Visitors are invited to come as they are or dress in their favorite costume.

In the museum’s Civil War exhibit, visitors will meet Emily Weaver, Nannie Wilson and Emma Burr, three teenaged girls living in Batesville during the Civil War.  These ladies didn’t let the war get them down.  They enjoyed the new social opportunities that the war brought to Batesville by hosting balls and parties for the soldiers.   Join the ladies, as they discuss the latest happenings.

BACC holds Emerson Art School Ribbon Cutting

BACC holds Emerson Art School Ribbon Cutting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) held a ribbon cutting ceremony for Emerson Art School located at 619 S. Broad St. in Batesville on Thursday, September 17. 

Four named Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Four outstanding teachers were named 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists at a recognition event today with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key. 

“Selecting just four teachers from an exceptional group of talented educators was a difficult process,” Key said. “The four state finalists chosen, however, have demonstrated leadership, knowledge and the ability to inspire students in the classroom. I congratulate them, as well as their administrators and fellow educators.”

The four state finalists are as follows:

Meghan Ables

11th Grade English/Literacy
Stuttgart High School
Stuttgart School District
Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative 

Brenda Galliher