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UACCB nursing program meets accreditation requirement

BATESVILLE, Ark. – The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville’s nursing program has met full accreditation compliance for Standard 2: Faculty Degree Requirements. 

According to Marietta Candler, UACCB interim division chair of nursing and allied health, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing determined after a follow-up report the community college’s RN program had 100 percent of full-time faculty possessing a master’s degree and greater than 50 percent of part-time faculty possessing a master’s degree. ACEN accreditation is a voluntary process that is peer reviewed and enhances quality improvement in nursing education.

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.

Special speaker to stress importance of science and technology

Special speaker to stress importance of science and technology

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Faridodin “Fredi” Lajvardi, a nationally-recognized STEM educator, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Citizens Bank Speakers’ Series at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville.  (STEM is an acronym referring to the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.)

Lajvardi’s presentation, “Spare Parts: Improbable to Unstoppable” will be at 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 in Independence Hall on the UACCB campus.  The presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session and meet and greet.  The event is free and open to the public.  The Citizens Bank Speakers’ Series at UACCB was initiated last year and featured James Bradley, author of the best-selling book, “Flags of Our Fathers.” 

IMPACT announces next community meeting

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The IMPACT Independence County Planning Committee has announced that the next community meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 10 from 6-7 p.m. in Independence Hall on the UACCB campus.

The final results of the IMPACT survey will be revealed at the community meeting, and the planning committee will give information to those interested in serving on an IMPACT Independence County committee. Chairs and co-chairs for each committee will be nominated, and dates for future committee meetings will be determined.

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Center for Community and Economic Development will provide a training on Thursday, Sept. 17 at UACCB in Room 104 at 6 p.m. for the selected chair and co-chairs for each IMPACT committee.

Water Carnival to feature Kidzone for all ages

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The 72nd Annual White River Water Carnival Kidzone will feature a new lineup of carnival entertainment that will accommodate everyone from small kids to adults.

Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) Director of Programs and Events Jamie Beck said of the 2015 Kidzone, “This year’s Kidzone is something completely different. We have a full lineup of interactive games and rides. We are so excited to offer attractions that accommodate Water Carnival visitors of all ages!”

Batesville completes P.R.E.P.

Batesville completes P.R.E.P.

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - Batesville has successfully completed the requirements for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Prospect Readiness Education Program (PREP).

PREP offers communities hands-on training in all aspects of the economic development prospect visit. The program provides local economic development teams with the necessary training and resources to properly prepare for, execute, and follow up on prospect visits to their respective communities. To date, 14 Arkansas communities have completed the program.

72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule announced

72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule announced

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) - The Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and 2015 sponsors are pleased to announce the 72nd Annual White River Water Carnival schedule of events that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 29 at Riverside Park in Batesville.

BACC President/CEO Crystal Johnson stated, “This year’s Water Carnival events will bring back some favorites like the Bone Collector and White River’s Got Talent. And visitors to Riverside Park will enjoy new attractions like the revamped Kidzone, Duck Boat Races, and the Crash Derby. Other entertainment will feature Miss Batesville, Miss Batesville’s Outstanding Teen, Miss White River and Miss White River Outstanding Teen as well as Miss Independence County. The Water Carnival is a great opportunity for residents and visitors to the area to have a family-friendly day on the White River, and the event is a great boost to our tourism economy. We hope to see an even bigger crowd than we saw last year.”