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University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville hosts its 10th memorial service

University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville hosts its 10th memorial service

BATESVILLE, Ark. (KTHV) – University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville staff, faculty, and administration invite friends and family of the late Dr. Stuart Patterson to a memorial service on Tuesday, July 10, at 7:00 p.m., to remember Stuart in this tenth year since his passing. This service will be an informal gathering at the Stuart Patterson Memorial Gazebo, located just east of Independence Hall on the UACCB campus.

Those attending are invited to share memories of his life and celebrate his successful career in the biological sciences.

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LRFW launches youth fashion design competition

LRFW launches youth fashion design competition

Little Rock Fashion Week is accepting applications from students entering grades 1st through 12th for its Youth Fashion Sketch Design Competition. Applications can be downloaded at LittleRockFashionWeek.com.

The purpose of the competition is to ignite, motivate and encourage young people who are interested in the fashion industry. Students are asked to create their own clothing line by sketching out their designs and coming up with a name.

The finalists from different grade categories (1st-5th grades; 6th-8th grades; and 9th-12th grades) will be invited to attend Little Rock Fashion Week 2012.

Lyon College revives Edwards Commons

Lyon College revives Edwards Commons

BATESVILLE — Lyon College is reviving Eds.

Its new 44,000-square-foot campus center under construction will bear the name of the Lyon College landmark that served students for decades — Edwards Commons.

Lyon College President Dr. Donald Weatherman said the campus isn’t the same without the place that was affectionately known as simply “Eds.”

“I believe the Board of Trustee’s decision to keep the Edwards name on the campus center is very fitting,” he said. “John Edwards and his family were very strong supporters of the College and I am pleased their name will still be featured on this prominent building on campus.”

A fire destroyed the original Edwards Commons in October 2010. The building had been a staple of the Lyon College community since the late 1970s, but the dining hall portion of Eds was completed in 1983. Dr. Weatherman said he ate one of the first meals served in Eds and one of the last meals the day of the fire.

Clinton School accepting applications for high school service award

Clinton School accepting applications for high school service award

Daniel Cayce Award winner will receive $1,000 scholarship

LITTLE ROCK – The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is accepting applications for the 2011-12 Daniel Cayce Award, given annually to an Arkansas high school student who best demonstrates selfless volunteerism on behalf of his or her community.

The school encourages Arkansas high school juniors and seniors who have been involved in outstanding community service projects to apply for the award. The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

“While our program is designed for graduate students, we feel it is very important to promote the spirit of public service among all ages,” said Clinton School Dean Skip Rutherford. “The Cayce Award is a great way to encourage aspiring public servants and recognize the outstanding efforts of Arkansas high school students. We look forward to reviewing this year’s applications.”

DARE program graduates Batesville students

DARE program graduates Batesville students

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Final details have been finalized for this year’s dare graduation. According to Sgt. Cord Davidson, school resource officer and DARE instructor, approximately 125 students in the Batesville school district from West and Central elementary schools will graduate.

The graduation ceremonies will be held March 27, 2012 in the West Magnet Elementary gymnasium (850 Hill Street). The graduation ceremony for central school will begin at 10:00 am. The West School graduation will take place at 1:00 pm.

The guest speakers for the event will be members of the Arkanssas Army National Guard Drug Demand Reduction Unit from Camp Robinson. Weather permitting, they will arrive at 9:30 am in a UH-72 Lakota helicopter. The helicopter will land in the field on the north side of the campus.

Scholarships available for children of police, firefighters, EMTs

Scholarships available for children of police, firefighters, EMTs

Applications are once again being accepted for this year’s September Fund scholarships.

Any first-year college-bound student who is the son or daughter of an Arkansas Firefighter, Law Enforcement Officer or Emergency Medical Technician and who lives in Arkansas may apply.

Since the fund’s inception in 2003, it has raised and awarded over $65,000 in scholarships.  Last year eighteen Arkansas high school seniors were each awarded $1,000 for their first year of college. The fund has even more money to award this year.

Radio personalities and hosts of “The Corey and Jay Show”;  Corey Deitz and Jay Hamilton from Clear Channel’s 100.3 The Edge (KDJE/Little Rock), created the September Fund on the second anniversary of September 11, 2001 as a living memorial to the brave first-responder civil servants who died and sacrificed on that day. The fund is registered with the state of Arkansas and has been granted tax-free status by the IRS.

Lyon establishes 'free store'

Lyon establishes 'free store'

From lyon.edu

It is not uncommon to see college students wearing shorts in the middle of winter. Some wear them by choice; others struggle financially to afford the basic necessities while already paying for tuition, books and meals. 

Lyon College is easing the burden on students by establishing a “Free Store” for students in need of clothing to keep warm this winter. 

Administrative Assistant to Student Life Jennifer Pitts said the idea for the Free Store came about when Lyon employees noticed many students not wearing clothing appropriate for cold temperatures. 

“We talked about some possibilities of why they may not dress for the weather and really came to the conclusion that the “why” doesn’t matter,” she said. “It just doesn’t matter. If someone needs a coat or gloves or whatever, clothing is something the faculty and staff can supply, and really, what a great way to extend the green movement that is taking place at Lyon.”