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Kolter named softball coach

Kolter named softball coach

Kristen Kolter has been named the head softball coach for the Lyon College women’s softball team. 

Kolter was previously Lyon’s sports information director and assistant softball coach. 

Kolter is originally from Decatur, Indiana, graduating from Adams Central High School in 2003. She attended Union University and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in sports management with an emphasis in communications. Kolter also played softball and volleyball for the Union University Bulldogs. 

In 2010, Kolter received a master of education degree in athletic administration from William Woods University while serving as a graduate assistant softball coach. 

“I have truly enjoyed my time here at Lyon thus far and look forward to the upcoming season,” Kolter said. “We have a fairly young and talented team and I feel blessed to have an opportunity to work with them.” 

Lyon goes on break

Lyon goes on break

Lyon College offices will be closed for Christmas and New Year’s Dec. 23 - Jan. 2. Offices will reopen at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3.

@Lyon will not have a Dec. 26 edition, but will publish a Jan. 2 edition.

ASU’s top scholarship awarded by “Prize Patrol”

ASU’s top scholarship awarded by “Prize Patrol”

Arkansas State University will be awarding its highest and most prestigious scholarship, the ASTATE Scholar, during the week of December 12-16.  Representatives from The Honors College, the Office of Admissions, and other campus dignitaries will be visiting high schools as a “Prize Patrol” and surprising the awardees in their classes.

The ASTATE Scholar awardees can count themselves among the most academically talented scholars in the state of Arkansas.

Scholarships available for single parents

Scholarships available for single parents

More than 70 Counties seek applicants for Single Parent Scholarships

 

SPRINGDALE, AR (Nov. 21, 2011) - Single Parent Scholarship Funds throughout Arkansas have hundreds of scholarships for the Spring 2012 semester available for single parents in more than 70 of the state’s 75 counties.  In particular, scholarships are abundant in Calhoun, Drew, Howard, Lee, Nevada, Phillips and Woodruff Counties.

 

The Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF) is the private, nonprofit corporation, which is the umbrella organization for county funds providing scholarships to single parents throughout Arkansas.

AETN kicks off the holiday season with broadcast premiere of Curious George movie on PBS KIDS

AETN kicks off the holiday season with broadcast premiere of Curious George movie on PBS KIDS

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network will feature the broadcast premiere of the original Curious George movie, which will air as part of the “Curious George” Holiday Spectacular, Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 7 a.m.

A three-movie on-air event, the Holiday Spectacular kicks off with “Curious George,” followed by “Curious George 2: Follow That Monkey” and “Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas.”

Encore presentations of the Holiday Spectacular will air: Thursday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m. on AETN-1; Friday, Nov. 25, at 8 a.m. on AETN Plus (AETN-3); and Saturday, Nov. 26, at 6 a.m. on AETN Plus.

“Curious George” follows everyone’s favorite spunky monkey as he sets off on a series of adventures. In the film, after the Man with the Yellow Hat accidentally brings George back from a business trip to Africa, the unlikely twosome embarks on a fun-filled journey through the big city and ultimately finds their way to a lasting friendship.

AETN to host Portfolio Day 2011

AETN to host Portfolio Day 2011

 

The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), in partnership with the Arkansas Arts Educators, will host Portfolio Day 2011 Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the network headquarters, 350 South Donaghey Avenue, Conway. The event is designed for high school students interested in pursuing a post-secondary education in an art-related degree program.

Representatives of colleges and universities throughout the region will be on hand to review students’ portfolios and discuss programs and scholarship opportunities.

Incoming freshmen Academic Challenge Scholarship recipients up for fall

Incoming freshmen Academic Challenge Scholarship recipients up for fall

BATESVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Department of Higher Education staff released figures Friday for the 2011 Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship recipients, which numbers about 20 less than the previous year.

“New high school graduates have done a tremendous job of meeting two of three requirements –

completing the Smart Core, making a 19 on the ACT and achieving the 2.5 GPA – required to receive the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship,” said Interim Director Shane Broadway. “We had a total of 11,960 enroll in Arkansas colleges and universities this fall, up 643 from last year.”

Broadway indicated that a number of non-traditional students and current achievers who received excess funding from last spring exited the scholarship program following graduation.