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Computer security expert to speak at Lyon

Computer security expert to speak at Lyon

SEARCY, Ark. -- Bruce Schneier, an internationally renowned security technologist and author, will present a program at 7:30 p.m. April 7 in Lyon College’s Nucor Auditorium. The Convocations Committee event is free and open to the public.

Schneier has testified on security before the Congress on several occasions and has written articles and essays for many major publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, Forbes, Wired, Nature, The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Boston Globe, The San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post. Schneier also publishes a free monthly newsletter, “Crypto-Gram,” with more than 150,000 readers.

THV Community: Teachers, students say Y.E.S. to $4,900 opportunity

THV Community: Teachers, students say Y.E.S. to $4,900 opportunity

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Arkansas teachers now have the opportunity to compete for a share of $2,200 in cash awards and student teams compete for a share of $2,700 in cash awards by participating in the new 9-12th grade business plan competition.

Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation recently launched a Youth Entrepreneur Showcase (YES) designed to expose Arkansas students and teachers to entrepreneurship.

Participating teams can win in two categories: Most Innovative Product or Service and Best Business Plan. Teachers and sponsors may go online and fill out the required Intent-to-Compete form. The innovative Y.E.S. 2.0 website is designed to help teachers and students learn to write a business plan quickly and easily.

Area students earn honors at Academic Day

Area students earn honors at Academic Day

Thirteen area high schools and junior high school recently competed in the Lyon College Regional Academic Day on the Lyon College campus.

PR office wins Crisis Communication award

PR office wins Crisis Communication award

BATESVILLE, Ark. -- The Lyon College Public Relations Office won the Gold Award (first place) in the annual Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District IV Awards for Crisis Communication. The award comes from the PR office's communications in print, television and radio as well as social media such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube following the Oct. 26, 2010, fire that destroyed the college's dining hall, Edwards Commons.

Upon learning of the fire, Public Relations Director Bob Qualls and Media Relations and Web Content Manager Chandra Huston immediately posted information on the College's website and Facebook/Twitter pages to let students, parents and the Batesville community know that everyone was safe. Qualls fielded media interviews throughout the night, while Huston continued to post updates and answer questions from concerned parties on the College's website and Facebook page.

Pre-prom program discourages drinking, texting while driving

Pre-prom program discourages drinking, texting while driving

BATESVILLE, Ark. -- On March 16 and 17 Southside High School will be involved with the "Every 15 Minutes" program. This program is designed to bring awareness to texting or drinking while driving.

Organizers are pushing to inform the student body of the dangers of distracted driving. This is a two-day program which will include a mock car accident and an overnight retreat, followed up with a memorial service on the morning of March 17.

Our high school prom is on March 18. Terry Watson of Batesville says this will hopefully be a wake-up call proir to this special event.

Four to enter Class of 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame

Four to enter Class of 2011 Athletic Hall of Fame

BATESVILLE, Ark. -- The Athletic Hall of Fame reception, banquet and induction ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. March 26 in Becknell Gymnasium. The induction ceremony begins at 6:30 p.m.

The inductees are baseball player Elbert Lindsey, '76; basketball player Freddie Avant, '80; baseball player Patrick Kircher, '97; and former athletic director and baseball coach Kirk Kelley.

To purchase tickets, please contact Nell Tebbetts at (870) 307-382 or at eleanore.tebbetts@lyon.edu. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. (Children age 3 and younger are free.) Please purchase tickets by Friday, March 18. There will also be a Scots baseball game at noon on March 26.

Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students, payable on site. Also, the annual Kilted Invitational Golf Scramble will be March 25 at the Course at Eagle Mountain. This four-person scramble will get going with a "bagpipe start" (think "shotgun start") at 12:30 p.m.

$5,000 offered for winning review of Lyon

$5,000 offered for winning review of Lyon

BATESVILLE, Ark. - Lyon College needs your help! Lyon has an opportunity to win a $5,000 prize that GuideStar USA, Inc., the leading source of nonprofit information, and KIMBIA, a group that empowers nonprofits and other organizations to increase giving, are making available through their Winter 2011 GuideStar-KIMBIA Nonprofit Giveaway.

Reviews will show our donors and other stakeholders that we are making an impact, are working effectively toward our mission, and are benefitting our cause. Anyone with firsthand knowledge about us who is not a paid employee of — donors, volunteers, board members, recipients of our services—can write a review about us on GuideStar. Your review will appear in our profile on both GuideStar and GreatNonProfits, GuideStar’s partner that makes it possible to write and post reviews.

There is no charge for writing a review, but you are limited to posting only one review for your organization. The giveaway ends Feb. 28, 2011.