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Lyon College Christmas Chorale Concert

The Lyon College Concert Chorale will perform Handel’s Messiah at the annual Christmas Chorale Concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, in Brown Chapel on campus. Audience participation is welcomed. Dr. Michael Oriatti will direct. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public.

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Lyon College presents Festival of Lessons and Carols

The annual "Festival of Lessons and Carols," sponsored by the music department of Lyon College, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Christian Science Society of Batesville at College and 18th streets. The program uses the traditional English format of nine Christmas carols and nine Christmas readings from the Bible. The church features outstanding acoustics and an internationally renowned Dutch pipe organ situated in the rear gallery.

Performing the prelude and four of the carols will be the Lyon College Flute Choir, under the direction of Laura Stinson.  This ensemble is now in its 17th year and numbers roughly 10 flutists.  The group performs on flutes at different pitch, including alto and bass flute.  Its membership includes Lyon students and faculty, as well as community members.

Lyon College Pipe Band to perform free concert

Lyon College Pipe Band to perform free concert

The Lyon College Pipe Band will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater in Little Rock.

 

Under the direction of Pipe Major Jimmy Bell, the Lyon College Pipe Band regularly performs at official college functions such as convocations and other ceremonies, in community parades, in concerts around the state of Arkansas, and at festivals throughout the United States and abroad. The pipe band competed at the 2006 World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, and won in its division. The group also won at competitions in 2013 at Sarasota, Florida, and St. Louis, Missouri, and it is currently placed at 12th in the world in its division.

 

The CALS Ron Robinson Theater is located at 100 River Market Ave. For more information, call (501) 918-3033.

My Town Hero: New program helps students transition into high school with mentor system

My Town Hero: New program helps students transition into high school with mentor system

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - The transition to high school can be an exciting time for some, but for others, it can be intimidating.
 
"There's a lot of kids, and the hallways are really crowded, so it was scary to me,” explained Tavonia Smith.

“It was a big change,” added Mondraul Jernigan. “At first I really didn't think it was going to be as hard as it was.”

Lyon presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream as first main stage production of season

Lyon presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream as first main stage production of season

BATESVILLE, Ark. (Lyon College) - A mostly freshmen class will present Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream as Lyon College’s first main stage production of the season Oct. 2-5. Show times are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2-4 and 2 p.m. Oct. 5 in Holloway Theatre on campus.

Dr. Fonzie Geary II, assistant professor of theatre, said ticket prices were lowered this season to make shows even more accessible to the community. Admission is now $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. Lyon faculty, staff, and students get in free with a Lyon I.D.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works. The comedy centers on the connection between two pairs of lovers who find themselves compromised when they are unknowingly cast under the spell of the Fairy King.

Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

QUITMAN, Ark. (KTHV) – If you entered the Quitman High School gym on Friday, you would have seen a winter wonderland. A carpet of snow blanketed the gym floor, a machine pumped snow into the air, and one very popular song from the movie “Frozen” belted through the speakers as students and faculty gathered together to celebrate Emma Day.

What is Emma Day? It’s a very special celebration of one tough little girl who is battling stage-four osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. The Panama, Okla., native has been receiving treatments at UAMS right here in Little Rock and happened to meet one of Quitman’s teachers—Theresa Hawks—who was undergoing her own therapy for cervical cancer.

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Most Arkansas colleges, universities enroll slightly lower numbers

Most Arkansas colleges, universities enroll slightly lower numbers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADHE) – The number of students enrolled in higher education on the 11th day of classes in Arkansas is down one percent overall as compared to last fall, said officials with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Thursday, with a total of 168,816 at both public and private schools.

“Final enrollment numbers won’t be available until after the semester ends,” said Shane Broadway, director of ADHE, “but we don’t expect big changes based on what we’ve been seeing the last couple years.

“Numbers are trending to what they were before the recession when many Arkansans lost their jobs,” Broadway continued, “and began looking for more opportunities by way of a higher education.”

The four-year universities saw an average increase in enrollment of 0.3 percent, while the two-year colleges saw a decrease in enrollment of 4.7 percent. Total public institution enrollment decreased by 1.5 percent.