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UAPB to honor Hot Springs native Della Phipps

UAPB to honor Hot Springs native Della Phipps

PINE BLUFF, Ark. – As part of the 139th Founders’ Celebration at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB), Caldwell Hall auditorium will be named the Cross-Phipps Lecture Hall in honor of Harry Cross and Della Phipps. The free, public event will take place Friday, April 27 at 4:30 p.m. in Caldwell Hall.

Harry L. Cross was born and reared in Camden, Arkansas where he attended the Camden Colored School from elementary through high school.  Having developed an appreciation for education early in life, Cross graduated as co-valedictorian of his high school class before moving to Pine Bluff to attend Arkansas Mechanical and Normal College (AM&N College).  While on campus, Cross was an active member of numerous campus organizations including the Vesper Choir and the Marching Band and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

The Theba Thing: Biking Bliss

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

In the fall of 2011, I was bitten by the bike-riding bug. I went biking at Two Rivers Park with my brother and his family visiting from Fayetteville. I knew I was going to “have to” go, because they’re big into outdoor activities.  So I rode one of their extra bikes and I absolutely had the time of my life.

I had no idea these wonderful scenic trails existed so close to where I lived. I sure have been living in a comfortable bubble, which usually means to me, where there are no bugs, no potential for bumps and scratches and plenty of air conditioning.

Nevertheless, I was hooked. I started planning how both my mother and I could enjoy bike riding together, and get my friends in on the action as well.  But first I had to convince mom that she would enjoy it as much as I did.

Ouachita National Forest recognizes outstanding employees

Ouachita National Forest recognizes outstanding employees

HOT SPRINGS, Ark—The Ouachita National Forest recently honored Lori Nichols, Budget Technician for the Supervisor’s Office, as the 2011 Business Management Employee of the Year and Dale Morris, Timber Marking Foreman on the Caddo-Womble Ranger District, as 2011 Forestry Employee of the Year. 

The awards recognized their exceptional work accomplishments and partnerships with outside organizations, along with their interests in communicating the goals and objectives of the Forest Service.  They were also honored for their spirit of teamwork and cooperation among fellow employees and for promoting safety in the work place.

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

The Theba Thing: Women who like MMA

"The Theba Thing" is about stepping out of my comfort zone, meeting new people and trying the things that have been on my mind and heart.

I have watched Mixed Martial Arts for years now.  How did this happen?  Well, I was channel surfing one night and caught two men in this cage-like thing - called The Octagon - not just boxing; but kicking, wrestling and engaged in all of these other creative and amazing maneuvers.  I’m sure my interest to stop on this channel also had something to do with these incredibly-built, bare-chested men. I’m not going to lie.  
 


Nevertheless, I was amazed by the sport itself, because it’s so action packed. You couldn't count anyone out.  A guy could be taller or smaller; have major muscles or look like he’s never lifted a barbell. You just never knew who was going to win with a punch, a submission, a kick, or a leg-lock.

ASMSA teacher publishes second book in series

ASMSA teacher publishes second book in series

Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts teacher Cliff Happy has released his second e-book “The Pelindaba Conspiracy.”

Former Mossad operative Gideon Meltzer: Founding member of Friends from Damascus. To eliminate extremists bent on destruction, this no-nonsense terrorist hunter and his crack black-ops team will go anywhere and risk anything. The daring theft of highly enriched uranium by religious fanatics forces Gideon’s team to partner with an unlikely ally: a beautiful, blind, Persian computer genius named Alaleh Koyunlu. On the run from both the intelligence agencies who think she orchestrated the theft and the terrorists who set her up to take the fall, she leads the team on a world-wide hunt for the missing material. With the clock ticking and millions of lives on the line, they’ll stop at nothing to bring down their prey.

ASMSA student makes Science Talent Search semifinals

ASMSA student makes Science Talent Search semifinals

Robert Watkins, a senior at Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts, is the only Arkansas student to be selected as a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search.

The Intel® Science Talent Search, a program of Society for Science & the Public (SSP), is the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science research competition for high school seniors. Since 1942, SSP has provided a national stage for the country's best and brightest young scientists to present original research to nationally recognized professional scientists.

Watkins’ project, “Form Follows Function: A Venomous Explanation for the Exceptional Allosaurus,” compares modern Komodo dragons of Indonesia that use venom to hunt with the Jurassic Allosaurus, a cousin of Tyrannosaurus rex, to determine how the Allosaurus was able to kill its giant dinosaur prey.