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PCSSD schools win at EAST conference in Hot Springs

PCSSD schools win at EAST conference in Hot Springs

PCSSD is proud to announce winners in the 15th annual EAST (Environmental and Spatial Technology) National Conference, presented by the Arkansas Department of Education, which concluded today in Hot Springs, Ark., celebrating the work of EAST students from around the country. 

Joe T. Robinson Middle School (winner in Project Sophistication and Innovation Category) was a finalist for the prestigious Timothy R. Stephenson Founder’s Award! Their facilitator is Ms. Jennie Coy.

 

"With You" Campaign Soon to End

"With You" Campaign Soon to End

With the upcoming end of the With You fundraising campaign, on behalf of the cast, crew, and production team, we wanted to thank each and every one of the viewers that have contributed and helped make this film possible. There are less than 8 days left to donate, so please feel free to go to the indiegogo link to view the teaser trailer and the campaign. Also, please do not forget to like the "With You" facebook page, and help support the making of this film. All support is appreciated, and this film will be submitted to film festivals all over the United States, which means more publicity and recognition for the actors and crew of whom have made it possible to tell this cute, quirky romantic comedy, as well as the Arkansans of whom have made it possible with their support (in all ways). Again, please view the With You campaign with less than 8 days remaining, and many, many thanks to all who have made this wild venture possible.

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

Mobility van could give woman independence for first time in 16 years

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association (NMEDA) is giving local heroes from across the country a chance to win a custom Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle. One of the local heroes nominated for the competition is from right here in central Arkansas.

Becky Justice, a 38-year-old from Cabot, has been proving people wrong most of her life. Affected with Spina Bifida*, Justice said she fought her school in the early 1990s to make the campus wheelchair accessible rather than giving in and finding a different school. Now, she’s trying to once again to gain her independence through a contest made possible by NMEDA.

 “I was told that I helped to start the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) because of my part in helping to make the school wheelchair accessible,” Justice wrote on her NMEDA entry.

Arkansas A+ Schools announces new Executive Director Melanie Landrum

Arkansas A+ Schools announces new Executive Director Melanie Landrum

The Thea Foundation and Arkansas A+ Schools are pleased to announce that Melanie Landrum has joined our staff as the Executive Director of the Arkansas A+ Schools program.  Landrum has served as the principal of Pike View Elementary School, an A+ school in the North Little Rock School District, for the past two and a half years of her four-year career in the district.  Her professional experience also includes serving as a curriculum consultant for Literacy and Leadership Cluster Leader America’s Choice Inc. and the “Voices of Love and Freedom” School Design Model; serving as an adjunct professor of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership and Educational Psychology at the University of Memphis; and working as a principal, teacher and curriculum consultant in Memphis, Tenn., for over twenty-five years.

Porter Fund benefits Thea Scholarships, to be acknowledged during Portis Lifetime Achievement Gala

Porter Fund benefits Thea Scholarships, to be acknowledged during Portis Lifetime Achievement Gala

In the midst of its thirteenth annual scholarship season, the Thea Foundation is pleased and grateful to announce that the Porter Fund, an organization supporting the literary arts in Arkansas, has established a $4,000 scholarship to support the first place winner of the Foundation’s annual Creative Writing Scholarship Competition for up to four years, a total of $16,000.  The generous gift will be acknowledged during a gala to honor Arkansas native and novelist Charles Portis, recipient of the Porter Fund’s Lifetime Achievement Award, at the Arkansas Governor’s Mansion on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014.  Thea Foundation Executive Director Paul Leopoulos and 2014 Creative Writing Scholarship 1st place recipient Annika Miller of Conway High School will be invited to remark on the charitable donation.   

UA professor to headline Pulaski Tech Black History Banquet

UA professor to headline Pulaski Tech Black History Banquet

Dr. Calvin White, Jr., chair of African American Studies at the University of Arkansas, will be the keynote speaker for Pulaski Technical College’s 13th annual Black History Month Banquet on Friday, Feb. 21.

The banquet begins at 6 p.m. in the college’s Campus Center Grand Hall, located on the Main campus at 3000 West Scenic Drive, North Little Rock.

Tickets cost $13 per person and can be purchased in advance by contacting Dianne Butler at (501) 812-2284 or e-mailing her at dbutler@pulaskitech.edu.

The theme of this year’s banquet theme is “Transitions: The Past, Present and Future.” Genine Perez, a Pulaski Tech adjunct instructor for Academic Success, will provide musical entertainment. The program also includes highlights of student support programs and presentations of Outstanding Student Awards and the PTC Diversity Award.

Little Rock Film Festival to honor Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Little Rock Film Festival to honor Phillip Seymour Hoffman

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The Little Rock Film Festival and the Central Arkansas Library System are presenting a special weekend to remember actor Phillip Seymour Hoffman.