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Thea announces 2013 Visual Arts Competition winners

Thea announces 2013 Visual Arts Competition winners

The Thea Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 Visual Arts Scholarship Competition for high school seniors, and its Visual Arts Competition for high school juniors, which were both finalized by a panel of qualified judges at the Thea Center on Saturday, January 19, 2013. 

Thea Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

Thea Scholarship Deadlines Approaching

Registration and submission dates for Thea’s 11th annual scholarship competitions are quickly approaching, beginning January 16 and continuing through April 5.  Across five categories, the Thea Foundation will award $70,000 in scholarships to twenty-eight graduating seniors in the class of 2013.  Ten are allocated for Visual Arts, ten for Performing Arts, four for Filmmaking, two for Creative Writing, and two for Poetry Slam.  In addition, Thea will award ten Visual Arts cash prizes to high school juniors.

Students interested in participating in one of the scholarship competitions can visit the Thea Foundation website at www.theafoundation.org/scholarships and find quick links to important information, such as guidelines, deadlines, and registration forms for each of the five competitions.  Registration deadlines and competition dates are as follows:

Pulaski Tech opens late registration Jan. 7-9

Pulaski Tech opens late registration Jan. 7-9

Pulaski Technical College will host late registration Jan. 7-9 for the spring 2013 semester.

Students can register onsite in the Campus Center on Pulaski Tech’s main campus at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock or at the Little Rock-South site at 13000 Interstate 30. The hours are 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. each day.

Classes start Monday, Jan. 14.

During the registration process, prospective students will complete an application for admission and attend a new student orientation session. Required admission documents include an official high school transcript or GED assessment scores, proof of two MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) immunizations, and ACT or COMPASS test scores no more than five years old.

The COMPASS is administered on campus for a $10 fee. Students who are U.S. citizens but were born in another country also are required to submit proof of tuberculosis screening as required by state law.

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

Schools, Health Department offer flu vaccines for K-12

(LITTLE ROCK) —The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and local school districts statewide are again offering the seasonal flu vaccine to school children in grades K-12 beginning the week of October 8. School clinics will be going on for the next several months.

Seasonal flu vaccine is not required for children to attend school, but it is highly recommended.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recommend everyone aged 6 months and older receive a seasonal flu vaccine every year.  Seasonal flu causes children to miss school and their parents to miss work.   If you have insurance, the ADH will ask your insurance company to pay for the cost of giving the vaccine.  If you do not have insurance or your insurance company does not pay, the shot will be no charge to you.

Pulaski Technical College enrollment nears 12,000

Pulaski Technical College enrollment nears 12,000

Pulaski Technical College started the fall 2012 semester with an enrollment nearly unchanged from last year, college president Dr. Margaret Ellibee announced Friday.

 The college has 11,938 students enrolled in classes this fall, just eight fewer students than last fall’s record enrollment. Classes began Aug. 23, and enrollment from the eleventh day of class is used for reporting to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education.

“At a time when enrollments have declined at many colleges, our enrollment has remained steady, and we think that’s because we have continued to keep college accessible, affordable and relevant to people in central Arkansas,” Dr. Ellibee said.

Part-time enrollment is up 3 percent from fall 2011, with 52 percent of students now attending part-time and 48 percent attending full-time.

Also, PTC’s male student enrollment has increased 2 percent and accounts for 35 percent of the student body; 65 percent are women.

New touring art exhibition to debut at Pulaski Tech on Sept. 5

New touring art exhibition to debut at Pulaski Tech on Sept. 5

Small Works on Paper: 2006-2011 Retrospective, a new touring exhibition sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council, debuts at Pulaski Technical College on Sept. 5.

Maumelle Back to School Expo

Maumelle Back to School Expo

Saturday, August 11, 2012

11AM - 2PM

Jess Odom Community Center