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Habitat for Humanity offers Collegiate Challenge

Habitat for Humanity offers Collegiate Challenge

Collegiate Challenge is Habitat for Humanity’s year-round alternative break program that offers college students, the opportunity to visit one of the 200 host affiliates throughout the United States. Groups spend one week working in partnership with the local Habitat affiliate, the local community and partner families to help eliminate poverty housing in the area.

March 4-9, 2013 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. If you would like to volunteer along with Collegiate Challenge students visit our website www.habitatsalinecounty.com

Pulaski Tech’s Big Rock Reading Series returns

Pulaski Tech’s Big Rock Reading Series returns

Pulaski Technical College’s Big Rock Reading Series returns Feb. 19 with the first of three reading events featuring writers from central Arkansas and beyond.

Reading events are planned for Feb. 19, March 28 and April 19. All events take place in the RJ Wills Lecture Hall in the Campus Center, on the college’s main campus in North Little Rock at 3000 West Scenic Drive. After each reading, there will be a question-and-answer with the author and a book signing. All events are free and open to the public.

The reading series kicks off Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 6 p.m. with readings by poets Carolyn Guinzio and Davis McCombs. Guinzio, a Chicago native, lives in Fayetteville and is the poetry editor of Yew: A Journal of Innovative Writing & Images by Women. She is the author of West Pullman, and the chapbooks Untitled Wave and a liss and is currently working on a collection called The Pines.

Thea announces 2013 Performing Arts Scholarship winners

Thea announces 2013 Performing Arts Scholarship winners

The Thea Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of its 2013 Performing Arts Scholarship Competition, which took place on Saturday, February 2, 2013, at the Argenta Community Theater.  120 high school seniors representing 56 Arkansas schools auditioned by vocal, dance or theater performance in hopes of receiving one of the ten scholarships, a combined total of $25,000, Thea awards annually in the performing arts category.     

The Thea Foundation would like to congratulate the winners, and express its greatest appreciation for every student who auditioned.  The level of talent and courage exhibited collectively by the participants was incredibly high, and we encourage every student to continue to pursue creativity in the future.  

The winners of Thea’s 2013 Performing Arts Scholarship Competition are as follows:

Tuition at Pulaski Tech to increase 5.5 percent

Tuition at Pulaski Tech to increase 5.5 percent

Tuition at Pulaski Technical College will increase by 5.5 percent beginning with the fall 2013 semester.

The Pulaski Technical College Board of Trustees approved the increase Jan. 28 and also approved changes to some fees. The Board reviews tuition adjustments in January each year in order to give current and new students plenty of time to prepare for the fall semester and to publicize the information.

Tuition costs will increase $5 per credit hour, from $90 to $95. Although the majority of fees will remain the same for the 2013-14 academic school year, the board approved the following four fee changes:

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. 

NLRHS students make All Region Band, participate in Benton clinic

NLRHS students make All Region Band, participate in Benton clinic

Congratulations to the following 25 North Little Rock High School BAND members for making one of two All Region Bands! These students will be participating in the All-Region Clinic held at Benton High School this Friday and Saturday.  A large number of these students are eligible to audition for the ALL STATE band in February.

Anna Holmes
Tina Chung
Emily Moran
Abby Adams
Katy Kinnison
Christen Danner
Robert Riviera
Brien Wynne
Aliyah Joseph
Laura Hart
Freshawn Womack
Josh Huffman
Austin Clay
Jordan Cox
Caleb Turnage
Durham Hill
Rebecca Richmond
Tyler Beard
Austin Racey
Drayson Hill
Austin Griffin
Samuel Byrd
Austin Bowen
Brendan Midkiff
Jordan Thomas

 

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.