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Lyon releases Spring 2011 Dean's List

Lyon releases Spring 2011 Dean's List

Sixty-one students have been named to the spring 2011 Lyon College Dean’s List. 

To be on the Dean’s List, a student must maintain a 3.75 grade point average or higher while taking a minimum of 12 hours a semester. 

Students on the spring 2011 list and their hometowns are:

Bald Knob — Jonathan E. Dannatt 

Bartlesville, Okla. — Abby Senn

Batesville —Clare Brown, Meredith Terrell, Jon-Michael Poff, Lee Candler, and Erica Downs

Beech Grove — Molly Young

Bono — Paige E. Blades

Bryant — Jonathan Medel

Cave City — Kurtis Platt and Michelle Bailey

Chipley, Fla. — Kristan M.

ADHE awards nearly 10,500 Academic Challenge Scholarships to recent high school grads

ADHE awards nearly 10,500 Academic Challenge Scholarships to recent high school grads

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Today the Arkansas Department of Higher Education announced nearly 10,500 students from the high school class of 2011 have been awarded Academic Challenge Scholarships for the upcoming academic year and were notified via email. The number was increasing by the hour as applications were processed.

“We are pleased to award these students who have worked hard to prepare for continuing their education,” said Shane Broadway, interim director of ADHE, “and we encourage them to log into the ADHE website – the sooner the better – to accept the award.

Additional recent high school graduates who haven’t completed the YOUniversal Scholarship Application yet may still qualify. Current students who have not previously received the Academic Challenge Scholarship and returning students should also apply by June 1.

Congratulations to Quiz Bowl champions

Congratulations to Quiz Bowl champions

2011 Quiz Bowl champions announced

CONWAY, Ark.

'Safe Streets to School' sidewalk project meeting

'Safe Streets to School' sidewalk project meeting

There is a meeting set for Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room at the Benton Municipal Complex to discuss the Ralph Bunche Community 'Safe Streets to School' sidewalk project.

UALR students to attend Buffett’s shareholders meeting

UALR students to attend Buffett’s shareholders meeting


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – UALR economics and finance students Kate Hendrix of Benton, Nathalia Garay of Bogota, Colombia, and Brooke Dodd of Hot Springs are heading to Omaha, Neb., April 30 to attend the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders meeting and hear Warren Buffet, considered one of the most successful investors in the world.

This is the fifth year of a partnership between UALR’s College of Business and Delta Trust and Bank that allows three top economics and finance students a unique opportunity with an independent study that culminates with attending the stockholders’ meeting and hearing Buffett’s address.

Following completion of an investment analysis course, the three students applied and were interviewed to participate in the intense study under the direction of Finance Professor Larry Holland.

Delta Trust executives have provided a comprehensive overview of financial services for UALR students.

Benton High School graduation

Benton High School graduation


Posted by Munky on April 13, 2011

Scholarships available at Oxford American Writers' Summit

Scholarships available at Oxford American Writers' Summit

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Oxford American will offer five scholarships (including tuition, room, and board) for Arkansas college students to attend the inaugural Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers occurring June 21–26, 2011, at Winthrop Rockefeller Institute on Petit Jean Mountain.

"These scholarships will allow the most promising young writers at Arkansas colleges to learn from some of the best writers and editors in the nation," said Marc Smirnoff, editor of The Oxford American.  "We are pleased to be able to extend this opportunity to our home-state students."

The scholarships will be awarded to the five best student applications (as judged by the Summit’s Fiction and Creative Nonfiction admission boards) received from two- and four-year Arkansas colleges and universities.