Phylicia Rashad to deliver spring commencement address

Award-winning actress and director Phylicia Rashad will be the keynote speaker for University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Spring 2017 graduating class. The free, public event will be held Saturday, May 13 at 3:00 p.m. in the Pine Bluff Convention Center Arena. Whether she is bringing laughter to millions of television viewers around the world,…

National Library Week to begin April 10

The John Brown Watson Memorial Library System at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff will celebrate National Library Week, April 10-14, with a variety of events that address the 2017 American Library Association (ALA) theme, “Libraries Transform.” All events are free and open to the public. A keynote presentation by Julius C. Jefferson, Jr.,…

Mass Communications Month underway at UAPB

The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is celebrating its first Mass Communications month with a host of activities to raise awareness of the industry and inform students and the community of the trends and opportunities available. The celebration began April 3 with a presentation by Gwendolyn Crabb, administrative specialist in the Office of Academic…

Lion Fever Day to feature Officer Norman, Big Tuck

The Office of Recruitment at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff is gearing up from Lion Fever Day, one of the largest events hosted by the office each year to introduce prospective students to the Pride. Last year, more than 4,500 students attended and were able to speak with current students, professors from academic…

CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield to speak April 5

Fredricka Whitfield, a CNN news anchor and award-winning journalist, will be the keynote speaker at 11 a.m. April 5 in Cross-Phipps Auditorium in Caldwell Hall at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Whitfield, who anchors the weekend edition of CNN Newsroom, is based in the network’s world headquarters in Atlanta. Before joining CNN in…

Works of Kevin Cole, James Hayes, Gail Miller available for online bid in conjunction with Chancellor’s Benefit

Although the 30th Annual Chancellor’s Benefit for the Arts is sold out, the silent auction is available to anyone interested in purchasing art. The works of renowned artists Kevin Cole, James Hayes, and Gail Miller are now available online for bidding and purchase. Managed by Hearne Southern Auction House, interested buyers can bid on their…