UAPB partners with PBSD for Freedom Schools initiative

The Pine Bluff School District (PBSD) announces a new initiative- Freedom Schools. This new program will prevent summer learning loss for 120 at-risk youth from the PBSD. Additionally, through local and state partnerships, it will expose these youth to learning and enrichment opportunities that otherwise may not be possible. Freedom School boasts partnerships with Arkansas…

Healthy eating patterns help individuals enjoy enduring health benefits

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Establishing a healthy eating pattern may be the key factor for improving an individual’s overall health status and reducing disease risk, says Rachel Luckett, Extension specialist-nutrition leader for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. When adopting the components that make up a healthy eating pattern, Arkansans…

Judge Lynn Toler to speak at UAPB April 13

The Honorable Lynn Toler will be the keynote speaker for the annual Lyceum event Thursday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. The free, public event will be held in the John McLinn Ross theater of the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts Building. Judge Lynn Toler is currently the host of…

Area Commercial Vegetable Production Clinic March 15 in Pine Bluff

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences An area commercial vegetable production clinic is scheduled for 9 a.m., Wednesday, March 15, at the Cooperative Extension Service Jefferson County office in Pine Bluff. Although targeted audiences are commercial growers, those selling at farmers markets and Master Gardeners, the clinic is open to anyone…

Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Meets

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences At the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Team Building Luncheon, participants interacted with each other and shared team building experiences. Dr. Marilyn Bailey-Jefferson, executive director of the Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, reminded participants of monitoring protocol…