Cutline for photo: Chicago Heights, IL native Elijah Maldonado and his mother, Casandra talk with Dr. Linda Okiror, vice chancellor for enrollment management after the opening ceremony for the LIONS program. More than 200 students are enrolled in this year’s program.

LIONS program begins at UAPB

  More than 200 incoming freshmen were welcomed this past weekend to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff to begin the Learning Institute and Opportunities for New Students (LIONS) program. They have been arriving since the last of June and were officially welcomed to campus with an opening assembly. Now in its eighth year,…

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Certify Crops by July 15 to Insure Eligibility

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences The deadline to certify spring-seeded crops is July 15. Certification is required to meet eligibility requirements for government farm programs, said Dr. Henry English, head of the Small Farm Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Both traditional row crops such as corn,…

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Getting to Know SAFHS: Meet Rachel L. Luckett

The successes of the UAPB School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences are largely due to its dedicated employees who are passionate about their work. Our “Getting to Know SAFHS” series highlights some of our talented faculty and staff and lets you know a little more about them. What is your job role at UAPB?…

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Dairy products add health benefits and flavor to diets

Will Hehemann | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences June is National Dairy Month, and while cow’s milk is not an essential food for adults and children past the age of weaning, it is a convenient source of some essential nutrients that is readily available in the U.S., says Kay Dutram, registered dietitian nutritionist, assistant professor…

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Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarships now available

  Applications for the Arkansas Geographical Critical Needs Minority Teacher Scholarship Program are now available for the Fall 2016/Spring 2017 semester at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and at all two-year and four-year colleges/universities. UAPB administers the scholarship program that was reauthorized by the 84th General Assembly (Act 1746) to address the shortage…