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Mark Your Calendars! Rural Life Conference March 3

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Mark your calendars! The 61st annual University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Rural Life Conference is scheduled for Friday, March 3, at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the opening session at 8:45 a.m. The conference theme is “Promoting the…

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Getting to Know SAFHS: Meet Marilyn D. Burch

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. Where is your hometown? Pine Bluff, Arkansas.…

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Spring 2017 registration to begin January 9

Registration for the Spring 2017 semester at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is set to begin January 9 and will remain open until January 20. UAPB offers more than 30 Bachelor’s degree programs, seven Master’s level programs and a doctorate program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. The first day of instruction is January 11. Prospective…

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Yams or sweet potatoes?

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Even though you may think you were having yams for the holidays, chances are you were enjoying sweet potatoes, which are not the same as yams, says Dr. Obadiah Njue, University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) Department of Agriculture chairman and horticulturist. In most…

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UAPB, Performance Services sign $19.3 million energy contract

Project will reduce university’s energy usage by 32%, includes largest public solar array in state Performance Services, a design-build energy performance contractor based out of Indianapolis, IN, and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) have signed a wide ranging $19.3 million energy performance contract through the Arkansas Energy Performance Contracting (AEPC) Program. The…

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Deadline for Growers of Greens Jan. 3, 2017

Carol Sanders | School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences Jan. 3, 2017, is the deadline for growers of spring and fall greens to enroll in the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). This is earlier than deadlines for growers of other crops. Although Jan. 1 is the official closing date, whenever the final date…

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Graduation initiative helps seniors receive degrees

  The senior completion program, “Destination Graduation,” is helping low-income senior-level students graduate from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). Implemented by the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Success at UAPB, the pilot initiative purports to reduce the number of senior-level students who officially withdraw from the University, for various reasons including…