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Tell Us About Your 'My Town Hero'!

Tell Us About Your 'My Town Hero'!

Do you know someone in your community who goes above and beyond? Maybe they’re always helping people, or greets everyone with a smile. Perhaps they’ve beat unthinkable odds or have accomplished something exceptional.

We want to highlight them. To have your My Town Hero featured, email the following information to web@thv11.com:

  • Their name,
  • Their hometown,
  • Their contact information,
  • A photo of them, and
  • What makes them extra special

Include “My Town Hero” in the email subject line, and we’ll take care of publishing it for you. Their story might even be told on air by THV11's Denise Middleton.

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Join MTCC for the opening of our largest exhibit to date, African American Treasures from the Kinsey Collection. This once in a life changing exhibit, that is currently on display at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World will open at MTCC on Friday, April 8, at 6PM. The exhibit contains rare, one of a kind artifacts that will be displayed in Arkansas for the first time ever. These artifacts work to dispel the myth of absence and demonstrate that African American history is American history.

The opening will feature a presentation by the Kinseys, refreshments, and live entertainment provided by Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers.

The opening for is FREE and OPEN to the public. For more information call 501.683.3593

The exhibit runs April 8, 2016 through July 2, 2016.

OBU sees best incoming student numbers in 15 years

ARKADELPHIA, Ark.—Marking Ouachita Baptist University’s third largest group of new students in the past 15 years, including 31 Governor’s Distinguished Scholars, Ouachita welcomed a total of 1,531 students to classes this fall.

The 2015 fall semester total marks the sixth consecutive year the university’s total fall enrollment has exceeded 1,500 students. Over the past three years, total new student enrollment has increased 12.5 percent, from 422 in 2012 to 475 this fall.

While the university’s residential on-campus enrollment is down slightly from last year, declining from 1,457 to 1,438, enrollment growth in other programs provided an overall increase from 1,501 students a year ago to 1,531 this year – a 2 percent enrollment gain.

Ouachita’s fall Tiger Serve Day set for Sept. 26

Ouachita’s fall Tiger Serve Day set for Sept. 26

ARKADELPHIA, Ark.—Saturday, Sept. 26, will mark the 38th Tiger Serve Day for Ouachita Baptist University.

The semiannual event is an opportunity for Ouachita students, faculty and staff to come together to serve the community of Arkadelphia through half-day projects for homes, schools and nonprofits. The community service tradition, hosted by the Ben M. Elrod Center for Family & Community, has resulted in more than 70,000 volunteer service hours since its inception in 1997.

Ouachita volunteers gather at 8:30 a.m. to divide into teams and receive their projects before heading out to meet the people they will be serving. In recent years, volunteer numbers have neared 1,000, with more than 100 teams serving each semester.

This year, volunteers will experience something new as they meet at the new Elrod Center facility.

U.S. News ranks Henderson State in South’s top 100

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Henderson State University has been named one of the top 100 publicly funded regional universities in the south in the latest U.S. News and World Report (USNWR) rankings.

The university is ranked No. 42 among the public universities in the south that focus on undergraduate education.

In addition, Henderson State was ranked No. 87 of the south’s regional universities.

“For 125 years, Henderson State has worked to bridge student aspirations to career success by instilling in students the skills employers most want – the ability to communicate, engage diverse populations, solve problems, make decisions and work as members of a team,” said Henderson State President Glen Jones. “Through the application of balanced undergraduate and graduate programs, we are developing well-rounded students who are prepared to succeed at Henderson, and in their workplaces and communities.

Roller Coaster Race Coming to Magic Springs on Oct. 17

Roller Coaster Race Coming to Magic Springs on Oct. 17

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Roller Coaster Race announced that registration is now open for its original-concept race coming to Magic Springs in Hot Springs, Ark. on Saturday, October 17.

The race takes place on the second weekend of “Magic Screams,” the park’s Halloween-themed event, and marks Roller Coaster Race’s sixth and final event of its 2015 season.

Noted civil rights leader to speak at Henderson State University

Noted civil rights leader to speak at Henderson State University

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. – Georgia Congressman John Lewis, a key figure of the Civil Rights Movement, will speak at Henderson State University on September 22 at 7 p.m. in Arkansas Hall.

Lewis’ graphic novel trilogy entitled March shares the remarkable story of his commitment to justice and nonviolence that has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper’s farm to the halls of Congress. The first volume has won numerous awards, including the 2014 American Library Association Coretta Scott King Book Award.

Lewis will be joined by the book’s co-writer Andrew Aydin and New York Times best-selling artist Nate Powell, who illustrated the book.

Their appearance is part of Henderson’s Reddie Read program, which serves as a focal point for engaging the Henderson community in formal and informal conversations about issues of importance in today’s world through reading the same book.