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ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
 
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
 
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.
 

Ouachita ranks No. 5 in the nation in Forbes’ 2015 #MyTopCollege campaign

Ouachita ranks No. 5 in the nation in Forbes’ 2015 #MyTopCollege campaign

ARKADELPHIA, Ark.—For the second year in a row, Ouachita Baptist University has earned a national Top 10 finish in Forbes’ #MyTopCollege social media campaign.

With students, alumni, faculty and staff posting comments and photos about why Ouachita is #MyTopCollege, Ouachita finished this year’s competition ranked No. 1 in the seven-state Southeast region and No. 5 nationally, moving up three spots from last year’s No. 8 finish.

A series of outdoor scenes by Sarah Waymire, a 2012 Ouachita graduate, was featured on forbes.com among Forbes’ favorite #MyTopCollege photos. Waymire’s tweet noted that “@Ouachita is #MyTopCollege because it’s surrounded by Arkansas’ beautiful outdoors.”

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

JCPenny deals for tax-free weekend

UNDATED, Ark. (KTHV) - One option to take advantage of for some back-to-school shopping and during one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year could be your local JCPenney store . From denim and school uniforms to dorm gear and backpacks, JCPenney is a one-stop shopping destination for all their back-to-school needs. For a limited time, kids will receive $10 haircuts at jcp salons [Valid July 15 – Aug. 31, while appointments last] and $29.99 eyeglasses at all JCPenney optical stores [Valid July 5 – Sept. 15]. 

WHEN:

July 17 - 18 – Tax holiday

*Extended store hours*

WHERE:

Local JCPenney stores. (Go to jcpenney.com and click on “find a store” for nearest location.)

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

Where you can & can't set off fireworks in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - With the fourth of July fast approaching, it would be good to know where in central Arkansas you can light your fireworks.

Here are some of the cities where you can and can't shoot off your pyrotechnics:

 

THV in Your Town for Brickfest

THV in Your Town for Brickfest

MALVERN, Ark. (KTHV) - The annual Malvern Brickfest is set to kick off on Friday, June 26, and THV11 wants to join in on the festival fun. 

THV11 is holding its monthly THV in Your Town in Malvern during the month of June. Some of the newsroom team will be joining in on the Brickfest festivities as part of our visit. Be prepared for some interactive props and Craig O'Neill's standup comedy. 

Brickfest is a family-friendly event full of activities including face painting for the kids and shopping for the adults. There will also be live entertainment including Diamond Rio, followed by live bull riding at the rodeo arena. 

Join the THV11 team and the Malvern community for a fun night at the 2015 Brickfest. 

 

Basketball tournament to benefit local youth organizations

Basketball tournament to benefit local youth organizations

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) - Boys and girls of all ages will hit the basketball courts on June 6 not only for the competition, but also for a good cause. 

Chick-fil-A off Reynolds Road in Bryant is teaming up with Landers of Benton and Team USA to host a Chick-fil-A Connect 3ON3 Basketball Tournament on Saturday, June 6. The event will be held at Bishop Park in Bryant and will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Bryant and Team USA.

"We are very grateful for our growing customer base and believe strongly in giving back to the community where ever we can. It's a must," said Guy Parker, owner/operator of Bryant Chick-fil-A and sponsor of the tournament. The Chick-fil-A Connect 3ON3 Basketball Tournament will be a great way to provide fun and entertainment, while raising money for...two organizations that help ensure great futures for our local youth."

Gov Hutchinson to visit AHS, present coding initiative to students

Gov Hutchinson to visit AHS, present coding initiative to students

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (Arkadelphia Public Schools) - Governor Asa Hutchinson will visit Arkadelphia High School on Monday, May 11, as part of a state tour promoting his computer science initiative.

After his arrival at 2 P.M., the governor is scheduled to observe AHS’s GeoDesign classroom in action. Student ambassadors of the AHS New Tech program will guide a half-hour long tour of the project based learning (PBL) GeoDesign class, led by the co-teaching team of engineering instructor Bud McMillion and geometry instructor James Williams, which prepares students for future AHS classes that utilize computer coding in projects such as robot programming.

Hutchinson will conclude his AHS visit on Monday by delivering a presentation to AHS’s students explaining the importance of computer science, and to encourage participation in newly credited computer-coding classes, which he has supported.