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Four named Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Four outstanding teachers were named 2016 Arkansas Teacher of the Year state finalists at a recognition event today with Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Department of Education Commissioner Johnny Key. 

“Selecting just four teachers from an exceptional group of talented educators was a difficult process,” Key said. “The four state finalists chosen, however, have demonstrated leadership, knowledge and the ability to inspire students in the classroom. I congratulate them, as well as their administrators and fellow educators.”

The four state finalists are as follows:

Meghan Ables

11th Grade English/Literacy
Stuttgart High School
Stuttgart School District
Arkansas River Education Service Cooperative 

Brenda Galliher

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Arkansas Tech will host Open House for prospective students

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - High school students and other individuals interested in learning more about the educational opportunities at Arkansas Tech University are invited to the 19th annual Tech Open House on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center in Russellville.

Initial class of doctoral students begins program at Arkansas Tech

Initial class of doctoral students begins program at Arkansas Tech

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (September 10, 2015)--Fourteen individuals have been selected as the first doctoral students in Arkansas Tech University history.
   
The initial cohort of 14 students is pursuing the Doctor of Education in school leadership degree at Arkansas Tech. The cohort is engaged in its first semester of study this fall with an anticipated graduation date of spring 2017.
   
The first 14 doctoral students in Arkansas Tech history are:
   
*Tiffany Bone, visiting assistant professor, Arkansas Tech University
*Amanda Britt, principal, Cotter High School
*Cody Chatman, principal, Greenwood Junior High School
*Yvette Dillingham, principal, Oak Grove Elementary School, PCSSD
*Patsy A. Hughey, superintendent, Dollarway School District
*Christopher Johnson, assistant principal/director of athletics, Fair High School, Little Rock

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.
 

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Happy 50th Anniversary!

Happy 50th Anniversary!

Happy 50th Anniversary to Rodney and Jerry Bise of Heber Springs, Ark. 

Arkansas Tech freshman move-in day

Arkansas Tech freshman move-in day

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - The Arkansas Tech University Class of 2019 makes its arrival on Saturday.

The Arkansas Tech Office of Residence Life will host freshman move-in day on Saturday, Aug. 22, for the members of the freshman class who will live in university housing. 

The first wave of freshmen will begin moving in at 7 a.m. Saturday. Aaron Hogan, associate dean for residence life, expects more than 1,400 Arkansas Tech freshmen to move in Saturday morning.

A volunteer move-in crew consisting of registered student organization members and student-athletes at Arkansas Tech will be there to greet the freshmen. The move-in crew will assist freshmen and their families as they move belongings into the residence halls and begin the process of making their new rooms their homes away from home.

Volunteers also lead an effort to properly process recyclable items from move-in day.

My Town Hero: Shirley Faulkner

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Hidden away in the River Valley, specifically Russellville, Ark., is a lady that never tires of giving herself to her passion; sharing the gift of music to everyone she meets.

The lady is Shirley Faulkner, the executive director of Arkansas Center for Music Education (ACME). Shirley founded ACME because of her love of music and her deep desire to bring the art of music to the community around her.

The Arkansas Center of Music Education's mission is to provide quality and affordable (free, if needed) music education in classroom instruction, instrumental and vocal ensembles to students, pre-kindergarten to adult, who would not otherwise have such an educational experience available to them.