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Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

Arkansas Tech students aid displaced Head Start center

Arkansas Tech students aid displaced Head Start center

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark.--When the facility that housed the Appleton Head Start program in Pope County was lost to fire in mid-August, a group of Arkansas Tech University early childhood education students and professors saw an opportunity to make a difference in their chosen field and their chosen community.

On Wednesday, Oct. 21, the Arkansas Tech delegation traveled to Hector Elementary School to deliver science, outdoor recreation and art equipment as well as other supplies needed by the displaced preschoolers and their teachers.

“I think this is awesome because if we were actually teachers at the school and that happened to us, we would want and need people from the community to donate items,” said Ashley Haney, a junior at Arkansas Tech and early childhood education major from Pine Bluff. “They are going through a hard time. We were excited to buy and donate these things. No one hesitated. Everybody signed up and we were able to get all of the items on the list.”

Arkansas Tech leads state in providing social mobility for students

Arkansas Tech leads state in providing social mobility for students

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - CollegeNET has ranked Arkansas Tech University No. 1 in its state and among the top 10 percent of institutions in the United States in terms of providing its students with an opportunity to improve their economic standing.

The 2015 CollegeNET Social Mobility Index (SMI) looks at the economic background of a university’s student body and compares it to the institution’s tuition rate, graduation rate and endowment as well as the early career salary for its young alumni.

Based upon those criteria, the study found that Arkansas Tech provides the greatest opportunity for socioeconomic advancement to its students of any college or university in Arkansas.

Arkansas Tech ranks No. 90 nationally in the survey. No other university in the state made the top 250.

Arkansas Tech raises more than $30k for emergency student aid

Arkansas Tech raises more than $30k for emergency student aid

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Members of the Arkansas Tech University community joined together to provide emergency assistance funds for students during the 2015 SignATUre Weekend of Giving Oct. 8-11.

In all, more than 260 individuals donated more than $30,000 to the Arkansas Tech Foundation over the course of the event.

Of the funds raised, more than $28,000 was designated to help Arkansas Tech establish the Fight On Fund. The new fund will provide emergency assistance for students facing unforeseen changes in their life circumstance that could prevent them from reaching graduation.

The Arkansas Tech Foundation received a matching gift of $10,000 from an anonymous donor because members of the Tech family were able to raise $10,000 during the four-day event.

Arkansas Tech raises more than $30k for emergency student aid

Arkansas Tech raises more than $30k for emergency student aid

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. - Members of the Arkansas Tech University community joined together to provide emergency assistance funds for students during the 2015 SignATUre Weekend of Giving Oct. 8-11.

In all, more than 260 individuals donated more than $30,000 to the Arkansas Tech Foundation over the course of the event.

Of the funds raised, more than $28,000 was designated to help Arkansas Tech establish the Fight On Fund. The new fund will provide emergency assistance for students facing unforeseen changes in their life circumstance that could prevent them from reaching graduation.

The Arkansas Tech Foundation received a matching gift of $10,000 from an anonymous donor because members of the Tech family were able to raise $10,000 during the four-day event.

Wildlife Habitat Improvement Work planned for Corps’ parks in Russellville

Wildlife Habitat Improvement Work planned for Corps’ parks in Russellville

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers will be constructing two food plots about two acres in size on the south side of Bona Dea Trails and Sanctuary. 

A small dozer will prepare the ground for planting by removing small trees and underbrush.  Trees beneficial to wildlife such as oak, black cherry, and some maples will remain, while trees such as sweet gum, elm, black willow, and box elder will be removed. 

Removing unwanted vegetation allows sunlight to reach the food plots, while leaving beneficial trees to compliment the clover, rye, oats and winter wheat being planted. 

About two acres of food plots at Old Post Road Park in Russellville were recently planted for wildlife benefit and increased viewing opportunities near the campground and disc golf course.

Springdale leads Arkansas Tech Business Index for first time

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (September 24, 2015)--There is a new leader on the Arkansas Tech Business Index, a project created by the Arkansas Tech University College of Business and sponsored by Arvest Bank.
   
Springdale took the top spot for July 2015 with an index rating of 106.38, an increase of 1.09 points over June 2015. It is the first time in the 19-month history of the ATBI that Springdale has held the No. 1 position.
   
Three municipalities saw similar increases for July 2015. El Dorado (+1.50), Pine Bluff (+1.32) and Russellville (+1.28) also saw their ATBI rating jump by more than one point.