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Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

Benton PD needs help locating runaway teen

BENTON, Ark. (KTHV) - The Benton Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old who ran away from his home Thursday, April 23.

Christopher Bennett left his home Thursday, and according to reports, has not been seen from his parents since. 

Bennett is described as being a white male standing at approximately 5'6" tall and weighing at around 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He is believed to still be in the central Arkansas area. 

Police stated that any person who knowingly harbors a runaway could face charges. 

Anyone with information about Bennett's whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Benton Police Department at (501) 778-1171 or (501) 315-TIPS.

 

UCA professor promotes new book with 12-foot-long alligator gar

UCA professor promotes new book with 12-foot-long alligator gar

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Fish-writer and University of Central Arkansas writing professor Mark Spitzer is driving around Arkansas with a 12-foot-long alligator gar on top of his car to promote his new book, Return of the Gar, just out from the University of North Texas Press.

The last stop on his statewide tour will be at Hastings Books and Music in Conway on Saturday, May 9, from 1-3 p.m. Return of the Gar continues the conservationist crusade Spitzer began 13 years ago to de-stigmatize this monstrous-looking prehistoric fish. Alligator gar, the largest member of the gar family, can grow 11 feet long and weigh more than 300 pounds ― and they’re right here in Arkansas.

Arkansas Tech to invest in emergency generators

Arkansas Tech to invest in emergency generators

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (April 16, 2015)--Arkansas Tech University will soon have enhanced capacity to continue operations in the event of a power outage following action by the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees during its meeting at the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center on Thursday.

            Trustees voted to purchase and install a natural gas-operated generator for McEver Hall and a diesel-operated generator for Corley Hall. The board awarded a contract for the project to low bidder Evatt Electric Inc. of Vilonia in the amount of $304,603.

            “The purpose of these generators is to enable our technology systems to remain in operation should we have a loss of electrical power,” wrote David Moseley, Arkansas Tech senior vice president for administration and finance, in a memorandum concerning the generators.

Workshop promotes responsible interactions with law enforcement

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host a free workshop, titled RESPOND-I-BILITY, that will address ways individuals should respond when encountering law enforcement officers.

The workshop will be held in the UCA Student Center, Room 213, from 5:00 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9. The public is invited to this free workshop.

Author and historian Edmond Davis will facilitate RESPOND-I-BILITY. The vision of RESPOND-I-BILITY is to raise awareness and show how each citizen (“I”) has the ability to respond responsibly when engaging with all officers of the law. The presentation is designed to address cultural and social etiquette skills for all Americans when encountering officers of the law.

Arkansas Tech University AACSB accreditation extended

Arkansas Tech University AACSB accreditation extended

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (April 3, 2015)--The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) has announced that the Arkansas Tech University College of Business has extended its AACSB International accreditation for an additional five-year period.

AACSB first accredited the baccalaureate degree programs in business at Arkansas Tech in 2000. Officials from AACSB returned to campus in fall 2014, and their review has yielded extension of that accreditation for the Arkansas Tech College of Business until the next scheduled review during the 2019-20 academic year.

According to its website, AACSB accreditation is “known, worldwide, as the longest standing, most recognized form of specialized/professional accreditation an institution and its business programs can earn.”

Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

Re-Fashion Bash to feature students' recyclable designs

BENTON, Ark. - Saline County students will be showcasing their recycled material fashion designs. 

On Saturday, April 11 at 5 p.m., be a part of Re-Fashion Bash “Where Green is the New Black.” It will be held at the Benton Event Center. This event will highlight Saline County students of all ages walking the runway turning trash to treasure. Come out and support your students on this memorable red carpet night.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Saline County Regional Solid Waste Management District Office located at 114 W. Sevier Street in downtown Benton. Top recycled designs will receive prize money, with first place receiving $500, second place $250, and third place $100.

Arkansas Tech greets 1,683 seniors for Time Out for Tech

Arkansas Tech greets 1,683 seniors for Time Out for Tech

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (Arkansas Tech University) - Arkansas Tech University welcomed the largest high school senior turnout in the 16-year history of its Time Out for Tech preview event on Thursday.

There were 1,683 high school seniors on hand for the opening session at Tucker Coliseum. Including parents and families, approximately 3,200 individuals attended Time Out for Tech 2015.

The opening session was followed by academic break-out sessions, campus tours, lunch at the various dining options on campus and a photo opportunity with Jerry the Bulldog, campus ambassador.

Hosted by the Arkansas Tech Office of Admissions, Time Out for Tech provides high school seniors and their families with a chance to learn more about the academic programs, student housing options and campus life opportunities available on the Russellville campus.