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Local Music Benefit Album Raises $9,000 for Homeless Students

Local Music Benefit Album Raises $9,000 for Homeless Students

A music album produced last fall featuring the music of local bands/musicians raised $9,000 to help area homeless students. The album, "Sounds Made in Mountains Vol. 2," is the second of its nature funded by First Security Bank.

According to the 2013 Northwest Arkansas Point-in-Time Homeless Census conducted by the Communities and Family Institute at the University of Arkansas, there are an estimated 2,249 homeless individuals in Northwest Arkansas. More than half of the area’s homeless population was enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade.

New Geospatial Research Program Meets Critical Need in Archaeology Research

A new program at the University of Arkansas is acting as a national hub for geospatial research and addressing a critical need in archaeology research.

The Center for Advanced Spatial Technologies and Archaeo-Imaging Laboratory launched the program, SPatial Archaeometry Research Collaborations, known by the acronym SPARC, last fall as the result of a $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Announces Reese Teacher Fellowship

Recently Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced the results of a study that demonstrated the positive effects of an educational museum experience on K-12 students. Now the museum seeks to encourage the development of high-quality arts-related curriculum through the founding of a research fellowship for high school teachers.

Free ACT Prep Workshop in Bentonville

The Bentonville Public Library (BPL) will be conducting an ACT Prep Workshop for students preparing for the national exam. The workshop is modeled after the University of Arkansas College Access Initiative ACT Prep Program.

Students will participate in a classroom workshop where they will learn about motivating testing strategies, overcoming testing anxieties, and the overall content of the ACT. Students will use retired ACT exams for this workshop to better understand the curriculum of the test.

Films & Issues: Bully

The Bentonville Public Library (BPL) Teen Services Department has created a new program to foster conversations in the community about current issues facing teens around the country. The Library’s premiere Films & Issues series will focus on bullying and its effects on youth will be presented on Saturday, October 19 at 1:00 pm.

Ethics in Journalism Discussion at the University of Arkansas

Ethics in Journalism Discussion at the University of Arkansas

Gene Foreman, the university’s inaugural visiting professor for the Center for Ethics in Journalism in the Walter J. Lemke Department of Journalism, will be joined by fellow journalism professors Gerald Jordan and Patsy Watkins for a discussion about the state of journalistic ethics.

What: Public lecture and panel discussion on the state of journalistic ethics

When: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9

Where: Hillside Auditorium.

Bilingual Preschool Fall Fun Festival in Rogers

Bilingual Preschool Fall Fun Festival in Rogers

It's time for the Bilingual Preschool Fall Fun Festival! Larson's Language Center invites you to join in on the games, food, costume parade, and more! Dress up your munchkins in their favorite costume, and don't forget your Trick or Treat bag.

The event will be held on Friday, October 11 from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at The Little Gym of Rogers. This is not only a fundraising event, but you can also get to know the families at Larson's Language Center, learn more about the Hispanic culture, and of course, have fun!