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[2 Jun 2014 | One Comment | 5,798 views]

Women of Northwest Arkansas and beyond are invited for a weekend of rest, rescue and redemption at the third annual Captivating Heart Retreat.
Captivating Heart is Oct. 17-19 at New Life Ranch in Colcord, Okla. (about 10 minutes west of Siloam Springs, Ark.). Sponsored by Strings Attached Ministries, the retreat is inspired by the book Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge.
The retreat is designed for women (age 16+) of all backgrounds and faiths although the Christian Bible will be used as a reference point. Cari Kaufman of Strings Attached Ministries and …

Community, Features and such »

[2 Jun 2014 | No Comment | 5,109 views]

A new nonprofit organization in Northwest Arkansas focuses on how animals and nature facilitate healing in the human spirit.
The Solgave Project is based in Fayetteville and will feature four initiatives per year with the first being The Yellow Dog Project. The initiatives will be a vehicle to provide objective-based, action-oriented phases that demonstrates the overall Solgave mission.
The Yellow Dog Project is a global program that teaches about “dogs that need space.” The purpose is two-fold in that it teaches dog owners who own a dog that needs a little extra …

Arts & Entertainment »

[19 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 1,915 views]
Mozambique and BENTONVILLE?!?!?!

We’ve all heard tons about Crystal Bridges and the beauty and economic value it brings to Northwest Arkansas (and the entire state)
It seems that Travel & Leisure, major travel magazine, thinks that Crystal Bridges is one of the Hottest Travel Destinations of 2012. Yep, that’s right: Bentonville, Arkansas, which is normally associated with business folks coming and going, is being named one of the Hottest Travel Destinations for the next year. That’s for the entire world.
It’s important to note that not only did Bentonville make the list, but it’s the …

Arkansas Authors, Arts & Entertainment »

[30 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 2,309 views]
Arkansas Author: Sherry Laymon

Name: Sherry Laymon, Ph.D.

Location: Little Rock

Occupation: Writer, Educator

Title of most recent book: Fearless: John L. McClellan, United States Senator

News, Politics »

[30 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 2,477 views]
Economics concern Arkansans

While the 13th annual Arkansas Poll finds the state’s residents more concerned about the economy than ever, 74 percent of respondents expressed optimism about the direction of the state. Approval ratings of public officials were mixed heading into an election year.
A full summary report of the 2011 poll results and data from past Arkansas Polls is available on the Arkansas Poll website.
Economy
“We’re seeing concern about the economy at the highest levels by far in the 13-year history of the Arkansas Poll,” said Janine Parry, professor of political science at the …

Events, News »

[23 Oct 2011 | No Comment | 2,700 views]
Toastmasters conference good for business leaders, students

Business leaders, students, and current and potential members of Toastmasters International could all benefit from the upcoming Natural State of Speech, the fall conference for District 43 of Toastmasters International.
The conference, Oct. 28-29 at the Holiday Inn Hotel Springdale in Springdale, is geared towards Toastmaster members but the public is welcome to participate. You do not have to sign up for the entire conference to participate.
“Along with the speech contests, the district conference offers many educational sessions that allow you to develop your communication and leadership skills,” said Isaac Gaona, …

News »

[19 Oct 2011 | One Comment | 2,591 views]
UA research to increase swine production efficiency

 

This press release is courtesy of the University of Arkansas University Relations department
FAYETTEVILLE—A new tool created by University of Arkansas researchers and their colleagues will help hog farmers increase productivity, decrease costs of production and minimize the environmental impact of swine production in the United States.
 
With a total of $5 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the multi-disciplinary team, which includes researchers at Purdue University and Virginia Tech, is developing an integrated management tool for swine production based on a comprehensive analysis of the many processes that …

Events »

[12 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | 3,292 views]
Midwives for Haiti documentary to be Sept. 20

This story is courtesy of the University of Arkansas Public Relations office and is used in its entirety.
University of Arkansas student Kelly Toner began going on missionary trips when she was 14. She found a new outlet for her passion to help people in other countries when she began planning her Honors College research requirement.
Toner, a senior in the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing, is developing an online volunteer orientation module for Midwives for Haiti. A short documentary describing the work by the organization based in Richmond, Va., will be …

Education, Events »

[10 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 4,257 views]
Education reform film to be screened Sept. 15

Information courtesy of the University of Arkansas press release:
Waiting for Superman, an award-winning documentary examining the crisis of public education in America, will be screened 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville as part of this year’s lecture series presented by the department of education reform. A panel discussion will follow.
Davis Guggenheim, who also directed An Inconvenient Truth, takes a comprehensive look at the nation’s education system and its failings in Waiting for Superman, while telling the stories of five families who …

Arkansas Authors »

[10 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 2,012 views]
Arkansas Author: Denton Gay

Name: Denton Gay
Location: Springdale
FAN: You have a wealth of writing experience. Can you tell us about your major projects including what each is about (short synopsis) and why you chose to write each one?
A: The first project published was a novel titled Fatal Mistakes.  It is a psychological story about four characters who deal with unforeseen consequences of teen pregnancy in different ways. A therapist guides the main character on his journey to understanding how repressed emotions affected his life in a negative way.
I wrote this as a bit of fantasy fulfillment. …