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[3 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 4,355 views]
The Razorbacks will finish 7-5 this fall. Count on it.

Major League Baseball is well underway, the National Basketball League is winding down and summer is just around the corner. So, naturally, it’s time for all true Arkansans to think about Razorbacks football in the fall, right?
Of course it is! This is Arkansas and that means we’re always interested in talking about how the Hogs will turn out in the upcoming season. That’s how things work around First Arkansas News and you’re in luck — it’s barely June and we stand ready to predict within an acceptable margin of error …

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[23 Apr 2012 | 3 Comments | 2,988 views]
Smith named interim Arkansas coach

After a few weeks of high drama,  John L. Smith has been named interim head football coach at the University of Arkansas — thus replacing the departing Bobby Petrino.
Yes, the photo to the left identifies Smith as the new head coach for Weber State. We’ll get to that in a minute.
For those who aren’t familiar with Arkansas or have been living under a rock since the first of the month, here’s a recap of what led to this hire. Petrino — head coach of the Razorbacks since he replaced Houston …

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[16 Dec 2011 | One Comment | 3,354 views]
New program to assist at-risk students in northwest Arkansas high schools

A new Northwest Arkansas Career and College Coaches Program will start as a pilot project in Benton and Washington counties next year.
The program based at the University of Arkansas is modeled after Gov. Mike Beebe’s “Arkansas Works” program, a news release from the UA states.
The new program will place 15 career coaches in 17 Northwest Arkansas high schools. It is organized and funded through a partnership between the Walton Family Foundation, the University of Arkansas College of Education and Health Professions, the Northwest Arkansas Council’s Educational Excellence Work Group and …

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[13 Dec 2011 | No Comment | 3,180 views]
Arkansas Landscape Architecture organization honors alumni, professor

The Arkansas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects honored several landscape architecture alumni and a faculty member from the Fay Jones School of Architecture earlier this fall.
The 2011 Arkansas Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects Professional Awards were presented at a banquet at the Fayetteville Town Center. Projects were judged by members of the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
John Crone, professor of landscape architecture, won the Arkansas Pioneer Award. This award, given periodically by the state chapter, acknowledges a person who has given a …

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[19 Oct 2011 | One Comment | 3,568 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 …

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[26 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 2,154 views]
Sales up, prices down again in central Arkansas

It’s not exactly a trend yet, but the expanded August housing market report for central Arkansas shows that prices were up and sales were down for the second straight month.
Before getting into that, it’s important to point out that we’ve expanded the central Arkansas housing market reports we post monthly at First Arkansas News by adding a couple of counties — Jefferson and White.
Those two counties aren’t in the proper Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), but they are close enough to the region to be relevant to …

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[12 Sep 2011 | 3 Comments | 4,526 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 …

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[10 Sep 2011 | No Comment | 5,351 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 …

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[21 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 2,152 views]
Pryor Center to further preserve Arkansas history

The following is a press release from the University of Arkansas
Former Arkansas Sen. David Pryor’s dream to share Arkansas’ visual history is making new progress. Work is now under way to organize and catalog the 24,000 hours of video donated by Little Rock television station KATV to the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History at the University of Arkansas. The collection is currently stored in a climate-controlled environment at the Arkansas State Library. The archive includes early videotape news coverage and film dating back to …

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[12 Aug 2011 | No Comment | 2,389 views]
It’s official — Knile Davis possibly out for season

Well, Razorbacks fans, here’s the news none of us wanted to hear — star Arkansas running back Knile Davis is probably out for the season.
Davis sustained an injury to his left ankle in practice on Friday, Arkansas Head Coach Bobby Petrino said in a Friday news release on HogWired.com.
“I am extremely disappointed for Knile,” Petrino said in the news release. “He is a captain who was incredibly focused on the upcoming year. His leadership throughout the offseason was significant in the development of this team. Our athletic trainers and medical …