Sign up for Cherokee Humanities course

The Cherokee Heritage Center is accepting applications for the fall semester Cherokee Humanities Course through Aug. 13, and classes begin Aug. 20. Students may take the course in the fall and spring semesters for a total of six college credit hours in Cherokee studies at Northeastern State University.

The course is designed to develop critical, reflective and creative skills that empower students to develop a better understanding and appreciation of their tribal culture.

The 16-week course is held from 6-9 p.m. Mondays at the Cherokee Heritage Center.

Contact Tonia Weavel at (918) 456-6007 or tonia-weavel@cherokee.org for information.

UAFS announces move-in dates

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith students can move into campus housing for the fall semester from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 17 and 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 18. Cub Camp participants will move in Aug. 16, Sebastian Commons students may move in Aug. 17-18, and Lion's Den residents will move in Aug. 18. Members of the chancellor's move-in crew will be on hand to help coordinate traffic, unload cars and carry belongings.

Contact Beth Eppinger, UAFS director of housing and residential life, at (479) 788-7334 or Beth.Eppinger@UAFS.edu for information.

UAMS to add nurse anesthesia specialty

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences will add a nurse anesthesia specialty to the College of Nursing's doctor of nursing practice program, according to a recent news release from the university. Approval for the program has been received from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, the UAMS council of deans and the University of Arkansas board of trustees.

The search will now begin for a director and submitting an application to the Council on Accreditation, according to the release.

CASC to add six new certificate programs

Carl Albert State College will offer six new programs designed to cater to the workforce industry beginning this fall. The new certificate programs include occupational skills, organizational leadership, hospitality and event management, social services assistant, law enforcement procedures and religious study.

Visit CarlAlbert.edu for information.

Girl Scouts add 30 new badges

Girl Scouts — Diamonds of Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, in partnership with the national Girl Scouts of the USA, have added 30 new badges emphasizing STEM fields, cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, computer science and space exploration. Girl Scouts from Fort Smith and Greenwood were selected as some of the first to take part in these new fields.

Additionally, Parrot Island Waterpark in Fort Smith will observe Girl Scouts Day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the park, 7300 Zero St. in Fort Smith.

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