Glow Run nets more than $12K

Harvest Time Academy's recent Glow in the Park 5K Run and Fun Walk raised $12,600. Proceeds from the first annual event will go toward updating the school's security system.

Planning is already under way for next year;s race, which is slated for Oct. 26. Anyone who registers before Oct. 18 will be guaranteed a race shirt and a lower entry fee.

Visit to register or for information.

UAMS Northwest accepting summer applications

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Northwest Regional Campus is accepting applications from students who will be entering the 11th or 12th grade and are interested in exploring careers in health care for its two-week, intensive Medical Applications of Science for Health (MASH) programs. The northwest Arkansas-based programs will be held June 11-22. There is no cost for students accepted to the program.

During the MASH program, students will participate in hands-on activities including dissection, casting/suturing and earning certification in CPR. The students also will job shadow health professionals in family and internal medicine, nursing, pharmacology, laboratory sciences, physical/occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, radiology, radiation therapy, kinesiology and ophthalmology.

Visit or for requirements and applications. The deadline for applications is March 16. Contact Ana Sanchez, UAMS Northwest pre-health professions recruiter, at (479) 684-5177 or for information.


Names of note

Katherine Morris of Howe and Carly Blemmel of Talihina will receive their master's degrees and Elyse Marquardt of Leflore will receive her bachelor's degree during East Central University fall commencement exercises at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Kerr Activities Center on the ECU campus in Ada, Okla.


Dr. Becky Timmons, director of assessment and accountability at the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, was recently named December's Volunteer of the Month for the state of Arkansas by the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund for her work with the organization.



Nigel Spears and Pablo Centeno, both of Fort Smith, were selected to be among the inaugural recipients of the Undergraduate Research Signature Experience Awards by the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Recipients receive up to $1,000 each to cover the cost of materials for this one-semester signature experience in research or creative works.

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