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Inspiration Run aimed to get students moving

Inspiration Run aimed to get students moving

CABOT, Ark. (September 23, 2014) – On Friday, from 8 a.m. to 2:50 p.m., the Inspiration Run will begin at Ward Central Elementary and end at Magness Creek Elementary. Cruisers, as well as district staff, will travel 26.2 miles visiting 14 schools.

This event is aimed to inspire students, teachers, staff and parents to get up, get out and get moving.

Along the way, dozens of runners will be greeted by cheering students as they work to inspire kids to be healthy and fit. There is a finish line at every school.

Superintendent speaks after murderer found working in school

Superintendent speaks after murderer found working in school

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - A convicted murderer was found installing gym equipment inside Cabot Junior High North last Monday.

The school ordered new gym mats from Arkansas Corrections Industries, a part of the Arkansas Department of Correction that manufactures athletic equipment.

The company uses inmates that have earned trusty status to install the equipment, leading 61-year-old murder convict Glen Green into the Cabot Junior High halls.

"To say that I was disappointed and frustrated and even angry would be an understatement," said Cabot superintendent Dr. Tony Thurman.

"With all the schools shootings and everything going on I'm shocked," added Cabot resident and parent Jeanette Talik.

Cabot has been using the company for more than 35 years, saying they've trusted the ADC's judgment about who they hire to do work, saying they've never felt threatened, until now.

Little Rock Family: Medical Monday, Annual scoliosis screenings

Little Rock Family: Medical Monday, Annual scoliosis screenings

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Exams are a part of school life for your kids, but there is one that requires no studying but may cause a little anxiety: their annual scoliosis screening.

Parents can help prepare their children for this test and alleviate some of their pre-test stress.

Little Rock Family editor Heather Bennett is here to share some tips on how to get informed and ahead of the curve.

Scoliosis is just a rotational deformity of a child's backbone, when they're bent forward it could look almost like an S or a C. And your pediatrician or your school medical professional can check this out for you.

There are types of scoliosis. There's the idiopathic which has an unknown cause, and then there's congenital which your children would be born with, or a neuromuscular scoliosis which is caused by a medical condition that impacts the nerves or the muscles.

Study sheds new light on schizophrenia

Study sheds new light on schizophrenia

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Mental health researchers here in Arkansas joining with colleagues around the world in ground-breaking new findings about schizophrenia.

They're spreading the word that the condition commonly thought of as "split personalities" is actually a cluster of 8 genetic disorders.

Doctor Pedro Delgado with UAMS said this latest study is part of a larger trend seen in other medical research.

"Genetic findings are starting to now show that what looks like a single kind of cancer is actually lots of different kinds of cancer that just look similar," said Delgado.

Doctor Delgado says that people with these genetic clusters probably won't escape schizophrenia, but the clusters will give doctors a chance at early intervention, helping them tailor treatment.

Hendrix tops list of 'Up and Coming' liberal arts colleges

Hendrix tops list of 'Up and Coming' liberal arts colleges

CONWAY, Ark. (September 9, 2014) – Hendrix College was named the nation's #1 "Up and Coming" liberal arts college by

U.S. News and World Report

, whose annual college guide was published today.

According to U.S. News, the list includes the institutions most often cited by college presidents, academic leaders and admissions deans as having made promising and innovative changes in academic life, faculty, student life, campus and facilities. Hendrix has appeared on this list for seven consecutive years.

Hendrix is the only top 100 private national liberal arts college in Arkansas in the 2015 U.S. News Best Colleges rankings.

Internationally renowned sculptor to lecture at UCA

Internationally renowned sculptor to lecture at UCA

CONWAY, Ark. (September 8, 2014) — The University of Central Arkansas will host internationally renowned sculptor Patrick Dougherty for a lecture Thursday, Sept. 18 at 1:40 p.m. in McCastlain Hall 143.

Dougherty, who is in the process of installing one of his large-scale architectural sculptures formed from natural materials on UCA's campus, is appearing as an Artist in Residence.

Dougherty designs his sculptures by weaving natural materials such as twigs, sticks and saplings. He relies on the help of community volunteers to assist him with the gathering of these natural materials found among the environment as well as with the construction of the sculpture.

Volunteers can sign up here, and no sculpture experience is required.

UCA Summer Commencement

UCA Summer Commencement

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA)—The University of Central Arkansas will hold its Summer Commencement at 7 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2014 in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the campus.

University officials will confer 487 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the ceremony. 

UCA President Tom Courtway will deliver a challenge to the graduates. Dr. Steven Runge, executive vice president and provost, will be master of ceremonies. Members of the UCA Board of Trustees will be in attendance.

Candidates for graduation will line up in the Lewis Science Center at 6 p.m. In the event of rain, candidates will line up in the outside covered concourse areas of the Farris Center. Marshalls will assist in directing students to the alternate location if necessary.