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SAU offers degreein public health

For the first time this fall, Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia will offer a bachelor of science degree in public health.

The degree plan includes courses in nursing, biology, psychology, sociology, health sciences and recreation, as well as an internship.

Jennifer Kelton-Huff, who coordinates the SAU program, said she thinks of the public health field as an "unknown gem" that attracts students who want to serve in their communities. Kelton-Huff, who comes to SAU from Middle Tennessee State University, said she looks forward to working with local officials and assessing Columbia County's health needs, and getting students involved.

College gets grantto address hunger

An organization at the Cossatot Community College of the University of Arkansas has received a $1,200 grant to address student hunger during the fall semester.

The collegiate National FFA Organization chapter, formerly the Future Farmers of America, at the De Queen community college is a recipient of the "Living to Serve" grant, a nationwide program that provides money to local FFA chapters to support semester-long service-learning projects.

The college's chapter plans to help address student hunger by supporting food pantries on its campuses. The grant money will go toward logistical costs and the program's promotion.

4 programs startat Lyon College

Lyon College is starting four new programs, the school announced Wednesday. They are:

• Enactus, a social entrepreneurship and community empowerment organization.

• A rock-climbing club that will allow students to enter collegiate competitions.

• eSports teams that will hold on-campus tournaments and compete regionally.

• KILT, the school's new online radio station.

Each program will provide scholarship opportunities, according to the college. The Batesville school added several new programs during the 2017-18 school year: archery, shooting, dance and cheer, disc golf and cycling.

Grants to supportracial equity work

The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service Center on Community Philathropy is seeking applicants for a grant that aims to promote racial equity across the Delta region.

Nonprofits, individuals and faith-based groups who demonstrate innovative ways to promote equity and inclusion in their communities are invited to apply for the 2019 Community Philanthropy Advancing Equity Award.

Applicants must submit a one-page letter of interest via email to by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 20 with the email subject title "2019 AEA Application." The letter must highlight the organization's history or individual accomplishments, efforts toward promoting racial equity and plan for using the award.

Campus buildingnamed to register

A building on the University of the Ozarks campus has been selected for inclusion into the National Register of Historic Places.

Voorhees School, a rock-walled building that has anchored the southwest corner of the Clarksville campus for nearly eight decades, was one of 30 properties throughout the U.S. named to the register by the National Park Service this month.

The building is the third University of the Ozarks property on the National Register of Historic Places, joining Munger-Wilson Memorial Chapel and MacLean Hall.

Metro on 09/23/2018

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