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    STEM: Little Rock District teams up with University of Pine Bluff

    The Army Corps of Engineers Little Rock District recently signed a partnership agreement with the oldest historically black institution of higher education in Arkansas. The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, established in 1873, and the district signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics enrichment programs to increase the number of well‐prepared underrepresented minority STEM graduates for careers in STEM professions.
  • From jubilation to sorrow…President Kennedy’s historic celebration at Greers Ferry Dam followed by tragedy in Dallas

    Gasoline cost 30 cents, a loaf of bread was 20 cents, and the price of a gallon of milk was a little more than a dollar. It was 1963, and the residents of a small Arkansas town nestled at the foothills of the Ozark Mountains were eagerly awaiting the arrival of one of the most important persons on earth. President John F. Kennedy was set to address the people of Heber Springs, Ark., and thousands of others who would converge on the small town to hear him speak at the dedication of Greers Ferry Dam October 3.