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UAPB students excel at INBRE Research Conference

Once again, the minds of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff! Amen, yall!


students at inbre 2016 conference (l-r) Mercedes Winfrey, Tia’Asia James and Jasmine Johnson are photographed with their certificates at the Arkansas INBRE conference

Fourteen University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) students participated in the 2016 Arkansas INBRE Research Conference that was held recently. Students gave oral and poster presentations in biology, physics, chemistry, and biochemistry.

Tia’Asia James, a senior majoring in chemistry, won “First Place Overall” in oral presentation in the chemistry and biochemistry category. Her research topic was “Synthesis and Analysis of Superparamagnetic Bridged Lanthanide (III) Complexes.” She completed this research while serving as a STEM Academy Intern at Texas A&M University during the summer of 2016.  The award included a certificate, plaque and a check for $500.

Mercedes Winfrey, a junior majoring in physics, won second place in the poster presentation in the chemistry and biochemistry category. Her project was entitled “Measuring Carbon Dioxide Emissions as a Basis for Understanding Indoor Air…

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UAPB honors students present at historic national conference

I cried because I am so glad that UAPB is producing women like this! Go Queens!! This my Grandma, Mama, and Daddy’s alma mater Reppin for the home state!


Sheena Meadows, Christ-Shamma Matalbert, Amera Allison, Dr. Carolyn F. Blakely (l-r) Sheena Meadows, Christ-Shamma Matalbert, Amera Allison, Dr. Carolyn F. Blakely

Two scholars from the Carolyn F. Blakely Honors Program at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff presented research in Nashville at the 25th Annual National Association of African-American Honors Programs (NAAAHP) Conference.

Amera Allison, a sophomore business major from Detroit, MI, presented research on the impact three of the four controlling images of black women in the media (as identified by Patricia Hill Collins, 2000) have on the behavior of their black women audience. Christ-Shamma Matalbert, a sophomore political science major who is originally from Haiti but currently a resident of Douglasville, GA, presented research on college students’ perception of natural hair in the professional setting. Both students received certificates for their presentations.

Mrs. Sheena T. Meadows, director of the Carolyn F. Blakely Honors Program, stated that she is, “immensely proud of Allison and Matalbert for their hard…

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Ethiopian Gospel Music

I had a conversation with my mentor today. She explained that she has asked God to give her the ability to learn praise songs in different languages. Beautiful! My dream field, anthropology, is the study of culture. Gotta start listening to Spanish gospel, Korean gospel, Ethiopian gospel, and more. To God be the glory!

This is one I liked.

Psalms 47

1{To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.} O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

2For the LORD most high is terrible; he is a great King over all the earth.

3He shall subdue the people under us, and the nations under our feet.

4He shall choose our inheritance for us, the excellency of Jacob whom he loved. Selah.

5God is gone up with a shout, the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.

6Sing praises to God, sing praises: sing praises unto our King, sing praises.

7For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding.

8God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness.

9The princes of the people are gathered together, even the people of the God of Abraham: for the shields of the earthbelong unto God: he is greatly exalted.


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Scripture of the Day

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 KJV

The Lord’s Day, the first day of the week: Sunday, I admonish you to go into His house to worship and praise Him for He is good.

He keeps His promises.