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Center provides advanced culinary arts coursework

FAYETTEVILLE – Food technologists from companies across the United States took part in a 40-hour, five-day hands-on training workshop, Global/Advanced Culinary Arts, Sept. 9-11 at the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science, part of the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture, on the university’s Fayetteville campus.

UAM forestry grad student receives grant

MONTICELLO — Kathy Brautigum of Maplewood, Ohio, a graduate assistant and candidate for the master of science in forest resources degree at the University of Arkansas at Monticello, has received a grant to present research findings to a joint meeting of the American Ornithologists Union, the Cooper Ornithological Society, and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists in Estes Park, Colo., Sept. 23-28.

Simmons declares dividend

Simmons First National Corporation’s Board of Directors declared a regular $0.22 per share quarterly cash dividend payable Oct. 1 to shareholders of record Sept. 15. This dividend represents a $0.01 per share, or 4.8 percent increase over the dividend paid for the same period last year.

Martin to head UAPB Human Sciences Department

Brenda A. Martin has been named chair of the Department of Human Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. She will provide leadership to the department that includes four units – food service/restaurant management; human development and family studies; merchandising, textiles and design; and nutrition and dietetics.