Monthly Archives: October 2017

Holocaust Survivor And Forgiveness Advocate Eva Kor To Speak At Harding

Harding University’s American Studies Institute will host Holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate Eva Kor for the second presentation of its Distinguished Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7 in Benson Auditorium.

Kor is one of the survivors of the medical experiments on twins supervised by Nazi doctor Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. Her account of surviving the Holocaust offers many relevant lessons on the dangers of hate and prejudice and the consequences of allowing prejudice to persist in others.

In addition to her account of the Holocaust, Kor’s life lessons and message of forgiveness continue to touch the lives of millions. Kor recounts how, in 1995, she chose to forgive the Nazis, deciding that they would no longer have power over her life. She describes the choice as an act of self-healing, self-liberation and self-empowerment.

Kor’s story is documented in the award-winning film “Forgiving Dr. Mengele” and the popular young adult book Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz. Her story of forgiveness is also recounted in the German book Die Macht Des Vergebens (The Power of Forgiveness). Premiering in January 2018, Kor’s story will be the subject of a feature-length documentary, “Eva A-7063.”

The event is free and open to the public. It will be streamed live at For more information, contact the American Studies Institute at 501-279-4497. For other Harding events and free and low cost services available to the public, visit

Harding University is a private Christian, liberal arts university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state. Harding’s student body represents all 50 states and 54 nations and territories. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors; graduate and professional degrees at the master’s, specialist and doctoral levels; as well as numerous study abroad opportunities including locations in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information, visit

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Price And Sara Gardner Scholarship Endowed At A-State

JONESBORO – Arkansas State University announced today the establishment of the Price and Sara Gardner Pre-law Scholarship, created to help pre-law students at Arkansas State finance and fulfill education priorities.

The scholarship was instituted following a gift of $25,000 by the Gardners to the Arkansas State University Foundation, Inc., and is the first scholarship established for pre-law students at A-State.

“Price and Sara Gardner serve our university in so many ways, and we are very appreciative of the continuing support of our students,” said Dr. Chuck Welch, president of the ASU System. “The undergraduate education Price received at A-State prepared him to become one of the most successful attorneys in the state of Arkansas. Through this endowment, Price and Sara are now providing other students the same opportunity to excel in the study of law.”   MORE

Poll: Hutchinson, Cotton, Boozman Under 50% With Job Approval Ratings

Arkansas voters hold varying views on three statewide elected officials who are all polling below 50% in job performance approval.

A new survey from TBP-Hendrix College, conducted a week ago, shows Gov. Asa Hutchinson with the largest margin of approval, while attitudes toward U.S. Senator John Boozman are evenly split. U.S. Senator Tom Cotton has the highest approval rating of all three politicians, but he also has the highest disapproval number.

Hutchinson, the first-term GOP governor, is up for re-election in 2018, while Republican senators Boozman and Cotton are in the middle of their six-year senate terms.   MORE

Amazon Leads Online Price War In Non-Consumables

The notion that Amazon’s prices are higher than competitors like Walmart U.S. isn’t true, at least for 52,000 non-food items recently checked by e-commerce marketing and analytics firm Profitero.

Keith Anderson, chief strategy officer at Profitero, said the “price war is on and while Amazon might be leading the pack, it’s clear Walmart is also on the offensive.”

The Profitero report looked at more than 52,000 products across 13 categories to illuminate the competitive price gaps between Amazon, Walmart, and Target. The survey looked at only identical products that were in-stock and packaged the same. The survey was conducted during June, July and August and compared daily prices which were averaged over the full period for comparison. The survey looked at baby, vitamins, video games, toys & games, tools & home improvement, sports & outdoors, office supplies, electronic, music, furniture, baby and appliances. He said Profitero plans another survey with everyday essentials like grocery products and household suppliers.   MORE

U.S. Marshals Museum To Open Virtually In The “Next Five Or Six Weeks”

After years of waiting, the United States Marshals Museum (USMM) will “open” in the next five to six weeks — virtually. The building, which still eyes a Sept. 24, 2019 opening day, will be available through virtual reality from the new site location at the intersection of H Street and Riverfront Parkway in Fort Smith.

USMM President and CEO Patrick Weeks hinted at the specifics at a gathering on Thursday night (Oct. 26) from Doe’s Eat Place near the site.

“The reality is that we have a building pad up there that we can actually walk up on to and stand right in the place where things are going to be. And thanks to some work that CDI is going to do for us, there’s going to be some opportunities for experiencing some magic up on that mound somewhere between now and April of next year.”    MORE

John Grisham On His First Book Tour In More Than Two Decades

It’s the moment John Grisham became America’s story teller. Grisham was working in Mississippi as an attorney when he wrote the book “A Time to Kill.” His second book, “The Firm,” became an instant hit in 1991, and it was turned into a movie starring Tom Cruise. Since then he’s sold more than 300 million copies of the 31 novels he’s written.

Many of his his books incorporate scenes from the rural south, experiences from his grandparents farm in Northeast Arkansas. Grisham hasn’t done a book tour in decades, but this fall he decided it was time to reconnect with his fans. He spoke to a group at Christian Brothers University in Memphis on Thursday (Oct. 26).

“You never write the first scene until you write the last scene,” Grisham said.   MORE

American To Add Nonstop Service From Little Rock To Washington, DC

American Airlines has announced daily service between Clinton National Airport and Reagan National Airport will begin April 3rd. Tickets are now on sale on American’s website for the nearly two-and-a-half-hour flight that will be operated by American Eagle.

Service will be provided on an Embraer 175, a 76 seat aircraft that provides two class service and includes Wi-Fi.

The schedule will include a 7:20 a.m. departure from Little Rock that will arrive in Washington D.C. at 10:40 a.m. Service will leave Washington D.C. at 5:55 p.m. and arrive at Little Rock at 7:35 p.m.

American has served Little Rock since 1931, and is the airport’s largest carrier.  It also provides nonstop service from Little Rock to Chicago, Dallas and Charlotte.    MORE

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