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University of Arkansas Teams Win 8 of 10 Governor's Cup Awards

University of Arkansas Teams Win 8 of 10 Governor's Cup Awards
Lumadrop is interviewed after the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup awards ceremony at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.

Teams from the University of Arkansas won eight of the 10 awards presented Wednesday at the 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup collegiate business plan competition.
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Connors Pledge $1.5M to UA Fulbright College Fellowship

Robert and Sandra Connor of Little Rock and Dallas have pledged $1.5 million to enhance the Robert C. and Sandra Connor Endowed Faculty Fellowship at the University of Arkansas.
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Gilbert Baker Is Back at UCA And Will Teach Music

Former state Sen. Gilbert Baker has returned to the University of Central Arkansas campus as a faculty member in the Department of Music.
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