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With fellow Clinton School students cheering him on, second year Clinton School student, Chet Howland (’14), finished the Little Rock Marathon in just under three hours, posting an official time of 2:59:44. His race time placed him as the second Arkansan to cross the finish line and the 28th to finish overall.
After extreme weather conditions threatened the safety of participants and spectators on Sunday, race officials rushed to reroute the 12th annual Little Rock Marathon shortly after the start. However, despite the bad weather, Chet was determined. “I was worried the weather might ruin things,” Chet said. “But I’ve been training for this race, specifically, for a year and a half and overcast and raining is perfect for marathoners.”
During the year and a half leading up to the race, Chet had to continue his training through his time working on his International Public Service Project (IPSP) with the Clinton School in Cartagena, Colombia. He spent his IPSP developing and conducting a program evaluation for El Habitante, a sustainable tourism initiative. Regardless of his new climate, the training had to continue and he had to accommodate to his new surroundings. “I don’t miss diving in and out of Colombian traffic during 120 degree days one bit,” Chet said. “But I’m thankful for the mental toughness it provided.”
Chet says he chose running because he was too uncoordinated to do anything else in high school. “I had the option to do track or join the debate team,” Chet said. “I chose the former.”
Uncoordinated or not, Chet posted a very impressive time, reaching the gold standard for semi-competitive marathoners by finishing under three hours. As a frequent runner even when he’s not training, Chet runs about 4-5 times a week to stay well-balanced. “It keeps me sane when the rest of my life feels like it’s out of control,” Chet said. “But I’m also hyper-competitive, so it’s an odd mixture of serenity and desire to do well.”
- Same Taggart has been rescheduled for Monday, March 10th at 12:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
- Ken Stern has been rescheduled for Monday, April 21 at 6:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
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The field service recruitment information meeting, originally scheduled for today in Wynne, has been rescheduled for next Tuesday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
A research fellowship at the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security is being established in Hillary Clinton’s name by Thomas F. “Mack” and Donna McLarty along with their sons, Mark and Franklin, Franklin’s wife, Gabriella and their daughter, Brianna. Established through the McLarty Global Fellowship program, it will provide one year of funding for a graduate of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service.
Hillary Clinton and the McLartys are longtime friends.
Mack McLarty served as President Bill Clinton’s first White House Chief of Staff and Donna McLarty has worked with Hillary Clinton on a variety of issues in Washington and Arkansas, including the founding of Vital Voices Global Partnership. Vital Voices Global Partnership is an international non governmental organization (NGO) which invests in and trains emerging women leaders.
The Clinton School is the nation’s first to offer a Master of Public Service degree. It is located on the campus of the Clinton Presidential Center in downtown Little Rock.
“Connecting the work and public service of the Clintons with the Clinton School inspired us to create this fellowship,” said the McLartys in a joint statement. ”The Clinton family and Clinton School students are making Arkansas, the nation and the world better. We are also excited by what is happening at the Georgetown Institute”
“We are extremely grateful to the McLarty family for this prestigious graduate fellowship named for Secretary Clinton,” said Clinton School Dean James L. “Skip” Rutherford III. “The McLartys have been generous supporters of the Clinton School as well as numerous other organizations in Arkansas and throughout the country. We’re also very pleased to collaborate with Executive Director Melanne Verveer and others associated with the Institute for Women, Peace and Security at Georgetown.”
Hillary Clinton is the honorary founding chair of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.
The fellowship was announced Tuesday afternoon in Washington at an awards ceremony on the Georgetown campus.
Clinton Library and Learning Center for her work in the planning stages of the library. As her final field service project with the Clinton School, Emily completed community surveys and produced a report on community needs related to programming at the new facility.
Director of the Hillary Clinton Library and Learning Center and Clinton School professor Don Ernst, Clinton School graduate Emily Fischer, and Dean of the Clinton School Skip Rutherford are pictured below during the dedication of a bench in Emily’s honor on the grounds of the Library.
“The Public’s Health: A Narrative History of Health and Disease in Arkansas,” author and Arkansas historian Sam Taggart
Monday, March 3, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- Dr. Sam Taggart has recently published “The Public Health”: a narrative history of the evolution of health and disease in Arkansas over the last two hundred years. From the scourges of smallpox, cholera and yellow fever in the 19th century to polio, AIDS, and drug abuse in the 20st century, “The Public’s Health” takes a close look at the health and diseases of the people of Arkansas, the tools they had at their disposal and how they responded.
“With Charity for All: Why Charities are Failing and A Better Way to Give,” author Ken Stern
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- In “With Charity For All,” former NPR CEO Ken Stern examines the American charity industry: 1.1 million organizations, 10 percent of the national workforce, and $1.5 trillion in annual revenues. He chronicles many flaws in the system, from tax-exempt charities such as bowl games, roller derby leagues, and beer festivals, to charitable hospitals and organizations that raise millions of dollars without ever solving the problem they have pledged to answer. “With Charity For All” provides an unflinching look at the philanthropic sector but also offers an inspiring prescription for individual giving and widespread reform.
“Les Miserables,” a panel discussion
Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *In partnership with the Arkansas Repertory Theatre
- “Les Miserables,” one of the most popular shows in The Rep’s history, is a musical by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg, and returns to the Rep from March 5 through April 6 under the direction Robert Hupp. Panelists will include members of The Rep’s creative team in a conversation about how film productions and stage productions differ while attempting to tell the same story.
“The Twenty-First Century South: What The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Tells Us about the Burden of the Southern Future”
Friday, March 7, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- Charles Reagan Wilson, the Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Chair of History and Professor of Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi, will discuss key periods of social change in Southern history and explore different ideas of the South’s future as we are at key moment in the region’s experience. “The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture” provides ways of thinking about the South’s future in the light of its cultural history.
Holly Gordon, executive director of Girl Rising: Educate Girls, Change the World
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- Holly Gordon is the Executive Director of Girl Rising: Educate Girls, Change the World, an international movement for girls’ education, and the Executive Producer of “Girl Rising,” a film at the epicenter of the movement because 66 million girls around the world are denied the right to go to school. She will discuss how to apply storytelling as a tool for social change. Gordon was selected by Fast Company as a member of the League of Extraordinary Women in 2012 and was named one of 125 Women of Impact in 2012 by Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
“The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives,” author Sasha Abramsky
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- Sasha Abramsky’s new book, “The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives,” focuses on the poverty epidemic raging across America and attempts to capture the personal faces and stories of those poverty affects most adversely. For the past two years, his focus has been on Voices of Poverty, a website devoted to documenting the diversity, loneliness, and complexity contained in the personal stories of America’s poor.
“Fostering a Sense of Fairness and Justice for People Seeking a Second Chance: A Presentation about improving the Clemency and Pardon process,” Robert Ehrlich, former governor of Maryland
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- In 2002, Robert Ehrlich became Maryland’s 60th Governor and abandoned the “life means life” policy of his predecessor that precluded persons serving life sentences from eligibility for executive clemency. Ehrlich promised to evaluate each request for clemency on a case-by-case basis and was nationally recognized for his progressive approach that helped free wrongly convicted defendants. From 2003-2007, Governor Ehrlich reviewed 444 applications and granted 228 pardons. To date, 99% of those pardoned have not reoffended.
“The Slaw and the Slow Cooked: Culture and Barbecue in the Mid-South,” anthropologist James Veteto
Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *Book signing to follow
- “The Slaw and the Slow Cooked: Culture and Barbecue in the Mid-South” attempts to provide a deeper understanding of the larger experience of the legendary American culinary tradition known as barbecue. The book cast a wide net for divergent approaches and includes Jones Bar-B-Q Diner in Marianna, Arkansas, possibly a century-old restaurant serving top-notch pork and simultaneously challenging race and class boundaries.
Arkansas Puzzle Day 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- The Clinton School will welcome crossword and Sudoku puzzle enthusiasts for the Seventh Arkansas Puzzle Day. The event will feature crossword and Sudoku contests, and a film screening of the award winning documentary “Wordplay.”
Panel Discussion on Ending Childhood Hunger in the United States
Monday, March 17, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *In partnership with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance and Share Our Strength
- Join us for a discussion on ending childhood hunger in the United States with Governor Mike Beebe of Arkansas, Jeff Bridges, Academy Award-winning actor, musician and national spokesperson for the No Kid Hungry campaign and Billy Shore, founder and CEO of Share Our Strength.
“Empowering Women and Girls,” a panel discussion
Monday, March 17, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. (Great Hall) *In partnership with the Clinton Foundation
- In honor of Women’s History Month, the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton School of Public Service will host a panel on empowerment of women and girls. From women’s suffrage movements in the early 20th century to the Arab Spring, countless exceptional women have redefined their role in the world on their own terms. Clinton School student Immaculee Kayitare, from Kigali, Rwanda, will be among those on the panel. For more information, click here.
Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, gardener, historian, and landscape architect
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall) *In partnership with P. Allen Smith
- Todd Longstaffe-Gowan is an author, historian, gardener, geographer, and landscape architect. He will discuss his re-presentation of the pleasure grounds at Kensington Palace to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. The Kensington Palace Gardens has been a favorite place of residence for various members of the royal family including Queen Victoria, Prince Charles and Princess Diana, and will soon be the London home of Prince William and Princess Catherine.
“Countering the Culture of Clinton Hating,” David Brock, founder of Media Matters for America
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. (Sturgis Hall)
- On his first return to Arkansas since the height of the Clinton battles of the 1990s, David Brock will take the fight to the purveyors of Clinton hatred. He will chronicle the evolution of the “vast right wing conspiracy” of which he was once a part and outline the work he and the organizations he leads will do to set the record straight and level the playing field in 2016.
Reserve your seats by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (501) 683-5239.
Clinton School alum Katie Milligan (’13) partnered with the Junior League of Little Rock to develop a curriculum and guide for a course to create active, effective and knowledgeable nonprofit board members.
Milligan researched several other similar national programs and spoke with nonprofit organizations and possible participants to identify the themes and course subjects that would be the most valuable to educate interested individuals on nonprofit boards of directors. These themes were used to inform the development of course materials and appropriateness for the Little Rock area.
The Junior League of Little Rock and The Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance are proud to announce the Nonprofit Board Institute (NPBI). NPBI will train individuals on how to be effective nonprofit board members through a five-week evening training session course.
The inaugural course will be held during the month of April 2014. All sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Junior League of Little Rock Building located at 401 South Scott Street, Little Rock, AR 72201.
Subject matter experts will train participants on the following:
All men and women who currently serve or are interested in serving as a nonprofit board member are invited to register for the NPBI. For more information contact email@example.com.
The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service is set to host two speakers featured in the Arkansas Literary Festival, partnering with the festival for the seventh consecutive year.
The Clinton School Speaker Series and the Arkansas Literary Festival are proud to present journalist and author David Finkel on April 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. and author and professor Angie Maxwell on April 25, 2014 at 12:00 p.m., both at the Clinton School of Public Service, Sturgis Hall (1200 President Clinton Avenue, Little Rock, 72201).
David Finkel is a journalist and author whose most recent book, the critically acclaimed Thank You For Your Service, chronicles the challenges faced by American soldiers and their families in the aftermath of war. His previous book, The Good Soldiers, was the best-selling account of the U.S. surge during the Iraq War and a New York Times Best Book of the Year. Among Finkel’s honors are a Pulitzer Prize in 2006 and a MacArthur Fellowship in 2012. He is an editor and writer for the Washington Post.
Angie Maxwell is the Diane D. Blair professor of southern studies and assistant professor of political science at the University of Arkansas. She is the co-editor of Unlocking V. O. Key, Jr.: Southern Politics for the Twenty-first Century. Her recent publications have appeared in Presidential Studies Quarterly and the Journal of Black Studies. Maxwell will be talking about topics surrounding her new book, The Indicated South: Public Criticism, Southern Inferiority, and the Politics of Whiteness (New Directions in Southern Studies).
“Every year, the Arkansas Literary Festival tops itself and brings in an amazing group of authors, journalists, and presenters,” said Clinton School Dean Skip Rutherford. “We’re thrilled to be involved with the festival again this year and really excited to host such wonderful and interesting authors as a part of our speaker series.”
The Arkansas Literary Festival is a product of the Central Arkansas Library System and will take place April 24 – 27, 2014.
About the Arkansas Literary Festival:
The festival will feature more than 80 presenters and special events, including a cocktail reception with authors, a writing workshop, and a concert. To view a full schedule of presenters and events, visit www.arkansasliteraryfestival.org. For more information, contact Brad Mooy at (501) 918-3098 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Clinton School Speaker Series:
The Clinton School hosts free public programs, guest lectures and community conversations featuring internationally-prominent leaders and timely topics. The series not only enhances the education of Clinton School students, but also provides a venue for the public to engage in intellectual discussions on the issues of the day. The lecture series features a diverse array of programs ranging from senators, congressmen and congresswomen, cabinet officials and ambassadors, to renowned academics, corporate CEOs, philanthropists, authors and journalists. For more information, visit www.clintonschoolspeakers.com.
“After the Tsunami,” directed by University of Arkansas Professor Larry Foley and narrated by Clinton School Alum Rina Meutia, will be awarded the Broadcast Education Association Award of Excellence from the Festival of Media Arts.
About the Festival of Media Arts
The Broadcast Eduacation Association’s Festival of Media Arts is a competitive festival open to BEA individual faculty and student members. Last year, the festival received over 1250 total entires in 15 competitions. Separate competitions for faculty and students cover the range from dramatic narratives, through non-fiction documentary and news to the frontiers of interactive multimedia.
Prizes are awarded during BEA’s annual convention and Festival of Media Arts – April 6-9, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
About “After the Tsunami”
“After the Tsunami” tells the story of Indonesian college graduate students who came to U.S. universities, most went to the University of Arkansas and Texas A&M, on scholarships following the 2004 tsunami that killed 173,000 in Banda Aceh. Former presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton championed the program, intended to help rebuild the human capital in Aceh Provence. The film is written and produced by Arkansas journalism professor Larry Foley, and narrated in first person by one of the students, Clinton School of Public Service graduate Rina Meutia.
“After the Tsunami” will air on AETN in Central Arkansas on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.