Weekend Weather Leads to Virtual Monday in NWA

December 15, 2020

Education

NWA Weather Closings

A full list of all area closures can be found HERE.

Business

Science Ventures Studio Graduates Inaugural Cohort of Fellows

Science Ventures Studio, a Startup Junkie program, has graduated its first cohort of 'Commercialization Fellows' at the University of Arkansas.

  • The program pairs students with Arkansas companies that worked with SVS on Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) or Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) proposals. -AR Money & Politics
  • The four fellows include Gurshagan Kandhola, John Alumbaugh, Giselle Toledo and Josue Calderon.
  • Applications for the upcoming semester will close tomorrow, Dec. 15. Apply HERE.

Sports

Coach Pittman Set on Bowl Game

After a competitive and exciting season, Arkansas Football Coach Sam Pittman has his heart set on a bowl game for the Razorbacks.

  • Pittman inherited a program that had one SEC win in three years. The new coach led the Hogs to three SEC wins this year. -Pig Trail Nation
  • While the Hogs hold a (3-7) record, Pittman believes a bowl game is warranted, given that three conference wins in a normal season (pre-COVID) traditionally guarantees an appearance.
  • KJ Jefferson was thought to have been injured in Saturday's game, but it did not appear to be too serious. Jefferson’s opportunity to receive bowl game experience could be very helpful, as he will likely be the starting QB for the Hogs next year.

Weather

First Snowfall of the Year

  • Some parts of Northwest Arkansas received over six inches of snow Sunday Afternoon, forcing Bentonville, Rogers, Fayetteville, Gravette, Springdale, Siloam Springs, Pea Ridge, Decatur, Elkins, Greenland and Prairie Grove school districts to move to online learning Monday, Dec. 14. -NWA Online
  • Centerton Mayor Bill Edwards assures commuters that "roads are in good shape."
  • No roads were closed on Sunday and the forecast predicts the snow to taper off by Tuesday.

Community

38-Acre Donation To Establish New Park in Fayetteville

On Friday, the City of Fayetteville announced that a 38-acre land donation will go towards the establishment of a new park. -KNWA/Fox 24

  • Craig and Laura Underwood generously donated land west of Dean Solomon Road in Fayetteville. The park is scheduled to open to the public in Spring 2021.
  • The Fayetteville City Council voted to approve the naming of the park in honor of the Underwoods’ donation on Oct. 6 2020.
  • According to the city, the park will eliminate the existing park service gap in the northwest area of Fayetteville. -KNWA/Fox 24

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