Brush Up on Boating Safety & a Few Notes!

ood morning, UACCM! Here are a few things coming up later this week that you need to know about:
  • This Thursday, June 24 marks final exams for summer I term classes...good luck! The University Bookstore also closes for annual inventory this Thursday and will re-open July 1.
  • This Friday, June 25 is regular registration for summer II term classes. Stop by the University Center from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm to sign up.
  • This Friday and Saturday, June 25 and 26 is the 22nd Annual Great Arkansas Pig Out Festival in Morrilton! Beginning at 5:00 pm Friday, all are welcome to come down to the Morrilton City Park to take in the free kid's activities, delicious food in Pig Out Alley and dozens of sporting events for all ages. Free entertainment during GAPO will include rising star Wade Bowen and many more. Click here to see a full schedule of events. A portion of proceeds from this year's festival goes to the Conway County School Counts! Initiative, so come on out and Pig Out!
July 4 is coming up, and there's no better time to receive a boating education certification for FREE! The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will conduct a Boating Education Course at UACCM's Leadership Development Institute on Tuesday, June 29 and Wednesday, June 30. The two evening course is being offered free of charge to the public. Class will be held from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. each evening at the Leadership Development Institute, located at 115 East Broadway in downtown Morrilton.
 
The Arkansas Boating Education Course will teach the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating which is necessary to reduce loss of life, personal injury and property damage while increasing boating enjoyment for outdoor enthusiasts. Anyone born on or after January 1, 1986, and of legal age to operate a motorboat, must have successfully completed an approved Arkansas Game and Fish Commission Boating Education Course and carry proof while operating a motorboat on Arkansas water. The law also affects operators of sailboats.

Upon completion of the two evening class, participants will take a final examination. The class is recommended for individuals 11 years of age and older. Class size is limited and registration is required. Contact Janie Wagner at (501) 977-2078 or at wagner@uaccm.edu to reserve a space in the class. Additional information concerning the Boating Education Program is available on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission web site at www.agfc.com.

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