Spring Fling To Culminate Year-Long Sesquicentennial Celebration


The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will cap its year-long celebration of its sesquicentennial at its Spring Fling community festival on Saturday, March 9 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Pine Bluff Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza. The public is invited to attend this free, family-friendly event. The Spring Fling is the culminating event for the 150th anniversary of the University in 2023. The event will highlight the “Mission, Milestones, and Memories” that have been cultivated at UAPB during the more than 150 years of its existence. Attendees at Spring Fling will experience interactive activities, such as robotics, art, and in anticipation of the upcoming solar eclipse, glasses will be available to take home. Performances by the legendary Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South and the Vesper Choir will help kick off the event, and light refreshments will be served. There will also be a prize drawing every half-hour. Mayor Shirley Washington, County Judge Gerald Robinson, and Chancellor Laurence B. Alexander will give opening remarks. About the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) is an 1890 Land-Grant HBCU with a diverse student population, competitive degree offerings and stellar faculty. For more than 150 years, UAPB has worked to create an environment that emphasizes learning, growth and productivity while affording a basic need to its students: a chance to advance. UAPB offers certificate and associate degree programs, more than 50 undergraduate and master’s degree programs and a doctoral program in Aquaculture/Fisheries. Students are active in more than 100 organizations, including an internationally renowned Vesper Choir, Marching Musical Machine of the Mid-South Band, Concert Bands, Wind Symphony, and an accomplished National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I athletics program.