Antoinette Grajeda

KUAF host and contributor of "Ozarks at Large"

Antoinette Grajeda is a producer and reporter for Ozarks at Large. She began her professional career as a print journalist in 2007 and joined the KUAF staff in 2009. She earned a B.A. and M.A. in Journalism from the University of Arkansas. Since 2007, Antoinette has participated in the NWA Gridiron Show, which raises money for scholarships. She has also volunteered with the Lemke Journalism Project since 2008. This six-week program teaches high school students about journalism and encourages them to pursue higher education.

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A new state law allowing guns on campus went into effect Sept. 1. However, guns are still not allowed until a training program required to obtain an enhanced concealed carry permit is developed. University of Arkansas officials organized a campus forum to help answer some questions about the law. More information can be found at Video of the forum is available here.

courtesy: Elk River Sessions

Last weekend, 20 musicians from Denton, Texas traveled to a cabin along the Elk River to write and record an album. Denton Film Company is recording the project and will later produce a documentary. Proceeds from the album will benefit a woman with MS.

Arkansas Economic Development Commission

Act 1080 amends the Arkansas Economic Development Commission's 40-year-old program to include women-owned businesses and new diversity spending targets. The new law goes into effect Sept. 1 and certification applications are available here.

The sole manufacturer of the yellow fever vaccine in the U.S. will not be producing the vaccine until it transitions to its new facility next year. This may complicate travel for students and faculty at the University of Arkansas. The manufacturer is working with the FDA to make another vaccine available in the U.S., but it will only be available at select clinics. You can locate a clinic in your area here.

The Rogers Experimental House is an experimental community center. It gives local residents a place to work on their creative projects. The center is located at a temporary space in downtown Rogers. A long-term goal of the founders is to create a permanent home.