UCA joins Neighborhood WeatherNet program

The University of Central Arkansas has partnered with KARK-TV, Channel 4, to bring Arkansas television viewers another local site in the station?s exclusive Neighborhood WeatherNet program, UCA President Lu Hardin announced today.

The WeatherNet program provides live, local and accurate weather information from more than 30 school-based sites around the state. UCA will be home to the 34th WeatherNet site in Arkansas and the only university-based site. The program was designed by educators and meteorologists, and captures the interest of students, teachers and the community by integrating weather education with broadcast television technology.

UCA and KARK today activated the new WeatherNet station on the UCA campus. The station has advanced meteorological technology and will transmit live data to KARK?s meteorologists to use during live weather segments.

?At UCA, we?re committed to helping our students discover exciting ways of learning as well as getting prepared for a career upon college graduation,? Hardin said. ?WeatherNet will expose our science students to the latest technology and career paths in meteorology.?