Governor to Open 30th Annual CDI

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson will open the 30th Annual Community Development Institute (CDI) with a special proclamation beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 1 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Elected officials, development professionals and nonprofit leaders will convene at UCA on August 1-5 to commemorate three decades of educating … [Read more...]

Arkansas Coding Academy announced

The University of Central Arkansas announced on Tuesday the establishment of its new Arkansas Coding Academy (ACA), which will provide turnkey education and training opportunities to individuals seeking new careers in information technology. The new academy is part of UCA’s Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, which is the university’s noncredit, continuing education and outreach uni … [Read more...]

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis adds Whitehead to Advisory Council

Amy Whitehead, director of UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED), has been named to the Community Development Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank serves the Eighth Federal Reserve District which consists of Arkansas and portions of six other states: Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and I … [Read more...]

UCA offers free domestic violence workshop

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement has partnered with the Unseen Homeless Campaign of Conway to offer a continuing education workshop on domestic violence to individuals who serve or work with victims or survivors of domestic abuse. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to recognize the signs of domestic violence, build confidence f … [Read more...]

Kris Allen added to TEDxUCAbears line up

Conway, AR – TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas has announced that platinum-selling, singer-songwriter and winner of American Idol Season 8 Kris Allen has been added to the line-up for TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas. Allen will perform on Friday, March 4 at the University of Central Arkansas on the Ida Waldran stage in Old Main during the TEDx event. Tickets to TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas can … [Read more...]

TEDx speakers announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 2/1/16 Contact: Christina Madsen or Kandace Keeney | TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas Speakers Announced Conway, AR – TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas has announced the speaker lineup for the inaugural TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas conference, themed “Ideas Whose Time Has Come,” to be held on March 4, 2016 in the Ida Waldran Auditorium on the campus … [Read more...]

UCA Downtown Ribbon Cutting

The University of Central Arkansas hosted the ribbon cutting and grand opening of UCA Downtown today. About 300 attendees from the downtown Conway community, faculty, staff, students and alumni were on hand to welcome this addition to the city of Conway. The approximate 2500-square-foot facility is now home culinary, fine arts, technology and other community education and lifelong learning … [Read more...]

UCA Downtown grand opening and ribbon cutting

The University of Central Arkansas will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new UCA Downtown at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 14 at 1105 Oak Street in Conway. As part of the grand opening and ribbon cutting, original art works created by UCA students in the Department of Art will be featured in the front, gallery section of the building. The approximate 2500-square-foot … [Read more...]

Whitehead appointed to regional planning council

Amy Whitehead, Director of UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development, has been approved as a new member of the Regional Planning Advisory Council (RPAC) by the Metroplan Board of Directors. The Regional Planning Advisory Council is a citizen-based body charged by Metroplan with development and oversight of long-range planning for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan a … [Read more...]

TEDx Salon #4: Reinventing Liberal Arts Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 12/16/15 Contact: Kandace Keeney  | TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansasSalon #4: Reinventing Liberal Arts Education Conway, AR – TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas will hold the fourth TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansasSalon themed “Reinventing Liberal Arts Education” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at UCA Downtown, the new University of Central Arkansa … [Read more...]