UCA DEPARTMENTS COLLABORATE FOR THE CARE OF KIDS

For the past year, the University of Central Arkansas Elementary, Special Education and Literacy (ELSE), Occupational Therapy (OT) and Service-Learning programs have collaborated for the benefit of caring for kids with special healthcare needs through the UCA Bears for Care Program. The Bears for CARE Program, which is part of the WE-CARE Network, is dedicated to providing central Arkansas … [Read more...]

NEW WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP NETWORK AT UCA

The University of Central Arkansas is kicking off its new Women’s Leadership Network with a reception hosted by First Lady Jenny Davis. The reception is Monday, September 11 from 3–4:30 p.m. at UCA Downtown located at 1105 West Oak in downtown Conway. The event is free and open to seasoned and aspirant female leaders in the Conway and Faulkner County area. Refreshments will be served. Please … [Read more...]

HATFIELD MEMORIAL ART EXHIBIT CLOSES WITH RECEPTION

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement and the College of Fine Arts and Communication are hosting a closing reception for the Gene Hatfield: A Lifetime of Distinction, Achievement and Emeritus exhibit at UCA Downtown on Friday, Aug. 25 from 5-8p.m. For the past month, Gene Hatfield’s art has been on display at UCA Downtown. The exhibit features an e … [Read more...]

UCA, COMMUNITY BUILDS STRONGER PARTNERSHIP WITH JUVENILE COURT

The Faulkner County Juvenile Drug Court (FCJDC) announced expanded partnerships with the University of Central Arkansas and other community partners. The announcement was made Thursday on the UCA campus. “Adolescents with substance disorders frequently have mental health disorders, traumatic histories, and other risk factors that present unique challenges for the court. As such, it is i … [Read more...]

UCA TO ANNOUNCE NEW APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, Arkansas Coding Academy, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and U.S. Department of Labor will announce the state’s first Information Technology Apprenticeship Program at 2 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 at UCA Downtown. UCA Outreach and Community Engagement will also recognize Metova as the first recipient of … [Read more...]

CDI ENDS 31ST YEAR WITH GRADUATION AND AWARDS CEREMONY

The University of Central Arkansas Community Development Institute concluded the 31st year with an awards ceremony and graduation to conclude the five-day training session. Brad Lacy, president and chief executive officer of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, received the Bill Miller Award as recognition for his longstanding leadership and support of CDI, which includes many years of service … [Read more...]

GENE HATFIELD ART EXHIBIT, ‘A LIFETIME OF DISTINCTION, ACHIEVEMENT AND EMERITUS’

The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication and Division of Outreach and Community Engagement are hosting the Gene Hatfield: A Lifetime of Distinction, Achievement and Emeritus art exhibit at UCA Downtown from July 28 through August 25. UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak Street, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS 31ST ANNUAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

WHAT:           31st Annual Community Development Institute WHEN:           Monday, July 31 – Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 WHERE:         University of Central Arkansas WHO:             Center for Community and Economic Development DETAILS: University of Central Arkansas’s Center for Community and Economic Development invites the media to attend the following activities during the 31st Annual … [Read more...]

UCA SELECTS ALMA FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

The University of Central Arkansas selected the city of Alma as the 2017 Community Development Kick Start community. Alma was selected through a competitive process of communities across the state seeking to work with the Community Development Institute at UCA. “Alma stood out from other applicants because of the local and regional assets in the community. There is also a sense of excitement … [Read more...]

UCA, COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO ANNOUNCE GROWTH PLAN FOR LONOKE

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development in partnership with the City of Lonoke, Lonoke Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service will unveil “Kick Start Lonoke,” a community action plan outlining the strategic blueprint for the growth and development of Lonoke over the next five years. The announcement is 10 a.m … [Read more...]