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  |  tedx@uca.edu 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...]

UCA hosts open house for new downtown facility

The University of Central Arkansas will host an open house on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the new UCA Downtown at 1105 Oak Street. UCA Downtown will be home to culinary, fine arts, technology and other community education and lifelong learning programs hosted by UCA. Located within walking distance to popular restaurants, shopping, Toad Suck Square and Simon Park, UCA Downtown … [Read more...]

‘How to Educate Global Leaders’ next TEDx Salon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 11/06/15 Contact: Christina Madsen or Kandace Keeney | tedx@uca.edu TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas “How to Educate Global Leaders” Salon Conway, AR – TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas will hold the third TEDx Salon themed “How to Educate Global Leaders” at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 16 in the College of Business, Room 111. David Williamson, International Admiss … [Read more...]

UCA hosts ‘Saving Your Small Town’ Training Event

UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and the White River Planning and Development District to host Saving Your Small Town: Homegrown Community and Economic Development for North Central Arkansas community leaders. The event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 at Lyon College in … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Minority Vendor Expo

The University of Central Arkansas will host a Minority Vendor Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9 in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of UCA in Conway. The Minority Vendor Expo is designed to give members of the higher education community an opportunity to engage with minority business owners in an effort to learn more about the products and services they have to … [Read more...]

Nominate a speaker for TEDx

The inaugural TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas is now accepting speaker nominations for its spring 2016 conference. The conference is set to debut on the campus of University of Central Arkansas on Friday, March 4. The all-day event will be held in the Ida Waldran Auditorium located inside UCA’s oldest building, Old Main. Ideal TEDx speakers showcase new ideas that are widely relatable, ideas … [Read more...]

Josh Markham receives New Professional Award

Josh Markham, assistant director of UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development, received the New Professional Award during the Arkansas Community Development Society’s annual conference, held at UCA on October 22. The New Professional Award recognizes and encourages community developers who have worked for up to five years in the field of community development, and whose work has ha … [Read more...]