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...]

UCA HOSTS CIVILITY WORKSHOP

The University of Central Arkansas will host a civility workshop on Tuesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus. The workshop, “Mudslinging, Disagreements & Disrespect: Climbing Out of the Rabbit Hole of Incivility,” will provide an interactive experience to build a context for civility, compassion and courage to grow in the school, community and home.  It … [Read more...]

SERVICE-LEARNING AWARDS HELD AT UCA

The University of Central Arkansas honored faculty, students and partners during the fourth annual Service-Learning Awards ceremony for their achievement in service-learning Monday, April 24. This academic year, 42 faculty members instructed 1,572 students in 104 academic service-learning courses, serving 97 community partners in Conway and surrounding communities. Special recognitions were … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS CODING ACADEMY CONTINUES TRAINING EFFORTS

The University of Central Arkansas announces 20 new Java developers completed the most recent Arkansas Coding Academy boot camp and part-time classes. As part of their training program, the participants debuted their final projects and portfolios to local employers and the community during Demo Day on the campus of UCA. The Arkansas Coding Academy, which is part of the UCA Division of … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS CONWAY CONVERSATIONS

UCA will host “Conway Conversations” where citizens of Conway come together as a community amid differences to identify issues and concerns and participate in constructive dialogue with one another. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at UCA Downtown located at 1l05 West Oak Street in downtown Conway. Dr. Angela Webster, associate vice president for Institutional Div … [Read more...]

UCA STUDENTS GEAR UP FOR THE BIG EVENT

The University of Central Arkansas Big Event will take place on Saturday, March 11 throughout Conway. Each year, UCA students organize The Big Event where students, faculty and staff come together to give back to the Conway community through volunteer service. This event, which takes place each spring semester, is an opportunity for students to serve the community that supports them year rou … [Read more...]

UCA DOWNTOWN CELEBRATES FIRST YEAR

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host a celebration to commemorate the one-year anniversary of  UCA Downtown on Friday, Jan. 27 from 4–7 p.m. at 1105 West Oak Street in downtown Conway. At 5 p.m., President Houston Davis will make welcoming remarks to the public. The one-year celebration offers live entertainment, door prizes and re … [Read more...]

LEGISLATIVE PANEL AT UCA

The University of Central Arkansas hosted a panel with several members of the Arkansas State Legislature as part of the two-part Community and Economic Development Training Series. The first session was help Friday, Dec. 9. Panelists provided information on building effective relationships with legislative officials to the approximate 60 officials who attended the training session. Amy … [Read more...]