UCA to host 29th annual Community Development Institute

Elected officials and community leaders from across the mid-south will meet at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus on August 3-6 to participate in the annual Community Development Institute (CDI).  Taking place in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, the institute promises to be a rewarding learning experience for participants. Participants will be involved in engaging class … [Read more...]

Heber Springs Selected for CDI Program

Heber Springs was selected to host the University of Central Arkansas’ Community Development Institute Advanced Year program in August 2015. Heber Springs was selected through a competitive process of potential communities seeking to work with the CDI Community Development Institute (CDI). The Advanced Year class of CDI focuses on the application of community and economic development principles … [Read more...]

First Impressions Tour assessment in Clarksville completed

Josh Markham presenting First Impressions Tour assessment at Clarksville Chamber of Commerce

The Center for Community and Economic Development at the University of Central Arkansas presented an assessment report based on a First Impressions Tour recently completed in Clarksville, Arkansas. Over the past several months, the Center has worked in Clarksville to assess the physical, social and economic infrastructure of the community from the perspective of an individual completely new to … [Read more...]

UCA receives Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation grant

CONWAY—The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) announced its continued support of the Center for Community and Economic Development at the University of Central Arkansas through a three-year Rural Community and Economic Development Grant for $84,000. This funding is intended to support the Center’s efforts to assist municipal and nonprofit leaders build regional connections and to provide dir … [Read more...]

Boot camp focuses on Faulkner County economic development

More than 35 elected officials, city employees, federal agency representatives and other community leaders involved in tornado recovery and economic development within Faulkner County gathered for an economic development boot camp

More than 35 government and community leaders spent the day at an economic development boot camp held on Friday, May 8. Representatives from Faulkner County government, Vilonia, Mayflower, Greenbrier, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency attended the all-day training event hosted by UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED). The boot camp was held free of charge as p … [Read more...]

Outreach offers April workshops

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will offer two community workshops in April. The “Utilizing Weird Media in Therapy” workshop, facilitated by Allen Thomas, will be held on Tuesday, April 7 from 9 a.m. to noon in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on campus. This workshop will illustrate the use of comic books, video games, and animation in therapy … [Read more...]

Community Development Institute receives A&P funding

Conway, AR--The Conway Advertising and Promotion Commission announced its decision to fund UCA’s 2015 Community Development Institute. The A&P Commission accepts annual applications for its Special Events Program to provide money to applicants whose events stimulate tourism and produce a positive economic effect on the businesses of Conway. Over 150 community and economic development p … [Read more...]

UCA hosts State GIS Board

CONWAY, Ark. (November 26, 2014) – The University of Central Arkansas will host the final meeting of the year of the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems Board on December 3 from 10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. The meeting will be in room 113 of the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. The meeting is free and open to the public. The Arkansas GIS Board was originally created in 1997 by Arkansas Code 1 … [Read more...]

Glover leads community deliberation at UCA

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CONWAY – University of Central Arkansas’ Center for Community and Economic Development will hold a workshop to discuss the key strategies to understanding group concerns and using deliberation as a tool to connect with the community and other stakeholders. Malcolm Glover, an award-winning journalist, will speak at this workshop. The workshop will take place from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on November 1 … [Read more...]

Opening Ceremony for The Wall that Heals

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas will commemorate Veterans Day by hosting the Wall that Heals, a traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum. The opening ceremony begins at 10 a.m. on Thursday, October 30 on the Old Main Lawn on the campus with special remarks by Brig. Gen. Keith Klemmer, deputy adjutant general for the Arkansas National Guard. In the event of rain, the ceremony w … [Read more...]