UCA HOSTS TRAINING SERIES FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development is partnering with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) to provide a training series that will focus primarily on Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) training and certification. The first training will be held December 8 and 9 on the campus of UCA in Conway. Amy Whitehead, director for the … [Read more...]

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS HOSTS PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES

The University of Central Arkansas College of Liberal Arts will host “Exploring Our World,” a series of public lectures facilitated by university faculty and Conway government officials. This marks the fifth year the College of Liberal Arts has hosted the free public lecture series. All events will be held at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus or at UCA Downtown, 1105 Wes … [Read more...]

Gov. Hutchinson opens 30th annual CDI

Elected officials, development professionals, and non-profit leaders convened at the University of Central Arkansas Monday to participate in the Community Development Institute (CDI) on the campus. This is the 30th annual CDI, which runs from August 1-5. To commemorate three decades of educating community leaders, Gov.Asa Hutchinson opened the session with special remarks. “I look out here an … [Read more...]

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 | tedx@uca.edu 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...]