UCA HOSTS CONWAY CONVERSATIONS

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host Conway Conversations Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler Street in Conway. Conway Conversations gives citizens of the community an opportunity to come together to discuss important issues occurring in our community and society. Dr. Candice Barnes, civility … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS CODING ACADEMY HOSTS EMPLOYER INFO MEETING

In recognition of National Apprenticeship Week, the Arkansas Coding Academy at the University of Central Arkansas will host its first Employer Informational meeting and open house Thursday, Nov. 16 from 5-7 p.m. at UCA Downtown located at 1105 West Oak Street in downtown, Conway. Earlier this year UCA earned the title of the state’s first Registered Information Technology Apprenticeship P … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS COOKIES WITH SANTA IN DOWNTOWN CONWAY

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement and Julie’s Sweet Shoppe and Bakery have partnered to host Cookies with Santa in conjunction with the Downtown Merchants’ Christmas Open House on Sunday, Nov. 12 from 1-4 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 West Oak Street, in downtown Conway. Julie’s Sweet Shoppe will provide cookies and icing for cookie decorating and Sant … [Read more...]

FIEGEL HONORED WITH ACDS NEW PROFESSIONAL AWARD

Shelby Fiegel, assistant director of the University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development, received the New Professional Award during the Arkansas Community Development Society’s annual conference, held at UCA in October. The New Professional Award recognizes and encourages community developers who have worked for up to five years in the field of community d … [Read more...]

WHITEHEAD NAMED TO STATE GIS BOARD

Amy Whitehead, director of the Center for Community and Economic Development at the University of Central Arkansas, has been named to the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Board. Gov. Asa Hutchinson made the announcement last week. “I am honored to serve on the Arkansas Geographic Information Systems Board. The board is committed to improving the economic development and quality o … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS WOMEN IN POLITICS PANEL

The University of Central Arkansas Women’s Leadership Network will host a “Women in Politics” panel Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of UCA in Conway. “This panel discussion is not a political debate. It’s an opportunity to engage women in the political process and encourage women to consider politics as a viable leadership option,” said Shell … [Read more...]

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...]