UCA HOSTS CONWAY CONVERSATIONS SERIES

Talks include nationally recognized facilitator  CONWAY – The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host a series of Conway Conversations lunch and learn events. On Thursday, March 1, participants will discuss one of three books: “Braving the Wilderness” by Brene’ Brown, “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates or “Everyone Communicates, Few C … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS AAUW INTEREST MEETING

The University of Central Arkansas will host an interest meeting for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Conway Branch on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 West Oak Street. The Conway Branch of AAUW, founded in the 1920's, is “looking to revitalize its membership to continue its legacy of empowering women in the Conway and Faulkner County areas,” said Mari … [Read more...]

CDI APPOINTS NEW ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

The University of Central Arkansas Community Development Institute announced the appointment of four new advisory board members. The CDI Advisory Board was formed in 2002 to assist with the development of CDI curriculum, marketing and promotion, resource development and external stakeholder support. Individuals are invited to join the CDI Advisory Board based on their experience, knowledge and … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS POVERTY SIMULATION

WHAT:           Living on the Edge – Poverty Simulation  WHEN:           Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, 1:40-4:30 p.m. WHERE:         McCastlain Hall - Ballroom DETAILS: Civic leaders and other members of the community are invited to participate in the UCA Living on the Edge: A Poverty Simulation. This simulation is an experiential setting that allows participants to view poverty from different an … [Read more...]

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...]