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


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...]

Live recording of “Tales from the South”

The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, with the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement present the live recording of famed radio program, “Tales from the South” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 29 on the lawn in front of McAlister Hall. A performance by Slings and Arrows will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the live recording. Food will be ava … [Read more...]

UCA hosts 28th Annual CDI

Over 100 community leaders from Arkansas and surrounding states will meet at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus on August 4-8 to participate in the annual Community Development Institute (CDI). Taking place in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, the event promises to be a unique educational experience for elected officials, economic development professionals, nonprofit managers and … [Read more...]

Study to Focus on College Graduate Draw and Retention

UCA LEAD program to collect data for City of Conway CONWAY, November 25, 2013 – Students and faculty of the Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership program at the University of Central Arkansas are partnering with the City of Conway, Conway Chamber of Commerce, Hendrix College, and Central Baptist College to investigate ways to improve Conway’s draw and retention of college graduates. The res … [Read more...]

New Study to Focus on Conway Parks

UCA LEAD Program to collect data for the City of Conway Parks CONWAY, November 21, 2013—Faculty and students from the Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership (LEAD) and the UCA Geography and Environmental Science programs in collaboration with the City of Conway staff are taking part in a research and planning project for the City of Conway parks. The project is funded in part through a Metroplan M … [Read more...]