Josh Markham receives New Professional Award

Josh Markham, assistant director of UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development, received the New Professional Award during the Arkansas Community Development Society’s annual conference, held at UCA on October 22. The New Professional Award recognizes and encourages community developers who have worked for up to five years in the field of community development, and whose work has ha … [Read more...]

Tournées French Film Festival at UCA

Visit the French-speaking world without leaving Central Arkansas through the Tournées French Film Festival at the University of Central Arkansas. The Tournées French Film Festival is from Oct. 30 to Nov. 13 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of UCA. An audience discussion with a panel of UCA faculty will follow each film, and refreshments will be served. All films are free … [Read more...]

UCA’s TEDx premiers on new date

The inaugural TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas originally set to debut on the campus of University of Central Arkansas on Saturday, March 12, 2016 will now take place on Friday, March 4, 2016. The all-day event will be held in the Ida Waldran Auditorium located inside UCA’s oldest building, Old Main. TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas speakers will be announced in January of 2016. If you have … [Read more...]

TEDx “Addiction” Salon on Oct. 19

TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas will hold the second TEDx Salon themed “Addiction” from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, October 19 in the Doyne College of Health Sciences Auditorium. Lisa Ray, Director of UCA’s Addiction Studies Program, will host the event. The salon will entail two prerecorded TED talks followed by discussion about addiction and related topics, such as connection and vulner … [Read more...]

President Courtway kicks off Salon series

University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway will host the first TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansasSalon introducing TEDx and sharing his passion for history and legacy of leadership. The salon will be held at 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, September 29 in the College of Business auditorium. The salon will entail a prerecorded TED talk followed by discussion. The salon is the first in a series lead … [Read more...]

UCA’s community development efforts supported

The University of Central Arkansas’ Community Development Institute (CDI) received a $3,000 grant award from Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, with support from Ark. Rep. Fredrick J. Love. The $3,000 award will support rural community leaders in Arkansas. This funding will allow six community leaders to attend their final year at CDI and graduate from the program at CDI’s 30th … [Read more...]

Technical assistance program announced today

University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway and Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston announced the establishment of the Technical Assistance Program for Arkansas Mayors today at the Arkansas State Capitol. Arkansas Rep. Fredrick Love, who helped to facilitate collaboration to establish the program, joined the two in making the … [Read more...]

Rural communities get assistance through UCA partnership

MEDIA ADVISORY UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 CONTACT: Christina Madsen, vice president for communications, public relations and marketing, at or (501) 852-2659. Fredricka Sharkey, director of media relations, at or (501) 450-5114. Kristy Carter, director of marketing for UCA’s Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, at k … [Read more...]

UCA adds variety to community education

New fall community education classes are being offered to the public through University of Central Arkansas’ Division of Outreach and Community Engagement. Twenty-five classes have been added to the fall course offerings, which are scheduled to being early-September. “Community Education is a cluster of classes from a variety of subject areas designed to enrich the lives of the residents in Fau … [Read more...]

New workshop series launches in September

Starting this fall, small-business owners in the Conway area will have access to a series of workshops focused on the challenges and opportunities facing independently owned and operated enterprises. The Conway Small Business Institute is a four-part workshop series designed to help small-business owners establish, develop and promote their business. The University of Central Arkansas’ Division … [Read more...]