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ToddTalk: Practicing Thanksgiving for those who make life more meaningful

As Thanksgiving approaches, resist the rush to Christmas and take a moment to reflect on the people you are thankful for in 2023. I had a professor one time who talked about her gratitude journal. she may have called it something different, but it was a gratitude journal. She used it to remember times when, …

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Jean Leffler treasures creativity

A Lifetime of Creativity: Jean Leffler’s Journey from Childhood Crafts to Inspiring Generations

When creativity grows with you throughout the years of your life, it adds even more joy to your memories. Jean Leffler has been crafting and designing since she was a child. Have you always been creative? As a child, I played with paper dolls A LOT and I became a pro at cutting paper. Summers …

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UCA News

UCA presents Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express”

Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas theatre program kicks off its 2023-24 season with the classic “Murder on the Orient Express” at the James M. Bridges Black Box Theatre in the Windgate Center for the Fine and Performing Arts. Performance dates are Nov. 10, 16 and 17 at 7:30 …

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CAPCA launches Homeless Awareness Month with 30 day challenge

Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA) and Faulkner County is on a mission to combat homelessness, and they’re inviting the entire community to join the cause. In partnership with local organizations, CAPCA is proud to announce the “Change The World” Homeless Challenge, a 30-day initiative designed to make a significant impact on the lives …

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UCA News

UCA announces 2023 Veterans Day event and information fair

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas will hold its annual Veterans Day celebration on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, with an information fair at 11:30 a.m. and formal ceremony at 1:40 p.m. The theme of this year’s event is “Legacy” and will commemorate the service of veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and feature …

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UCA certifies 15 professional community and economic developers

CONWAY, AR — The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) is pleased to announce the certification of 15 community leaders as Professional Community and Economic Developers (PCEDs). These leaders are graduates of UCA’s Community Development Institute (CDI) program who applied for and passed the PCED exam to become credentialed. The …

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Wampus Cat Hall of Fame Ceremony: 4 Lessons from the class of 2023

This is the first ToddTalk aptly named by a barista at Round Mountain Coffee (thanks Bailey!).   When I got the invite to attend the Wampus Cat Hall of Fame Ceremony, I admit, I was intrigued. The last Hall of Fame ceremony I attended was the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. After all, …

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Creative Institute Celebrates 3 Years Advancing Arkansas’s Creative Workforce

Conway, AR – The Creative Institute of Central Arkansas is celebrating 3 years of serving artists and creative professionals from downtown Conway. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization provides workshops and courses for creative professionals as well as regular community arts events. Throughout the rest of 2023, the Creative Institute will share weekly videos from artists, students, …

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University of Central Arkansas

UCA announces new head of special collections at Torreyson Library

CONWAY – Phoenix Smithey has been selected as the head of special collections and archivist for the Torreyson Library at the University of Central Arkansas. In her new role, Smithey will perform a wealth of operations, including promoting access to history through primary source materials, bringing the UCA Archive out into the larger library ecosystem, …

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Home for the Holidays: Independent Living Services Hosts Fundraising Gala

Conway, Arkansas – On November 9th, 2023, Independent Living Services (ILS) will host its much-anticipated “Home for the Holidays” fundraising gala. The event will take place at the Knights of Columbus, located at 514 E. Sixth St., Conway, with registration beginning at 5:30 p.m. The gala officially kicks off at 6 p.m. “Home for the …

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