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UCA Hosts Service-Day Activities to Commemorate MLK Day

By News | January 16, 2020

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will host volunteer activities in honor of the 25th annual Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service. On Monday, Jan. 20, from noon to 3 p.m., volunteers will meet at the Conway Ministry Center to clean and prepare warming stations for homeless patrons to use and to make fire kits for the unsheltered homeless. The center is located at 701 Polk Street. “We are really honored to be able to participate in this national day of service, which will allow our students and community members to make a positive difference in memory …

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New year, new job. Here are job opportunities from HireQuest Direct

By Todd E Jones | January 16, 2020

This article is sponsored by HireQuest Direct Level with me. When the clock struck midnight, January 1st, did you do some soul searching? Okay, if you were like me, you were sound asleep. Maybe you were preoccupied. Perhaps you thought about it the next day. When the calendar turns over, we tend to think about things we want to change. Some people dread Monday mornings. As Alison Doyle says in this article, “It’s normal to be tired in the morning, but you shouldn’t feel a pit-inducing dread or thought-consuming anxiety when it’s time to work.” This feeling of dread, she …

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The Conductor

Conductor Arranges Spring Office Hours Across Central Arkansas

By News | January 12, 2020

Current and aspiring small business owners to receive free business coaching Conway – The Conductor, a public-private partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie, will continue its free office hours across central Arkansas communities in spring of 2020. These office hours consist of 30 minute, free one-on-one consultations from the Conductor team, funded by the Small Business Administration’s Regional Innovation Cluster program. The Conductor hosted the first round of office hours last fall. “Office Hours are one of my favorite offerings of the Conductor,” said Tiffany Henry, Rural Director. “It allows us the opportunity to get to …

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UCA Celebrates King With MLK Prayer Breakfast

By News | January 9, 2020

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Office of Diversity and Community will host the annual MLK Prayer Breakfast Friday, Jan. 17, in the Student Center Ballroom. Breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m., and the official program begins at 9 a.m. The breakfast is held each year to celebrate the spiritual legacy and moral courage that Dr. Martin Luther King brought to the social justice movement. This year’s theme is “The Dream: Vision Beyond 20/20.” The keynote speaker will be Tamika S. Edwards, J.D., executive director of the Social Justice Institute at Philander Smith College in Little Rock. For more information …

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Project Homeless Connect

CAPCA to Host “Project Homeless Connect” Event in Conway January 23

By News | January 8, 2020

The Community Action Program for Central Arkansas (CAPCA) will be hosting the “Project Homeless Connect” outreach event on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Greater Pleasant Branch Baptist Church, 601 Spruce Street, in Conway. Project Homeless Connect is a community-wide effort spearheaded by CAPCA to make available to those facing homelessness in the Faulkner County area a wide array of health, wellness, and vocational services; as well as care packages containing personal care items and basic essentials; and a hot meal— all free of charge. Among the services being offered are flu shots; health screenings; foot …

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UCA Community Music Institute (UCA CMI) presents Music & Movement Classes at Saint Peter’s Episcopal

By News | January 7, 2020

Conway, AR – Jan. 6, 2020 – UCA CMI will present Music & Movement classes at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall at 925 Mitchell St. beginning on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, from 10:30 am – 11:15 am. Music and Movement is a group play experience between children and their parent(s)/caregiver(s). Parent/Caregiver and child will participate in movement activities, singing, and chanting in a musically rich environment. Adults will learn techniques to engage with children musically both in and outside of class. These classes will be led by Dr. Christa Kuebel, Assistant Professor of Music Education at UCA. Dr. Kuebel …

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UCA Downtown Features Independent Living Services Artists

By News | January 7, 2020

CONWAY — University of Central Arkansas’s Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host “Colors and Creativity,” an art exhibition featuring the works of clients of Independent Living Services (ILS), at UCA Downtown from Monday, Jan. 6, through Friday, Jan. 24. An opening reception will be held Friday, Jan. 10, from 5-7 p.m. ILS is a local nonprofit organization that provides residential and day services to individuals with disabilities. “ILS clients have a combination of developmental and cognitive impairments; however, they have a wide range of abilities,” said Elissa Douglas, executive director of ILS. “This exhibit will give the community …

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Greg Nobles

Friends and family hold benefit for local businessman Greg Nobles

By Christina Muñoz Madsen | January 1, 2020

If you’ve spent any time in Conway, then you know how community-centric it is. This benefit is another example of exactly that. Well-known hairstylist, Greg Nobles, has owned and operated Jordan Bailey Group Hair Salon for 23 years. He’s battled Multiple Sclerosis for the past 15 years, but he’d been winning that battle for the most part. This past January, he suddenly lost the ability to use his left leg. It was thought to be an MS flare-up, but then things started to digress quickly. He went from a cane to a walker to a wheelchair in just a few …

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