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Meet your Barista: Cory Walker of Zeteo Coffee

By Todd E Jones | August 13, 2018

Cory Walker grew up in Sheridan where, he admits, he never left until he came to UCA to attend school. Until he went to work at Zeteo, he did not like coffee. Can you believe that? Cory is this month’s Meet your Barista. In spite of never leaving Sheridan as a child, Cory, like most of us, has a fondness for his hometown. Now he is learning more about who he is while studying in Conway. Learn more about the things he loves to do including watching episodes of The Office, the person he most wants to be, and where …

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Shana Mullaney fitness instructor

By Todd E Jones | August 12, 2018

This month we are featuring Shana Mullaney, fitness instructor extraordinaire in Conway. A couple of weeks ago, I asked the question on Facebook about favorite fitness instructors. The response blew me away. I got lots of replies and one lady kept coming up, Shana Mullaney As fate would have it, I met her earlier this year at the UCA Women’s Business Showcase. I even took a picture of her. How long have you been a personal trainer? I have been a full-time personal trainer for 7 years. I have been in the fitness industry since 2001. I started with group classes by …

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Conway Scene News

Local Community Foundation Names Mehl Executive Director

By News | August 12, 2018

Local Community Foundation Names Mehl Executive Director and Four Local Advisory Board Members Conway, Ark. (July 25, 2018) – The Faulkner County affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation today announced the appointment of Shelley Mehl as Executive Director and four new members to join the existing 20-member board. Mehl replaces Gloria Cheshier who recently retired. Bobby Riggs, chairman of the local advisory board said “We’re excited as we bring in new leadership with Shelley becoming our Executive Director and individuals as new board members.  These additions will enhance and broaden the experience of our already solid group of community leaders.  Together …

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Conway Scene Internship

Interns for Conway Scene in the Fall 2018 needed

By staffadmin | August 10, 2018

Are you a college student looking for experience in the local media publishing industry? Are you good at writing stories and interviews? Are you organized and able to create a social media calendar? Are you comfortable with using WordPress and social media? These are the things that Conway Scene is looking for. Conway Scene is looking for college students to be an intern for the Fall of 2018.  I would like to have a couple of student writers and one student to help with social media marketing. Internship Description Are you a college student looking for real-world publication experience? Consider …

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Courtesy of UCA

UCA raises record amount, Coding Academy to relocate

By News | August 9, 2018

UCA raised a record amount of money in 2018. The Division of Advancement hit several goals. A press release reads as follows: CONWAY–The University of Central Arkansas raised a record total of $10,252,463 for 2017-18, which is a 66 percent increase over last year’s total. The total also surpassed two previous fundraising goals the university’s Division of Advancement set. The initial goal of $6.5 million was reached by mid-year, so the university established a stretch goal of $10 million, which was also surpassed. “Speaking on behalf of the university and especially, our students, we are extremely grateful to all of …

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Author Jamille Rogers Thomas, Susan Blue and the book illustrator, Monica Garcia

Jamille Rogers Thomas Releases Children’s Book

By News | August 1, 2018

Jamille Rogers Thomas releases  Be Kind. Be Brave. Be a Hero.  Using kindness to overcome adversity is definitely what the world could use more of these days.  Arkansas author, Jamille Rogers Thomas, recently released a new children’s book entitled:  Be Kind. Be Brave. Be a Hero.  The story walks through the young life of an African-American male baby boomer; who with strong family values, manages to overcome negative integration and bullying experiences. Jamille is a change agent.  A veteran elementary educator and media specialist, she has worked to build a diverse collection of interest to teachers, students, and families.  As the founder and director of The …

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Pictured in RCT Shrek 1 (left to right): Adeeja Rochele' (Little Rock) as Donkey, Joshua Steen (Corinth, MS) as Shrek, Cesiley Trevino (Little Rock) as Princess Fiona, and Daniel Cathers (Conway) as Lord Farquaad

Red Curtain Theatre to Present Shrek

By News | August 1, 2018

Conway, Arkansas – Red Curtain Theatre will present the hilarious stage spectacle, Shrek The Musical, August 3 rd through the 12th at Staples Auditorium on the Hendrix College campus. The musical is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks animation smash hit film. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. This Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure follows Shrek, an embittered ogre, and his loyal wisecracking sidekick, Donkey as they attempt to rescue the beautiful yet headstrong Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. During …

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YPC Pub Crawl

YPC Pub Crawl increases in numbers Friday night in downtown Conway

By Todd E Jones | July 29, 2018

The Young Professionals of Conway held their second ever Pub Crawl on Friday night, July 27th in downtown Conway. The event was more of a walk rather than a crawl, which I am thankful for because I don’t think I could have crawled that far. Over 70 people participated in the event according to YPC officials. The professionals met at JJ’s Grill around 6 pm for the first leg of the event. The group was treated to drink specials and appetizers. I visited with a couple of guys who flipped houses in the Conway area. After the time was up, …

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Young Professionals of Conway Pub Crawl

Five questions with Gage Jordan of Young Professionals of Conway

By Todd E Jones | July 25, 2018

Friday night, the Young Professionals of Conway are hosting their second Pub Crawl. I asked a few questions to Gage Jordan to learn more about YPC and a pub crawl. Conway Scene: What is a Pub Crawl?   Jordan: A Pub Crawl is a social networking event that we put on every few months for young professionals in Conway. We focus on downtown restaurants that also have a bar area. You start with your first “pub” and move every 45 minutes to each spot. We held the first event Toad Suck weekend and had a blast. It was the first …

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