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U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón, Hendrix College visit this October

By News | September 25, 2022

CONWAY, Ark. (September 1, 2022) – The nation’s Poet Laureate, Ada Limón, will read and discuss her work on Thursday, October 6, at 7:30 p.m. in Staples Auditorium on the Hendrix College campus. A book signing in Mills Lobby will follow the reading, and WordsWorth Books will sell select titles of Limón’s work. This event is free, open to the public, and no tickets or reservations are required. Ms. Limón’s staff requests that members of the audience wear masks. Limón is the author of six poetry collections, including The Carrying, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry; …

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University of Central Arkansas

Poet Laureate Of Arkansas To Visit UCA

By News | September 21, 2022

Suzanne Rhodes First In A Series of Poetry Events  CONWAY — Poet Laureate of Arkansas Suzanne Rhodes will visit the University of Central Arkansas for a poetry reading on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m., in the Fireplace Room of McCastlain Hall. Sponsored by Slant, the Department of English’s journal of contemporary poetry, the reading is free of charge and open to the public. An informal reception with light refreshments will follow the reading. The reading will be the first in a proposed series of campus visits by distinguished poets. “Suzanne Underwood Rhodes was the natural choice to help us …

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Arnold Innovation Center

Arnold Innovation Center Open for Business

By News | September 21, 2022

Downtown Conway now home to new innovation center (CONWAY, ARK) – The Arnold Innovation Center, powered by Conway Corporation, is now open in downtown Conway. The space, named in honor of retired Conway Corp CEO Richard Arnold, is a membership-based space for startups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to launch, collaborate, and grow. The space is managed by the Conductor and will offer low-cost coworking space, rented desks, and meeting and event space. “The innovation center will become the epicenter of Conway’s startup community,” Conway Corp CEO Bret Carroll said. “This is an ideal location from a technology standpoint and …

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Women's Business Showcase

UCA Hosts Fourth Women’s Business Showcase

By News | September 19, 2022

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, in partnership with the UCA Women’s Leadership Network (WLN), will host its fourth Women’s Business Showcase on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 6–8 p.m. in the McCastlain Hall ballroom on the UCA campus. “This annual event is an opportunity for women to promote their businesses and network while providing a fun atmosphere to support women-run businesses from Conway and surrounding areas,” said Shaneil Ealy, associate vice president for the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, and founding member of WLN. More than 50 women-owned businesses will gather to showcase their …

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Lacey Kanipe with Conway Police Department

S3E1 with Lacey Kanipe of Conway Police Department talking about Cops & Coats

By Todd E Jones | September 19, 2022

The first podcast episode of Season 3 with Conway Police’s Lacey Kanipe! We talk about the Cops & Coats program. SHOW NOTES You can inquire about donating by contacting Lacey: Public Information Officer Conway Police Department Desk: 501.513.3583 Email: lacey.kanipe@conwayarkansas.gov

Conway Alliance for the Arts

CAFTA’s 16th annual Conway ArtsFest to be held Oct. 1

By News | September 19, 2022

CONWAY, Ark. (Sept. 19, 2022) — Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) will hold the 16th annual Conway ArtsFest on Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fifth Avenue Park. This event is free and open to the public. The theme of this year’s ArtsFest is Unity Through Art and festivities will include: Hands-on art activities for all ages Live performances and workshops from local schools and arts organizations Public art demonstrations Food provided by Conway Kiwanis ArtsFest would not be possible without our sponsors. We thank the following organizations for supporting this year’s event: Arkansas Community Foundation …

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Partnering with Conway Scene

Partnering with Conway Scene. What does it mean?

By Todd E Jones | September 18, 2022

I have two main purposes for Conway Scene. The first main purpose is to tell the stories of every day influencers and inspiring entrepreneurs. The second purpose is to help small, local businesses grow and create more awareness for their brand. Conway Scene has been called a lot of things, such as a Facebook page, a podcast, a blog, but really we are much more than that. Conway Scene is an online platform that includes lifestyle news, a podcast, a small business directory, and the area’s most comprehensive community calendar. I built Conway Scene this way because I am building …

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University of Central Arkansas

UCA first-time undergraduate enrollment bests 1,800

By News | September 14, 2022

One of the largest incoming freshman classes in the state CONWAY—First-time, full-time undergraduate enrollment at the University of Central Arkansas for fall 2022 is 1,801 students, likely making it again the second-largest incoming freshman class among all four-year institutions in the state, according to preliminary data. This figure marks the fifth time in six years that freshman enrollment has exceeded 1,800 with the fall of 2020 being the only outlier. Overall enrollment of 9,913 is 1.9% less than last year, with new freshmen, new transfers and new graduate students continuing to bolster sophomore and junior class counts impacted by the …

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