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ComiConway 2019 kicks off this weekend

By News | November 13, 2019

ComiConway, Arkansas’ premier Comic, Anime, Sci-fi and Gaming convention, to be held November 15-17 CONWAY – ComiConway, presented by the Faulkner County Library, will be held November 15, 16, and 17, 2019. We will have over 100 pop culture vendors, top writers and artists guests and panels, cosplay contests for all ages, kids’ activities, a game room, and so much more! Featured guests this year include Cathy Munroe, Freddie Williams, Graham Nolan, Bill Hargreaves, Michael Golden, Jacob Chabot, Freddie Williams II, Arthur Suydam, Renee Witterstaeter, Timothy Lim, Mike Curtis, and Mathew Reynolds. Events on Friday, November 15, including a cosplay …

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UCA News

UCA to Host Public Lecture on Hong Kong Protests

By News | November 13, 2019

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will host Gina Anne Tam, assistant professor of history at Trinity University, who will speak about the historical and cultural context of ongoing protests in Hong Kong. This free, public event will take place Thursday, Nov. 21, from 6-7:30 p.m. in the UCA College of Business Auditorium. In the summer of 2019, the former British colony of Hong Kong was swept up by a large, sustained protest movement. Over time, peaceful marches have grown increasingly tense and even violent, and an online movement has evolved. “The protests in Hong Kong are about much …

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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Conductor to Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

By News | November 10, 2019

10 million people. 35,000 events. 170+ countries. Every November. One Week. CONWAY – The Conductor is hosting Global Entrepreneurship Week programming Nov. 18-24, 2019 across Central Arkansas. The programming will include a series of workshops, speaker series, networking events, pitch competition, and hands-on STEM activities. Started by the Global Entrepreneurship Network, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of those who launch startups that bring ideas to life and drive economic growth. During this week, entrepreneurs, economic developers, makers, educators, and innovators come together to celebrate the benefits and importance of entrepreneurship. “Global Entrepreneurship Week …

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UCA News

Boston Brass to Perform Holiday Favorites at Reynolds Performance Hall

By News | November 7, 2019

CONWAY – The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome Boston Brass and Brass All-Stars Big Band with “Christmas Bells are Swingin” on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m. For 31 years, Boston Brass has aimed to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Performing everything from exciting classical arrangements to burning jazz standards, Boston Brass treats audiences to a unique brand of entertainment that captivates all ages. Boston Brass is a Yamaha Performing Group and has been featured on The CBS Early Show, National Public Radio’s Performance Today and The Great American Brass Band Festival, as well as on diverse …

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The Conductor

Conductor Offers Free Business Coaching to Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners in Multiple Arkansas Counties

By News | November 5, 2019

Entrepreneurs to receive free business assistance through the Conductor’s Rural Growth Initiative. CONWAY – The Conductor, a public-private partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie, today announced the initial roll out of the Office Hours program, which consists of free one-on-one coaching from business and entrepreneurial leaders from the Conductor team. Meetings will be hosted throughout the eleven county footprint in Central Arkansas where the Conductor has begun to expand through it’s Rural Growth Initiative funded by the Small Business Administration’s Regional Innovation Cluster program. The first round of Office Hours will be led by Conductor Managing Director …

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UCA News

Harry Thomason to Discuss New Memoir at UCA

By News | November 3, 2019

CONWAY— The University of Central Arkansas will welcome film and television writer, director and producer Harry Thomason to campus Wednesday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. for a talk and book signing on his new memoir, “Brother Dog.” The event will be held in the Snow Fine Arts Center’s Bridges/Larson Theatre. Thomason, a native of Hampton, is best known for his work as executive producer for the television shows “Designing Women” and “Evening Shade,” and his documentaries about longtime friends Bill and Hillary Clinton. “Harry Thomason’s memoir takes us from the haunting stillness of a mid-century Arkansas night (with a serial …

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UCA News

UCA’s Women’s Leadership Network Welcomes Two National Speakers in November

By News | November 3, 2019

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Women’s Leadership Network (WLN), through partnerships with the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement and the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics, will welcome Dr. Nicole McZeal Walters and Nan Alexander Doyal to campus for back-to-back events in November. On Monday, Nov. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at the Elizabeth House (120 Elizabeth St., off Robins Avenue in Conway) Doyal, a critically acclaimed author and businesswoman, will lead a discussion for the WLN Bookclub on her book “Dig Where You Are.” Doyal’s message centers around how one person’s effort can save a life, empower …

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UCA News

UCA Theatre to Present ‘United Differences’

By News | November 3, 2019

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Film, Theatre and Creative Writing will present “United Differences,” an expressive, experimental work at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, and Friday, Nov. 15, and at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, in the Snow Fine Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre. Admission is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. The show is a devised piece by a student ensemble. Under the direction of UCA theater instructor Brady Ness, students worked with guest artists Anna Kimmell, whose background is in dancing in musical theater, and Blake Habermann, whose expertise is …

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