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UCA artists-in-residence program hosts Tiffany D. Jackson

By News | October 28, 2021

By: Hannah PhillipsOffice of Media Relations CONWAY— Tiffany D. Jackson, a young adult novelist, is coming to the University of Central Arkansas on Thursday, Nov. 11, and Friday, Nov. 12, 2021, as part of the artists-in-residence program. Hosted by the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Jackson will have a public reading with a question-and-answer session with a book signing in the College of Business Auditorium at 6 p.m., Friday. Earlier in the day, she will host a writing craft talk on Friday from 11-11:50 a.m. in Stanley Russ Hall, room 103. “She is a young adult novelist, a …

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UCA Baum Gallery To Host Fall Senior Art Show

By News | October 26, 2021

CONWAY—The Baum Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas is set to host its fall BA/BFA senior show beginning Nov. 4, 2021. The opening reception is 4-7 p.m. The last day of the exhibition is Dec. 2. The Baum Gallery, located in McCastlain Hall, is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. other weekdays. The exhibition is free and open to the public.   This exhibition is a requirement for graduating students with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art or a Bachelor of Arts in Art with an emphasis in fine …

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Arkansas Coding Academy celebrates five yearsDraft

By News | October 26, 2021

Gov. Hutchinson and Congressman Hill in attendance CONWAY—The Arkansas Coding Academy (ArCA) at the University of Central Arkansas celebrated its five-year anniversary during Demo Day and added 12 individuals to the total number of full-stack graduates of the program.  Family members of ArCA graduates and community leaders, as well as Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson and Congressman French Hill, joined the celebration held Friday, Oct. 15.  Hutchinson delivered the keynote address before a crowd of approximately 75. “I love the style of the program here. The fact that you can teach a skill quickly, thoroughly with a variety of teaching methods that …

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Ericka Gutierrez named Outreach & Engagement Manager for Conductor

By News | October 26, 2021

Ericka Gutierrez will strengthen the outreach efforts of the Conductor, an entrepreneur support organization based out of Conway CONWAY (ARK) – Effective October 25, Ericka Gutierrez will join the Conductor as the Outreach &Engagement Manager. Gutierrez will serve as a liaison, relationship builder, and catalyst for Conductor events and programs across the 11-county service area and beyond. “Ericka brings a breadth of experience and skills to this role, we’re thrilled to have her join the team and continue to bolster our impact across all of the communities we serve,” said Grace Rains, Executive Director. The role will include program development …

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Halloween 2021 in Conway

Halloween events for 2021

By Todd E Jones | October 25, 2021

Just a few short years ago, Conway was bustling in tons of Harvest Fest and Halloween events. Things have changed in 2021. Even so, there are still plenty of ways you can celebrate Halloween this week. Today, we have listed a few of those for you based on the Conway Scene Calendar. Have fun and be safe! Halloween Events October 29 Monster BashOctober 29 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm CDTThe Venue @ West WindNorth Little Rock, AR$50 – $100Learn more October 30 Halloween Costume Contest at Hatchet House BBQOctober 30 @ 2:00 pm – MidnightAll-Age groups!Learn more COHO Trunk …

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Ark Angel Alliance adds John Nabholz, Tappan to Board of Directors

By News | October 24, 2021

New board members add value to state’s only angel network LITTLE ROCK, ARK– ARK ANGEL Alliance has added John Nabholz and Philip Tappon to their board of directors. These new members add great value to the angel network to help guide investors through the process of investing in startups in Arkansas. Nabholz shares his passion for science and technology-based start-up companies by serving as a long-time member and past Chair of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission’s Arkansas Science and Technology Authority board and as current Chair of the Commercialization Committee. Nabholz has been an active member of a number of investment …

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Markus Pearson: From Dwight to Alternative Country Rock

By Todd E Jones | October 17, 2021

Markus Pearson was born to be a musician. Music was there at the beginning of his life. Pearson was hooked when he learned how to play “Fast as You” by Dwight Yoakum. “My mom sang and played the piano for church and my dad was always playing on one of his guitars. He’d play music from every genre, from Aerosmith to Kenny Chesney and Sheryl Crow to Bob Welch. My sister sings as well.” he said on his bio page. “One of my earliest memories is of me playing Dwight Yoakam’s ‘Fast as You’ when I was three on a …

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New UCA clinic offers no-cost services to local community

By News | October 12, 2021

Health care services provided through new Interprofessional Teaching Center (CONWAY, AR) – The University of Central Arkansas has launched a health care clinic providing no-cost services to the local community through its new Interprofessional Teaching Center (ITC). The ITC is housed in the newly constructed Integrated Health Sciences Building located at Western Avenue and Bruce Street. The no-cost services currently provided in the clinic are primary care with advanced practice registered nurses, nutrition services, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Patients do not need a referral from their health care provider to make an appointment at the ITC. Speech therapy is …

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