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Successful entrepreneurs roll the dice, accepting the risk for doing business

By Parker Education & Deveopment | March 5, 2020

You don’t have to be much of a basketball or sports fan to grasp this concept — “Ball Don’t Lie.” This phrase has become somewhat of a cliche in the basketball world, said after a foul is committed by a player. After the player who was fouled misses their free throw attempt, the player who’s charged with this foul, disbelieving their infraction, will shout for all in earshot, BALL DON’T LIE!!! (Google Rasheed Wallace) This action is to reference the fact that if the foul called was legit, then the ball would’ve gone through the basket. The same could be …

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This week in Conway – Week of Monday, March 2, 2020

By Todd E Jones | March 2, 2020

Do you feel that? That’s warmer weather. Yup, consistently getting warmer. Looks like Spring is upon us. I guess that groundhog was right. Along with all of the other critters who predicted an early Spring. A quick check with the Arkansas Weather Blog that is run by Todd Yakoubian, looks like the warmer weather is here to stay. Do you know what that means? We are getting closer to events like Toad Suck Daze. There are plenty of events between now and then. We have another list of events out for the week of March 2. We have them below …

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Cirque Éloize Returns to Reynolds With Contemporary Circus Show

By News | March 1, 2020

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome back Cirque Éloize with their latest show “Hotel” on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. Set in an art deco lobby, “Hotel” tells the story of a place and the travelers who pass through it — a stopover where lives intersect and collide for a brief time to generate tales and memories. A cast of 12 characters, from a juggling janitor and a tightrope-walking bellhop to a mischievous maid and a devoted handyman with a dog, are the privileged witnesses to the lives of colorful individuals. A pioneer …

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Conductor & Arkansas Coding Academy partner to form Arkansas High School Hackathon

By News | February 29, 2020

The Hackathon featured a day long coding event at the University of Central Arkansas  for area high school students to compete February 25, 2020 – Conductor and Arkansas Coding Academy formed a unique partnership to develop the Arkansas High School Hackathon, hosted last week at the University of Central Arkansas.  The day long event allowed high school students from across central Arkansas to compete in coding and programming challenges. “Hackathons are an incubator for innovation & entrepreneurship. We wanted to provide an opportunity for high school students to compete in coding based challenges to encourage coding careers, but also innovative …

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Holocaust Survivor Nat Shaffir to Speak at UCA

By News | February 29, 2020

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will host “An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Nat Shaffir” on Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Sponsors of the presentation include the UCA departments of English, History, Liberal Arts and Philosophy and Religion, as well as the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton and the University of Arkansas at Rich Mountain. Shaffir’s visit to UCA is courtesy of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Office of Survivor Affairs, which offers schools, civic groups, military bases, and other institutions …

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UCA to Host Arkansas Creative Sustainability Summit

By News | February 26, 2020

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas and the Arkansas Cinema Society will host the crowdfunding/distribution platform Seed&Spark on campus March 1 for the Arkansas Creative Sustainability Summit to help Arkansas-based creators build sustainable artistic careers. Seed&Spark founder and CEO Emily Best will be on campus for the summit, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom on campus. Special guests include Emmy-winning actor/filmmaker Mark Duplass, who has appeared in Apple’s “The Morning Show” and produces HBO’s “Room 104,” and Jeff Nichols, an Arkansas native who wrote and directed the movies “Mud” and …

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UCA’s Baum Gallery to Host Spring Student Art Competitive

By News | February 26, 2020

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Baum Gallery will once again host the annual Student Art Competitive (ASAC) March 3-13. An opening reception will be held March 3 at 4 p.m. During this event, UCA students are allowed to submit up to three different pieces for possible inclusion. All works are then juried, and multiple awards are given. This is an opportunity for students to participate in a competitive, curated museum exhibition. This year’s juror is Amy Raehse. She is the executive director and partner of Goya Contemporary Gallery and Goya-Girl Press in Baltimore, which represents emerging and mid-career …

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Applications Open for Youth Leadership Institute

By News | February 24, 2020

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas is now accepting applications for the 2020-21 Conway Area Youth Leadership Institute (CAYLI), formerly known as the Faulkner County Youth Leadership Institute. CAYLI is designed to develop leadership potential in 11th- and 12th-grade students. The institute consists of a two-day overnight retreat and seven monthly sessions, which cover human services, education, media/technology, health care, work world/the economy, government, the court system, the environment and agriculture. A community service project is also a vital part of the curriculum. “Our community is faced with many of the challenges that accompany the aspects of a growing …

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