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UCA Hosts Women’s Leadership Network Kickoff Event

By News | September 5, 2018

August 31, 2018– The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) kickoff event and welcome reception featuring Patricia Poulter, provost and executive vice president of academic affairs. The purpose of this event is to provide women with new leadership opportunities. The WLN allows women from different backgrounds a place to connect, encouraging mentorship and the empowerment of all women. The kick-off reception provides an opportunity for like-minded women to network while learning about the season’s upcoming events. All seasoned and aspirant female leaders are welcome to attend. There is no …

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Festival of Chairs 2018

Jeff And Nancy Hall Named Honorary Chairs Of The 2018 Festival Of Chairs Benefiting Central Arkansas Kids

By News | September 4, 2018

Children’s Advocacy Alliance awards an honoree chair each year for Festival of Chairs to recognize their dedication to the betterment of abused and neglected children. CONWAY, Ark. Sept. 4, 2017 – The Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA) celebrates its 17th annual Festival of Chairs to be held Thursday, October 25, 2018, at Legacy Acres. As the regional nonprofit provider of advocacy services for abused and neglected children of Faulkner, Van Buren, Searcy, Conway, and Perry Counties, the CAA awards one outstanding supporter each year to highlight their impact on the children served through the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) and the Court …

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Urban Society Salon

Urban Society Salon opens in Downtown Conway Friday

By Todd E Jones | August 29, 2018

Urban Society Salon opens on Friday, August 31, at 1008 W. Oak Street in downtown Conway. Owners Ethan and Brianne Reed said they began thinking about the new salon in January. Brianne Reed has always wanted a salon. Ethan Reed has always wanted to run a business. The two, husband and wife, decided to be partners in business with the opening of the new salon. Brianne is a graduate of Paul Mitchell School in Little Rock and she’s a licensed instructor of cosmetology. She is bringing that experience and expertise to the new salon. Ethan is a graduate of UCA’s Innovation & …

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Renee Little

Five questions with Renee Little of Magnolia’s Consignment

By Todd E Jones | August 29, 2018

Recently, I asked L. Renee Little of Magnolia’s Consignment to answer questions about her and her business’s story. Magnolia’s Consignment is located at 2323 Washington Ave. in Conway. The store has been around for almost 30 years.  According to Little, the store moved across the street from its original location to a bigger building in December of 2011. How long has Magnolia’s Consignment been in business? Nearly 30 years! How long have you been a part of the company? 8 years. I joined my friend when my 2 children entered high school and were no longer homeschooling. What was it that …

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UCA’s Baum Gallery To Host Ceramic And Drawing Exhibitions

By News | August 27, 2018

CONWAY, Ark. (August 23, 2018) – The University of Central Arkansas’s Baum Gallery will host two exhibitions this fall, Peter Pincus: Color and Form plus Artistic Processes: Drawings and More, running Aug. 30-Oct. 11. The Pincus show features the ceramics of this New York state artist. Born in Rochester, Peter Pincus is a ceramic artist and instructor. He joined the School for American Crafts as visiting assistant professor in ceramics in fall 2014. Pincus received his BFA (2005) and MFA (2011) in ceramics from Alfred University. Since graduate school, he worked as the studio manager and resident artist coordinator of the Genesee Center for Arts …

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Congressman French Hill visits with the roundtable

U.S. Congressman French Hill Visits The Conductor, Discusses Entrepreneurship

By News | August 26, 2018

U.S. Congressman French Hill Visits The Conductor, Discusses Entrepreneurial Policy with Entrepreneurs from the Region CONWAY, AR (Aug. 22, 2018): On Monday, Aug. 20, the Conductor hosted U.S. Congressman French Hill in Conway, and facilitated events to connect him with startup and scaleup companies in the region. Congressman Hill led a roundtable discussion with a number of the area’s emerging businesses focused on entrepreneurial policy, workforce development, access to capital and the benefits these businesses have on the U.S. economy. During the entrepreneurial roundtable discussion, Representative Hill highlighted the importance of entrepreneurship on the U.S. economy and its power to …

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Arkansas Coding Academy Demo Day

UCA Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Arkansas Coding Academy Campus

By News | August 25, 2018

CONWAY, AR., August 23, 2018—The University of Central Arkansas Department of Outreach and Community Engagement celebrated the grand opening of the new Arkansas Coding Academy campus with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. Arkansas Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin was a special guest speaker at the ceremony. “The Arkansas Coding Academy is the perfect example of local entities – UCA, the Chamber of Commerce and businesses – partnering to meet the needs of employers, ” Griffin said. The new campus offers students and employees two classrooms, dedicated study and break areas, expanded office space and 24-hour access to the facility. It is the culmination of …

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Buddy Guy To Open Reynolds Season On Sept. 20

By News | August 22, 2018

CONWAY – Legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Buddy Guy will perform live at Reynolds Performance Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. Guy has received seven Grammy Awards, a 2015 Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award, 37 Blues Music Awards (the most any artist has received), the Billboard Magazine Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, a Kennedy Center Honor and the Presidential National Medal of Arts. Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #23 in its “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.” In 1957, he took his first makeshift guitar to Chicago, where he would permanently alter the direction of …

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