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UCA To Present STEM Day On May 8

By News | April 26, 2019

CONWAY — More than 460 middle school students from central Arkansas will come to the University of Central Arkansas on Wednesday, May 8, to engage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) demonstrations, experiments, games and activities. Presented by UCA’s College of Natural Science and Mathematics, the annual STEM Day at UCA offers STEM educational opportunities to under-resourced middle schools in and around Faulkner County. The day’s activities are facilitated by UCA faculty and students. “This is our third annual STEM Day at UCA, and it’s bigger than ever,” said STEM Day coordinator and UCA microbiology laboratory coordinator Samantha Hewett. …

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Applications Are Now Open For Brand Camp 2019

By News | April 21, 2019

Brand Camp: Marketing meets middle school for four fun days! CONWAY – This summer, middle school students will join the teams from Eric Rob & Isaac Advertising, the University of Central Arkansas’ University Marketing and Communications Department and the Conductor to create a campaign for the Arkansas Travelers! Brand Camp is open to incoming 5th-7th graders. Students will have the opportunity to work with industry experts to get hands-on experience with brand development, write and shoot their own TV commercial, design their own custom swag and much more. “We’re so excited about igniting a creative spark in students,” said Rob …

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UCA To Present Seventh Girl Power In Stem Day

By News | April 21, 2019

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will present the seventh annual Girl Power in STEM on Friday, April 26, on the UCA campus. Girl Power in STEM allows eighth-grade Arkansas girls to experience hands-on learning opportunities related to careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Participants will spend the day learning from female professionals and UCA students. This year’s featured speaker for the event is Dr. Maureen Donnelly, whose research focuses on the ecology and evolutionary biology of neotropical amphibians and reptiles with a focus on species from Central and South America. She explores the factors associated …

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre To Open 13th Season June 7

By News | April 21, 2019

CONWAY— Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces its 13th season of professional theatre will run June 7-July 7. Performances of Shakespeare’s raucous comedy “The Comedy of Errors,” his complex and intriguing “Macbeth,” the beloved musical “Guys and Dolls,” and a family adaptation of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will be presented in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus, in front of McAlister Hall across from the UCA President’s home and also will tour around the state. “Looking toward my eighth year as the artistic leader of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, I wanted to have a repertory season that was exciting …

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Conductor CEO Kim Lane will represent the Conductor and Arkansas in Bahrain

By News | April 15, 2019

Conductor CEO to Serve as U.S. Delegate, Speaker at 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Congress CONWAY— Kim Lane, CEO of the Conductor, has been invited to serve as a U.S. Delegate and speaker at the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Manama, Bahrain from April 14-18. Presented by the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN), the Global Entrepreneurship Congress is a gathering of startup champions from around the world, where entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and other thought leaders work together to help bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. The Congress brings together delegates from more than 170 countries to discuss …

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Toad Suck Daze

Toad Suck Daze festival makes $130K in contributions

By News | April 11, 2019

Organizers say new attendees will be “blown away” by programming CONWAY, Ark. (April 9, 2019) – In less than one month, the 38th annual Toad Suck Daze festival will kick off in downtown Conway. Today, presenting sponsors Cherokee Nation Entertainment and First Arkansas Bank & Trust announced entertainment, expanded programming, and $130,000 in charitable contributions. Entertainment Friday night entertainment will feature country music group A Thousand Horses. Their debut single “Smoke” went all the way to No. 1 on the Billboard charts. They have landed multiple awards show nominations, most recently vying for the title of “New Vocal Duo or …

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Conductor Receives Small Business Administration’s Regional Innovation Cluster Award

By News | April 5, 2019

Conductor to expand reach to rural Arkansas regions, grow Conway team CONWAY, April 5— The Conductor, a public-private partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie, today announced that it has been awarded the Small Business Administration’s Regional Innovation Cluster contract. The funding will enable the Conductor to bolster its offerings in the collaborative central Arkansas cluster and expand its footprint to reach underserved areas of the state, which house 19 Opportunity Zones and are rural regions as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Conductor is one of seven Clusters nationwide to be awarded the competitive funding. …

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UCA To Host Best-selling Author Michael Eric Dyson For Speakers Forum And Lecture

By News | April 3, 2019

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will host Dr. Michael Eric Dyson for a speakers forum and keynote address on Monday, April 15, in McCastlain Ballroom on the UCA campus. Dyson’s appearance at UCA will begin at 2:15 p.m. in McCastlain Ballroom with the Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honors Society (AKD) Speakers Forum. The forum’s topic, “Fake News, Public Discourse, and Seeking Truth in America,” will feature Dyson in conversation with Dr. Heather Yates, UCA assistant professor of political science. A Q&A session will follow. Later, starting at 7 p.m., Dyson will deliver a keynote address to the public …

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