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Hendrix to Present Honorary Degree to Ronnie Williams ’76

By News | February 21, 2024

Williams to receive honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at 2024 Commencement CONWAY, Ark. (February 20, 2024) — Hendrix College will honor alumnus, author, and longtime higher education and community leader Ronnie D. Williams ’76 with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters at the 2024 Commencement Ceremony on Saturday, May 11, at 9 a.m., in Young-Wise Memorial Stadium. Following conferral of the honorary degree, Williams will deliver the commencement address to the Class of 2024. A native of Menifee, Williams graduated from Hendrix College in 1976 and earned a master’s degree from Arkansas State University. His 2022 book, Markham Street, chronicles […]

Sam King to Perform ‘Untight’ February 22 at Hendrix College

By News | February 19, 2024

Guitar-based audio project free and open to all, 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in Ellis Hall CONWAY, Arkansas (February 19, 2024)—Hendrix College welcomes artist Sam King to campus this week for class visits, discussions with faculty and students, and a live performance and artist talk in historic Ellis Hall (building 20 on the current campus map). The performance and talk, set for Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 6 to 8 p.m., is free and open to all. King’s guitar-based audio project Untight comes to Hendrix as a companion to the visual art in his exhibition Useful Friction, which was installed […]

‘Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience’ coming to Reynolds Performance Hall

By News | February 18, 2024

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall will present “Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience” on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. “Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience” is considered the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of The Beatles. This amazing band, anchored by brothers Billy, Matthew and Ryan McGuigan perform as themselves and leave the song choices completely in the hands of the audience. This is done through request cards that audience members complete before the show. On those cards, the audience member only needs to fill out three things: […]

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International TikTok Influencer to be Keynote Speaker at Women’s Conference

By News | February 13, 2024

Jo Johnson Overby to Share Journey to 1.5M Followers CONWAY, Ark. (February 13, 2024) — Level Up Conference proudly announces Arkansas-based photographer and digital influencer as their keynote speaker for the 2024 Level Up Conference. Overby will speak at the Saturday afternoon session. “We are thrilled and excited to have Jo join us,” said Jessica Crum, Founder, Level Up Arkansas. “Jo’s story of overcoming fear to grow her business to this level is inspiring and empowering for other women.” A University of Arkansas graduate, Overby found her passion in growing businesses through social media as she doubled one business’s following–with […]

‘Little Women–The Musical’ comes to Reynolds Performance Hall

By News | February 11, 2024

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall presents the acclaimed Broadway musical “Little Women–The Musical” on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Based on the beloved classic novel, this charming all-new production from Big League Productions, Inc. is filled with stunning music and a powerful story cherished throughout time, offering a wholesome theatrical experience perfect for all generations. Embraced internationally, “Little Women–The Musical” has been praised by critics and audiences alike for its ambitious portrayal of Louisa May Alcott’s timeless, captivating story. “Little Women–The Musical” follows the adventures of sisters Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy March with each determined […]

Reynolds Performance Hall presents Brian Regan

By News | February 11, 2024

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall presents fan favorite stand-up comedian, Brian Regan, on Sunday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m. Vanity Fair magazine calls Regan, “The funniest stand-up alive,” and Entertainment Weekly calls him, “Your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.” Having built his 30-plus year career on the strength of his material alone, Regan’s nonstop theater tour continuously fills venues across North America, visiting close to 100 cities each year. Regan returned for his third season of Peter Farrelly’s series, Loudermilk, which premiered on April 27, 2021, and now streams on Amazon Prime. Regan received praise for his portrayal […]

Conductor Annual Report presents 2023 as a year of growth & new services

By News | February 5, 2024

Conductor releases 2023 annual report Growth and new services are themes of the 2023 annual report released recently by Conductor, a public-private partnership between the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting. Conductor’s mission is to empower entrepreneurs, innovators, and small business leaders in Arkansas at no cost. Significant outcomes from the 2023 annual report include: 49% of clients reported entering a new market 60.5% increase in outreach engagements over 2022 96.1% reported they learned something new at Conductor activities 88+ net promoter score 52.8% of clients reported adding new products or services 141 total members of the Arnold […]

Conway Photographer recognized in International Photographic Competition

By News | February 4, 2024

Mike Kemp of Mike Kemp Photography received a Bronze Pin for his entry Mike Kemp of Mike Kemp Photography in Conway was recently awarded a bronze pin for his entry in the PPA (Professional Photographers of America) International Photographic Competition. Kemp was notified late last year his image title “Unbroken” had been selected as a finalist in the Children and Teens category. The photo features Alphonso “A.J.” Turner of Conway. The photo of Turner was originally featured in 501 LIFE magazine. Kemp traveled to the PPA Imaging Conference in Lexington, Ky. in January where the photo was recognized in their […]

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