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UCA announces 2023 Veterans Day event and information fair

By News | October 29, 2023

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas will hold its annual Veterans Day celebration on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, with an information fair at 11:30 a.m. and formal ceremony at 1:40 p.m. The theme of this year’s event is “Legacy” and will commemorate the service of veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and feature notable speakers, free food, live music and a veterans information fair. The information fair will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on McAllister Lawn. Visit https://uca.edu/veteransday/ and fill out the information fair exhibitor form to become an exhibitor at the information fair. The […]

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UCA certifies 15 professional community and economic developers

By News | October 29, 2023

CONWAY, AR — The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) is pleased to announce the certification of 15 community leaders as Professional Community and Economic Developers (PCEDs). These leaders are graduates of UCA’s Community Development Institute (CDI) program who applied for and passed the PCED exam to become credentialed. The PCED certification is governed by the Community Development Council, Inc. (CDC), the national organizing body of Community Development Institutes. Graduates of CDI must obtain points based on their education, experience, and achievements in their communities/organizations, as well as pass a rigorous exam, in order to […]

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Jennifer Brannon Wins Customer Service Award

By News | October 26, 2023

Conway, AR – Conway Corp recently honored Customer Service Specialist Jennifer Brannon with the company’s annual Customer Service Award. The Customer Service Award recognizes an employee who is dedicated to improving customer satisfaction and consistently strives to exceed customer expectations internally and externally. Brannon was nominated by her fellow coworkers for not only wanting to help customers, but “taking ownership of any customer inquiry from start to finish,” following up with customers after their appointments as well as answering any additional questions that may have come up since they last spoke. “Her goal is to always show kindness no matter […]

Northwestern Mutual to Celebrate Grand Opening in Conway

By News | October 24, 2023

CONWAY, ARK – Northwestern Mutual invites the public to celebrate the grand opening of its new Conway, Arkansas office on November 1, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at 800 Exchange Ave, #102B, Conway, AR. The robust team of financial advisors and financial representatives are proud to join the Conway community. This office of Northwestern Mutual includes Garcia Wealth Management, Rawls Wealth Management, Jason Dudley, Nathan Grant, Phi Huynh, Brett Jones, Logan King, Malik Manning, Peyton Sharp, and Shane Southerland. The Northwestern Mutual office is focused on helping families and businesses achieve financial security. You can find many of these […]

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‘Coco Live-to-Film’ concert comes to Reynolds Performance Hall

By News | October 23, 2023

CONWAY – The University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall presents Disney Pixar’s “Coco Live-To-Film Concert” on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Featuring a screening of the complete film, Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score will be performed live by the 20-member Orquesta Folclórico Nacional de México. Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious […]


Wampus Cat Hall of Fame Ceremony: 4 Lessons from the class of 2023

By Todd E Jones | October 22, 2023

This is the first ToddTalk aptly named by a barista at Round Mountain Coffee (thanks Bailey!).   When I got the invite to attend the Wampus Cat Hall of Fame Ceremony, I admit, I was intrigued. The last Hall of Fame ceremony I attended was the Arkansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. After all, I have no real connection with Wampus Cat sports other than living here since 2010. I have watched many football and baseball games, and pay attention to the other sports including swimming, soccer and basketball. I root for the Wampus Cats because I live here, […]

Creative Institute Celebrates 3 Years Advancing Arkansas’s Creative Workforce

By News | October 20, 2023

Conway, AR – The Creative Institute of Central Arkansas is celebrating 3 years of serving artists and creative professionals from downtown Conway. The 501(c)3 nonprofit organization provides workshops and courses for creative professionals as well as regular community arts events. Throughout the rest of 2023, the Creative Institute will share weekly videos from artists, students, and partners whose lives and careers have been changed by the organization’s programs and staff. You can learn more about the Creative Institute and follow along by visiting creativeinstitutear.org or follow @creativeinstitutear on Facebook or Instagram. The Creative Institute was founded on Oct. 26, 2020 […]

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UCA announces new head of special collections at Torreyson Library

By News | October 15, 2023

CONWAY – Phoenix Smithey has been selected as the head of special collections and archivist for the Torreyson Library at the University of Central Arkansas. In her new role, Smithey will perform a wealth of operations, including promoting access to history through primary source materials, bringing the UCA Archive out into the larger library ecosystem, introducing virtual reference and research appointments for the archive and bringing students into the archive. “Archives are so important because not only do they teach us about our history but they teach about ourselves, archives empower us to be informed citizens and to seek answers,” […]

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