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Under 40 forum report: leaders encourage diversity, pre-K expansion

Under 40 forum report: leaders encourage diversity, pre-K expansion

PETIT JEAN MOUNTAIN, Ark. (July 20, 2016) — In a report released today, leaders under the age of 40 from across the state identified key issues for retaining and recruiting young talent to Arkansas.

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List: Fireworks shows in central Ark.

List: Fireworks shows in central Ark.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – It’s that time of the year again! Folks across the Natural State usually celebrate the 4th of July with fireworks, and THV11 is working to create a list of where Arkansans can enjoy a show.

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July 4th Island Fest at DeGray Lake Resort State Park: You can enjoy traditional Independence Day games and activities, including a watermelon eating contest, kayak race, basketball shooting, water balloon games, lawn bowling, crafts, demonstrations and more. Activities culminate for those 12 and under with an Underwater Treasure Hunt in the lodge pool. The fireworks show will begin at dark on July 4. (501) 865-5810. Visit DeGray.com for more information. This event is free.

 

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Arkansas coaches learn heads up football

Arkansas coaches learn heads up football

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Friday night football heroes are forged in the summer heat. In recent years, protecting young football players from that heat has been the top safety concern.

But now, there's a new worry about concussions. And that's why coaches from across the state gathered on Friday in Conway.

Even the NFL is threatened by concussions and head injuries. At that level, it's about liability and the quality of life after the game.

For Arkansas high school football coaches, it’s about convincing parents that the game is safe and kids that they can have fun on the field.

“The parents are really concerned about their kids, but if you can show them that you're going to take care of their kids, I have seen an increase in kids that usually don't play are gravitating back into our program.”

Calling all fashion models

Calling all fashion models
Little Rock Fashion Week is hosting its annual model search May 29th and June 5th at La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown, 617 S. Broadway St in Little Rock.  LITTLE ROCK FASHION WEEK 2016 MODEL CALLMay 29th & June 5th at 1 pm - 5 pm 
La Quinta Inn & Suites Downtown 
617 S. Broadway 
Little Rock, AR 72201

Males and females of all ages and sizes! Wear plain white t-shirt/tank top, jeans, no make-up, and no accessories. Wear out of your face. Ladies bring heels.

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Disney in Concert heading for Reynolds

Disney in Concert heading for Reynolds

CONWAY — Disney In Concert: Magical Music from the Movies will make a stop at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on April 16 to bring to an end the 2015-16 season of UCA Public Appearances. 

The 7:30 p.m. show is already sold out. 

Four Broadway stars will sing Disney songs, accompanied by the Conway Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Israel Getzov, CSO's music director and a UCA faculty member. The actors are Terron Brooks, Erica Dorfler, Juliana Hansen and Aaron Phillips. 

"Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies is the perfect end-note for the wonderful season we've had at Reynolds in 2015 and 2016," said Julia Dossett Morgan, the director of Marketing and Finance at Reynolds Performance Hall. 

Help UCA student-athletes delete blood cancer

CONWAY, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas student-athletes, in conjunction with Phi Gamma Delta, will be trying to Delete Blood Cancer the week of April 11-15 on the UCA campus.

There will be a tent set up outside of the Student Center from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Anyone from the ages of 18-55 can sign up to be placed on the Bone Marrow National Registry. The process will take approximately five minutes. 

On Friday, April 15, 1960 Olympic Gold Medalist (4x400 Relay) Earl Young will be on campus. A survivor of acute myeloid leukemia, Young will share his story and allow photos to be take with him and his gold medal.  

By swabbing your cheek and becoming a registered donor, you can save a life. We have all been affected by cancer, and blood cancers can be cured only if we can find a match. Come support our student-athletes next week as they try to Delete Blood Cancer.    

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UCA hires new wellness coordinator

UCA hires new wellness coordinator

CONWAY, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas hired Lindsey Green as the new wellness coordinator for the university.

Green’s primary responsibility will be creating a wellness program for the university.

“I am eager to work closely with our Wellness Committee to develop a robust and well-rounded program. We are in a unique position, as we have so many dynamic campus resources at our fingertips,” Green said. “I look forward to collaborating with other departments to see how we can work together to promote a culture of wellness on campus and in our community.”

Green plans to collaborate with employees and key stakeholders to begin building a strong framework for UCA’s new wellness program.