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UCA receives half million dollar gift

UCA receives half million dollar gift

CONWAY, Ark. - The Nabholz Charitable Foundation presented $500,000 to the University of Central Arkansas.

“The Nabholz Charitable Foundation is honored today to make a commitment to this institution. This is a way for Nabholz to give back to UCA for the outstanding impact the university has made in our community for educating young men and women in the healthcare field,” said Charles Nabholz, chairman emeritus of Nabholz Corporation. “It’s our charitable foundation’s pleasure to make a pledge of $500,000 for this institution.”

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Launchapalooza to celebrate Toad Suck Review

CONWAY, Ark. - To conclude the University of Central Arkansas’s annual ArkaText Literary Festival, the award-winning Toad Suck Review will hold its sixth “Launchapalooza” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11, at the Lantern Theater, 1021 Van Ronkle St., in downtown Conway.

 The Launchapalooza is free and open to the public but may include adult language.

 “We are especially proud of the controversial Allen Ginsberg letter we published in the Ginsberg feature, and we are also very proud of the Frank Stanford feature, [given that he’s] a rocketing star in Arkansas poetics,” said Mark Spitzer, editor of the TSR and associate professor of writing at UCA. “Our Toad Staff interview with artist-in-residence Cristina Garcia is also a big deal. In fact, the whole issue is a very big deal.”

UCA offers free domestic violence workshop

UCA offers free domestic violence workshop

CONWAY, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement has partnered with the Unseen Homeless Campaign of Conway to offer a continuing education workshop on domestic violence to individuals who serve or work with victims or survivors of domestic abuse.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to recognize the signs of domestic violence, build confidence for assisting victims or survivors of domestic abuse situations, learn ways to advocate for survivors, and understand the effects of serving victims such as compassion fatigue and how to overcome those personal battles.

Conway univeristy continues to give back

Conway univeristy continues to give back

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The University of Central Arkansas in Conway is continuing their tradition of giving back to the city by holding their second annual Day of Giving. 

Set for March 17, students, faculty, staff and alumni of the university will go around town helping those who need it most. Tasks such as raking, picking up trash and cleaning homes are including in what the UCA Bears will be doing to help those in the community. It is all a part of one big goal, and that is to raise funds that will go towards emergency student scholarships. 

“Spring 2015 was our first Day of Giving and the response was phenomenal. This is an important initiative on campus and we encourage all alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students to help in this effort. Every gift, regardless of size, really helps,” said President Tom Courtway.

Emergency student scholarships are one-time scholarships given to students who find themselves in dire straits.

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UAMS to offer free legal assistance for cancer patients

UAMS to offer free legal assistance for cancer patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Local attorneys are going to offer free legal assistance to those in cancer treatment or have completed treatment in April. 

On April 6, lawyers will be at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) giving free advise on important personal documents. Those include preparing wills, powers of attorney and living wills.

This will all be done in the Patient Support Pavillion on the first floor of the UAMS Cancer Institute. 

Appointments will be made at one-hour intervals. To make a reservation for your spot, call the UAMS Cancer Institute Social Work Department at (501) 603-1612 or email wilsonavisf@uams.edu. 

Free parking for the event will be available in parking deck 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.

 

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

Oaklawn cancels Thursday's races

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – Oaklawn management made the decision to cancel Thursday’s nine-race card after more than five inches of rain left the track too saturated for racing.

“The safety of the horses and riders is always our first concern,” said Director of Racing David Longinotti. “The rain began about 3 p.m. Tuesday and has barely stopped since.”

Oaklawn remains open for gaming and simulcast racing. The game room will remain open until 3 a.m. 

Live racing is scheduled to resume Friday with a 1:30 p.m. first post. 

Poetry reading scheduled for UCA Downtown

Poetry reading scheduled for UCA Downtown

CONWAY, Ark. — A poetry reading featuring Arkansas-based poets Terry Wright and Marck L. Beggs will take place onTuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. at UCA Downtown.

Wright, dean of the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, is the author of seven poetry books and chapbooks, most recently, Fractal Cut-Ups, (Kattywompas) and Graphs, (Kairos Editions). He is professor of Writing and is also a visual artist who enjoys writing poems to correspond with selected original art works.

Beggs is the author of four full-length books of poetry, most recently Blind Verse and Catastrophic Chords, (both from Salmon Press). He is professor of English and former dean of the Graduate School at Henderson State University. He is also a musician who serves as the vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter for the band Dog Gods.