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Members of Taziki’s Mediterranean Café Arkansas staff to participate in ‘No-Shave November’

Members of Taziki’s Mediterranean Café Arkansas staff to participate in ‘No-Shave November’

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Several staff members of Taziki's Mediterranean Café at their locations throughout Arkansas in North Little Rock, Bentonville, Fayetteville, Conway and Little Rock have decided to participate in ‘No-Shave November,’ a month-long journey during which participants forgo shaving in order to evoke conversation and raise cancer awareness.

The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing hair, which many cancer patients lose. Participants are encouraged to donate the money they would typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives and aid those fighting the battle.

Taziki’s has its own ‘team’ page on No-Shave November’s website, where donations can be made to support these efforts.

UCA, BACC. WRPDD to host "Saving Your Small Town" training event

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas’ (UCA) Center for Community & Economic Development is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to host “Saving Your Small Town: Homegrown Community and Economic Development” for North Central Arkansas community leaders.

On Thursday, Nov. 12, UCA will partner with the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce (BACC) and White River Planning and Development District (WRPDD) to offer the boot camp in Independence County. The training will be held from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Maxfield Room (Room 119) in the Edwards Commons on the Lyon College campus.

UCA hosts minority vendor expo

UCA hosts minority vendor expo

CONWAY, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas will host a Minority Vendor Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9 in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of UCA in Conway.

The Minority Vendor Expo is designed to give members of the higher education community an opportunity to engage with minority business owners in an effort to learn more about the products and services they have to offer.

The UCA Purchasing Office, Office of Institutional Diversity and Division of Outreach and Community Engagement are organizing this event.

“UCA is pleased to provide the higher education community with an opportunity to meet minority vendors to increase and improve working relationships with minority-owned companies and businesses in the state,” said Cassandra McCuien, UCA Purchasing Office director.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit uca.edu/purchasing.

UCA accounting student awarded $10K scholarship

UCA accounting student awarded $10K scholarship

CONWAY, Ark. — A University of Central Arkansas accounting student has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for the 2015-2016 academic year.

UCA graduate student Melissa McDowell of Little Rock was one of 84 students from various colleges and universities in the U.S. to be selected for the PCAOB scholarship.

McDowell graduated from UCA in May 2015 with a bachelor of business administration in accounting and is currently pursuing a master of accountancy.

McDowell said that the faculty in the Department of Accounting was contacted to recommend a student for the scholarship.

“I was shocked and honored that they would think so highly of me. I respect my teachers very much and for them to choose me is immensely flattering,” said McDowell.

BA Senior Exhibition scheduled for UCA's Baum Gallery

BA Senior Exhibition scheduled for UCA's Baum Gallery

CONWAY, Ark. — Graduating art students at the University of Central Arkansas will display their work at the annual Fall Senior Exhibit in the Baum Gallery of Fine Art from Nov. 5-Dec. 3.

Opening receptions will be held on Nov. 5 from 4-6 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 2-4 p.m. The receptions and exhibition are free and open to the public.

The 14 art students participating in the senior exhibition will present their strongest works made during their junior and senior years. The students’ art is represented in a variety of media, including graphic design, photography, sculpture, fibers, drawing, painting and printmaking.

Dr. Jeff Young, professor and chair of the UCA Department of Art, said that every senior exhibition was different each year because students bring their own unique styles and experiences to the show.

Nominate a speaker for TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas

Nominate a speaker for TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas

CONWAY, Ark. – The inaugural TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas is now accepting speaker nominations for its spring 2016 conference.

The conference is set to debut on the campus of University of Central Arkansas on Friday, March 4.

The all-day event will be held in the Ida Waldran Auditorium located inside UCA’s oldest building, Old Main.

Ideal TEDx speakers showcase new ideas that are widely relatable, ideas that change perceptions and ideas the TED world has not heard before.

To speak at TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas, nominators and speakers should be aware that TEDx is not a typical conference. The TEDx audience has high expectations of its speakers; the TEDx speaker team works with speakers well in advance of the conference to help shape a presentation that will succeed on the TEDx stage. TEDx is the place to give the talk of your life and share your best ideas.

AETN's 'Ghosts, Blood and Zombies 2' to premiere Oct. 30

AETN's 'Ghosts, Blood and Zombies 2' to premiere Oct. 30

CONWAY, Ark (AETN) — Arkansas’s young filmmakers show off their spooky sides in “Ghosts, Blood and Zombies 2: A Student Selects Halloween Special” premiering Friday, Oct. 30, at 10 p.m. on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN).

Chosen from submissions to “Student Selects” – an annual event that showcases the work of Arkansas’s kindergarten through 12th grade filmmakers – “Ghosts, Blood and Zombies” features the most frightening and hair-raising films for Halloween.

Student films chosen for this special broadcast include: