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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.

Josh Radnor to lecture at UCA on April 4

Josh Radnor to lecture at UCA on April 4

CONWAY—Actor, director and writer Josh Radnor will speak at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. 

The visit is part of UCA Public Appearance’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Radnor is perhaps best known for his role as Ted Mosby, the central character on CBS’s Emmy-nominated comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” but after the show ended its nine-season run in March 2014, he quickly established that his talents extend beyond acting.  He has written, directed and starred in two feature films, “Happythankyoumoreplease” and “Liberal Arts,” which both debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Radnor also starred on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Disgraced.”

Gerber recalls organic food pouches over spoillage concern

Gerber recalls organic food pouches over spoillage concern

Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling two Organic pouch baby food products after identifying a packaging defect that may result in spoilage during transport and handling.

The recall affects Gerber Organic 2nd Foods Pouches, which are available in 3.5 ounce pouches with pears, carrots and peas, and carrots, apples and mangoes.

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Join MTCC for the opening of our largest exhibit to date, African American Treasures from the Kinsey Collection. This once in a life changing exhibit, that is currently on display at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World will open at MTCC on Friday, April 8, at 6PM. The exhibit contains rare, one of a kind artifacts that will be displayed in Arkansas for the first time ever. These artifacts work to dispel the myth of absence and demonstrate that African American history is American history.

The opening will feature a presentation by the Kinseys, refreshments, and live entertainment provided by Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers.

The opening for is FREE and OPEN to the public. For more information call 501.683.3593

The exhibit runs April 8, 2016 through July 2, 2016.

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.”

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.”