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UCA to host 26th Annual Community Development Institute

 UCA to host 26th Annual Community Development Institute

CONWAY, Ark. – Over 100 community leaders from Arkansas and surrounding states will meet at the University of Central Arkansas campus on Aug. 6-10 to participate in the annual Community Development Institute (CDI). 

The event will take place in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. It promises to be a unique educational experience for participants.

“Our curriculum is focused on educating participants on the complex issues facing communities,” said Amy Whitehead, CDI assistant director. “Every year, we try to innovate to keep up with the emerging trends in community and economic development.  This year we are offering new courses on leadership, community health issues, arts development and a course on cultivating positive change.”

Antioch Baptist Church celebrates being debt-free

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) – A church in Faulkner County not only celebrated Easter on Sunday, they also celebrated being free of debt.

Due to a growing congregation, Antioch Baptist Church holds three worship services each Sunday morning.  On Easter Sunday, however, they gathered away from their church building and worshipped together for the first time in ten years at the Buzz Bolding Arena at Conway High School’s west campus.

Senior Pastor Jason Aultman says the congregation celebrated with Easter joy, and also held a ceremony to burn the bank note.

Aultman says, "So, just a few weeks ago we were able to pay off that note, retire that debt completely and fortunately it's pretty awesome, we were able to pay that off about nine years early. So that's what we were celebrating today."

Antioch Baptist will now launch plans to expand its worship center.

More than 200 get back pay from Conway company

More than 200 get back pay from Conway company

Conway, Ark.-based Klaasmeyer Construction pays more than $222,000 in overtime back wages following US Labor Department investigation

More than 200 employees in Conway, Pangurn and Lincoln, Ark., affected

CONWAY, Ark. − Conway-based Klaasmeyer Construction Co. Inc. has paid $222,602 in overtime back wages to 204 current and former construction workers following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division that found violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime provisions. 

Conway students rank 2nd for best business plan at YES 2.0

Conway students rank 2nd for best business plan at YES 2.0

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (March 1, 2012) – March Madness-level excitement came early for several high school students today as the winners of the 2nd annual Youth Entrepreneur Showcase 2.0 (Y.E.S. 2.0) were announced.  Y.E.S. 2.0 is a statewide business plan competition for ninth to twelfth grade students that is sponsored by the Arkansas Economic Acceleration Foundation (AEAF), an affiliate of the Arkansas Capital CorporationToday’s winners were notified at noon via live stream from the Arkansas Capital Corporation headquarters near Little Rock’s River Market.  They included:

Most Innovative Product or Service

1st Place:  Fair Trade America, Roe Home School

Team Member:  Jeremiah Moore

Advisor:  Sarah Moore

Jenson named Acxiom CFO

Jenson named Acxiom CFO


Company Accelerates Transformation by Appointing Proven Financial Leader

College of Business maintains accreditation

College of Business maintains accreditation

CONWAY -- The College of Business at the University of Central Arkansas has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International.

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting. Only 643 schools of business, or less than 5% worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.

To maintain accreditation a business program must undergo a rigorous internal review every five years. UCA's College of Business received initial AACSB accreditation in 1984.

Central Baptist College launches new web site

Central Baptist College launches new web site

The new year has brought in a new web site for Central Baptist College.  The new CBC website launched January 1 with a completely updated look and a ton of new features.  The web site address will remain the same at www.cbc.edu.

An exciting new feature, the Virtual Experience, gives prospective students an inside look at CBC.  It features an interactive campus map complete with videos specific for each building, along with other student videos that give students a unique look at what CBC is all about. 

Another new feature is the Events tab.  CBC will now be able to let the general public, alumni, staff and students know about upcoming events at CBC.  While this is still under development, it will be a great addition to the site.

Many additional links can now be found right on the homepage using the dropdown menus making it much faster and easier to find what you’re looking for.