Our network

Business

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

How to find out about road conditions; it’s not by calling 911

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – With more winter weather in the forecast, many will soon want to know about road conditions. Here is a look at different ways you can learn about the current road conditions in your area:

----

Check out iDriveArkansas.com.

'Elvis Lives' coming to UCA

'Elvis Lives' coming to UCA

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Elvis Lives!, a musical journey through the life of rock n’ roll’s greatest performer, will be at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Jan. 28 for a 7:30 p.m. performance.

“Elvis lovers will not be disappointed with this dynamic show that celebrates the life of the beloved entertainer,” Amanda Horton, director of UCA Public Appearances, said. “The three Elvis tribute artists have true talent and will take you back in time to celebrate his musical career with stunning costumes, amazing vocals, a live band and rarely seen footage.”

The three tribute artists — Bill Cherry, Jay Dupuis and Dean Z — have all been finalists and champions from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ annual, worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest in Memphis.

UCA Foundation Scholarship application period begins

UCA Foundation Scholarship application period begins

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas has recently announced the opening of the application process for Foundation Scholarships.  The Foundation Scholarship Application for the 2016-2017 Academic Year began January 11, 2016.  Applications are available up until the deadline to apply, which is March 11, 2016.

The UCA Foundation has 303 named scholarship funds and has awarded over $8.5 million in scholarships to date. In 2015, the UCA Foundation awarded more than $862,950 in scholarships to deserving students, totaling 211 named scholarships to 503 students.

To apply for Foundation and Alumni Association scholarships, visit uca.edu/go/foundation-scholarships. For questions and additional information please call (501) 450-3650.

UCA students win biotest campaign

UCA students win biotest campaign

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) — University of Central Arkansas students won a competition to develop a new marketing campaign for Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation. 

Jessica Casey (Lamar, Arkansas), Mya Hyman (Little Rock, Arkansas) and Noelle Smith (Little Rock, Arkansas) from the team “Check Your Vitals” won the competition by developing a plan to help Biotest encourage more college students and community members to donate plasma.

“I am so thankful for this opportunity provided by UCA and Biotest Plasma,” said Smith. “I learned skills guaranteed to help me succeed in my future endeavors, and I am so excited for Biotest Plasma to grow and reach many more donors.”

Grand opening for new UCA Downtown on Jan. 14

Grand opening for new UCA Downtown on Jan. 14

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new UCA Downtown at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 14 at 1105 Oak Street in Conway.

As part of the grand opening and ribbon cutting, original art works created by UCA students in the Department of Art will be featured in the front, gallery section of the building.

The approximate 2500-square-foot facility will also be home to culinary, fine arts, technology and other community education and lifelong learning programs hosted by UCA.

Located within walking distance to popular restaurants, shopping, Toad Suck Square and Simon Park, UCA Downtown can also be rented to host upscale events, business meetings and other small functions.

UCA receives $215,500 to support Nursing Department

UCA receives $215,500 to support Nursing Department

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Foundation, Inc. has received $215,500 to support the Nursing Simulation Lab in the Department of Nursing.

“Nursing has afforded me the opportunity to care for a lot of individuals,” said Elizabeth A. Blankenship, CEO of Southridge Village Nursing and Rehabilitation. “With our ability to gift to the nursing program, the students will have some of the best technology available to them, and I believe it will assist in their training and education.”

Blankenship, along with her daughters and fellow UCA alumnae, Ashley M. Blankenship and Gretchen E. Humphreys, made the gift in a presentation that included UCA faculty, staff and students.

UCA President Tom Courtway expressed gratitude to the Blankenship family, “Thank you very much for your generosity. Thank you, more than anything else, for believing in UCA and believing in this college and this department.”

Hit musical Mamma Mia! to visit UCA for two shows

Hit musical Mamma Mia! to visit UCA for two shows

CONWAY, Ark. - The long-running hit musical Mamma Mia! will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall for two performances in February.

The original date — Monday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. — sold out quickly, so UCA Public Appearances has scheduled a second show for Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

“The Central Arkansas community has been requesting for years that we add Mamma Mia! to our Broadway series,“ said Amanda Horton, director of UCA Public Appearances. “The show became available for single booking nights this year, and the routing was coming near Conway, so it all worked out in our favor.

“Once we announced the season, the Mamma Mia! tickets immediately began selling, and we quickly sold out.  So we worked with the company to add another show so that more of our community could see this popular performance.”