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UCA hosts prayer breakfast in honor of MLK

UCA hosts prayer breakfast in honor of MLK

CONWAY -- The fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast will be held Friday, Jan. 14 at the University of Central Arkansas. The breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom 205B.

  

"The purpose of this breakfast is to celebrate the spiritual legacy, the moral courage and fortitude that Dr. King brought to the social justice movement of this country," said Angela Jackson, director of the Office of Minority Student Services.

2011 Small Works on Paper Touring Exhibition Kicks Off at AETN

2011 Small Works on Paper Touring Exhibition Kicks Off at AETN

The 2011 Small Works on Paper art exhibition will kick off its statewide tour Thursday, Jan. 6, at Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) in Conway. Presented by the Arkansas Arts Council, the exhibition will be on display from Jan. 6-27 in the AETN Atrium on 350 S. Donaghey St. An opening reception, which will include talks by the artists, is slated for 2-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 8, at the atrium. The reception is free and open to the public.

Hours for the exhibition are 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free.

Donation drive at Tractor Supply for animal shelter

Donation drive at Tractor Supply for animal shelter

A donation drive will be held at Tractor Supply in Sherwood to benefit Po Folks Rescue shelter on Friday from 7 a.m. until 4 p.m.

They say they are in serious need of bedding (towels, sheets, old blankets, hay) as well as toys, treats and food. Recently, the rescue has had many dogs released for adoption that come from abusive and neglectful situations. All the animals have been socialized and are spayed or neutered, as well as up to date on shots.

Po Folks Rescue is located at #4 Gail Lane in Conway if anyone would like to drop off donations or adopt. Call 501-470-9049 for more information.

The Arkansas ASPCA will also be at Tractor Supply on Friday, selling gourmet dog cookies.

UCA Winter Commencement Exercises Slated Dec. 18

UCA Winter Commencement Exercises Slated Dec. 18

CONWAY -- Winter commencement exercises at the University of Central Arkansas are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Farris Center on the UCA campus. More than 700 degrees will be conferred during two ceremonies.

Commencement exercises for the Colleges of Business, Education, and Fine Arts and Communication will be held 10 a.m. Graduates from the Colleges of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the University College will receive their degrees during commencement services slated at 1:30 p.m.

UCA President Allen Meadors will give the commencement address. Dr.

UCA Winter Commencement Exercises Slated Dec. 18

UCA Winter Commencement Exercises Slated Dec. 18

CONWAY -- Winter commencement exercises at the University of Central Arkansas are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Farris Center on the UCA campus. More than 700 degrees will be conferred during two ceremonies.

Commencement exercises for the Colleges of Business, Education, and Fine Arts and Communication will be held 10 a.m. Graduates from the Colleges of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and the University College will receive their degrees during commencement services slated at 1:30 p.m.

UCA President Allen Meadors will give the commencement address. Dr.

Mayflower High School Service Club Presents the Mayor with a Microchip Scanner

Mayflower, AR — December 16, 2010 — The newly-formed Mayflower Animal Freaks, a school service club, elected officers just in time to present mayor Randy Holland with a state-of-the art microchip scanner at the last city council meeting of the year, which will be December 21.  The scanner with a retail value of over $350, will be logged in as city property and then go to the animal control department to help reunite lost pets with their owners.

Mayflower doesn’t have a humane society, and the animal control officer position is part time.  There was a great need, and the students formed the club to be of service to their community.  Being able to quickly return pets to their owners will save the city money due to less time and expense housing lost pets.

According to Stacy Uptain, faculty sponsor of the club, “These great kids are going to spend part of their Christmas vacation raising funds to help pay for spay/neuter and microchipping services, which t

UCA Event to Celebrate Kwanzaa

CONWAY -- The University of Central Arkansas's Office of Minority Student Services is hosting a program to celebrate Kwanzaa. The event begins at 7 p.m., Dec. 7 in the Student Center Ballroom on the UCA campus.

Kwanzaa celebrates what its founder called "The Seven Principles of Kwanzaa" or Nguzo Saba, which focuses onbuilding and reinforcing family, community and culture among African American people as well as Africans throughout the world. Kwanzaa is observed Dec. 26 - Jan. 1.

For more information, contact Angela Jackson, interim director of the Office of Minority Student Services at angelaj@uca.edu or (501) 450-3135.

(Source: University of Central Arkansas)