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Enjoy Wildflower Week at Petit Jean State Park

Enjoy Wildflower Week at Petit Jean State Park

The public is invited to spend a week enjoying the wildflowers of spring at Petit Jean State Park.  Weekday programs will be geared toward senior citizens, while weekend programs will be family oriented.  

UCA men wear high heels to raise sexual violence awareness

UCA men wear high heels to raise sexual violence awareness

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) – Male students, faculty and staff will sport women’s high heel shoes to raise awareness about sexual violence.

UCA men, as well as female supporters, will be participating in a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 1:40 p.m. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.

The end of sexual assault and gender violence starts with awareness and Walk a Mile is one of the best ways to raise awareness in the Central Arkansas region,” said Scott Isenga, director of fraternity life.  “The event is important because it puts our UCA fraternity men creatively at the forefront, literally, of these issues on our campus.“

U Can't Touch This! MC Hammer headlining Toad Suck Daze

U Can't Touch This! MC Hammer headlining Toad Suck Daze

Put on your parachute pants and get ready to travel back to the glory days of the 1990’s as MC Hammer (who became simply Hammer for a while) will bring his talents to Toad Suck Daze this year. Hammer will be the headlining artist Saturday, May 3, and major country act Sawyer Brown will take the stage Friday, May 3, it was announced at the Conway Chamber Annual Meeting Thursday night.

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Fourth Annual TEDxHendrixCollege Event to be held Feb 23rd

Fourth Annual TEDxHendrixCollege Event to be held Feb 23rd

CONWAY, AR.-- Hendrix College will host the fourth annual TEDxHendrixCollege conference. This independently organized event, licensed by TED, will bring together academics, activists, and other thought leaders, from around the world as well as right here in Central Arkansas, who are looking to make a change in their community.

The event will be centered on the theme of ‘Power’, and will explore how individuals and societies can do good work in changing times. “Ultimately the goal of this year’s event is to ignite the passions of participants,” says Allison Tschiemer, TEDx organizer. “We hope to empower people to engage with new ideas in their personal lives.”

“Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” sets records for UCA Hall

“Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive” sets records for UCA Hall

By Brandon Riddle

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

 

CONWAY — Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will discuss the universe when he speaks to a sold-out audience at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 on the University of Central Arkansas campus.

The lecture in Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall – “The Search for Life in the Universe” – will last 60 minutes with a 30-minute Q&A session to follow. The lecture is sponsored by Conway Printing Company.

Tyson is the Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium and a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History.

“There are going to be more students at this lecture than we’ve ever had at any of our lectures, so it’s very popular with the students,” said UCA Public Appearances Director Amanda Horton.

Lake Dardanelle State Park to host boater education course

Lake Dardanelle State Park to host boater education course

Lake Dardanelle State Park, Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, and the Auxiliary Coast Guard are partnering to provide a Boating Education Course open to the public. Plan to attend the Boating Education Course offered March 3 & 4, 2014 at the Lake Dardanelle State Park Visitor Center Classroom from 6-9 p.m. You must attend both nights to complete the course.

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s “Mandatory Boating Education Regulation states that:  “Anyone born after 1985 must take and pass an approved Arkansas Game and Fish Boating Education Course and carry proof that he or she has satisfactorily completed the course in order to operate a motorboat in Arkansas.”

The minimum 6 hour course includes; boat classification, registration, lifesaving equipment, navigation aids, rules of the road, maintenance, courtesy, and much more. The course is free of charge and is open to a limited number.  Pre-registration is required.  Please call 479-967-5516.

Ninth annual Chase Race and Paws scheduled for March 8

Ninth annual Chase Race and Paws scheduled for March 8

Conway, AR, (CRP) – The Ninth Annual Chase Race and Paws will be held  Saturday, March 8, 8 a.m. starting and finishing at Simon Park, 805 Front Street, Conway. The 2-mile state championship race awards a $100 cash prize to any male or female who breaks the present course records.  A complimentary 2014 entry form will be awarded to  anyone who breaks an age group record.  Each person who registers will receive a technical shirt again this year.  

Online race registration is now open at http://www.chaserace.info/. Entry forms  are also available at The Sporty Runner, 1016 Van Ronkle St. in Conway, and at  Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center, 700 Salem Rd. Chase Race and Pawsevent includes: