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Community Cinema offers free screening of ‘The Island President’ in NLR

Community Cinema offers free screening of ‘The Island President’ in NLR

Film follows one man’s struggle to save his island nation

CONWAY, Ark. (AETN) — The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), UALR Public Radio/KUAR FM 89.1 and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of “The Island President” as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be held in the library’s auditorium.

Legislator invites public to stargaze at the state capitol

Legislator invites public to stargaze at the state capitol

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (March 12, 2013) – Rep. Stephen Meeks (District 67-Greenbrier) invites the public and members of the media to the Capitol Stargaze on the north lawn of the State Capitol on the evening of March 12.  The event will be held from 7-9 pm.

Telescopes will be setup to explore the Arkansas night sky.  Rep. Meeks says primary targets for the telescope will include the crescent moon, the planet Jupiter, and the comet Pan-Starrs, which is expected to quickly emerge into Arkansas’s western sky at sunset.  If sky conditions allow, this would be the first view of the comet.

Elected officials and members of the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society, the International Dark Sky Association, and the UCA Physics Department  will also be sharing concerns about light pollution.

UCA co-sponsors event featuring Holocaust survivor

UCA co-sponsors event featuring Holocaust survivor

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas departments of Philosophy and Religion and History and the College of Liberal Arts, along with Conway Senior High School, University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum are all partnering to sponsor "An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Henry Greenbaum."

Greenbaum will share his heroic story of survival at Conway Senior High School's James H. Clark Auditorium on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 7:00 pm. Admission is free and open to the public.

BACKGROUND

Greenbaum was born Chuna Grynbaum in Starachowice, Poland, on April 1, 1928. His father, Nuchem, ran a tailor shop out of their home while his mother, Gittel, raised the family’s nine children.

 

Germany Invades Poland

Arkansas Supreme Court to Visit UCA Campus

Arkansas Supreme Court to Visit UCA Campus

CONWAY—The Arkansas Supreme Court will visit the University of Central Arkansas campus on Thursday, October 10, 2013.

President Tom Courtway announced to the UCA Board of Trustees today that all seven justices would visit the campus this fall.

Planning is still underway, but justices will hear oral arguments starting at 9 a.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall. Additional details will be announced once they are finalized. The event is public.

“We believe that will be a good event not only for UCA and our students but the community and maybe some of the high schools,” he said.

Debate tournament March 8

Debate tournament March 8

By Spencer Mercy, College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will host the “End of Hi-BEAR-Nation” Debate Tournament beginning at 2 p.m. March 8.

The tournament, to be headquartered in McCastlain Hall, is free and open to the public and will continue through March 10.

Officials expect a wide range of college debate teams from Arkansas to compete in one-on-one and two-on-two debates.

This tournament is sanctioned by the International Public Debate Association, and competitors will debate a wide range of topics.

The tournament will include a number of preliminary rounds, followed by bracket-style elimination rounds for qualifying teams. Speaker trophies will be awarded to debaters who stand out on a team.

RV Show set for Feb. 8 - 10

RV Show set for Feb. 8 - 10

The 37th Annual Arkansas RV Show will take place February 8 – 10, 2013 in downtown Little Rock’s Statehouse Convention Center.  This Show presents a rare opportunity to see many recreational vehicles under one roof without the hassle of driving from RV dealer to RV dealer.

Whether you’re interested in a pop-up camper, travel trailer, fifth wheel, toy hauler or Motor Homes, the Arkansas RV Show can provide the consumer with a wide variety of products to see, appealing to every lifestyle and every budget. In addition, various exhibitors will be on hand to provide information on area campgrounds, vacation destinations, RV accessories and products related to the RV industry. This show is a must for anyone interested in RV’s, camping and learning more about the RV lifestyle.