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UCA's Baum Gallery Receives grant for art internships

UCA's Baum Gallery Receives grant for art internships

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The University of Central Arkansas’ Baum Gallery of Fine Art recently chose its first three interns funded by a grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

“Thanks to the generosity of the Windgate Foundation, the Baum has three new talented staff members who will benefit from experience working in a museum setting and increase the Baum’s capacity to engage the central Arkansas community,” said Barclay McConnell, Baum Gallery director. 

The Windgate Foundation’s support is a three-year commitment that allows interns to work at the Baum Gallery. Through the grant two interns must be undergraduate students at UCA and the third intern must be a post-graduate intern from any institution. 

Georgia Erger, the post-graduate intern, will focus on museum management. 

Central Arkansas considers adding women's beach volleyball

Central Arkansas considers adding women's beach volleyball

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - University of Central Arkansas trustees are set to consider adding women's beach volleyball as a sport.

The Log Cabin Democrat (http://bit.ly/1VHKQi7) reports the board of trustees will vote on whether to offer the sport beginning with the 2016-17 school year at a Friday morning meeting.

The board's meeting agenda says the school's athletic department studied the feasibility of adding beach volleyball, and that it's among the fastest growing NCAA sports.

Cabot Lions Club to host Pancake Breakfast

Cabot Lions Club to host Pancake Breakfast

CABOT, Ark. (KTHV) - On Saturday, October 10, the Cabot Lions Club invites you to join them at Cabotfest for some pancakes. 

The organization is hosting their annual Pancake Breakfast from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Cabot First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall

You can purchase a ticket from any Cabot Lions Club member or the day of at the entrance of the church. Adults are $5 each and kids ages 10 and under are $2 each. Carry-Out/To-Go Orders will be available.

Proceeds raised from the event will go directly towards the purchasing of eyeglasses for local school children and in-need adults, assisting local applicants with vital glaucoma and cataract surgeries, providing vision-screenings at local daycares, pre-schools, churches, health fairs and the Lonoke County Christian Clinic, as well as supporting the Cabot Lions Scholarship Fund. 

The Cabot Lions Club ask that you bring any unwanted eyeglasses to the breakfast so they can recycle them.

Conway schools recognized for outstanding science achievement

Conway schools recognized for outstanding science achievement

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Two Conway Schools have been recognized for excellence in Science this year.

Scientist Bill Nye to visit UCA

Scientist Bill Nye to visit UCA

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, inventor and host of Bill Nye the Science Guy, will give a public lecture at the University of Central Arkansas on Oct. 6.

The event is scheduled for 7:30 to 10 p.m. in the Farris Center on Bruce Street.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $5 for students/children and free for UCA students with a valid student I.D.

“Bill Nye is an amazing scientist, author, teacher and comedian who will engage and educate the audience with his humorous story telling,” said Amanda Horton, director of UCA Public Appearances.  “We are ecstatic to be offering this caliber of talent to the Central Arkansas community.”

Nye is devoted to bolstering a scientifically literate society by making science accessible as well as entertaining.  His goal is to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes the world work.

Conway teen invited to USA Triathlon Junior Elite Men's Camp

Conway teen invited to USA Triathlon Junior Elite Men's Camp

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - A Conway 9th grader has been asked to attend the USA Triathlon Junior Elite Men's Camp at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. 

Bryan Pendergraft, 15, is one of 13 athletes, ages 15 to 17, selected nationally to attend the camp. He is a Conway native that has been competing in triathlons for six years.  His 14-year-old brother and 8-year-old sister also compete in triathlons.  This year, the sibling trio competed in triathlons all across the US including, Iowa, Ohio, Texas, Tennessee, Missouri, and Arkansas. 

Pendergraft recently competed in a USA Triathlon National Championship where he placed fourth in the nation.  Next year, he will compete nationally in the Junior Elite Division of triathletes.  He will also represent the USA in international competitions.

Community Connections to kick off fall programs for kids with special needs

CONWAY, Ark. (Sept. 18, 2015) – Community Connections will kick off its fall extra-curricular programs for children with special needs and their families on Tuesday, September 22.

The programs, which are free of charge, will include theatre, music, art, flag football, cheerleading, martial arts, golf programs and an autism workshop.

“We believe ALL children deserve the opportunity to play sports and participate in the arts,” said Courtney Leach, director of Community Connections. “We adapt our programs for individual needs and utilize buddies to accommodate children so they can experience success and being part of a team.”