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Disney in Concert heading for Reynolds

Disney in Concert heading for Reynolds

CONWAY — Disney In Concert: Magical Music from the Movies will make a stop at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on April 16 to bring to an end the 2015-16 season of UCA Public Appearances. 

The 7:30 p.m. show is already sold out. 

Four Broadway stars will sing Disney songs, accompanied by the Conway Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Israel Getzov, CSO's music director and a UCA faculty member. The actors are Terron Brooks, Erica Dorfler, Juliana Hansen and Aaron Phillips. 

"Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies is the perfect end-note for the wonderful season we've had at Reynolds in 2015 and 2016," said Julia Dossett Morgan, the director of Marketing and Finance at Reynolds Performance Hall. 

UCA hires new wellness coordinator

UCA hires new wellness coordinator

CONWAY, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas hired Lindsey Green as the new wellness coordinator for the university.

Green’s primary responsibility will be creating a wellness program for the university.

“I am eager to work closely with our Wellness Committee to develop a robust and well-rounded program. We are in a unique position, as we have so many dynamic campus resources at our fingertips,” Green said. “I look forward to collaborating with other departments to see how we can work together to promote a culture of wellness on campus and in our community.”

Green plans to collaborate with employees and key stakeholders to begin building a strong framework for UCA’s new wellness program.

Josh Radnor to lecture at UCA on April 4

Josh Radnor to lecture at UCA on April 4

CONWAY—Actor, director and writer Josh Radnor will speak at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. 

The visit is part of UCA Public Appearance’s Distinguished Lecture Series.

Radnor is perhaps best known for his role as Ted Mosby, the central character on CBS’s Emmy-nominated comedy “How I Met Your Mother,” but after the show ended its nine-season run in March 2014, he quickly established that his talents extend beyond acting.  He has written, directed and starred in two feature films, “Happythankyoumoreplease” and “Liberal Arts,” which both debuted at the Sundance Film Festival. 

Radnor also starred on Broadway in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Disgraced.”

UCA receives half million dollar gift

UCA receives half million dollar gift

CONWAY, Ark. - The Nabholz Charitable Foundation presented $500,000 to the University of Central Arkansas.

“The Nabholz Charitable Foundation is honored today to make a commitment to this institution. This is a way for Nabholz to give back to UCA for the outstanding impact the university has made in our community for educating young men and women in the healthcare field,” said Charles Nabholz, chairman emeritus of Nabholz Corporation. “It’s our charitable foundation’s pleasure to make a pledge of $500,000 for this institution.”

Launchapalooza to celebrate Toad Suck Review

CONWAY, Ark. - To conclude the University of Central Arkansas’s annual ArkaText Literary Festival, the award-winning Toad Suck Review will hold its sixth “Launchapalooza” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11, at the Lantern Theater, 1021 Van Ronkle St., in downtown Conway.

 The Launchapalooza is free and open to the public but may include adult language.

 “We are especially proud of the controversial Allen Ginsberg letter we published in the Ginsberg feature, and we are also very proud of the Frank Stanford feature, [given that he’s] a rocketing star in Arkansas poetics,” said Mark Spitzer, editor of the TSR and associate professor of writing at UCA. “Our Toad Staff interview with artist-in-residence Cristina Garcia is also a big deal. In fact, the whole issue is a very big deal.”

UCA offers free domestic violence workshop

UCA offers free domestic violence workshop

CONWAY, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement has partnered with the Unseen Homeless Campaign of Conway to offer a continuing education workshop on domestic violence to individuals who serve or work with victims or survivors of domestic abuse.

By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to recognize the signs of domestic violence, build confidence for assisting victims or survivors of domestic abuse situations, learn ways to advocate for survivors, and understand the effects of serving victims such as compassion fatigue and how to overcome those personal battles.

Conway univeristy continues to give back

Conway univeristy continues to give back

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The University of Central Arkansas in Conway is continuing their tradition of giving back to the city by holding their second annual Day of Giving. 

Set for March 17, students, faculty, staff and alumni of the university will go around town helping those who need it most. Tasks such as raking, picking up trash and cleaning homes are including in what the UCA Bears will be doing to help those in the community. It is all a part of one big goal, and that is to raise funds that will go towards emergency student scholarships. 

“Spring 2015 was our first Day of Giving and the response was phenomenal. This is an important initiative on campus and we encourage all alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students to help in this effort. Every gift, regardless of size, really helps,” said President Tom Courtway.

Emergency student scholarships are one-time scholarships given to students who find themselves in dire straits.