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UCA shows off new Greek Village

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - On Saturday, the University of Central Arkansas marked thier Homecoming with a grand opening.

The school got a chance to officially open the doors to the new Greek Village.

The buildings include chapter houses for five sororities as well chapter rooms for four other national greek chapters. Students moved into the village at the start of the semester, but Saturday gave the school a chance to show off the finished products ahead of the Homecoming game.

UCA accounting student awarded $10K scholarship

UCA accounting student awarded $10K scholarship

CONWAY, Ark. — A University of Central Arkansas accounting student has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for the 2015-2016 academic year.

UCA graduate student Melissa McDowell of Little Rock was one of 84 students from various colleges and universities in the U.S. to be selected for the PCAOB scholarship.

McDowell graduated from UCA in May 2015 with a bachelor of business administration in accounting and is currently pursuing a master of accountancy.

McDowell said that the faculty in the Department of Accounting was contacted to recommend a student for the scholarship.

“I was shocked and honored that they would think so highly of me. I respect my teachers very much and for them to choose me is immensely flattering,” said McDowell.

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office issues reminder to parents on child identification

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ark. - (Oct. 29, 2015 – With recent flash news alerts regarding missing children, teens, and others alike throughout the state, the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office decided to issue a reminder to all parents regarding the indentification of their children. 

Major Lafayette Woods, Jr. issued the following statement on Thursday:

When a child or someone you know is reported missing, emotions become raw, which can hinder the ability of parents or love ones to make rational decisions. Yet, their actions and the actions of law enforcement in the first 48 hours are critical to the safe recovery of a missing. Knowing what you can do, what others can do, and where to go for help will not only expedite the search and recovery of your child or love one, it also will help to ease the emotional and financial burden of the search.

BA Senior Exhibition scheduled for UCA's Baum Gallery

BA Senior Exhibition scheduled for UCA's Baum Gallery

CONWAY, Ark. — Graduating art students at the University of Central Arkansas will display their work at the annual Fall Senior Exhibit in the Baum Gallery of Fine Art from Nov. 5-Dec. 3.

Opening receptions will be held on Nov. 5 from 4-6 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 2-4 p.m. The receptions and exhibition are free and open to the public.

The 14 art students participating in the senior exhibition will present their strongest works made during their junior and senior years. The students’ art is represented in a variety of media, including graphic design, photography, sculpture, fibers, drawing, painting and printmaking.

Dr. Jeff Young, professor and chair of the UCA Department of Art, said that every senior exhibition was different each year because students bring their own unique styles and experiences to the show.

Nominate a speaker for TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas

Nominate a speaker for TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas

CONWAY, Ark. – The inaugural TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas is now accepting speaker nominations for its spring 2016 conference.

The conference is set to debut on the campus of University of Central Arkansas on Friday, March 4.

The all-day event will be held in the Ida Waldran Auditorium located inside UCA’s oldest building, Old Main.

Ideal TEDx speakers showcase new ideas that are widely relatable, ideas that change perceptions and ideas the TED world has not heard before.

To speak at TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas, nominators and speakers should be aware that TEDx is not a typical conference. The TEDx audience has high expectations of its speakers; the TEDx speaker team works with speakers well in advance of the conference to help shape a presentation that will succeed on the TEDx stage. TEDx is the place to give the talk of your life and share your best ideas.

Faulkner Co. clerk arrested on felony charge

FAULKNER COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – The Faulkner County clerk has been arrested on a felony charge.

According to an affidavit, 53-year-old Margaret L. Darter was arrested on Tuesday. She faces one count of tampering with a public record, which is a class D felony.

Arkansas State Police began an investigation in June regarding employees in the Faulkner County clerk's office tampering with financial paperwork for public officials to make it appear that they were filed on time.

Darter will appear in court on November 23 at 9 a.m.

Ark. man arrested in Conway taxi cab robbery

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- Conway police have arrested a man in connection with the robbery of a taxi cab driver that occurred over the weekend.

18-year-old Freddie Walker was taken into custody on Tuesday afternoon and faces an aggravated robbery charge.

Video footage showed a man pulling out a gun and pointing it at the driver before leaving the scene.

Thanks to tips from the public, Walker was identified as the person in the video.

Reports state that he is expected to face additional charges.

Stay with THV11 and THV11.com for more details as they become available.