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Crisis communication talk set for UCA Downtown

Crisis communication talk set for UCA Downtown

CONWAY, Ark. — Dr. JJ McIntyre, associate professor in the University of Central Arkansas Department of Communication, will deliver a presentation titled Crisis Communication in the New Normal on Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. at UCA Downtown.

McIntyre is an internationally published author who has worked on a number of grants with agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the USDA. He is also an active crisis communication consultant for businesses and state agencies. 

“In today's world, businesses and other types of organizations cannot afford to ignore crisis planning or hope to recover from a crisis without a strong communication response,” McIntyre said. “My presentation will be an introduction to crisis communication with emphases in the nature of crises and dispelling some commonly held myths about crisis communication. This discussion should be valuable to local businesses and other community organizations.” 

'PostSecret: The Show' coming to UCA

'PostSecret: The Show' coming to UCA

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) — PostSecret: The Show, an immersive, live version of the original online community art project, will present never-before-seen secrets March 11 in the University of Central Arkansas’ Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m.

PostSecret — which started as the blog, PostSecret.com — has garnered half a billion visitors and half a million anonymous secrets, which were later compiled into six best-selling books. Later next month, projected images, videos, three actors and a guitarist guide will lead the Reynolds audience through crowd-sourced narratives, revealing the true stories behind the secrets, which range from hopeful to sexual to shocking.  

Pulaski Tech presents 'An Evening with Graham Gordy'

Pulaski Tech presents 'An Evening with Graham Gordy'

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Actor and playwright Graham Gordy, who is also the co-creator and executive producer of the new Cinemax drama "Quarry," will be the guest speaker at Pulaski Technical College's Big Rock on the Map series on March 10.

The event will include film clips from Gordy's well-known work such as The Love Guru (2008), War Eagle, Arkansas (2007), and Spanola Pepper Sauce Company (2010). Gordy's short films have won awards at the South by Southwest festivals, Austin Film Festival, Nashville Festival and Slamdance. He also was a writer for the Sundance Series "Rectify."

The Big Rock on the Map event will begin at 6 p.m. in the college's Center for Humanities and Arts Theater located at 3000 West Scenic Drive in North Little Rock.

This event is free and open to the public. 

15th Annual In Her Honor Women's Health Fair

15th Annual In Her Honor Women's Health Fair

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The 15th Annual In Her Honor Women's Health Fair will take place at the Conway Regional Health and Fitness Center on April 8.

This event will include free health screenings, fitness classes, self-defense demonstrations and a light continental breakfast. There will also be a kid-friendly activity center available. 

All of this will be going on from 7:30 a.m. till noon on that Friday. It is sponsored by the Conway Regional Women's Council. 

For more information, visit the Conway Regional website

Conway gyms targeted for car break-ins

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Thieves have recently been targeting three different gyms in Conway, stealing purses and wallets while you're doing your early-morning workout.

Your local gym may be the last spot you would think to get robbed, but just in the last week it has been a hot spot for thieves in Conway.

LaTresha Woodruff with the Conway Police Department said the break-ins have been happening during the early morning hours. 

“They are going to the gym, going inside and coming back out to find someone has broken into their cars,” said Woodruff. 

One of those Conway gyms targeted was 10 Fitness. They have had six cars broken into. Zach Watkins, 10 Fitness sales associate, said he noticed something was wrong when he came into work one morning.

Valentine Gala and Auction success for Conway's Homeless Shelter

Valentine Gala and Auction success for Conway's Homeless Shelter

CONWAY, Ark. - The recent Valentine Gala and Auction benefiting the Bethlehem House in Conway yielded more than $32,000.

The event, held at oneChurch, was a sell-out for the fourth year in a row. Tyler Sellers of Preston Palmer Studios provided entertainment. The meal was provided by Pasta Grill, Stoby’s and PattiCakes.

Funds came from table sponsorships and the sale of items donated by individuals and local businesses. For the second year, a jewelry hunt sponsored by Dayer Jewelers added $2,500 to the fundraiser’s earnings. 

Commission stops Faulkner County sheriff's election rumors

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - The Faulkner County Election Commission has squashed rumors around a sheriff's candidate in the March 1 primary election.

Commission chair Paul Foster says Republican Joe Taylor filed a complaint against his rival for sheriff, Republican Tim Ryals, to confirm whether the Conway address Ryals listed on his candidate information sheet when he filed to run is actually where the candidate lives.

The Log Cabin Democrat (http://bit.ly/1Rw5EGc) reports that County Attorney David Hogue investigated the complaint and found that Ryals lives in Faulkner County and is eligible to run.