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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. 

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Wold renowned Kinsey Collection Comes to MTCC

Join MTCC for the opening of our largest exhibit to date, African American Treasures from the Kinsey Collection. This once in a life changing exhibit, that is currently on display at Epcot Center at Walt Disney World will open at MTCC on Friday, April 8, at 6PM. The exhibit contains rare, one of a kind artifacts that will be displayed in Arkansas for the first time ever. These artifacts work to dispel the myth of absence and demonstrate that African American history is American history.

The opening will feature a presentation by the Kinseys, refreshments, and live entertainment provided by Rodney Block and the Real Music Lovers.

The opening for is FREE and OPEN to the public. For more information call 501.683.3593

The exhibit runs April 8, 2016 through July 2, 2016.

UAMS to offer free legal assistance for cancer patients

UAMS to offer free legal assistance for cancer patients

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Local attorneys are going to offer free legal assistance to those in cancer treatment or have completed treatment in April. 

On April 6, lawyers will be at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) giving free advise on important personal documents. Those include preparing wills, powers of attorney and living wills.

This will all be done in the Patient Support Pavillion on the first floor of the UAMS Cancer Institute. 

Appointments will be made at one-hour intervals. To make a reservation for your spot, call the UAMS Cancer Institute Social Work Department at (501) 603-1612 or email wilsonavisf@uams.edu. 

Free parking for the event will be available in parking deck 3 at the corner of Cedar Street and Capitol Avenue.

 

Arkansas Tech prepares 37,000 meals for local relief organizations

Arkansas Tech prepares 37,000 meals for local relief organizations

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- More than 300 volunteers from the Arkansas Tech University community and the surrounding area packed 37,000 meals for neighbors in need during an event coordinated by The Pack Shack Saturday morning at the W.O. Young Building Ballroom.
    
Those in attendance needed just one hour to pack the cheesy rice and vegetable meals, which were given to local service organizations for distribution to the food insecure in the Arkansas River Valley.
    
“This was a fun way to do something very useful for our community,” said Susie Nicholson, vice president for student services and university relations. “The students had a good time working together for a common cause. It was the perfect way to start our Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.”
    

Laina Shearon joins UACCB cosmetology program as new instructor

 Laina Shearon joins UACCB cosmetology program as new instructor

BATESVILLE, Ark. - The University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville has announced a new instructor joining its staff for the 2015-2016 school year.

Laina Shearon of Batesville has been announced as the new cosmetology instructor. 

Shearon, originally of Ina, Ilinois, graduated from The Salon Professional Academy in 2010.  She then pursued a career as a stylist at the French Twist in Murfreesboro, Tenn. While there, she built a steady client base, specializing in advanced haircuts and specialty colors.  After three years of working in Nashville, Shearon and husband, Michael, moved to the Batesville area. In addition to her new position at UACCB, Shearon also works full-time at the Studio Salon on lower Main Street in Batesville. 

UCA receives $215,500 to support Nursing Department

UCA receives $215,500 to support Nursing Department

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Foundation, Inc. has received $215,500 to support the Nursing Simulation Lab in the Department of Nursing.

“Nursing has afforded me the opportunity to care for a lot of individuals,” said Elizabeth A. Blankenship, CEO of Southridge Village Nursing and Rehabilitation. “With our ability to gift to the nursing program, the students will have some of the best technology available to them, and I believe it will assist in their training and education.”

Blankenship, along with her daughters and fellow UCA alumnae, Ashley M. Blankenship and Gretchen E. Humphreys, made the gift in a presentation that included UCA faculty, staff and students.

UCA President Tom Courtway expressed gratitude to the Blankenship family, “Thank you very much for your generosity. Thank you, more than anything else, for believing in UCA and believing in this college and this department.”

Arkansas Tech students step forward to help those in need

Arkansas Tech students step forward to help those in need

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. --There are 276 families in the Arkansas River Valley that will enjoy a traditional holiday meal thanks to the combined efforts of Arkansas Tech University students and the Salvation Army.

Helping Halls, an initiative that encourages Arkansas Tech students living in residence halls to help provide holiday meals to the less fortunate, donated 276 food kits to the Salvation Army for the 2015 holiday season.

Each kit costs approximately $13, meaning that Tech students donated approximately $3,588 worth of food during the 2015 program to help the Arkansas River Valley community.

In nine years, the Helping Halls program has helped provide 2,585 food kits to area residents in need.

The meal kits have many of the staples of a traditional holiday meal, including turkey gravy, canned sweet potatoes, green beans, corn, cranberries, pie filling, stuffing mix, boxed mashed potatoes mix, marshmallows and a pie crust.