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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.

 

Survey names Maumelle as #1 laziest city in Ark.

Survey names Maumelle as #1 laziest city in Ark.

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - According to a report released by Zippia, Maumelle was ranked as the laziest city in Arkansas. 

The report was developed by taking into consideration the number of hours worked per week, commute times and the average number of workers per household. 

The full top-10 list is as follows:

1. Maumelle

2. Centerton

3. Bryant

4. Cabot

5. Lowell

6. Sherwood

7. Benton 

8. Greenwood

9. Marion

10. Farmington

The data for this information was gathered from the latest American Community Survey.

In case you were wondering which city is the hardest-working, Osceola took 1st place. 

For more information visit: http://www.zippia.com/advice/laziest-places-in-arkansas/

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.”

"Adopt-A-Vet" for Christmas

"Adopt-A-Vet" for Christmas

MAUMELLE, Ark. (KTHV) - A few Maumelle citizens are trying to help veterans in the area have the perfect Christmas.

A drive is underway to take Christmas gifts to the “forgotten vets” at Fort Roots Veterans Administration Hospital in North Little Rock. Almost 400 vets are hoping to be surprised with gifts this year, including a visit from Santa. The veterans at Ft. Roots suffer from PTSD, life threatening illnesses or injuries, addictions and homelessness. 

“For many of the vets at Fort Roots, their only Christmas gift will be the ones we give them,” said Jacki Bruning of Maumelle, who had the idea six years ago.

According to Bruning, they are looking for donation items such as backpacks, socks, pajamas, coats, shirts, lap blankets, individual toiletries individual packaged snacks, candy, coffee and hand-held games,” said Bruning. 

UAMS Neighborhood Clinic opens in Maumelle

UAMS Neighborhood Clinic opens in Maumelle

MAUMELLE, Ark. - The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has opened a new UAMS Neighborhood Clinic offering convenient, high-quality primary care services in Maumelle.

The clinic, located at 102 Town Centre Drive in Maumelle, is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday. It offers primary care services to those 12 and older.

To make an appointment, call (501) 614-2470. More information is available at UAMShealth.com/Maumelle.

“UAMS is committed to offering all Arkansans world-class health care. Our Neighborhood Clinics allow us to meet the primary care needs of our patients in their own communities,” said Roxane A. Townsend, M.D., UAMS Medical Center CEO and vice chancellor for clinical programs.