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Profile: Dean Cynthia Nance, University of Arkansas School of Law


When Cynthia “Cyndi” Nance was named dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2006, she made history as the first woman and first person of color to serve in this position at the U of A. The following year, she was a speaker for the inaugural Martin Luther King Day celebration in Saipan. In 2011, she was named the first Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law at the university, an endowed honor for law professors who demonstrate “a commitment to law, excellence and public service.” Then, in June 2022, having been dean emeritus since 2012, Cyndi was again named dean of the University of Arkansas School of Law.

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Arts & Culture: More than a Trip to the Theater

Kids shows are fun, entertaining and educational

Whether it’s a brand-new story or a retelling of a beloved classic, Kellogg’s Kids Series and Family Fun shows at

Walton Arts Center are a great way to introduce children to the magic of the theater and learn a few life lessons along

the way. The upcoming month provides a few opportunities to see an entertaining and educational show with your

little ones.


With the help of characters like Duck Ellington, Dairy Parton and Chickee Minaj, Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard

Boogie helps young audiences find their voice and learn more about the power of music. This book-turned-musical

will be presented at Walton Arts Center at 4 p.m. on March 5. 


Nonprofit: Susan G. Komen to Host Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon

The annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon will be held March 9 at the Holiday Inn in Springdale. Hundreds of guests are expected to attend the annual event benefiting Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization. During this year’s luncheon, Susan G. Komen will honor breast cancer survivors and those who we have lost. Proceeds from the fundraiser will advance Komen’s mission and fund groundbreaking research.  



Destination: Gone Fishin' – Gaston’s White River Resortd


During the COVID-19 pandemic, fishing — fly fishing in particular — exploded in popularity as people looked to the great outdoors for relaxation and escape. Fishing allows you to explore places you’ve never been before, relax in the fresh air, be one with nature and escape from daily life.


At Gaston’s White River Resort in Lakeview, Arkansas, fourth-generation owner Clint Gaston said 2020-2022 had been the busiest years in the resort’s 64-year history.   


Health: WelcomeHealth Celebrates 10 Years in Current Building

Everyone deserves accessible health care, and thanks to WelcomeHealth, this dream is becoming a reality. Since 1986, WelcomeHealth has provided free medical and dental care for low-income families. What most patients don’t realize is that the clinic is celebrating ten years at its current location, 1100 N. Woolsey Ave.; with a state-of-the-art remodel to the existing building by Marlon Blackwell Architects when WelcomeHealth moved in, the inside still looks brand new.

Living Spaces: Respecting History While Staying Relevant for Today

A historic house, previously home to prominent Fayetteville families, gets an update for modern living


Hathcock, Broyles, Gearhart, Jane Hunt. In Fayetteville, those names are synonymous with medicine, college athletics at the University of Arkansas, Northwest Arkansas Times and philanthropy, respectively. They’re also the names of some of the families who’ve once made the elegant two-story brick house on Washington Avenue their home.

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Eats & Drinks: Girls Gone BBQ 

2630 E. Citizens Dr., #20, Fayetteville | (479) 879-8222 |


Dana Neely, owner of Girls Gone BBQ in Fayetteville, is a trouper. Marching into the restaurant after a night of frozen pipes and a chimney fire, her voice raspy from smoke, she calls out, “Who’s in charge here?!” Everybody in the kitchen responds almost in unison, “You are!”  Welcome to Girls Gone BBQ, the newest joint to grace an already crowded barbecue genre of eatery in Northwest Arkansas, but as the sign says, “…this isn’t yer good ole boys bbq…” and that might just be the understatement of the year.

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