UCA begins presidential search process

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees took the first step to begin the presidential search process at their regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, Feb. 12. As outlined in Board Policy 202, a Search Advisory Committee will be created and will serve as an aid to the Board of Trustees in its endeavor to appoint a president for the University of Central Arkansas. Board chair … [Read more...]

Photographer Maggie Steber to visit Feb. 22-26

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by Audrey Roberts College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Photographer Maggie Steber will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Feb. 22-26. Steber’s exhibition, Madje Has Dementia, on view at the Baum Gallery of Fine Art, documents the last two years of her mother’s life. Donna Pinckley, associate professor of art and the faculty sponsor for … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre sets youth auditions

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will hold youth auditions for the 2016 summer season, including roles in "West Side Story" and the opportunity to appear in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as part of The Groundlings Company, on Feb. 28. Interested actors ages 8 to 17 are encouraged to audition. Auditions will be from 3-6 pm in the Black Box Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts building on the University of … [Read more...]

Jazz Ensembles to perform Feb. 17

By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — UCA’s three jazz ensembles will perform at the University of Central Arkansas’s Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The UCA Dixieland Band, led by Professor of Saxophone Jackie Lamar, will start the night off with traditional New Orleans tunes such as “Royal Garden Blues,” “Basin Street Blues … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees February meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 12 in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at the following link: www.uca.edu/botagenda. The Board of Trustees will have lunch after the meeting in Wingo Hall, Room 210. Board Policy No. 202, President Search P … [Read more...]

Two ‘Mamma Mia!’ performances set for Reynolds

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By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The long-running hit musical "Mamma Mia!" will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall for performances Feb. 15 and 17. Both performances are set for 7:30 p.m. While the Feb. 15 performance is sold out, tickets are still available for the Feb. 17 show. "Mamma Mia!" is the u … [Read more...]

UCA hosts pop music critic and author Rashod Ollison

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The University of Central Arkansas will host a book reading for Rashod Ollison, an award-winning pop music critic and culture journalist, on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6 pm in the College of Business auditorium. Ollison’s literary debut, “Soul Serenade: Rhythm, Blues & Coming of Age Through Vinyl,” is a memoir that describes how soul music sustained him during his formative years growing up in ce … [Read more...]

Writer John D’Agata to visit Feb. 23-24

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By Logan Miller College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Writer John D’Agata will give a public reading and book signing at the University of Central Arkansas on Feb. 23 when he visits campus as artist in residence. The event, free and open to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Business auditorium, room 107. D’Agata is the author of The Lifespan of a Fa … [Read more...]

UCA hosts reading of ‘I am Jazz’

The University of Central Arkansas Office of Diversity and Community will host a reading of “I am Jazz” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at UCA Downtown located at 1105 West Oak Street in Conway. Cindy Lea, lecturer in UCA’s Schedler Honors College, will conduct the reading. Time will be allotted for questions and comments. “I am Jazz” is the story of Jazz Jennings, HRC Youth Ambassador. The Hu … [Read more...]

Sinbad to hold stand-up comedy routine on Feb. 12

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By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Actor and comedian Sinbad, famous for his work in films and TV shows such as “The Sinbad Show” and “Jingle All The Way,” will be at the University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall on Feb. 12 starting at 7:30 p.m. “An Evening with Sinbad,” as his show later this month is called, will showcase the enter … [Read more...]