Jazz Performer Wynton Marsalis Comes to UCA

The University of Central Arkansas's A Night Out at Reynolds Series returns with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by legendary trumpet soloist Wynton Marsalis, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21 at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. "Wynton Marsalis is arguably the premier jazz trumpet player in the world today," said Jerry Biebesheimer, director of UCA Public Appearances. "Many of … [Read more...]

UCA Campus Closed Saturday

The University of Central Arkansas will be closed Saturday, Feb.5 due to inclement weather. Essential personnel should report. … [Read more...]

Rich Little To Continue Nostalgia Series

The University of Central Arkansas's Nostalgia Series returns with a performance by impressionist Rich Little at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4 at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Little, known for his work imitating former U.S. presidents ranging from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush, has recorded nine comedy albums and been part three HBO comedy specials as well as numerous other … [Read more...]

College of Liberal Arts’s Series Explores Our World

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Arkansas will host a series of public lectures, seminars and workshops that will examine different topics from a humanities perspective. "Exploring Our World" will touch on different disciplines. Each lecture or seminar will be led by a member of the UCA faculty. With the varied backgrounds of participants, this promises to be a venue for … [Read more...]

UCA Launches New National Literary Journal

The University of Central Arkansas's highly acclaimed literary journal, Exquisite Corpse Annual, is now the Toad Suck Review. "Our former editor in chief, Andrei Codrescu, became consumed by other projects, so we decided to re-envision ourselves into a similar but different forum," Editor Mark Spitzer said. "The Toad Suck Review will continue our mission of publishing cutting-edge works of … [Read more...]

Writer, Director Spike Lee To Speak at UCA

The UCA Distinguished Lecture series continues Monday, Feb. 7, with two-time Emmy Award-winning writer, director, actor, producer and author Spike Lee. Lee will speak at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the University of Central Arkansas campus. "It's exciting to have somebody who has done as many different things in the film industry and done them all well," Jerry … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees Votes to Preserve 17 Acres in Nature Reserve

The UCA Board of Trustees voted to protect more than 17 acres of the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve from development for the next five years during its December meeting. Steven Runge, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, requested the board pass a resolution that would permanently protect 17.5 acres on the southwest corner of the campus as a nature reserve. Runge said the status … [Read more...]

Roussel Elected UCA Board of Trustees Chairman

Searcy businessman Scott Roussel has been elected chairman of the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. Roussel has served on the UCA Board of Trustees for the past nine years and graduated from UCA in 1978 with a Bachelor of Business degree.  He is the president of Exit Realty Arkansas and Oklahoma. Roussel replaces Dr. Harold Chakales, who served as chair during the 2009-10 a … [Read more...]

Conway Symphony Orchestra Makes Steinway Donation

The Conway Symphony Orchestra recently presented a $2,000 donation to the University of Central Arkansas's College of Fine Arts and Communication and Department of Music as UCA pursues All-Steinway School status. "We are thrilled that the CSO has partnered with us in our All-Steinway initiative," said Dr. Jeffery Jarvis, chair of the Department of Music. "Our strong relationship with the CSO is … [Read more...]

UCA Foundation Awards Faculty Grants

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation awarded five grants totaling $12,550 to faculty programs and projects for the Fall of 2010. The UCA Foundation awards grants each year to faculty for programs that enhance learning opportunities at UCA. These grants, generally in amounts less than $3,000, are intended to encourage creative programs that may serve as "seeds" for future programs and … [Read more...]