The Bread And Puppet Theater Comes to UCA

The internationally known Bread and Puppet Theater is holding a workshop at the University of Central Arkansas this week, culminating with a performance on campus April 8. There will be a public lecture about the project at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in McCastlain 143. The outdoor performance will be free and open to the public beginning at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 8 on the … [Read more...]

UCA Foundation Awards Five Faculty Grants

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation recently awarded five faculty grants for the spring cycle. 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 provide for deserving programs and … [Read more...]

State Science and Engineering Fair Draws Record Participation

The 2011 Southwestern Energy Arkansas State Science and Engineering Fair will hold its 57th annual student competition on April 1-2 on the University of Central Arkansas campus. This year's event is expected to draw a record 254 student e ntries from across the state. "We couldn't be more pleased with the increased participation we expect at this year's event," said Dr. Mark Bland, president of … [Read more...]

Improv Comedy with Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood April 9

UCA Public Appearances' "Night-Out Series" will continue with "An Evening with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood" on Saturday, April 9, with the two stars of the Emmy-nominated series, ABC's "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" appearing at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Mochrie and Sherwood lead a "made up" show by taking contributions … [Read more...]

Airmen of Note to Perform Free Concert

The Airmen of Note, one of the nation's best Big Bands, will perform Monday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. In 2010, the Airmen of Note celebrated their 60th anniversary as the premier jazz ensemble of the United States Air Force. The band's remarkable success in community outreach and troop morale has been forged by … [Read more...]

Education Leaders to Discuss Student Success

More than 300 education leaders from 40 public and private institutions will gather March 30-31 to discuss ways to improve student success. The annual Arkansas Student Success Symposium is a collaborative event between the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Pulaski Technical College, and the University of Central Arkansas coordinated in conjunction with the Arkansas Student Success … [Read more...]

Graduate Film Screening Set For April 3

The University of Central Arkansas will host the Graduate Film Screening on Sunday, April 3 at 6 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The event, free and open to the public, features thesis films by candidates for the Master of Fine Arts in Digital Filmmaking scheduled to graduate in May. There is some adult content and language, so parents should consider this in deciding … [Read more...]

Forum on Financial Services Regulatory Reform Set for March 31

The UCA Investment Club and the UCA College of Business will sponsor a panel discussion titled "Financial Services Regulatory Reform:  What is it, and does it impact me?" The event will be held on March 31 at 1:30 p.m. in the UCA College of Business auditorium. It is free and open to the public.    Members of the panel will include Julie Stackhouse, Senior Vice President Federal Reserve Bank … [Read more...]

UCA Students First in Nation to Complete UACIC Program

Seven University of Central Arkansas students were honored recently for being first in the nation to complete the University Associate Certified Insurance Counselor (UACIC) designation program. The University Associate Certified Insurance Counselor designation was created to give college students pursuing an insurance and risk management undergraduate degree the opportunity to attain a new … [Read more...]

The Crisis Mr. Faubus Made Wins Indie Fest Award

The Crisis Mr. Faubus Made: The Role of the Arkansas Gazette in the Central High Crisis, has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Indie Fest. The 30-minute film, released in 2010, was honored in the Short Documentary category. "Our film shows an important part of American history that has not been fully explained before, and it is gratifying for it to be recognized with an Indie for its … [Read more...]