Project Runway’s Tim Gunn to Open Public Appearances Season

Tim Gunn, star of Lifetime’s Project Runway and the chief creative officer at Fifth & Pacific (formerly Liz Claiborne Inc.), will open the UCA Public Appearances season with the first Distinguished Lecture Sept. 24. The 7:30 p.m. event at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, “An Evening with Tim Gunn,” is sponsored by the Log Cabin Democrat. “A lecture of this stature usually takes pl … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Ribbon Cutting for New Amphitheater

University of Central Arkansas officials will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to signal the completion of the new student amphitheater. The ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7. The 200-seat amphitheater, located between the Student Center and Old Main, includes an elevated grass area, stage, and cast concrete seating. The UCA Alumni Association’s Legacy Walk surrounds the a … [Read more...]

Taipei Official Visits UCA

CONWAY — Daniel Liao, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, visited the University of Central Arkansas on Wednesday, updating the campus and community on the relationship of Taiwan and the United States and Taiwan and Arkansas. “We had a good discussion about a lot of things — educationally, culturally and economically,” UCA President Tom Courtway said. … [Read more...]

Acxiom Pledges $150,000 to Support MIS Department

Acxiom Corporation® has pledged $150,000 to the University of Central Arkansas to establish the “Acxiom Professors of MIS.” The gift will support five faculty members within the Department of Management Information Systems over the next four years. The gift was announced Tuesday during a press conference at the UCA College of Business. "We sincerely appreciate this gift from Acxiom. This … [Read more...]

UCA Employees Elected to Statewide Nonprofit Board

Two University of Central Arkansas employees were elected to the Arkansas Coalition for Excellence Board of Directors at the ACE Annual Meeting held at the Clinton Presidential Center. Dr. Amy H. Amy, assistant professor in the Department of Communication, and Kelly Lyon, director of the Center for Community and Economic Development, were among 11 professionals from across the state elected by … [Read more...]

UCA Observes National Campus Safety Awareness Month

The University of Central Arkansas will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month with a series of events designed to promote safety awareness among students, faculty and staff. UCA Police Department is partnering with the UCA Counseling Center,  Student Wellness & Development, and the Student Government Association to provide programing on issues including sexual assault, underage … [Read more...]

Storm Preparations – Tropical Storm Isaac

UCA officials will continue to monitor the weather asTropical Storm Isaac makes its way across Arkansas. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for most of the state. Remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac will move into Arkansas through tonight. Showers will become widespread through the day with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms. The rain will be heavy at times … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Band Country Current to Perform Sept. 7

The United States Navy Band Country Current, the Navy's premier country-bluegrass ensemble, will perform at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Friday, Sept. 7. The 7:30 p.m. performance is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Doors will open at 7 p.m. “It’s always fun to host the military’s bands because they’re always so good,” said J … [Read more...]

New Course to Help Writers

A new course designed to help writers develop as literary artists is set to begin this fall at the University of Central Arkansas. The course, The MFA Experience: A Professional Development Seminar, is a part of the new the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. The MFA degree in Creative Writing is considered a terminal degree in the discipline. The professional development course is … [Read more...]

Baum Gallery Opens New Exhibit

The Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas announces its new show So Tiny: An Exhibition of Small Works in 3-D . The exhibit will on display through Thursday, Oct. 25. A reception for the exhibition will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Artists from all over the country submitted their tiny … [Read more...]