UCA students to present devised puppet slam

Alpha Psi Omega, University of Central Arkansas’s honorary theatre society, will host a devised theatre puppet slam titled “Peace, Love, and Refugee” on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 5 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 West Oak Street in Conway. “Peace, Love, and Refugee” will consist of short collaborative theatre performances. These productions will be written by UCA students and focus on their interpret … [Read more...]

N. Katherine Hayles is Schedler Scholar in Residence

On Monday March 7, 2016 the renowned scholar and author N. Katherine Hayles will visit UCA and give a lecture titled “Non-Conscious Cognition and the Digital Humanities” at 7pm in the College of Business Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception. Dr. Hayles is the 2016 Norb and Carol Schedler Scholar in Residence. Professor of Literature at Duke … [Read more...]

Davis Family Lecture Series Continues

Marcy Doderer, President and CEO of Arkansas Children’s Hospital, plans to give a talk on "The Business of Healthcare: What Makes it Special" for the lecture at 1:40 p.m. in the College of Business Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 11 as part of the Davis Family Lecture Series. Doderer took the helm as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) on July 15, 2013. P … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to present Dead Man’s Cell Phone

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will present the production, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, by Sarah Ruhl in the Black Box Theatre (Studio 210) of Snow Fine Arts Center on UCA’s campus. This production will be Feb. 11, 12,18,19, at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. This play explores the paradox of modern technologies ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age. This play wa … [Read more...]

Symphonic Band to present Feb. 10 concert

By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Symphonic Band will give its first concert of 2016 on Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. This concert, free and open to the public, is the only one of the 2015-2016 academic year that will feature just the symphonic band, comprising both … [Read more...]

‘ELVIS LIVES’ coming to UCA on Jan. 28


By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Elvis Lives!, a musical journey through the life of rock n’ roll’s greatest performer, will be at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Jan. 28 for a 7:30 p.m. performance. “Elvis lovers will not be disappointed with this dynamic show that celebrates the life of the beloved ent … [Read more...]

UCA Debate Team continues to be successful

UCA Debate and Forensics competed in the State Line Swing Debate and Forensics Tournament, co-hosted by John Brown University and the University of Oklahoma on Jan. 15 to 17. The team took third place in overall debate sweepstakes and third place in the individual event sweepstakes for the OU half of the tournament. In debate, the team of Danielle Casey and Leia Smith were tournament … [Read more...]

Students win Biotest campaign

(left to right) : Jessica Casey, Mya Hyman and Noelle Smith, students in the fall 2015 Public Relations Techniques class, won $3,000 from Biotest Plasma in Conway in the mini public relations plan competition. The students developed a plan to help Biotest encourage more college students and community members to donate plasma.

  By Sarah Kinder Division of University Relations and Creative Services University of Central Arkansas students won a competition to develop a new marketing campaign for Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Jessica Casey (Lamar, Arkansas), Mya Hyman (Little Rock, Arkansas) and Noelle Smith (Little Rock, Arkansas) from the team “Check Your Vitals” won the competition by developing a … [Read more...]

Fall 2015 President’s and Dean’s List Scholars announced

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the President’s and Dean’s List Scholars for the fall 2015 semester. Students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours to receive recognition on the President’s List. Recognition on the Dean’s List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. A total of … [Read more...]

UCA Downtown Ribbon Cutting

UCA Board of Trustees member Bunny Adcock cheers as he and Shelley Mehl, associate vice president of the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, cut the purple ribbon at UCA Downtown. Standing in the background (from left to right) are Kelley Erstine, chief of staff; Chris Davis, vice president for Information Systems and Technology; Brad Lacy, UCA Board of Trustees member; Warren Readnour, general counsel; Christina Madsen, associate vice president for University Relations and Creative Services; Kay Hinkle, UCA Board of Trustees member; Steven Runge, executive vice president and provost; Diane Newton, vice president for Finance and Administration; Ronnie Williams, vice president for Student Services and Institutional Diversity and Brad Teague, vice president for Athletics.

The University of Central Arkansas hosted the ribbon cutting and grand opening of UCA Downtown today. About 300 attendees from the downtown Conway community, faculty, staff, students and alumni were on hand to welcome this addition to the city of Conway. The approximate 2500-square-foot facility is now home culinary, fine arts, technology and other community education and lifelong learning … [Read more...]