PROFESSOR JOINS NCA BOARD

A University of Central Arkansas professor has been elected to serve on the National Communication Association's (NCA) Educational Policies Board. Nelle Bedner, professor of communication in the School of Communication, will begin her appointment Jan. 1, 2017. The board, which is part of the association’s executive leadership team, supports and promotes disciplinary pedagogy through f … [Read more...]

WINTER COMMENCEMENT AT UCA

Winter Commencement at the University of Central Arkansas will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the campus. The ceremony for the College of Business, College of Education and College of Fine Arts and Communication will be held at 10 a.m. with the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and College of Natural … [Read more...]

UCA FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS & SCENES SET FOR NOV. 28- DEC.1

By Hanna Lowery College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas theatre program will present The Festival of One-Act Plays & Scenes Nov. 28-Dec. 1. Performances, free and open to the public, are set for the Bridges/Larson Theatre of Snow Fine Arts Center on the UCA campus. Performances will start at 7:30 p.m. each night. UCA theatre s … [Read more...]

JAZZ ENSEMBLES SET NOV. 21 PERFORMANCE

By Amanda Nettles College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office. CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will perform at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Dr. Jackie Lamar, professor of saxophone and director of the UCA Dixieland Band, said that ensemble’s program would include “When … [Read more...]

UCA STUDENTS TO ADDRESS FIRST AMENDMENT IN NOV. 21 PUBLIC DEBATE

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — University of Central Arkansas Argumentation and Advocacy students will debate freedom of speech and freedom of religion at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the College of Business 107. The event is free and open to the public. The debate will feature students from the classes of Dr. Monika Alston-Miller and Dr. John … [Read more...]

UCA BAND EXTRAVAGANZA SET FOR DEC. 1

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The UCA Band Program will perform its 12th annual Band Extravaganza! on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The performance will feature the Bear Marching Band, Jazz Band and the UCA Wind Ensemble. Associate Director of Bands Brantley Douglas w … [Read more...]

WIND ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM NOV. 29

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble will perform Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. The Wind Ensemble will be conducted by Director of Bands Dr. Ricky Brooks. The theme of the concert is “Twists and Turns” becau … [Read more...]

UCA LAUNCHES INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP INITIATIVE

The University of Central Arkansas has partnered with Startup Junkie Consulting and the Central Arkansas Venture Team to launch a public-private initiative aimed at driving entrepreneurship and innovation across UCA, central Arkansas and beyond. This new initiative, simply called Conductor, is sponsored by the university and will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. at UCA Downtown. … [Read more...]

WOMEN’S GIVING CIRCLE AWARDS 2016 GRANTS

The Women’s Giving Circle at the University of Central Arkansas awarded five grants that focus on development opportunities for women and girls. Established in 2014, the Women’s Giving Circle is a group of alumnae and who accept annual grant applications to benefit areas that provide unique learning and leadership development opportunities that will enrich the lives of women. The Women’s Givi … [Read more...]

ADCOCK PLAQUE REVEALED

The University of Central Arkansas unveiled a plaque in honor of Bunny and Carol Adcock for their creation of a $1 million endowment to support study abroad opportunities. The ceremony was held Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the Wingo Hall Board of Trustees Conference Room.  UCA President Tom Courtway congratulates the Adcock family: Carol Adcock, Hillary Adcock Wren and Bunny Adcock. … [Read more...]