‘ONCE THE MUSICAL’ COMING TO UCA OCT. 3

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — “ONCE the Musical” will visit the University of Central Arkansas on Oct. 3 when it makes a 7:30 p.m. stop at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. “ONCE the Musical” is based on the 2007 film of the same name. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Falling Slowly.” Other selections from th … [Read more...]

UCA BEARS CELEBRATE 2016 HOMECOMING OCT. 17-22

The University of Central Arkansas will celebrate Homecoming 2016 Oct. 17 to Oct. 22. The 2016 theme for the week is “Every road you take will always lead you home.” The week culminates with the football game pitting the UCA Bears against Southland Conference rival Lamar University. “Homecoming at UCA is a special time and we know that after working for over a year on these events, this homec … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS FAMILY DAY SEPT. 10

The University of Central Arkansas Office of Student Life, in partnership with the Office of the President, announces the 2016 Family Day festivities. The event will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 on the football practice field located at the corner of Farris Road and Bruce Street. The entire UCA community and their families are invited to enjoy this free event. A variety of … [Read more...]

ARCHIVES DISPLAYS 9/11 COLLECTION SEPT. 6-14

The University of Central Archives is displaying part of its massive collection of 9/11 documents and materials. The display began Tuesday, Sept. 6 and will continue through Wednesday, Sept. 14. The UCA Archives is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The display of 9/11 materials is free and open to the public. Due to the generosity of the late Dale Nicholson of KATV Channel 7 … [Read more...]

SPANISH BRASS TO BE IN RESIDENCE SEPT. 20-21

By Amanda Nettles College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The quintet Spanish Brass will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artists in residence Sept. 20-21. The residency will include two concerts: a free public performance Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall; and an educational program for schools at Conway High School’s … [Read more...]

10TH ARTSFEST CELEBRATION SET FOR CONWAY

By Waid Rainey and Hanna Lowery College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, in partnership with Hendrix College, the Conway Schools, Faulkner County Library, The Lantern Theatre, Faulkner County Museum, Independent Living Services, King’s, Conway Downtown Partnership, and the Mayor’s Office, will play ho … [Read more...]

UCA RECOGNIZES 2016 NATIONAL CAMPUS SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH

The University of Central Arkansas will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September with weekly events designed to promote safety across the university campus. This is the seventh time the university has observed National Campus Safety Awareness Month. “Campus safety is everyone’s business and we depend on each and every member of the campus community to take an active role in ke … [Read more...]

RETENTION AND AVERAGE ACT SCORE INCREASE FOR FALL 2016

The University of Central Arkansas experienced an increase in the average ACT score among first-time undergraduates and retention among full-time, first-time undergraduate students, according to preliminary data. The average high school GPA for first-time students also increased. The average ACT composite score this year for first-time undergraduate students is 24. Last year the average was … [Read more...]

NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND TO OPEN UCA PUBLIC APPEARANCES SEASON

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — To kick off the new season of UCA Public Appearances, iconic American entertainers the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform to a sold-out crowd in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. “Ticket holders can expect the band to play all of their favorite hits, tell behind-the-scenes stories an … [Read more...]

STUDENT RECEIVES SCHOLARSHIP FROM INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

By Mya Hyman University Relations and Creative Services Office University of Central Arkansas psychology student, Emily Hahn, was selected as one of four recipients for a scholarship from Psi Chi International Honor Society. The Psi Chi Undergraduate Scholarship, worth $3,000, was awarded to four students out of 95 applicants. Hahn was the only Arkansas recipient. Other students … [Read more...]