Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 9th season to run June 4-28

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 22, 2015 CONTACT: Christina Madsen, (501) 852-2659 or Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, (501) 428-4165; ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE’S 9TH SEASON TO RUN JUNE 4-28 AT MULTIPLE VENUES CONWAY — Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s ninth season of Shakespearean plays and other works … [Read more...]

UCA receives $400,000 grant from ANCRC

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas’ Division of Institutional Advancement announces a $400,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) for phase two of the renovation and restoration of McCastlain Hall on the campus. This new grant will be used to create a new, more accessible, grand hallway between McCastlain’s East Commons and the Baum Gallery. Dr. Gayle S … [Read more...]

No increase in tuition and fees

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved an operating budget for the 2015-2016 academic year that does not include an increase in undergraduate mandatory tuition and fees. This is the first time in more than 20 years that a tuition and fee increase has not been a part of the approved budget. "This is something every university, every board member, every college president … [Read more...]

UCA extends in-state tuition to service members and families

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a resolution to allow in-state tuition to some military servicemen, veterans and their families. The resolution was approved during the board’s meeting today. Starting with the 2015-2016 academic year, military students who fall into the following categories will receive in-state tuition: A veteran who was discharged or released f … [Read more...]

Public Appearances announces 2015-16 season

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Kicking off with Wynonna and The Big Noise on Sept. 18, UCA Public Appearances will feature 15 events for the 2015-16 season in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. As usual, the season will also include Broadway, Pops and Night Out Series and two lectures. The season includes: Broadway Series Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, … [Read more...]

Voices of Central Arkansas Choir Auditions

Students in grades 3-12 as of Fall 2015 are invited to audition for the award-winning Voices of Central Arkansas (VOCA) Choir on Thursday, May 14 and May 21, from 3:30 – 5:30pm, according to Dr. Sheri Cook-Cunningham, director of VOCA.  VOCA is the umbrella organization for several vocal ensembles: Choristers, Concert Choir, and Youth Choir.  The intent of the choir is to promote musical literacy a … [Read more...]

Boot camp focuses on Faulkner County economic development

More than 35 elected officials, city employees, federal agency representatives and other community leaders involved in tornado recovery and economic development within Faulkner County gathered for an economic development boot camp

More than 35 government and community leaders spent the day at an economic development boot camp held on Friday, May 8. Representatives from Faulkner County government, Vilonia, Mayflower, Greenbrier, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency attended the all-day training event hosted by UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED). The boot camp was held free of charge as p … [Read more...]

Main Stage EdUCAtion series announced


The University of Central Arkansas will begin a new performing arts series for K-12 students in Central Arkansas. The Main Stage EdUCAtion Series will start during the 2015-2016 academic year and reservations will be taken on a first come, first serve basis. Performances include “Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas!”, “Walk On: The Story of Rosa Parks” and “Doktor Kaboom in LIVE WIRE: The Electric … [Read more...]

Two groundbreaking ceremonies

Parade marches from one groundbreaking to another A parade of approximately 200 people, including the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees, President Tom Courtway, faculty, staff, cheerleaders, and the university jazz and pep bands, along with legislators, city officials, donors, and well-wishers marched down Bruce Street today from one groundbreaking ceremony to another. The first groundbreaking was … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Faulkner County Economic Development Boot Camp

NEWS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS APRIL 30, 2015 CONTACT: Christina Madsen, associate vice president of communications, public relations, and marketing, at or (501) 852-2659. Amy Whitehead, director UCA Center for Community and Economic Development at or 501-269-9009. UCA Hosts Faulkner County Economic Development Boot Camp WHEN: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. … [Read more...]