Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Del McCoury Band to Perform Sept. 30

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB) and The Del McCoury Band will perform in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall as part of the UCA Public Appearances season on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. The PHJB was named after the Preservation Hall in New Orleans, a sanctuary constructed to honor the roots of traditional New Orleans jazz. The hall was founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. Today, … [Read more...]

Duke Neurobiology Professor to Give Lecture Sept. 24

Dr. Owen Flanagan, James B. Duke Professor of Philosophy and professor of neurobiology at Duke University, will give a talk at the University of Central Arkansas on Monday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. in the College of Business auditorium. This lecture,.entitled “Human Flourishing: Ideas from Brain Science and Comparative Philosophy," is free and open to the public. Flanagan is one of the most active … [Read more...]

Jackson Receives Southern Regional Education Board Fellowship Award

Damond Jackson, a graduate student in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership program at UCA, has been selected as an Arkansas Scholar for the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) Fellowship Award. The fellowship assists minority graduate students interested in pursuing careers in academia. The grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) provides support services from the SREB-State … [Read more...]

“Best Of” Screening of UCA Films Sept. 20

The University of Central Arkansas host its first “Best of” Screening, featuring films produced by students at UCA in the last few years, at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Thursday, Sept. 20. The 7 p.m. event is free and open to the public. Joe Dull, associate professor of digital filmmaking, notes that UCA students who have directed these films have worked hard and are sure to wi … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Amigo Cup Soccer Challenge

The third annual UCA Amigo Cup Soccer Challenge is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 30 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. at the Bill Stephens Track and Soccer Complex located at the corner of Donaghey Avenue and Dave Ward Drive. There will be campus tours, Mexican food vendors and Latino music during the event. The tournament is free and open to … [Read more...]

UCA to Offer Free Lecture on Gender Roles

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Arkansas continues the "Exploring Our World" series with a free public lecture on gender stereotypes in religion and popular culture. The lecture, Ain’t I A Man: If I Act Like A Woman and Think Like A Man? will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 6-8 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center located on the UCA campus. A panel of faculty m … [Read more...]

UCA Among “Top Public Schools” in the South

The University of Central Arkansas ranks among the top 30 public institutions in the South, according to the 2013 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The annual rankings were released Wednesday. UCA ranks 26th in the category of "Top Public Schools" among regional universities in the South. Overall, UCA is 60th out of 95 private and public institutions that ranked in the … [Read more...]

Lecture Examines Comics as the Ninth Art

Dr. Matthew J. Smith, comics expert and graphic novel specialist, will give the lecture “Beyond BIFF! BAM! POW! Reclaiming Comics as the Ninth Art” on  Monday, Sept. 17 as part of the UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication Artist-in-Residence program. The presentation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the College of Business Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Smith, a prof … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Open House for Bear Hall, EPIC Residential College

The University of Central Arkansas will host an open house for its newest residence hall and living and learning community on Sept. 13. The open house for Bear Hall and EPIC (Entrepreneurship, Public Scholarship, Innovation, Community Engagement) Residential College is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Guided tours will be available to the public. Bear Hall, a 120,000-square-foot, five-story … [Read more...]

UCA Trustees Approve One-Time Bonus for Faculty, Staff

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to give faculty and staff a one-time bonus in their September 30 paychecks. Full-time current faculty who were benefits-eligible on May 15 and full-time current staff who were benefits-eligible on June 30 will receive $1,000. Those working less than full-time will receive a pro rata portion. The funds will be paid … [Read more...]