Amphitheater Project Moves to Bid Phase

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees authorized the administration to proceed with bid requests for the construction of an amphitheater during a teleconference on Monday. The 200-seat amphitheater will be located between the Student Center and Ida Waldran Auditorium. UCA officials plan to have the project completed by the opening of the fall semester. The design included an … [Read more...]

Beijing Art Troupe to Perform Feb. 7

The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) Students Art Troupe, one of the leading University Performance Troupes in Beijing, will perform at the University of Central Arkansas on Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall. The "Chinese Spring Festival Gala" features a dazzling variety of traditional Chinese performance arts, including Chinese folk musical instruments, … [Read more...]

Rev. Jesse Jackson to Speak Feb. 23

The Rev. Jesse Jackson will continue the Log Cabin Democrat Lecture Series at the University of Central Arkansas on Thursday, Feb. 23. Jackson, president and founder of the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, one of America's foremost political figures, will speak at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the University of Central Arkansas campus. "Jesse Jackson is one of those people … [Read more...]

Susan Eisenhower to Visit UCA to Discuss Grandfather’s Intervention in 1957 Crisis

Susan Eisenhower, granddaughter of President Dwight Eisenhower, will discuss his intervention in the 1957 Little Rock Central Crisis in a lecture at the University of Central Arkansas on Thursday, Feb. 23. Eisenhower's 11 a.m. lecture in the College of Business Auditorium, part of UCA's Arkansas Civil Rights Symposium: Little Rock Central 55 Years Later, is free and open to the … [Read more...]

Arkansas Civil Rights Symposium: Little Rock Central 55 Years Later

The University of Central Arkansas will host a film screening and panel discussion on the role of the Arkansas Gazette in the Central High Crisis as part of its Arkansas Civil Rights Symposium: Little Rock Central 55 Years Later, on Thursday, Feb. 23. The 30-minute documentary film, The Crisis Mr. Faubus Made: The Role of the Arkansas Gazette in the Central High Crisis, will be screened at 2 … [Read more...]

Danny Glover, Felix Justice to Present “An Evening with Martin & Langston”

UCA Public Appearances' Broadway Series will continue with "An Evening with Martin & Langston," featuring Felix Justice and Danny Glover, on Thursday, Feb. 9. The show will appear at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the University of Central Arkansas campus. "An Evening with Martin & Langston" draws audiences inside the worlds of two of the greatest orators of … [Read more...]

Grant to Recruit Women to Computer Science Field

The University of Central Arkansas has received a $10,000 grant that will help bridge the gender gap in computer science. NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund grant will help build a more female-friendly environment for computing majors by recruiting a first-year cohort of women and retaining them with opportunities for learning, research, service and leadership. The grant is funded by the … [Read more...]

UCA, Hendrix College to host Theatre of Voices

The Hendrix College Department of Music and the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication will host the international vocal ensemble Theatre of Voices on Monday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Greene Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public. There will be a reception in Trieschmann Gallery after the concert. Widely recognized as one of the Europe's … [Read more...]

New Scholarship Honors Police Officer

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Jeremy Duplessis UCA Police Department Student Assistance Fund. This fund was created in memoriam and honor of Jeremy Duplessis, a former officer of the UCA Police Department who served the UCA campus community from 2005 to 2009. This scholarship, started by his sister Jeannine Hamilton, was created to … [Read more...]

Activist Afeni Shakur-Davis to Speak at UCA

Revolutionist and activist Afeni Shakur-Davis will give a lecture at the University of Central Arkansas on Feb. 13 at Reynolds Performance Hall. Shakur-Davis, former Black Panther and mother of hip hop artist and actor Tupac Shakur, is the founder of Amaru Entertainment/Records and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. Her lecture, "Road to Peace & Empowerment," begins at 7:30 p.m. The event … [Read more...]