C.D. WRIGHT WOMEN WRITERS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL EVENT AT UCA

Conference will take place Nov. 3-4 with headliners Tayari Jones and Cara Brookins CONWAY — The C. D. Wright Women Writers Conference will host its inaugural event Nov. 3-4 at the University of Central Arkansas. The conference is open to all, though it will cater to women and women-identifying writers from all genres and all experience levels, from journalism to mass-market books to literary … [Read more...]

ARTSFEST 2017 TO INCLUDE UCA EVENTS

The University of Central Arkansas continues to be a part of ArtsFest, Conway’s yearly celebration of music, visual art, theatre, dance, creative writing and film, which will take place for one fun-filled day, Saturday, Oct. 7. This is the 11th year that Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) has organized the family-friendly ArtsFest. The 2017 theme is “A Splash Of Color.” All events are free … [Read more...]

OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMMAKER WERNER HERZOG TO VISIT UCA AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

By Brody Arnold College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Werner Herzog, a prominent figure in the film industry, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Thursday, Oct. 5. It will be Herzog’s first trip to Arkansas. “He is a world-class filmmaker, a renowned figure in the arts,” said Stephen Stanley, assistant professor of Film and the facul … [Read more...]

CREATIVE WRITER ALEXANDER WEINSTEIN TO BE IN RESIDENCE OCT. 5-6

By Jennifer Buckley College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Award-winning creative writer Alexander Weinstein will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Oct. 5-6. Weinstein is the director of The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and an associate professor of Creative Writing at Siena Heights University. His fictional creations inc … [Read more...]

GRAMMY-WINNING GUITARIST/COMPOSER ANDREW YORK TO HOST CLASSES AT UCA DOWNTOWN

The University of Central Arkansas Guitar Studio and Palmer Music Company will host a guitar master class and guitar composition workshop given by Grammy Award-winning guitarist/composer Andrew York on Friday, Sept. 22. York will give a classical guitar master class at UCA Downtown, 1105 West Oak St., from 2:30-4:30 p.m. The class will feature UCA guitar students performing compositions written … [Read more...]

PREVIEW PERFORMANCE AT UCA SET FOR ‘LR NINE’ OPERA

A preview scene from the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication-commissioned opera, The Little Rock Nine, is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The scene, to be performed by graduates of the UCA Department of Music at Reynolds Performance Hall, will kick off “An Evening with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Tania León: Turning History into Art.” Gates is the … [Read more...]

UCA REMAINS AMONG ‘TOP PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ IN THE SOUTH

The University of Central Arkansas continues to rank among the top 30 best regional public institutions in the South, according to the 2018 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report released Tuesday, Sept. 12. UCA ranked 26 in the category of “Top Public Schools” among regional universities in the South. A regional university is defined as an institution that provides a full range o … [Read more...]

HENRY LOUIS GATES JR., TANIA LEÓN TO LECTURE ON TURNING LR CENTRAL HISTORY INTO ART

“An Evening with Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Tania León: Turning History into Art,” will feature lectures by two of the principals of the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication-commissioned opera, The Little Rock Nine, on Monday, Sept. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The evening, which will mark the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, will … [Read more...]

UCA ARCHIVES DISPLAYS 9/11 COLLECTION SEPT. 8-21

The University of Central Arkansas is displaying part of its massive collection of documents and materials related to 9/11/2001. The display began Friday, Sept. 8 and will continue through Thursday, Sept. 21. 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 … [Read more...]

KEY ENROLLMENT CATEGORIES UP AT UCA

Incoming class most academically qualified in school history First-time undergraduate enrollment is up at the University of Central Arkansas with a freshman class that is also the most academically qualified in the history of the institution. Transfer students and full-time equivalent with regard to total enrollment are also up. First-time undergraduate enrollment grew to 1,937 for fall … [Read more...]