UCA RECEIVES GIFT IN SUPPORT OF STEINWAY INITIATIVE

The University of Central Arkansas has been gifted $100,000 by Jimmy Batcheller and Sara Hendricks Batcheller ’02 to benefit the Steinway Initiative at UCA. The Steinway Initiative is the university's commitment to becoming an All-Steinway School. The university currently has 19 All-Steinway School eligible pianos, including a Steinway A that was purchased with the Batcheller’s gift. The coup … [Read more...]

JAPANESE PERCUSSION ARTISTS TO PERFORM DRUM HEART AT UCA’S REYNOLDS ON MARCH 4

TAO, the internationally acclaimed percussion artists, will bring the ancient art of Japanese taiko drumming to the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Sunday, March 4. The event is set for 7:30 p.m. The Chicago Tribune said TAO: Drum Heart features “Extraordinarily talented percussion artists, and they’re seductive, alluring performers…The crowd was unmistakably wow … [Read more...]

ARTIST SHARON LOUDEN TO JUROR STUDENT SHOW AT BAUM GALLERY

Artist Sharon Louden, an author and educator with vast experience in the contemporary art world, will be the juror for the University of Central Arkansas’s Annual Student Art Competitive next month. The exhibit will be on view March 5-16 at the Baum Gallery. A reception is set for 4 p.m. March 8. Any UCA student may submit up to three works for possible inclusion. This show allows students t … [Read more...]

UCA THEATRE TO PRESENT THREE DAYS OF RAIN

UCA Theatre students will perform “Three Days of Rain,” the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Richard Greenberg, in the Bridges/Larson Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Building on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2 as well as 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 3. The play is directed by UCA Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Fri … [Read more...]

PUBLIC RELATIONS MOCK NEWS CONFERENCES SET

The University of Central Arkansas School of Communication will host mock news conferences for public relation students Tuesday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, March 1, in the Board of Trustees conference room in Wingo Hall. The conferences are set for 9:25-10:40 a.m. The events are free and open to the public. Students will put on two hats in media relations as PR spokespersons and journalists to … [Read more...]

ARKATEXT LITERARY FESTIVAL SET FOR FEB. 19-23

The University of Central Arkansas creative writing program will host the ArkaText literary festival, the annual celebration of Arkansas writers, Feb. 19-23. ArkaText features readings, presentations and craft lectures. Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Sandy Longhorn said the festival would show UCA students the varieties of noteworthy writing and writing-related activity accomplished … [Read more...]

OXFORD AMERICAN NOMINATED FOR 2018 NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARD

For the second time in three years, the Oxford American is a finalist for a National Magazine Award in General Excellence in the Literature, Science and Politics category, which “honors smaller-circulation general-interest magazines as well as publications covering media and the arts.” The Oxford American is a finalist alongside Aperture, Popular Science, VQR, and the Marshall Project. The Oxford A … [Read more...]

PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL COMING TO UCA

Pinkalicious the Musical will visit the University of Central Arkansas at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, at Reynolds Performance Hall. “We are very excited to bring Pinkalicious the Musical to Reynolds in February, as this series of books has many fans who admire the spunk and creativity of the main character, Pinkalicious, and her brother Peteriffic,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds. “The … [Read more...]

JAMES MADISON OFFICIAL TO GIVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS FOR SCWC ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

Jared Featherstone, director of James Madison University’s Writing Center, will give the keynote address when the South Central Writing Centers Association’s yearly conference visits the University of Central Arkansas later this month. The SCWCA Conference is a regional meeting of writing centers from colleges and universities from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. The 2018 conference wil … [Read more...]

HILLIARD SPEECH SHOWCASE SET FOR FEB. 22

The annual Hilliard Speech Showcase is set for the University of Central Arkansas College of Business room 100 Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, was created to honor the memory of Olive Hilliard, who served as an instructor of Writing and Communication at UCA from 2003 until her death in 2010. The Hilliard Showcase is sponsored by the UCA School of … [Read more...]