4th annual Author Fair includes UCA professors

Faulkner County Library is hosting its 4th Annual Local Author Fair on Saturday, Sept. 26 from 1-4 p.m. Participating authors represent a variety of genres including nonfiction, poetry, children’s books, novels and much more. At least 19 local authors are scheduled to participate in this year’s event. Authors will be promoting their published works and will be available to talk with and sell the … [Read more...]

New UCA writing professors to hold ArtsFest reading

As part of the Conway Alliance for the Arts’ annual ArtsFest celebration, the newest faculty members in the University of Central Arkansas Department of Writing, will share their work in a reading hosted by the Faulkner County Library. Sandy Longhorn and Jennie Case will read at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1. Longhorn’s most recent book, The Alchemy of My Mortal Form, won the 2014 Louise Bogan Awa … [Read more...]

UCA among “Top Public Schools” in the South

Thompson Hall

The University of Central Arkansas continues to rank among the top 30 best regional public institutions in the South, according to the 2016 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report released today. UCA maintained its ranking of 29 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 … [Read more...]

UCA Archives displays 9/11 collection


The UCA Archives is displaying part of its massive collection of 9/11 documents and materials. The collection was placed on display on Tuesday, September 8 and will continue until Friday, September 18. 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. UCA has one of the largest 9/11 collections in Arkansas. The … [Read more...]

UCA fall enrollment increases for third consecutive year

Fall Enrollment

The University of Central Arkansas experienced an increase in total fall enrollment for a third consecutive year, accounting for a 5.8 percent increase in overall fall enrollment since 2012, according to preliminary enrollment data. Total enrollment for fall 2015 is 11,754 in comparison to the total enrollment in fall 2014, which was 11,698. Enrollment for fall 2013 was 11,534 and fall 2012 was … [Read more...]

Writing professor Spitzer featured on KUAR program


PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION Contact: Christina Madsen (501) 852-2659, christinam@uca.edu Chris Hickey (501) 569-8485, chrishickey@kuar.org September 3, 2015 CATCH “RETURN OF THE GAR” ON KUAR UCA Department of Writing CONWAY ― Tune in to 89.1 FM on Sept. 17 at 8:30 p.m. for KUAR’s rebroadcast of Arts & Letters, featuring Mark Spit … [Read more...]

Sculptor Dan Steinhilber to exhibit work through Oct. 23

Dan Steinhilber, 2015 web

The UCA Baum Gallery of Fine Art will host artist Dan Steinhilber as an Artist in Residence for the 2015 fall season. Steinhilber’s sculptural artwork will be on exhibition in the Baum Gallery from Thursday, Sept. 10 until Friday, Oct. 23. The exhibition will be on view during the gallery’s regular hours of operation: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday fro … [Read more...]

Author Dinty W. Moore to be in residence Sept. 15-16

Photo Dinty Moore

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION CONTACT: Dr. Stephanie Vanderslice, (501) 450-3340; stephv@uca.edu DINTY W. MOORE TO VISIT UCA AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE By A. É. Coleman UCA Department of Writing CONWAY — Creative nonfiction writer Dinty W. Moore will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Sept. 15-16. Moore, di … [Read more...]

Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas hosts musical theatre workshop

UCA Theatre’s Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas (YTCA) is offering a Musical Theatre Workshop for young people ages 10-13 in the Snow Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre (Studio 210) on Saturday, September 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Workshop will help students develop and improve singing, moving, and acting skills. This will be under the instruction of Ruthann Curry Browne. There will b … [Read more...]

UCA observes National Campus Safety Awareness Month

The University of Central Arkansas will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September with weekly events designed to promote safety across the university campus. This is the sixth time the university has observed National Campus Safety Awareness Month. “Campus safety is everyone’s business and we depend on each and every member of the campus community to take an active role in kee … [Read more...]