ADVANCEMENT DIVISION HIRES THREE NEW DIRECTORS

Three University of Central Arkansas alumni were hired to join the Division of Advancement as directors of Development. Aimee Poynter ’15 and Maegan Dyson ’06, ’10 began duties on Oct. 3. JD Gray ’15 will begin Oct. 17. As directors of Development, each person will have unique duties that will ultimately contribute to team efforts to raise private support for the institution. Poynter, directo … [Read more...]

TWO COURTWAY SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDED

The Melissa A. Courtway Scholarship Fund and the newly established Tom Courtway Endowed Scholarship Fund received a gift of $50,000 and $100,000, respectively, from longtime supporters, Rush and Linda Harding. The Harding’s $100,000 gift to establish the Tom Courtway Endowed Scholarship Fund comes with a challenge to match their $100,000 donation to the fund with an additional $100,000 raised b … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS CANDLELIGHT GATHERING

The University of Central Arkansas Division of International Engagement is sponsoring a Candlelight Gathering to provide UCA students, faculty, staff and community members an opportunity to offer friendship and support to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The Candlelight Gathering will be held outside Ferguson Chapel, from 5 p.m.-7p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6. The event is open to all. Candles … [Read more...]

BOARD OF TRUSTEES OCTOBER MEETING

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7 in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. The board will have lunch in Wingo Hall, Room 210 after the meeting. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at the following link: www.uca.edu/botagenda. The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 2 p.m. T … [Read more...]

UCA WRITERS TO MARK READERS’ MAP

By Ariana Sumpter College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — University of Central Arkansas writers featured in “A Readers’ Map of Arkansas” will give a public reading in UCA Torreyson Library, Seminar Room 215 on Thursday, Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Featured UCA writers will include Dr. John Vanderslice, associate professor of creative writing; Terry Wright, dean of the College of … [Read more...]

ECLECTIC ‘ALUMINUM SHOW’ HEADING FOR REYNOLDS

By Waid Rainey College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome “The Aluminum Show” to the University of Central Arkansas at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24. “The Aluminum Show” brings music, materials and artists together resulting in a combination of physical theater, dance, humor and acrobatics in a multi-sensory experience. The show is suit … [Read more...]

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC TO BEGIN LITTLE MOZART CLASS

Registration is open for the University of Central Arkansas Community School of Music’s Little Mozart Pre-Piano Class. Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 11, the class will meet weekly in Snow Fine Arts Center room 134 for six weeks from 5:30-6 p.m. According to Community School of Music Director Smokey Emerson, Little Mozart, taught by Terrie Shires, class piano instructor at UCA, is aimed at children … [Read more...]

UCA TO HOST SEVENTH ANNUAL AMIGO CUP SOCCER TOURNAMENT

The University of Central Arkansas will host the seventh annual Amigo Cup Saturday, Oct. 8. The competition kicks off at 9 a.m. at the UCA soccer fields located on the corner of Donaghey Avenue and Dave Ward Drive. Eight teams will compete in the double-elimination tournament. These 11-and-under teams hail from leagues in the cities of DeQueen, Fort Smith, Hot Springs, Rogers, Springdale, … [Read more...]

CREATIVE WRITING FACULTY SET PUBLIC READING IN LITTLE ROCK

By Hanna Lowery College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Four faculty members from the University of Central Arkansas’s creative writing program will host a public reading on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Oxford American Annex in Little Rock. The event at 1300 S. Main St., set for 7 p.m., is free and open to the public. Faculty members set to read from their work include Ass … [Read more...]

UCA HONORS COLLEGE HOSTS CHALLENGE WEEK EVENTS

Events focus on criminal justice reform The University of Central Arkansas Schedler Honors College will host Challenge Week 2016. The events will be held the week of October 3-7. The theme for the week is “Unlocking Mass Incarceration: American Criminal Justice Reform.” All events are focused around the theme. All events are free and open to the public. Receptions will follow each eve … [Read more...]