UCA Archives receives papers of late representative

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Archives recently received the papers of the late Arkansas Rep. William F. “Bill” Foster Sr., of England and Keo, Arkansas. His son, Dr. William F. “Bill” Foster, Jr. donated his father’s papers to UCA. Jimmy Bryant, director of the UCA Archives, said that the Foster collection contained a large number of professional photographs showing Foster with his c … [Read more...]

Wind Ensemble concert set for March 17

By Logan Miller College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble will be in concert Thursday, March 17, in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The 7:30 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. “This concert has a lot of 'features' in it,” said Dr. Ricky Brooks, director of bands at UCA. “We feature two of our graduate s … [Read more...]

Day of Giving Campaign set for March 17

The University of Central Arkansas will kick off its second annual UCA Day of Giving campaign on Thursday, March 17 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. “Spring 2015 was our first Day of Giving and the response was phenomenal. This is an important initiative on campus and we encourage all alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students to help in this effort. Every gift, regardless of size, really h … [Read more...]

UCA plans Safe Spring Break activities

The Office of Student Wellness and Development and the University of Central Arkansas Police Department have planned a week of safety-related activities to prepare students for their time away from the university during Spring Break. The week of activities, Safe Spring Break 2016, will take place prior to students leaving campus from Sunday, March 13 to Thursday, March 17. The events consist of … [Read more...]

UCA hosts screening of ‘Rosenwald’

U.S. Representative French Hill invites the University of Central Arkansas community to join him for a screening of the documentary “Rosenwald: The Remarkable Story of a Jewish Partnership with African American Communities” on Monday, March 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the College of Business auditorium. “Rosenwald” is the story of a Jewish-American businessman and philanthropist Julius Rosenwald (18 … [Read more...]

Filmmaker Elizabeth Wood to be in residence March 16

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Filmmaker Elizabeth Wood will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence March 16. Wood wrote and directed White Girl, her debut feature film that premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Netflix will distribute it. Jennifer Gerber, assistant professor of digital filmmaking, is the faculty sponsor for the r … [Read more...]

Art History Symposium set for March 10-11

By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The 26th annual Arkansas College Art History Symposium, showcasing scholarly art historical research from college students across the state, will be held March 10-11 at the University of Central Arkansas and will begin with a keynote presentation by Dr. Lawrence Waldron. On Thursday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m., W … [Read more...]

Poetry reading scheduled for UCA Downtown

By Logan Miller College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — A poetry reading featuring Arkansas-based poets Terry Wright and Mark L. Beggs will take place Tuesday, March 15, at 7:30 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak Street in Conway. Wright, dean of the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, is the author of seven poetry books and chapbooks, m … [Read more...]

UCA unveils a new bear

The University of Central Arkansas unveiled a scaled model of a new bear that will be included in the design of the new Donaghey Hall. Introduced by sculptor and university professor, Bryan Massey, “Otis” will hang from the side of Donaghey Hall once the building is completed. Named for Massey’s favorite character on the ‘60s sitcom, “The Andy Griffith Show,” Otis will be 15 feet long, eight … [Read more...]

Kris Allen added to TEDxUCAbears line up

Conway, AR – TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas has announced that platinum-selling, singer-songwriter and winner of American Idol Season 8 Kris Allen has been added to the line-up for TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas. Allen will perform on Friday, March 4 at the University of Central Arkansas on the Ida Waldran stage in Old Main during the TEDx event. Tickets to TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas can … [Read more...]