Al “Papa Rap” Lopez To Perform at UCA

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The University of Central Arkansas will conclude its Mexican Bi-centennial and Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations with a performance by Al “Papa Rap” Lopez. Lopez will perform Oct. 5 at 1:40 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Lopez, who works for the Springdale School District as the school/community liaison, uses music to foster an appreciation o … [Read more...]

Cirque Shanghai: Bai Xi Comes to UCA

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The UCA Public Appearances season will continue with Cirque Shanghai: Bai Xi on Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. According to Jerry Biebesheimer, director of public appearances, the show will be a full-scale theatrical production featuring a 30-member cast. The show has been described as “awesome displays of physical … [Read more...]

UCA Receives Grant to Study Ozark Highland Streams

Researchers at the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville will receive a combined $386,235 in National Science Foundation grants to conduct research that will help improve management of the Ozark Highland streams near Fayetteville by determining the impact that phosphorus in the stream has on aquatic wildlife. U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor … [Read more...]

“The Three Phantoms” Opens Broadway Series

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"The Three Phantoms" will open the Broadway Series for the UCA Public Appearances season  Tuesday, Sept. 28. Craig Schulman, Brad Little and Gary Mauer, who have combined for more than 8,000 performances, including 3,000 performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’ s The Phantom of the Opera, will perform with the Conway Symphony Orchestra. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature songs … [Read more...]

LeAnn Rimes’ Concert Canceled

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Grammy Award-winning country music artist LeAnn Rimes has canceled her Sunday afternoon show due to illness. UCA Public Appearances officials are attempting to reschedule the show for a later date. If a make up date can not be arranged, tickets will be refunded or exchanged for other events. For more information, call (501) 450-3682. … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Amigo Cup Soccer Tournament

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The University of Central Arkansas hosted the first UCA Amigo Cup Soccer Tournament Sunday, Sept. 19. The tournament is part of Arkansas Celebrates Mexico 2010, a partnership between the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, the city of Little Rock, the city of North Little Rock, the William J. Clinton Foundation, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and UCA to provide educational and cultural events … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Dedication for STEM Residential College

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University of Central Arkansas officials held a dedication Wednesday for the new residential college designed to prepare students for careers in technology and science. The STEM Residential College also fits into the governor's call to help improve science, math and technology education in the state by building a community of young scholars. The residential college provides students a … [Read more...]

UCA Among “Most Desirable Large Schools”

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The University of Central Arkansas ranks 23rd among the top 25 "Most Desirable Large Schools" in the Fall 2010 Kaplan/Newsweek "Finding the Right College for You" guide. "Most Desirable Large Schools" category includes schools such as Harvard University, Cornell University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia and the University of Southern … [Read more...]

Deborah Norville to Open Lecture Series

Two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Deborah Norville will open the UCA Distinguished Lecture series on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Norville's appearance will be the first of four Distinguished Lectures of the 2010-11 Reynolds season. "Tough," "savvy" and "a survivor" are among the words used to describe … [Read more...]

Association of Future Alumni Receives National Recognition

The UCA Association of Future Alumni was recently recognized among the best in the nation for its Freshmen Survival Kit program. The student organization received national recognition for outstanding internal program at the Council for the Advancement and Support for Education (CASE) Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (ASAP) network convention conference held in August in Kansas City, … [Read more...]