UCA to Offer New Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education today approved a Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at the University of Central Arkansas. The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the program in a special meeting this morning in Batesville. Housed in the university's Department of Writing in the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the Arkansas Writers MFA … [Read more...]

Tuskegee Airman to Speak at UCA

Milton Pitts Crenchaw, of the original Tuskegee Airmen, will speak on his experiences as one of Arkansas' first African American aviators and flight instructors with the original Tuskegee Airmen at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute. His lecture will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Ida Waldran Auditorium on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. This event is free … [Read more...]

Nature, Environment Writers to Headline UCA Honors College’s Challenge Week

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College's Fall 2011 Challenge Week will feature nature and environment writers David Abram, Mark Spitzer and Ann Fisher-Wirth in a series of talks and events on UCA's campus and in Little Rock. Challenge Week runs from Oct. 31- Nov. 4. This year's theme, "Connect/Disconnect: Knowing Our Place," will address the divide between "the digital world" and … [Read more...]

Mashburn Center for Learning Awarded $280,000

The College of Education has received notice from the Arkansas Department of Education that UCA's Mashburn Center for Learning has been awarded $280,000 to improve academic outcomes for students at risk for school failure. The grant will be used to fund high-quality, research-based professional development to science, math, English, social studies, and special education teachers who work with … [Read more...]

University Chorus to perform with Parkview Magnet choir Nov. 17

By Andrew McClain College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s University Chorus will perform a joint concert with the Parkview Arts Science Magnet High School choir on Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall on the UCA campus. The concert is free and open to the public. The two choirs will sing two selections together, “J … [Read more...]

Munich Symphony Orchestra to perform Mozart’s Requiem

By Rachel McAdams College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — UCA Public Appearances’ “Night-Out Series” continues with the Munich Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Mozart's Requiem with Gloriae Dei Cantores at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Led by internationally renowned artist Phi … [Read more...]

Homecoming Activities Kick Off Today

UCA Homecoming 2011 kicks off today with a week packed with activities for students, faculty, staff and alumni to show their Bear pride. Homecoming activities begin today at noon with the banner competition. The winner of the competition will be announced Friday at the "Great Bear Spirit" bonfire at 8:30 p.m. at "The Pit" behind the Physical Plant. The annual homecoming pep rally will be on … [Read more...]

Acxiom Pledges $200,000 to UCA

University of Central Arkansas Interim President Tom Courtway announced Wednesday that Acxiom Corporation has pledged $200,000 over the next five years in support of the university's Department of Computer Science. "Good things are happening at UCA," Courtway said. "People believe in our mission, our students, our faculty and staff. Individuals, foundations and corporations want to invest in … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to Present Mr. Marmalade

UCA THEATRE TO PRESENT MR. MARMALADE   UCA Theatre will present Mr. Marmalade by Noah Haidle on November 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center on the UCA campus, 201 Donaghey, in Conway.   Lucy, a 4 year-old,  is left alone far too many times by her mother. Her only desire is to have tea with her imaginary friend, Mr. … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to Hold Auditions for Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Greg Blakey 501-450-5608     UCA Theatre to Hold Auditions   Auditions for several adult roles in the play, Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, will be held Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00 pm in the Studio Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center.  The play is being produced by UCA Theatre, under the direction of Dr. Greg Blakey,  and will fe … [Read more...]