Poet and author Kim Stafford to appear at UCA

Acclaimed writer Kim Stafford will read from his work at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, in Stanley Russ Hall Room 103. A discussion and book signing will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public.Kim Stafford grew up in Oregon, Iowa, Indiana, California, and Alaska, following his parents as they taught and traveled through the West. He has taught at Lewis & Clark College … [Read more...]

World-renowned clarinetist to perform at UCA

The world-renowned clarinetist James Campbell, professor of music at Indiana University, will visit the University of Central Arkansas, April 5 and 6. Campbell has followed his muse to five television specials, more than 40 recordings, over 30 works commissioned, a Juno Award, a Roy Thomson Hall Award, the 1989 Canada's Artist of the Year, and in 1997, he received Canada's highest honor: the … [Read more...]

Theatre to present 'Threepenny Opera'

UCA Theatre and the UCA Department of Music will present ?The Threepenny Opera? by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill on April 13, 14, and 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. The Threepenny Opera brings together beggars, thieves, and other seedy characters as a struggle for control and power ensues among the thieves. Called ?a masterpiece of musical theatre,? The … [Read more...]

UCA student selected for Stanford program

UCA Junior Zak Jones has been selected to attend Stanford University?s School of Humanities and Sciences Summer Research-Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) from June 26 through Aug. 18. SR-EIP is a philosophy research program focused on the humanities and the graduate school experience. Jones will receive a $2,000 stipend, round-trip expenses to Stanford University, room and board on the … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 3/31

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff:Marvin Williams, Academic Advising, was named outstanding advisor for the state at the Region VII conference of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) held March 9-11 in Little Rock. Region VII includes Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Eighteen professional … [Read more...]

UCA Observatory open to public Wednesday

If the sky is clear Wednesday, March 15, the UCA Observatory will be open for the public to view Mars, Saturn, nebulae, and star clusters through university telescopes. Everyone is welcome to stop by anytime between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. The stairs to the observatory are located in the front lobby of Lewis Science Center. Admission is free. … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 3/10

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Hao Liu, Margaret McGee, Myles Quiben, Amanda Treadwell, Kristy Loftin, Department of Physical Therapy, presented a poster presentation, titled, " Variations of Extensor Carpi Radialis Muscles: An Anatomical Case Report ", at the American Physical Therapy Association combined sections meeting in … [Read more...]

UCA student selected for Irene Ryan Scholarship

Senior Chad Bradford, a theatre major, was selected as one of two winners of the Region VI Irene Ryan Scholarship during the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at Tulsa Community College. The Irene Ryan Scholarship was founded by and named after the late Irene Ryan, who is best known for her portrayal of Granny on ?The Beverly Hillbillies? television show. Bradford received his … [Read more...]

RENT to Play Two Shows at UCA

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize, RENT, the Broadway musical written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, is coming to UCA?s Reynolds Performance Hall for performances on Wednesday and Thursday, March 15 & 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for both shows. Call UCA Ticket Central at 866-810-0012 (toll-free in Arkansas), or in Conway, … [Read more...]

Voice students win at state conference

Several students of University of Central Arkansas voice faculty earned awards during the National Association of Teachers of Singing State Conference, Feb. 23-24 at Ouachita Baptist University.Drew Ladd won first place in freshmen men; Ron McDaniel won first place in the sophomore men category; Shannah Cummings won first place in high school women; and Kacie Blankenship won first place in the … [Read more...]