UCA Concert Choir, Chamber Singers to present Handel's Messiah this weekend

The UCA Concert Choir will team up with the Arkansas Chamber Singers and members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to present the Christmas portion of Handel's oratorio, Messiah, this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus, and again on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock. ?Our upcoming concert will feature the grandest of … [Read more...]

UCA Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble to hold Winter Concert tomorrow night

UCA's Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Winter Concert, which will take place tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, will feature Hendrix College piano professor John Krebs as soloist for Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." The concert is free to the public, although donations will be accepted in the lobby for the UCA Wind Ensemble?s trip to Austria in May, where it … [Read more...]

NYU to hold acting auditions with UCA's Shakespeare theatre

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts in February will hold auditions at UCA for its prestigious graduate acting program in conjunction with auditions for the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre's internships. NYU's graduate acting program is arguably the best in the nation. Only 18 students are accepted into the program each year, and auditions normally are reserved for large American cities. This will be … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre wins awards at state theatre festival

UCA Theatre?s production of The Pillowman, by Martin McDonagh, recently was honored with awards at the Arkansas Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). The Pillowman won both the Respondent?s Choice Award and Director?s Choice Award at the festival, which was held Nov. 6-10 at UCA. The award for Excellence in Directing went to Chris Fritzges, who directed UCA's production, and … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Bob May, an adjunct instructor in UCA's writing department, will have his play "Beanie and the Bamboozling Adventure Machine" published by Samuel French, Inc. of New York. The play is the third in a series; the first is "Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine" and the second is "Beanie and the Bamboozling Horror Machine." John Vanderslice, assistant professor of Writing, has published short … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre presents Festival of One Act Plays

UCA Theatre will present its Festival of One Act Plays today through Wednesday (Dec. 3-5) at 7:30 p.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre (formerly Centre Stage) of the Snow Fine Arts Center. Two to three different one-act plays will be presented each evening. The plays were chosen, cast, and directed by the 2007 Directing Class under the supervision of Kevin Browne and involves over 50 cast and … [Read more...]

Alumni Circle redesign to be unveiled this Thursday

The artist chosen to redesign UCA's historic Alumni Circle will be announced at a ceremony this Thursday, Dec. 6 at 1:40 p.m. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. The Alumni Circle Public Art Project was a national competition organized this year to commemorate UCA's centennial anniversary by inviting artists to rethink this central focal point of the campus. 149 submissions … [Read more...]

Kappa Sigma makes largest-ever donation to UCA student loan fund

The UCA chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity recently donated $3,000 to the UCA Emergency Student Loan Fund. A check was presented by Kappa Sigma Fraternity members to Gary Roberts, dean of students, at the 13th Annual UCA Unplugged Concert. "This is the largest gift ever given to this fund," Roberts said. "It will help many students to remain in school who might otherwise leave due to financial … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Tim Bisping, an assistant professor of economics at UCA, recently had an article entitled "An Empirical Assist in Resolving the Classification Dilemma of Workers as Either Employees or Independent Contractors" accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Business Research. The article is co-authored with Ted Englebrecht and Steven Hanke of Louisiana Tech University, and Teresa Webb of the … [Read more...]

UCA hosts lecture series about Judaism in Arkansas

The UCA Department of Philosophy and Religion this week is hosting a three-night humanities lecture series entitled, "Into the Wilderness: Exploring Jewish Arkansas." The lecture series began last night and continues through tomorrow night. The events are being held in Doyne Health Sciences Auditorium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night, and they are open to the public. Refreshments will be … [Read more...]