Conway Syphony Orchestra to present final concert for season

The Conway Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the fourth and final formal concert of its 2004-05 season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 22, at Reynolds Performance Hall.The concert, titled ?Love is in the Air,? will feature music from West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein, the world premiere of Variations on a Theme of Paganini for Marimba and Orchestra by Paul Dickinson, and Scheherazade by … [Read more...]

Art History Symposium to be held at UCA

The 15th Annual College Art History Symposium will be held Thursday and Friday, April 7-8, at the University of Central Arkansas in McCastlain Hall Room 143. The symposium began in 1991 to offer an opportunity for students in art history throughout the state to deliver papers in the field. In addition, the symposium includes a lecture by an outstanding scholar in art history. Since the beginning, … [Read more...]

Taylor receives UCA Foundation grant

Dr. Felicia D. Taylor, Department of Health Sciences, received a $2,973 grant from the UCA Foundation for a project titled "Health Education Faith-Based Initiative." This project focusing on black church populations in Arkansas, will utilize a two-part process which includes conducting a brief pastor?s survey among 20 state churches, and conducting focus groups among three black church … [Read more...]

Gregg Bissonette to be featured at UCA Day of Percussion

On Saturday, April 9, world-famous drummer Gregg Bissonette will appear at the University of Central Arkansas as part of the UCA Day of Percussion. Bissonette is one of the most sought after studio drummers in the Los Angeles area and has performed and recorded with many great artists, including the late Ray Charles, Santana, Brian Wilson, David Lee Roth, Toto, Don Henley and Ringo Starr. … [Read more...]

Staff senate to participate in spring clean-up

The UCA Staff Senate will participate in Faulkner County's annual spring clean-up during the month of April sponsored by Keep Faulkner County Beautiful. Staff members interested in helping pick up litter along Conway's streets, highways and streams, and in public parks can volunteer by contacting Judy Corcoran at 450-5137. This project will help the city prepare for two major events, the Toad Suck … [Read more...]

Scholarship fundraiser set

Staff members of the UCA Financial Aid Office will host a yard sale to benefit the Fay Dunevant Scholarship beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday, April 16 at 820 Drake Dr. in Conway.Dunevant was a UCA employee from 1977 until her death in 1999. Staff members have established a scholarship through the UCA Foundation in her memory. For more information about the yard sale, call the UCA Financial Aid … [Read more...]

SGA to sponsor blood drive

The UCA Student Government Association is sponsoring a blood drive for the American Red Cross on the following dates and times: Monday, April 4 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. Student Center Courtyard April 6, 11, 12 & 14 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Student Center Courtyard … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations, publications and accomplishments by UCA faculty and staff.Gary Powell, Department of Speech and Writing, has a creative nonfiction essay titled ?A Delightful Day in Auschwitz? published in the current issue of The Kit-Cat Review. He also will have a short story titled ?Unveiled? published in the inaugural issue of The Red Mountain Review in September. … [Read more...]

Napoleon Dynamite star shows his skills at UCA

This spring the University of Central Arkansas became one of the first universities in the nation to nab a sweet appearance by Jon Heder, star of the new cult classic film ?Napoleon Dynamite.? More than 4,000 UCA students and movie fans received free tickets to two sold-out shows at Reynolds Performance Hall on March 21. Hundreds of students and fans donned t-shirts with iron-on images related to … [Read more...]

Music Department to present 'Baby Bruckner' on Tuesday

The University of Central Arkansas Department of Music will present ?Baby Bruckner,? ? its annual performance of a major symphonic work presented in a chamber format ? at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29 in Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. This year?s performance is an arrangement of Bruckner?s beloved Eighth Symphony in a reduction by Dr. Norman Boehm of … [Read more...]