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...]

Opera Theater Workshop to present comic opera

The UCA Opera Theater Workshop will present the comic opera "Gianni Schicchi" by Puccini at 7:30 p.m. on March 31, April 1 and April 2 at Reynolds Performance Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.The hour-long opera is about a rich uncle who passes away and the relatives who descend like vultures into the dead man's home and cannot locate the will. When the will is finally discovered, … [Read more...]

Latino Comedy Project coming to UCA

The University of Central Arkansas Hispanic Pride Organization will present the award-winning sketch comedy troupe, The Latino Comedy Project, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 10 at Ida Waldran Auditorium in Main Hall. The show is free and open to the public.The Latino Comedy Project is a popular, award-winning sketch comedy ensemble sponsored by Texas? premier bilingual theatre company TEATRO … [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, March 22-23. Campbell will give a master class and play a recital during his visit. On Tuesday, March 22, at 1:40 p.m., Campbell will coach two UCA students, Christina Bruce and Kristen Huge, in a master class in the Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall. On Wednesday, … [Read more...]