Noted director and actor to appear at UCA

Noted television director, actor, teacher, and author, Mary Lou Belli and professional actor, Charles Dougherty will present an ?acting for television? demonstration and screening showcase on Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. on Centre Stage of the Snow Fine Arts Center on the campus of UCA. Belli is an accomplished actor, having appeared in musical theatre and daytime television in New York, … [Read more...]

Staff Picnic set for May 9

The annual Staff Picnic will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 9 at the Student Center Courtyard (rain location: McCastlain Hall). The picnic is sponsored by the President?s Office and hosted by the staff senate. A variety of games and activities will be available during the picnic including a 1-mile fun walk, cake walk, ring toss, face painting and photos. Tickets will be available … [Read more...]

Russian National Ballet brings Swan Lake to UCA

Under the artistic direction of former legendary Bolshoi dancer Sergei Radchenko, the Russian National Ballet returns to the United States for the first time in five years, performing Swan Lake at Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Thursday, April 27, at 7:30 pm. Tickets, ranging in price from $12 to $35, are still available for the performance and can be reserved by calling toll free … [Read more...]

Physical therapy student earns prestigious scholarship

Leah Lowe, a third year doctor of physical therapy student at UCA, was recently awarded the prestigious 2006 Mary McMillan Scholarship from the American Physical Therapy Association. She is the first UCA entry-level physical therapy student to receive such an award from the national association. The Mary McMillan Scholarship Award, named after the founding president of the American Physical … [Read more...]

Honors High Table to examine genetic screening

Noelle Agan will present ?Genetic Screening and Counseling? during the Honors College High Table at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12 in the Honors College Forum, McAlister Hall Room 302.Agan will discuss the role of the genetic counselor, current uses of genetic screening, and pros and cons of genetic screening. Agan earned her M.S. from the University of Texas Graduate School for Biomedical … [Read more...]

Faculty Grants 4/6

The following grants have been received by UCA faculty and staff: Reid Adams, Department of Biology, recently received a $52,000 grant to study the abundance and distribution of fish in the floodplain wetlands of the Arkansas River. The grant is being funded by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The study will provide a better understanding of how river fish are distributed in the Arkansas … [Read more...]

Composer Karel Husa to be honored at UCA

Acclaimed composer Karel Husa will be awarded an honorary doctorate at a concert featuring several of his works performed by UCA?s Wind Ensemble at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 19 in the Reynolds Performance Hall. A reception for Husa will be held in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center following the program. Both the concert and the reception are free and open to the public. Husa will receive the … [Read more...]

Inaugural Burgess Lecture set for Tuesday

Members of the UCA community are invited to attend the Inaugural Burgess Lecture at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 18 in the auditorium of Doyne Health Sciences Center. Dr. Mary Lidstrom from the University of Washington will give a lecture titled "Research and Education at the Biology/Technology Boundary: the Microscale Life Sciences Center at the University of Washington."Lidstrom is a … [Read more...]

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...]