UCA HOSTS EDUCATION SUMMIT

The University of Central Arkansas was host to both a special event and announcement in Arkansas education. On Feb. 2, the Arkansas Department of Education announced the kick-off of its Teach Arkansas campaign. Teach Arkansas is designed to recruit, retain and support teachers within the state, along with encouraging those who may have left the profession to return. This announcement took … [Read more...]

UCA STUDENTS CAN RECEIVE EMERGENCY TEXTBOOK GRANT

Funding program helps students to continue their education CONWAY - The University of Central Arkansas offers one-time, emergency textbook grants for students to purchase textbooks. The program, managed through the UCA Division of Student Services, can award emergency textbook grants of up to $500. The grants can be awarded to full- or part-time students seeking an undergraduate or graduate … [Read more...]

DUBLIN IRISH DANCE TO VISIT UCA ON FEB. 17

By John Anderson and Megan Bailey College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY— Irish culture will visit the University of Central Arkansas on Feb. 17 when the Dublin Irish Dance show comes to Reynolds Performance Hall. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. Dublin Irish Dance is a troupe of world-champion Irish step dancers who perform with an eight-member traditional Irish b … [Read more...]

WIND ENSEMBLE/SYMPHONIC BAND CONCERT SET FOR FEB. 7

By Sydney Lackland College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will be in concert Wednesday, Feb. 7, in Reynolds Performance Hall. The 7:30 p.m. event is free and open to the public. The Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Ricky Brooks, professor of Music and director of Bands, will feature T … [Read more...]

HINKLE REAPPOINTED TO UCA BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Gov. Asa Hutchinson recently announced the reappointment of Kay Hinkle to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. A 1970 graduate of UCA, Hinkle was first appointed to the board in 2004 by former Gov. Mike Huckabee and again in 2011 by former Gov. Mike Beebe. “We’re thrilled that Gov. Hutchinson has reappointed Kay Hinkle to the Board of Trustees,” said UCA President Houston Dav … [Read more...]

LYDIAN STRING QUARTET TO BE IN RESIDENCE AT UCA

By Waid Rainey College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The Lydian String Quartet will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artists-in-residence next week. The residency is highlighted by a free public performance in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7. The Lydian String Quartet has performed in venues across the United States, … [Read more...]

UCA JAZZ ENSEMBLES TO BE IN CONCERT FEB. 13

By Jordan Ballentine College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 13, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Dr. Jackie Lamar, professor of saxophone and director of the UCA Dixieland Band, said the group would perform traditional M … [Read more...]

FOURTH WIN FOR DEBATE AND FORENSICS TEAM AS OVERALL STATE CHAMPS

The University of Central Arkansas Debate and Forensics Team was recognized as the Arkansas Overall Champions at the Southern Forensics Championship, held at Arkansas Tech University from Jan. 26-28, 2018. This marks UCA’s fourth overall state championship in the last five years. This year’s Southern Forensics Championship was attended by 23 different colleges and universities from 6 different sta … [Read more...]

‘PIXAR IN CONCERT’ SET FOR REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL ON FEB. 3

By John Anderson and Megan Bailey College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will welcome “Pixar in Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3. “Pixar in Concert” is a multimedia symphony show with music from all 14 Pixar films, including “Cars,” “Toy Story,” “Monsters, Inc.,” “WALL•E,” “Ratatouille,” “A Bug’s Life, … [Read more...]

CONDUCTOR TO HOST NATIONAL COLLEGIATE VENTURE COMPETITION

Student entrepreneurs could win $15,000 in available prize money CONWAY--The Conductor, a public-private partnership with the University of Central Arkansas, announced plans to host a National Collegiate Venture Competition that will award student entrepreneurs a total of $15,000 in cash prizes. College students or recent college graduates with operating ventures are permitted to apply to … [Read more...]