ARKANSAS INSURANCE HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2016 CLASS

The Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame has announced the 2016 class of inductees. The eight inductees will be honored at the 2016 Induction Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at the Farris Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with the ceremony immediately following. Table sponsorships and various levels of recognition in support of the 2016 Induction … [Read more...]

UCA RANKS IN TOP 25 AMONG ‘TOP PUBLIC SCHOOLS’

U.S. News & World Report releases 2017 rankings CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas improved its ranking among top public institutions in the South, according to the 2017 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report released Tuesday, Sept. 13. The university achieved a ranking of 24, which is higher than the 2016 ranking of 29 in the category of “Top Public Schools” among re … [Read more...]

UCA THEATRE TO HOST ‘STAGING YOUR FUTURE’ OCT. 29

The University of Central Arkansas will host its third annual “Staging Your Future at UCA Theatre” for high school students in grades 9-12, potential college transfer students and teachers on Saturday, Oct. 29. The event, sponsored by Conway Corporation, will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center. Registration is free, and lunch will be provided to all participants. Registration … [Read more...]

KAY, ZHU SET AS ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

          By Waid Rainey College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — As part of Conway’s 10th celebration of Artsfest, violinist Jeremy Zhu and pianist Francine Kay will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artists in residence. Kay will give a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Ha … [Read more...]

UCA’S AST TO PRESENT ‘TWELFTH NIGHT’ AT LANTERN THEATRE

As part of Conway’s ArtsFest, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will present its touring production of Twelfth Night at The Lantern Theatre, 1021 Van Ronkle St., for three performances. Performances will be Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 1-2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at arkshakes.com. "Twelfth Night debuted this summer to rave reviews all across the state,” director Chad Bra … [Read more...]

UCA’S AST TO ANNOUNCE 2017 SEASON

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 2017 season will be announced at AST’s annual Fall Membership Party on Thursday, Sept. 29. The big announcement event will come at 6:30 p.m. at the Conway home of Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, AST’s executive director, 4915 College Ave. The night’s festivities will include hors d’oeuvres, drinks, an art show and sale in coordination with Conway’s ArtsFest, as well as a sp … [Read more...]

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS HOSTS PUBLIC LECTURE SERIES

The University of Central Arkansas College of Liberal Arts will host “Exploring Our World,” a series of public lectures facilitated by university faculty and Conway government officials. This marks the fifth year the College of Liberal Arts has hosted the free public lecture series. All events will be held at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus or at UCA Downtown, 1105 Wes … [Read more...]

‘ONCE THE MUSICAL’ COMING TO UCA OCT. 3

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — “ONCE the Musical” will visit the University of Central Arkansas on Oct. 3 when it makes a 7:30 p.m. stop at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. “ONCE the Musical” is based on the 2007 film of the same name. The film won an Academy Award for Best Original Song with “Falling Slowly.” Other selections from th … [Read more...]

UCA BEARS CELEBRATE 2016 HOMECOMING OCT. 17-22

The University of Central Arkansas will celebrate Homecoming 2016 Oct. 17 to Oct. 22. The 2016 theme for the week is “Every road you take will always lead you home.” The week culminates with the football game pitting the UCA Bears against Southland Conference rival Lamar University. “Homecoming at UCA is a special time and we know that after working for over a year on these events, this homec … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS FAMILY DAY SEPT. 10

The University of Central Arkansas Office of Student Life, in partnership with the Office of the President, announces the 2016 Family Day festivities. The event will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 on the football practice field located at the corner of Farris Road and Bruce Street. The entire UCA community and their families are invited to enjoy this free event. A variety of … [Read more...]