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...]

WRITER MAGGIE SMITH TO VISIT UCA AS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

By Jennifer Buckley College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Award-winning writer Maggie Smith will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist-in-residence Feb. 13-14. The residency will include a free public reading followed by a Q&A and book signing in the College of Business auditorium 107 at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Smith has received fellowships from the N … [Read more...]

UCA THEATRE STUDENTS EARN STAGE COMBAT CERTIFICATION

Fourteen people associated with the University of Central Arkansas Theatre Program recently earned skills proficiency certifications in unarmed combat through the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD). Participants came to campus over the winter break to complete more than 30 hours of training in unarmed stage combat techniques taught by certified stage combat instructors David Sterritt … [Read more...]

Conductor, Metova and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission Join Forces to Launch 10x Cyber Accelerator to Bolster Arkansas’ High-Growth Ventures

The Conductor today announced a partnership with Metova, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Startup Junkie to launch the 10x Cyber Accelerator, a 20-week accelerator designed to scale Arkansas’ high-growth tech and tech-enabled ventures. The accelerator will provide targeted support to growth-oriented ventures with a specific focus on offering recommendations for scalable software a … [Read more...]

RENOWNED TROMBONIST JOSEPH ALESSI VISITS UCA  

Stop to include rehearsal for Carnegie Hall performance CONWAY--Joseph Alessi, Principal Trombone of the New York Philharmonic and professor of trombone at the Juilliard School of Music, will hold a performance, master classes and a rehearsal for a Carnegie Hall performance at the University of Central Arkansas during a visit Jan. 28-30. At 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in Ida Waldran, Alessi will hold … [Read more...]

GHENGIS BARBIE TO VISIT UCA AS ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

By Jennifer Buckley College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The horn quartet Ghengis Barbie will be in concert Jan. 29 as part of its residency on the University of Central Arkansas campus. The concert, free and open to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Made up solely of women, this ensemble is self-described as the leading p … [Read more...]

UCA TO HOST PRINTMAKING EXHIBITION

Baum Gallery presents first show of spring Baum Gallery on the University of Central Arkansas campus will host its first exhibition of the spring, “Pathways: An Exhibition of Large Format & Experimental Printmaking” from Jan. 25-Feb. 16, 2018. The featured artist-in-residence is David C. Williams who will be giving a printmaking demonstration on Wednesday, Feb. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m … [Read more...]