Hit musical Mamma Mia! to visit UCA for two shows

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By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The long-running hit musical Mamma Mia! will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall for two performances in February. The original date — Monday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. — sold out quickly, so UCA Public Appearances has scheduled a second show for Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees December meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 11 in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at the following link: www.uca.edu/botagenda. The Board of Trustees will have lunch after the meeting at the President’s Home. The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 3 … [Read more...]

UCA hosts open house for new downtown facility

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The University of Central Arkansas will host an open house on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for the new UCA Downtown at 1105 Oak Street. UCA Downtown will be home to culinary, fine arts, technology and other community education and lifelong learning programs hosted by UCA. Located within walking distance to popular restaurants, shopping, Toad Suck Square and Simon Park, UCA Downtown … [Read more...]

Commencement set for Dec. 12

The University of Central Arkansas will hold Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 12 in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the campus. Commencement for the College of Business, College of Education and the College of Fine Arts and Communication will be held at 10 a.m. Commencement for the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and College of Natural … [Read more...]

McNally to be featured in opera and social justice conversation

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Terrence McNally, the Tony- and Emmy-winning playwright, will wind up his residency with the University of Central Arkansas’s College of Fine Arts and Communication on Dec. 4 with a conversation about the power of opera to tell important stories. “Contemporary Opera and Social Justice: An Interview with Terrence McNally,” will be an … [Read more...]

UCA Chamber singers set Dec. 2 performance

By Flora Violleau College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office  CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Chamber Singers will perform Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The 7:30 p.m. concert, free and open to the public, will highlight the Christmas spirit by featuring a variety of carols. “People should come hear this concert if they would like to enj … [Read more...]

Students compete at Arkansas Student Congress

A University of Central Arkansas team of eight students competed in the Arkansas Communication and Theatre Arts Association (ACTAA) Arkansas Student Congress on November 8-10. In the competition, students took on the role of legislators as they debated and voted on bills proposed by the students. The UCA delegation took second place among all of the college delegations. In addition, every … [Read more...]

New Campus Recreation Director

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The University of Central Arkansas welcomed Richard Hammond as the new director of Campus Recreation. As UCA’s director of Campus Recreation, Hammond will provide overall leadership to Campus Recreation. “We are fortunate to have his experience at UCA,” said Gary Roberts, dean of students. “Richard comes to us from Valdosta State University where he has had many years of experience as a direc … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Candlelight Gathering

WHAT:      Candlelight Gathering for Global Peace WHEN:      4:45 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015 WHERE:     Student Center Amphitheater on the UCA campus DETAILS:   The University of Central Arkansas Division of International Engagement is sponsoring a Candlelight Gathering for Global Peace to provide students, faculty, staff and community members an opportunity to reflect on world events an … [Read more...]

Voices of Central Arkansas to be in concert Dec. 8

By Flora Violleau College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The Voices of Central Arkansas will perform a Christmas concert, “Sing Alleluia!” on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Ida Waldran Auditorium on the University of Central Arkansas campus. “This concert will get the audience in the Christmas spirit with a combination of traditional carols along with new holiday offerings,” said … [Read more...]