DAVID ZERKEL TO VISIT UCA DURING TUBA-EUPHONIUM SPRING FLING

David Zerkel, professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Georgia, will present a full recital as part of the University of Central Arkansas’s Tuba-Euphonium Spring Fling on April 12. The concert, free and open to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. "We are delighted to bring the winner of the International Tuba and Euphonium Associations’ Tea … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS WRITERS MFA WORKSHOP TO HOLD READING APRIL 11

The fourth graduating class of students from the University of Central Arkansas’s Arkansas Writers MFA Workshop will read from their work at UCA Downtown on April 11. The 7 p.m. readings, free and open to the public, are jointly sponsored by the UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication and the Oxford American. "We always look forward to this event to celebrate the work of our graduating s … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS CODING ACADEMY TO PRESENT FIFTH DEMO DAY

Students will demonstrate their final projects The Arkansas Coding Academy (ArCA) at the University of Central Arkansas will hold its fifth Demo Day from 1-3 p.m. April 6 at UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St. During Demo Day, ArCA students will demonstrate how the software-development final projects to the community, potential employers and other stakeholders. “Since the first Demo Day back in … [Read more...]

BUTLER RECEIVES NEH AWARD FOR SUMMER INSTITUTE

Jesse Butler, associate professor of Philosophy, has received a National Endowment for the Humanities award to attend a summer institute  titled "Buddhist East Asia: The Interplay of Religion, the Arts and Politics." The institute is hosted by the Asian Studies Development Program at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii from May 28 to June 22, 2018. The grant provides a $3,300 stipend to cover … [Read more...]

UCA PERCUSSION ENSEMBLES SET APRIL 11 CONCERT

The University of Central Arkansas Percussion Ensemble will be in concert Wednesday, April 11, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The 7:30 concert is free and open to the public. The program will include “Tinplay” by Per Andreasson, “Music for Pieces of Wood” by Steve Reich and “White Pines” by Michael Burritt. “This concert features both classic and new works for percussion and in … [Read more...]

UCA JAZZ ENSEMBLES TO BE IN CONCERT APRIL 15

The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will perform on Sunday, April 15, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The concert, free and open to the public, is set for 7:30 p.m. All three of the UCA Jazz Ensembles — Dixieland Band, Jazz II and Jazz I — will perform. It will be the final UCA Jazz Ensembles concert for Dr. Jackie Lamar, professor of saxophone and director of the … [Read more...]

#METOO SLAM TO BENEFIT CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY ALLIANCE

The University of Central Arkansas honorary theatre society, Alpha Psi Omega (APO), will present a #MeToo Slam to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Alliance (CAA), Tuesday, April 17. The event will take place at 6 p.m. in the McCastlain Ballroom. A slam is a collection of short performances including monologues, songs, movement/dance, shorts scenes, readings, etc. Participants were encouraged t … [Read more...]

SENIOR ART SHOW SET FOR UCA’S BAUM GALLERY

The Baum Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas will present the Spring BA/BFA Senior Show April 5-26. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Baum Gallery, located in McCastlain Hall, is open Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10-5 p.m. and Thursdays from 10-7 p.m. Opening receptions are set for Thursday, April 5, from 4-7 p.m., and Sunday, April 8, from 2-4 p.m. … [Read more...]

UCA COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC SETS ANNUAL DRIGGERS PIANO FESTIVAL

The UCA Community School of Music will feature the fifth O. Samuel Driggers Piano Festival on Saturday, April 21. The event, set for 9 a.m. until noon, is open to piano students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Students will play two pieces from memory and receive comments from a judge. They will compete within their division based upon school grade. The festival is named after the … [Read more...]

RONNIE WILLIAMS RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

The Conway Area Chamber of Commerce recognized Ronnie Williams, vice president for Student Services and Institutional Diversity, with the Guy W. Murphy Distinguished Service Award recognized. Williams was honored at the Chamber’s annual meeting that was held on the UCA campus March 15. To see more about the award visit https://issuu.com/conwaychamber/docs/2018_annual_meeting_program … [Read more...]