UCA HOSTS TWO GRAND OPENING CEREMONIES

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees and President Tom Courtway will host Grand Opening ceremonies for Donaghey Hall and Conway Corporation Center for Sciences on Saturday, Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. and 3 p.m., respectively. The Donaghey Hall Grand Opening will be held at the intersection of Bruce Street and Donaghey Avenue. The Conway Corporation Center for Sciences Grand Opening will … [Read more...]

WRITER HEGAMIN TO BE IN RESIDENCE AT UCA NOV. 1-2

By Amanda Nettles College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Tonya Hegamin, a writer of young adult fiction, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Nov. 1-2. All residency activities, including a public reading, are free and open to the public. Hegamin, assistant professor at the City University of New York, teaches fiction writing, c … [Read more...]

KUAR’S ARTS & LETTERS TO COMMEMORATE THE ARKANSAS GAZETTE

Dr. Donna Lampkin Stephens, associate professor of journalism at the University of Central Arkansas, will be featured on two upcoming episodes of KUAR’s Arts & Letters radio program commemorating the 25th anniversary of the death of the Arkansas Gazette. Stephens’ book, “If It Ain't Broke, Break It”: How Corporate Journalism Killed the Arkansas Gazette, was published by the University of Ark … [Read more...]

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI SYSTEM PRESIDENT TO VISIT UCA

Michael A. Middleton, president of the University of Missouri System, will visit the University of Central Arkansas on Oct. 18, 2016 at 1:40 p.m. in room 205A in the campus Student Center. Middleton’s talk is titled, “Intercultural Communications in Higher Education.” The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Middleton was appointed interim president of the … [Read more...]

GEORGE TAKEI TO VISIT UCA FOR OCTOBER LECTURE

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Actor and social justice activist George Takei will visit the University of Central Arkansas for a public lecture on Thursday, Oct. 27. The 7:30 p.m. lecture will be in Reynolds Performance Hall. Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds, said Takei would speak about his time in an Arkansas internment camp during W … [Read more...]

JAZZ ENSEMBLES TO PERFORM OCT. 23

By Amanda Nettles College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will present their first concert of the fall Sunday, Oct. 23, at 7:30 p.m. The performance in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall is free and open to the public. The concert will begin with the UCA Dixieland Band's tribute to New Orleans clarinetist Pete F … [Read more...]

UCA TO CELEBRATE OCTUBA 2016

By Ariana Sumpter College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Music will host three Octuba concerts to celebrate the tuba and euphonium this month. Octubafest at UCA, Tubaween and the second annual Toad Suck Buck’s Octubafest are all free and open to the public. The UCA Octubafest is set for Monday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in … [Read more...]

ADVANCEMENT DIVISION HIRES THREE NEW DIRECTORS

Three University of Central Arkansas alumni were hired to join the Division of Advancement as directors of Development. Aimee Poynter ’15 and Maegan Dyson ’06, ’10 began duties on Oct. 3. JD Gray ’15 will begin Oct. 17. As directors of Development, each person will have unique duties that will ultimately contribute to team efforts to raise private support for the institution. Poynter, directo … [Read more...]

TWO COURTWAY SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDED

The Melissa A. Courtway Scholarship Fund and the newly established Tom Courtway Endowed Scholarship Fund received a gift of $50,000 and $100,000, respectively, from longtime supporters, Rush and Linda Harding. The Harding’s $100,000 gift to establish the Tom Courtway Endowed Scholarship Fund comes with a challenge to match their $100,000 donation to the fund with an additional $100,000 raised b … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS CANDLELIGHT GATHERING

The University of Central Arkansas Division of International Engagement is sponsoring a Candlelight Gathering to provide UCA students, faculty, staff and community members an opportunity to offer friendship and support to those impacted by Hurricane Matthew. The Candlelight Gathering will be held outside Ferguson Chapel, from 5 p.m.-7p.m., Thursday, Oct. 6. The event is open to all. Candles … [Read more...]