UCA receives historic donation for Ferguson Chapel

By Carley Conrad University Relations and Creative Services Office The University of Central Arkansas has a new musical instrument once owned by world-renowned composer Dr. Francis McBeth. McBeth, who passed away in 2012, was a conductor of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. McBeth’s wife, Mary, and her family donated the Baldwin 48 HR organ, which was purchased in 1968, to the u … [Read more...]

BA/BFA Senior Show in Baum Gallery

By Amanda Nettles College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The 2016 BA/BFA Spring Senior Exhibition will be on display at the University of Central Arkansas’s Baum Gallery of Fine Art from April 7-21. A reception is set for Sunday, April 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Gallery exhibits and events are free and open to the public. “Each fall and spring, the senior BA and BFA s … [Read more...]

Disney in Concert Heading for Reynolds

By Logan Miller College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Disney In Concert: Magical Music from the Movies will make a stop at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on April 16 to bring to an end to the 2015-16 season of UCA Public Appearances. The 7:30 p.m. show is already sold out. Four Broadway stars will sing Disney songs, acc … [Read more...]

Arkansas Writers MFA Workshop set for April 19

By Logan Miller College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The second graduating class of students from the University of Central Arkansas’s Arkansas Writers MFA Workshop will read from their work at the Oxford American Annex on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. The OA Annex is located at 1300 Main Street. Graduating later this month are T.J. Heffers, Audrey Heffers and Jasmine Job … [Read more...]

UCA sets Women Writers conference

The University of Central Arkansas Department of Writing and the College of Fine Arts and Communication will hold a “First to Know” gathering at the UCA President’s Home on April 27 for the creation of The C.D. Wright Women Writers conference. The gathering is set for 6:30-8 p.m. at 140 Donaghey Ave., across the street from the main part of campus. The conference, named after C.D. Wright, an … [Read more...]

Day at the Capitol

The UCA Student Government Association will attend “Day at the Capitol” on Friday, April 8. The event brings Arkansas college students from universities across the state to the State Capitol to voice their concerns about higher education. Student leaders from Arkansas universities will speak on the importance of higher education and scholarships. The student representatives will also visit with … [Read more...]

Students to ‘yarn bomb’ public art installation

University of Central Arkansas students rom the Department of Art’s Fibers class will install their own artwork on Patrick Dougherty’s The Big Naturals on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The installation is titled, In Jest, and will be a collaborative crochet project, colloquially know as a ‘yarn bomb.’ Dr. Deborah Kuster, curator of Finding Shelter: An Exhibition of Contemp … [Read more...]

Police open a new training center for campus

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department recently opened an Outreach Center to host educational training and programming for the UCA community. The next training event is a self-defense class for personnel in the Office of Human Resources at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 7. The facility will be used for in-service training for UCAPD personnel. A major use of the building will be … [Read more...]

New Wellness Coordinator

The University of Central Arkansas announces the hiring of Lindsey Green as the new wellness coordinator for the university. Green’s primary responsibility will be creating a wellness program for the university. “I am eager to work closely with our Wellness Committee to develop a robust and well-rounded program. We are in a unique position, as we have so many dynamic campus resources at our f … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre’s Youth Theatre to host summer program

The Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas (YTCA) will host its annual Summer Intensive Program for young people ages 10-18. It will run from Monday through Friday June 6, through July 16, in the Snow Fine Arts Center. The YTCA Summer Intensive Program includes the Junior Theatre Intensive for students ages 10-13 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM, the Senior Theatre Intensive for students ages 14-18 from … [Read more...]