UCA HOSTS CONWAY CONVERSATIONS SERIES

Talks include nationally recognized facilitator  CONWAY – The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host a series of Conway Conversations lunch and learn events. On Thursday, March 1, participants will discuss one of three books: “Braving the Wilderness” by Brene’ Brown, “Between the World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates or “Everyone Communicates, Few C … [Read more...]

THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY TO PLAY AT UCA MARCH 29

After successful tours in 2015 and 2016, The Buddy Holly Story - the show that inspired a generation of multi-million selling juke-box musicals including Jersey Boys, Mamma Mia, Million Dollar Quartet, and We Will Rock You - is coming to the Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas campus Thursday, March 29. The concert is set for 7:30 p.m. The show is an addition to … [Read more...]

ARTIST SHARON LOUDEN TO LECTURE AT UCA MARCH 1

Artist, educator, advocate and editor Sharon Louden, the juror for the University of Central Arkansas’s Annual Student Art Competitive at the Baum Gallery, will lecture March 1 in McCastlain Hall 143. Louden is best known for her installation works and for editing the “Living and Sustaining A Creative Life” series. The lecture, scheduled for 1:40 p.m., is free and open to the publi … [Read more...]

UCA PERCUSSION FESTIVAL SET FOR MARCH 10

The 2018 University of Central Arkansas Percussion Festival, featuring performances and clinics by prominent percussionists, will take place March 10 at the Snow Fine Arts Center. The festival will culminate in a grand finale showcase performance, free and open to the public, by renowned composer and percussionist Michael Burritt, professor of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music and one … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS WOMEN’S BUSINESS SHOWCASE

The University of Central Arkansas will host its first Women’s Business Showcase Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. in McCastlain Hall on the UCA campus. Thirty-six women-owned businesses from across central Arkansas will gather at UCA to promote their businesses and showcase their products and services to the public. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy food, win door prizes, s … [Read more...]

MASSEY FAMILY ENDOWS $1M FOR UCA SCHOLARSHIPS

Need-based scholarships will honor the Arch Ford legacy CONWAY--The University of Central Arkansas has received $1 million to endow and establish the Arch Ford Endowed Scholarship program. Rick ’81 and Anne Massey of Little Rock made the gift to support the retention of first-generation college students through need-based scholarships. The family established the endowment in honor of Arch … [Read more...]

UCA HIRES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Advancement has named Mary Bane Lackie as the new executive director of Development. In this role, Lackie will coordinate all development programs including major gift, annual giving and planned giving programs. She will serve as a principal gifts officer for the university’s top prospects while working collaboratively with college development and a … [Read more...]

JENNA BUSH HAGER TO VISIT UCA AS DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

Jenna Bush Hager, one of the twin daughters of former President George W. Bush and a contributing correspondent for NBC’s Today show, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as a distinguished lecturer Feb. 27. The lecture is set for Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. Hager is the daughter of the 43rd U.S. president and his wife, Laura, and granddaughter of the 41st president, G … [Read more...]

UCA POLICE DEPARTMENT FIRST UNIVERSITY TO RECEIVE ALEAP ACCREDITATION

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department is now the first and only state higher education institution to hold Arkansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP) accreditation. Awarded by the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police, the ALEAP accreditation is given to agencies who have exhibited a high level of excellence and professionalism by meeting ALEAP standards. To … [Read more...]

UCA ANNOUNCES FALL 2017 GRADUATES

The University of Central Arkansas held commencement Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 in the Farris Center. University officials conferred more than 750  undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Business, College of Fine Arts and Communication and College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. A list … [Read more...]