Big band gala dance to benefit Jazz Program

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — “April in Paris”, a UCA Jazz Ensembles big band gala dance, is scheduled for Saturday, April 2, to benefit the University of Central Arkansas Jazz Program. “The UCA Jazz Ensembles have had a tradition of hosting ballroom dances for decades,” said Dr. Jackie Lamar, professor of saxophone and director of UCA’s Dixieland Band. “It is a … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to present ‘The Winter’s Tale’

By Chelsey Herrold CONWAY— The University of Central Arkansas will present The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare in the Bridges Larson Theatre of Snow Fine Arts Center on the UCA campus. The production will be April 7, 8, 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m. and April 9 at 2 p.m. Under the direction of UCA Theatre Professor Dr. Kevin Thomas Browne, this play brings tragedy and comedy together in a ta … [Read more...]

UCA Opera Theater to present ‘Hansel and Gretel’

The University of Central Arkansas Opera Theater will perform Engelbert Humperdinck’s "Hansel and Gretel" March 31-April 3 in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The opera will be sung in English. "Hansel and Gretel" is a charming children's story of two children lost in the woods who come upon a gingerbread house owned by a witch,” said Dr. Rob Holden, professor of voice and opera and d … [Read more...]

UCA receives half million dollar gift

  The University of Central Arkansas announced a $500,000 gift from Nabholz Charitable Foundation during a special presentation. “The Nabholz Charitable Foundation is honored today to make a commitment to this institution. This is a way for Nabholz to give back to UCA for the outstanding impact the university has made in our community for educating young men and women in the healthcare f … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees meeting today

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a called teleconference meeting at 1 p.m. Monday, March 14, prior to the 1:30 p.m. major gift announcement in the Doyne Health Sciences Center. The call will be placed in Wingo 210. The call-in number is 1-855-332-4181. The access code is 4503173. … [Read more...]

Opera Theater to present Hansel and Gretel

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION Contact: Dr. Robert Holden, (501) 450-5762; roberth@uca.edu March 14, 2016 UCA OPERA THEATER TO PRESENT HANSEL AND GRETEL College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Opera Theater will perform Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel March 31- … [Read more...]

UCA to announce major gift

The University of Central Arkansas will announce a major gift from Nabholz Charitable Foundation on Monday, March 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the Doyne Health Sciences Center on the UCA campus. Two or more members of the UCA Board of Trustees may be in attendance. … [Read more...]

UCA offers free domestic violence workshop

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement has partnered with the Unseen Homeless Campaign of Conway to offer a continuing education workshop on domestic violence to individuals who serve or work with victims or survivors of domestic abuse. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to recognize the signs of domestic violence, build confidence f … [Read more...]

Launchapalooza to celebrate ‘Toad Suck Review’

By Logan Miller College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — To conclude the University of Central Arkansas’s annual ArkaText Literary Festival, the award-winning Toad Suck Review will hold its sixth “Launchapalooza” at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 11, at the Lantern Theater, 1021 Van Ronkle St., in downtown Conway. The Launchapalooza is free and open to the public but may include … [Read more...]

UCA Archives receives papers of late representative

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Archives recently received the papers of the late Arkansas Rep. William F. “Bill” Foster Sr., of England and Keo, Arkansas. His son, Dr. William F. “Bill” Foster, Jr. donated his father’s papers to UCA. Jimmy Bryant, director of the UCA Archives, said that the Foster collection contained a large number of professional photographs showing Foster with his c … [Read more...]