UCA hosts inaugural student association gathering

The University of Central Arkansas and the Student Government Association will host student representatives from each of the states four-year, public institutions of higher learning. The inaugural meeting of the Arkansas Association of Students is Friday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the skyboxes inside Bear Hall. Arkansas senators and representatives, as well as Dr. Brett Powell, … [Read more...]

December graduates announced

The University of Central Arkansas held Winter Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the campus. University officials conferred  522 undergraduate degrees and 276 graduate degrees during two ceremonies. Winter Commencement 2015 … [Read more...]

Confucius Classroom inauguration held at UCA

On Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, an inauguration ceremony was held at the President’s Home at the University of Central Arkansas for the five Confucius Classrooms established in the state of Arkansas. Representatives from Bentonville Public School, Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA), Hot Springs High School, Lighthouse Academies and Wynne High School attended the c … [Read more...]

UCA begins presidential search process

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees took the first step to begin the presidential search process at their regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, Feb. 12. As outlined in Board Policy 202, a Search Advisory Committee will be created and will serve as an aid to the Board of Trustees in its endeavor to appoint a president for the University of Central Arkansas. Board chair … [Read more...]

Photographer Maggie Steber to visit Feb. 22-26

by Audrey Roberts College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Photographer Maggie Steber will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Feb. 22-26. Steber’s exhibition, Madje Has Dementia, on view at the Baum Gallery of Fine Art, documents the last two years of her mother’s life. Donna Pinckley, associate professor of art and the faculty sponsor for … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre sets youth auditions

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will hold youth auditions for the 2016 summer season, including roles in "West Side Story" and the opportunity to appear in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" as part of The Groundlings Company, on Feb. 28. Interested actors ages 8 to 17 are encouraged to audition. Auditions will be from 3-6 pm in the Black Box Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts building on the University of … [Read more...]

Jazz Ensembles to perform Feb. 17

By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — UCA’s three jazz ensembles will perform at the University of Central Arkansas’s Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The UCA Dixieland Band, led by Professor of Saxophone Jackie Lamar, will start the night off with traditional New Orleans tunes such as “Royal Garden Blues,” “Basin Street Blues … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees February meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m., Friday, Feb. 12 in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at the following link: www.uca.edu/botagenda. The Board of Trustees will have lunch after the meeting in Wingo Hall, Room 210. Board Policy No. 202, President Search P … [Read more...]

Two ‘Mamma Mia!’ performances set for Reynolds

By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The long-running hit musical "Mamma Mia!" will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall for performances Feb. 15 and 17. Both performances are set for 7:30 p.m. While the Feb. 15 performance is sold out, tickets are still available for the Feb. 17 show. "Mamma Mia!" is the u … [Read more...]

UCA hosts pop music critic and author Rashod Ollison

The University of Central Arkansas will host a book reading for Rashod Ollison, an award-winning pop music critic and culture journalist, on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6 pm in the College of Business auditorium. Ollison’s literary debut, “Soul Serenade: Rhythm, Blues & Coming of Age Through Vinyl,” is a memoir that describes how soul music sustained him during his formative years growing up in ce … [Read more...]