UCA Board of Trustees schedules Friday teleconference

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will have a teleconference meeting at 11 a.m. Friday, January 16. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the acquisition of property at 242 Donaghey Avenue and the issuance of bonds and selection of a contractor for Donaghey Hall. To participate in the meeting, dial 1-855-332-4181, and then use this access code: 4503173. The c … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to present children’s show

PRESS RELEASE University of Central Arkansas January 11, 2015 Contact: Melissa Kordsmeier, Theatre Business Manager, at mkordsmeier@uca.edu, (501) 450-5092 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UCA THEATRE TO PRESENT CHILDREN’S SHOW CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Theatre will present Charming Princes by Emily C. A. Snyder beginning Jan. 30-31. The opening performances will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan … [Read more...]

Community Development Institute receives A&P funding

Conway, AR--The Conway Advertising and Promotion Commission announced its decision to fund UCA’s 2015 Community Development Institute. The A&P Commission accepts annual applications for its Special Events Program to provide money to applicants whose events stimulate tourism and produce a positive economic effect on the businesses of Conway. Over 150 community and economic development p … [Read more...]

Youth auditions set for Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION January 9, 2015 CONTACT: Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, (501) 428-4165; mrmarotte@arkshakes.com YOUTH AUDITIONS SET FOR ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE CONWAY — Youth auditions for the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre 2015 summer season will be held Saturday, Jan. 17. Among the roles available are parts in Fiddler on the … [Read more...]

UCA Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast

Charles O Stewart

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas will host its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Friday, January 16 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom on the campus. This year’s theme is "The Blueprint for Change: Nonviolence. Unity. Perseverance." The guest speaker for the event will be Charles O. Stewart, chief executive officer for Stewart Real Estate Dev … [Read more...]

Baum Gallery to Open for Spring 2015 Season

David Bailin, Push, mixed media, 2013

Conway, Ark. – The Baum Gallery of Art at the University of Central Arkansas will open for the spring 2015 season Jan. 15 with a line-up of three exhibitions. The Practice What You Preach: New Works by the UCA Faculty show will open with a reception from 4-6 p.m. on Jan. 22. The exhibition will feature works by 14 members of the UCA art faculty and will remain on display until Feb. 2 … [Read more...]

UCA supports Faulkner County Disaster Recovery

Conway, AR- UCA continues to support disaster recovery efforts in Faulkner County, with ongoing coordination efforts and new projects planned for 2015. UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development is taking 30 leaders from Vilonia, Mayflower, and other parts of Faulkner County to Arkadelphia on January 9. This benchmarking trip will allow local city leaders involved in the long term t … [Read more...]

Pennell’s Bears help fight illiteracy

CONWAY, Ark.-- Coaching for Literacy (CFL) is excited to add the University of Central Arkansas men's basketball team to its list of Assistant Coach Program partners for the 2014-2015 season. The concept of the Assistant Coach Program with UCA is simple: A $10 donation enters an individual into a raffle where the winner and a friend get to be "Assistant Coaches" with the UCA Bears for a home … [Read more...]

Conway Corporation pledges $3 million gift to UCA’s Lewis Science Center

Lewis Science Center Renderings

CONWAY – Conway Corporation, operator of Conway’s city-owned utility system, has pledged $3 million to the University of Central Arkansas, for the construction and renovation of the Lewis Science Center on campus. The gift was approved recently by Conway Corporation’s Board of Directors. “This gift from Conway Corporation is one of the most significant developments in the history of the Univers … [Read more...]

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder to return to Reynolds Jan. 24

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION Contact: Amanda Horton, (501) 450-3682; ahorton@uca.edu December 18, 2014 RICKY SKAGGS AND KENTUCKY THUNDER TO RETURN TO REYNOLDS JAN. 24 By Cassidy Crawford College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Bluegrass star Ricky Skaggs and his band, Kentucky Thunder, will return to the stage a … [Read more...]