Jada Simpson Crowned Miss UCA 2023

Jada Simpson, a sophomore education major, was crowned the 2023 Miss University of Central Arkansas at Reynolds Performance Hall on Nov. 5.   “When they called my name – oh my goodness –  it was so surreal,” Simpson said. “When I was crowned it was almost like the room stopped for a second. I was like, ‘Oh wait. They just said your name! You gotta walk up there now.’ It was an indescribable feel … [Read more...]

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage’ comes to Reynolds Performance Hall

The national tour of “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage” will bring the Peanuts’ timeless holiday special to life on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall.  “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage” brings Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang together as they uncover the true meaning of Christmas. The … [Read more...]

UCA earns grant from NAMI Arkansas

The University of Central Arkansas has received a $5,000 grant from the Arkansas chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness to help develop the UCA Lavender Library. The new library will be a hub of learning and connection for UCA’s LGBTQ+ community. It will also serve as a community resource that will empower the UCA and local communities to explore LGBTQ+ topics in a dedicated and af … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces 2023 season

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at the University of Central Arkansas announced its 2023 season at the “Sounds and Sweet Airs” event in downtown Conway on Friday, Nov. 4.  The season will feature three works: “The Tempest,” “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” and a Shakespeare cabaret. Shakespeare’s last great solo work, “The Tempest,” takes audiences on a journey to a remo … [Read more...]

UCA honors veterans with several events

The University of Central Arkansas is honoring veterans with a series of events on campus centered around the theme “Honor and Education."  On Nov. 11, UCA will honor veterans with the Salute to Service basketball game against Hendrix College. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Little Rock Air Force Base. All active and retired military will receive special $5 tickets with a va … [Read more...]

UCA announces 2022 Employee Wellness Champion awardees

The University of Central Arkansas kicked off its annual BeWell initiative by announcing the recipients of the 2022 UCA Wellness Champion Awards.  Employees Anjanette Kerr, Ashley Cooksey and Laura Gillis earned the classified staff member, non-classified staff and faculty member awards, respectively.  The three were presented the awards by UCA Employee Well-Being Program Manager Moriah B … [Read more...]

Beta Alpha Psi recognized as CLAWS recipient at October board meeting

By: Aurora King Office of Media Relations Beta Alpha Psi received the Bear CLAWS award at the October meeting of the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees.  Beta Alpha Psi is an international honor society for accounting, finance and information system students and professionals. Founded in 1919, the organization now has over 300 university chapters comprising more than 300,000 … [Read more...]

New Broadway Musical “Anastasia” Coming to Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes “Anastasia”  on Saturday, Nov. 19, at 7:30 p.m.   Inspired by the beloved films, “Anastasia” is a new Broadway musical termed “one of the most gorgeous shows in years” by the New York Observer. The show transports viewers from the Russian Empire to Paris in the 1920s, as a brave, young woman sets out to discover her past. Purs … [Read more...]

Musical celebration of Aretha Franklin coming to Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall will host R.E.S.P.E.C.T., a tribute to Aretha Franklin, on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 7:30 p.m. R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is a concert experience that honors one of America’s most beloved singer-songwriters. The show highlights her timeless music that speaks to the complicated human condition. The production features a live band and vocalists as w … [Read more...]

Country music star Neal McCoy to perform at Reynolds Performance Hall

Country music singer Neal McCoy will perform in concert at the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Thursday, Nov. 10, at 7:30 p.m. McCoy has released 15 studio albums. In 1993, McCoy’s career began with back-to-back No. 1 singles “No Doubt About It” and “Wink” from his platinum-certified album “No Doubt About It.” His success continued with two more platinum albums, a g … [Read more...]