Masks are required as the campus is at red status.

UCA announces 2022 Board of Trustees meeting schedule

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees has announced its regularly scheduled meetings. The dates are listed below.  February 18 May 26 August 12 October 7 December 2 Meetings will be held in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall and/or via Zoom. Livestream or other digital access may also be available, and media will be notified of the format prior … [Read more...]

UCA names director of Veterans Resource Center

The University of Central Arkansas has named Gregory “Greg” Pelts as the new director of the Veterans Resource Center. He began Jan. 4. The Veterans Resource Center assists UCA veterans and military-connected students with benefits access and utilization. The center also conducts outreach to assist in the successful transition from military service to campus and civilian life.  In this role, … [Read more...]

CAYLI accepting applications

The Conway Area Youth Leadership Institute (CAYLI) will begin accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year. Applications will be available from Feb. 1 to March 1, 2022, at CAYLI. Faulkner County students currently in the 10th and 11th grades are eligible to apply. Founded in 1995, CAYLI is designed to develop leadership potential, broaden community awareness and provide mentoring and … [Read more...]

UCA students serve community during The Big Event

The University of Central Arkansas will host the Big Event on Saturday, March 12 throughout Conway. This is the ninth year for The Big Event at UCA.  Organizations and residents of Conway are invited to submit a job request to propose a project for volunteers to complete on Saturday, March 12. Job requests are open through Feb. 11 and can be submitted at UCA’s The Big Event. Volunteers may also … [Read more...]

Williamson authors book chapter 

Center for First-generation Student Success book focuses on first-generation students Robin M. Williamson, vice president of Student Affairs at the University of Central Arkansas, has authored a book chapter that investigates the journey of a first-generation college student from the classroom to working in higher education.  The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of … [Read more...]

Grammy Award-winning mandolinist, Chris Thile, to perform in Conway

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes Chris Thile Live in Concert at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 4, 2022. Thile is best known for his work in the acoustic trio Nickel Creek and the bluegrass quintet Punch Brothers. He is a 2012 MacArthur Fellow and in 2016 through 2020, he was the host of the radio variety show “Live from Here,” which was formally known as “A Prairie … [Read more...]

‘Schoolhouse Rock Live’ comes to Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall presents “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” at 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022. “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” is a pop culture phenomenon that explodes onto the stage, updated for a whole new generation, with imaginative image projections and a rock’n’roll feel. The show centers around Tom, a nervous young man on his first day of being a teacher, who … [Read more...]

UCA hosts annual prayer breakfast ahead of King Holiday

The University of Central Arkansas hosted its annual MLK Prayer Breakfast at the Ronnie Williams Student Center on Jan. 14, as part of the national observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Dozens of attendees gathered for the event, now in its 14th year. To mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, guests were spaced out and seated theater-style and received their breakfasts in to-go … [Read more...]

MLK Day of Service and National Day of Racial Healing community events

UCA hosts activities throughout county The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement and partner AmeriCorps sites will host volunteer activities and dialogue events in honor of the 27th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and 6th annual National Day of Racial Healing. Projects are led by AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA members serving through UCA’s … [Read more...]

UCA hosts exhibition of ‘Painting’

Baum Gallery presents new show for spring The University of Central Arkansas’ Baum Gallery will host a new exhibition titled “Painting” from  Jan. 27 to Feb. 17, 2022. This exhibition is curated by Brian Young, director, Baum Gallery with assistance from Sandra Luckett, associate professor in the UCA Department of Art and  Design. Baum Gallery is located in McCastlain Hall on the UCA campus. … [Read more...]