ARTIST SHARON LOUDEN TO LECTURE AT UCA MARCH 1

Artist, educator, advocate and editor Sharon Louden, the juror for the University of Central Arkansas’s Annual Student Art Competitive at the Baum Gallery, will lecture March 1 in McCastlain Hall 143. Louden is best known for her installation works and for editing the “Living and Sustaining A Creative Life” series. The lecture, scheduled for 1:40 p.m., is free and open to the publi … [Read more...]

UCA PERCUSSION FESTIVAL SET FOR MARCH 10

The 2018 University of Central Arkansas Percussion Festival, featuring performances and clinics by prominent percussionists, will take place March 10 at the Snow Fine Arts Center. The festival will culminate in a grand finale showcase performance, free and open to the public, by renowned composer and percussionist Michael Burritt, professor of Percussion at the Eastman School of Music and one … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS WOMEN’S BUSINESS SHOWCASE

The University of Central Arkansas will host its first Women’s Business Showcase Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. in McCastlain Hall on the UCA campus. Thirty-six women-owned businesses from across central Arkansas will gather at UCA to promote their businesses and showcase their products and services to the public. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enjoy food, win door prizes, s … [Read more...]

MASSEY FAMILY ENDOWS $1M FOR UCA SCHOLARSHIPS

Need-based scholarships will honor the Arch Ford legacy CONWAY--The University of Central Arkansas has received $1 million to endow and establish the Arch Ford Endowed Scholarship program. Rick ’81 and Anne Massey of Little Rock made the gift to support the retention of first-generation college students through need-based scholarships. The family established the endowment in honor of Arch … [Read more...]

UCA HIRES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Advancement has named Mary Bane Lackie as the new executive director of Development. In this role, Lackie will coordinate all development programs including major gift, annual giving and planned giving programs. She will serve as a principal gifts officer for the university’s top prospects while working collaboratively with college development and a … [Read more...]

JENNA BUSH HAGER TO VISIT UCA AS DISTINGUISHED LECTURER

Jenna Bush Hager, one of the twin daughters of former President George W. Bush and a contributing correspondent for NBC’s Today show, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as a distinguished lecturer Feb. 27. The lecture is set for Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. Hager is the daughter of the 43rd U.S. president and his wife, Laura, and granddaughter of the 41st president, G … [Read more...]

UCA ANNOUNCES FALL 2017 GRADUATES

The University of Central Arkansas held commencement Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 in the Farris Center. University officials conferred more than 750  undergraduate and graduate degrees from the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, College of Business, College of Fine Arts and Communication and College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. A list … [Read more...]

UCA RECEIVES GIFT IN SUPPORT OF STEINWAY INITIATIVE

The University of Central Arkansas has been gifted $100,000 by Jimmy Batcheller and Sara Hendricks Batcheller ’02 to benefit the Steinway Initiative at UCA. The Steinway Initiative is the university's commitment to becoming an All-Steinway School. The university currently has 19 All-Steinway School eligible pianos, including a Steinway A that was purchased with the Batcheller’s gift. The coup … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS AAUW INTEREST MEETING

The University of Central Arkansas will host an interest meeting for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Conway Branch on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 5:30-7 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 West Oak Street. The Conway Branch of AAUW, founded in the 1920's, is “looking to revitalize its membership to continue its legacy of empowering women in the Conway and Faulkner County areas,” said Mari … [Read more...]

SPRING JOB FAIR TO BRING 80 COMPANIES TO UCA

The University of Central Arkansas will host the 2018 Spring Job Fair in the Student Center Ballroom Wednesday, March 7. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., students and alumni can meet with more than 80 organizations seeking interns and part-time and full-time employees. Students are encouraged to wear business clothing and bring their UCA ID. All attendees are encouraged to bring several resumes to … [Read more...]