UCA Students Complete Over Forty Projects During the Big Event

In total, over 300 volunteers from the University of Central Arkansas, including students, faculty and staff, took part in this year's Big Event at the University. The Big Event is a student-led organization that provides volunteer services to complete projects submitted by the Conway community. By involving university students, faculty and staff in acts of service, the Big Event seeks to … [Read more...]

Alternative Spring Break Sends Students to Areas in Need

Spring break marks the halfway point of the semester, a period when UCA students take advantage of the time off to recharge and prepare for the rush toward finals. Some may travel to tropical destinations or mountain lodges, visit family and friends or simply catch up on sleep at home. But the students, staff and faculty part of the Bear Boots on the Ground seek to give back during this … [Read more...]

Undergraduate Students Earn Research Fellowships

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has announced seven grants to undergraduate students as part of the prestigious Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). The grants come from the Arkansas Division of Higher Education and give students the opportunity to develop a sustained relationship with a faculty member and carry out in-depth research, scholarship, or creative … [Read more...]

UCA presents ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’’ 

The University of Central Arkansas theater program wraps up its 2022-23 season with  “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” at the James M. Bridges Black Box Theatre in the Windgate Center for the Fine and Performing Arts.  Performance dates are April 6-7 and April 13-14 at 7:30 p.m.,  and April 8 at 2 p.m.  UCA students, faculty and staff can receive free tickets at the door or … [Read more...]


The University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes Steve Burns on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m.  Burns is an American actor and television host best known as the original host of the long-running children's preschool television program “Blue's Clues” from 1996 until 2002, for which he was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2001. The series was rebooted as “Blue's Clues and You, … [Read more...]

Hideaki Tsustui visits UCA as artist-in-residence

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas will host Hideaki Tsustui, who has provided lighting design for hundreds of corporate events, concerts, and television, as an artist-in-residence from Tuesday, March 28, to Thursday, April 6.  During Tsustuis's residency, he will provide lighting for the opening night performance of “The Curious Incident of the Do … [Read more...]

Kim Chi visits UCA as artist-in-residence

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas will host Korean American artist Kim Chi as an artist-in-residence from Thursday, April 6, to Friday, April 7. “An Evening with Kim Chi” will take on place on Friday, April 7, at 7:30 p.m., in Reynolds Performance Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Born in the United States and raised in Korea, Kim … [Read more...]

Amy Grant to perform in Conway

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes Amy Grant on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.  Grant has enjoyed a 30-plus-year adventure as a singer-songwriter, author, television host and speaker.  Grant is the first contemporary Christian music artist to have a platinum record, the first to hit No. 1 on the pop charts and the first to perform at the Grammy A … [Read more...]

UCA physical therapy program receives $100,000 gift

The University of Central Arkansas physical therapy program has received a $100,000 charitable remainder unitrust from Dr. Sandy '77 and Joyce Quillen. The estate gift will provide for the creation of the endowed William S. and Joyce D. Quillen Physical Therapy Scholarship, in honor of his late wife. The scholarship was created to provide significant financial support toward the success of … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces summer theatre camp

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at the University of Central Arkansas is offering a four-week summer theatre camp for grades 2-12 that will provide students with the opportunity to learn about theatre from professional teaching artists as well as participate in workshops with professional actors with the AST Education Team. “We have combined all of the theatre education programs we have loved o … [Read more...]