Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces new season

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is selling memberships for its third season, which is set for June 10 through 28, 2009, at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. The third season will include popular Shakespeare titles Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew, the children's classic The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; and the Arkansas premiere of the Broadway smash hit, Mel … [Read more...]

Miss UCA crowned

Sarah Barnett, a sophomore dietetics major from Stuttgart, last Friday was crowned Miss University of Central Arkansas 2009 by Miss UCA 2008 Sarah Slocum. Barnett was awarded a one-year tuition-and-fees scholarship and over $3,000 in cash and prizes. During her reign as Miss UCA, she will make numerous appearances to promote her platform, "Green is the New Black." Barnett was sponsored by Alpha … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre students and faculty honored at festival

UCA Theatre students and faculty were honored recently at the Arkansas state Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival held on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith. The cast and crew of UCA Theatre … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Lauren Maxwell and Joseph Horton of UCA's Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management earlier this month presented their paper on "The Mutual Competitive Advantage of China and the United States" at the annual meeting of the American Society for Competitivenes in Orlando. Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing at UCA, recently had a po-fiction collaboration with Davis … [Read more...]

Chuck Klosterman to conclude UCA fall residency series

Acclaimed writer Chuck Klosterman this week will appear at UCA to provide a public talk on his published works and teach two master classes to students. Klosterman's appearance will conclude UCA's Artists in Residence series for the fall semester. Klosterman has published several books, including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto; Downtown Owl: A Novel; Killing Yourself to … [Read more...]

UCA emergency notification committee to meet this week

UCA's Emergency Notification Committee will meet this Tuesday and Thursday during x-period (1:40 to 2:30 p.m.) in UCA Student Center room 223. Interim UCA President Tom Courtway appointed the committee after the Oct. 26, 2008 campus shooting incident to evaluate UCA's emergency notification system. The committee is chaired by UCA Vice President for Student Services Ronnie Williams, and it will … [Read more...]

Washington Saxophone Quartet to perform at UCA

The Washington Saxophone Quartet (WSaxQ) will be at UCA this week as part of UCA's Artist in Residence program. "I wanted to bring them to UCA because I felt they had a wide appeal," said Dr. Jackie Lamar, professor of saxophone at UCA. "They're really well known and a good example for my students. I know they are all great players. I could have invited a lot of different people that would have … [Read more...]

UCA to partner with Wal-Mart to assist distressed communities

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. will team with the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) to provide assistance to Wal-Mart communities facing economic hardship. "Wal-Mart is committed to developing partnerships with communities that encourage additional economic growth and development, and we believe that working with UCA will enable us to focus and leverage our resources," said Keith Morris, Director of … [Read more...]

UCA juried senior exhibition opens tomorrow

The BA/BFA Juried Senior Exhibition, an exhibition in all media by UCA graduating art majors, tomorrow will open at the Baum Gallery of Fine Art at UCA. Sponsored by the UCA Department of Art, the exhibition will be on view at the Baum Gallery from Nov. 13 through Dec. 4. The Juried Senior Exhibition will open with receptions on Nov. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m., and Nov. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. This … [Read more...]

Miss UCA pageant to take place Friday

The Miss UCA Scholarship Pageant will take place this Friday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. Sarah Slocum, Miss UCA 2008, will perform as well as co-host the pageant with Doug Patchell. The winner will receive a one-year tuition and fees scholarship and prizes worth over $13,000. Scholarships totaling $2,500 will be given to other winners … [Read more...]