TONY AWARD-WINNING ‘ANNIE’ TO MAKE STOP AT UCA

By Jamal Rashaun Burton College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The Tony Award-winning production of Annie will make a stop at the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. “We are pleased to present this beloved, classic tale of little orphan Annie and her search for family,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds. “T … [Read more...]

CONDUCTOR CREATES PARTNERSHIP FOCUSED ON YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS

Partnership announces new programs, scholarships for students The University of Central Arkansas’s Conductor and Junior Achievement of Arkansas announced a partnership to create programming that will equip K-12 students with expertise in entrepreneurship, innovative thinking, financial literacy and intrapersonal skills and have planned two major events in the coming weeks and more throughout t … [Read more...]

UCA PLANS 2017 SAFE SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES

The University of Central Arkansas has planned a week of safety-related activities to prepare students for their time away from the university during Spring Break. The Office of Student Wellness and Development and the University of Central Arkansas Police Department planned Safe Spring Break 2017 activities to take place from Monday, March 6 through Thursday, March 9. The events consist of … [Read more...]

UCA PROFESSOR ELECTED TO DISTINGUISHED FELLOWSHIP FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY

A University of Central Arkansas professor has been elected to Distinguished Fellowship of the National Academy of Practice in Physical Therapy. Dr. Chad Lairamore, assistant physical therapy professor and chair of the Interprofessional Education Committee in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences will receive the National Academy of Practice in Physical Therapy medallion at the Annual … [Read more...]

UCA OFFERS RECORD NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Central Arkansas is offering a record number of scholarships for the fall 2017 academic year. The university has sent scholarship offers to 2,079 potential first-time students for the fall, 308 more than last year. “Our prospective class for the fall may yield the most qualified incoming freshman class in the history of this institution,” said UCA President Houston Davis. “I … [Read more...]

STUDENTS PLACE FIRST IN BETA ALPHA PSI REGIONAL COMPETITION

CONWAY—The Theta Lambda Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi at the University of Central Arkansas earned two first place awards at the organization’s Southwest Regional meeting in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Anastasiya Klimiankova of Belarus, Obed Onyemakonor of Nigeria and Nathan Scheuter of Conway competed in the Strategic Planning category of Best Practices using their project, “Bu … [Read more...]

CREATIVE WRITING PROFESSOR TO BE FEATURED ON KUAR’S ‘ARTS AND LETTERS’

Dr. John Vanderslice, associate professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas, will talk about his new book on KUAR’s radio program “Arts & Letters” on March 17. The 29-minute episode, “Days On Fire: The Life and Work of Vincent Van Gogh” will air at 7 p.m. and was produced for NPR-member station KUAR (89.1 FM). It explores the tumultuous days of painter Vincent Van Gog … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS STEM LEADERSHIP FOR GIRLS MARCH 8

The University of Central Arkansas STEM Institute will host the STEM Leadership for Girls Wednesday, March 8 starting at 8 a.m. in Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus. Girls from high schools in central Arkansas such as Conway, Vilonia, Bigelow and Mayflower are invited to attend the event that will feature a keynote address from Ark. Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin. Representatives in STEM … [Read more...]

UCA STUDENT NAMED NATIONAL INTERN OF THE YEAR

By Ty Hollowell University Relations and Creative Services CONWAY—University of Central Arkansas student Eryka Williams has been named National Intern of the Year through the Cooperative Education and Internship Association. Earning the award was the icing on the cake for Williams. “It was on my birthday when I found out I won nationals. It was great. It was fabulous. I felt like I was on fi … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS CONWAY CONVERSATIONS

UCA will host “Conway Conversations” where citizens of Conway come together as a community amid differences to identify issues and concerns and participate in constructive dialogue with one another. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at UCA Downtown located at 1l05 West Oak Street in downtown Conway. Dr. Angela Webster, associate vice president for Institutional Div … [Read more...]