Monterey Jazz Festival to visit UCA on Jan. 22

Pictured left to right are Joe Sanders, Nicholas Payton, Gerald Clayton, Raul Midón, Justin Brown (will not be performing) and Ravi Coltrane. Photo credit R.R. Jones.

By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The world-renowned Monterey Jazz Festival will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Friday, Jan. 22, for a 7:30 p.m. performance. The performance is part of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s fourth North American Tour, featuring critically-acclaimed GRAMMY®-winning jazz artis … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees 2016 meeting schedule

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall on the following dates: Friday, February 12, 2016 Friday, May 13, 2016 Friday, August 19, 2016 Friday, October 7, 2016 Friday, December 9, 2016 The Board of Trustees will meet for a retreat and budget workshop on Thursday, March 31. The University of … [Read more...]

UCA Downtown grand opening and ribbon cutting


The University of Central Arkansas will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new UCA Downtown at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 14 at 1105 Oak Street in Conway. As part of the grand opening and ribbon cutting, original art works created by UCA students in the Department of Art will be featured in the front, gallery section of the building. The approximate 2500-square-foot … [Read more...]

UCA to host 15 Argentine students

The University of Central Arkansas will host 15 Argentine students as part of the Friends of Fulbright program from January 8 to February 26. Friends of Fulbright is a U.S. Department of State supported program, sponsored by the Fulbright Commission Argentina and U.S. Embassy in Argentina. This program is designed to increase student mobility for outstanding junior and senior level … [Read more...]

UCA receives $215,500 gift

UCA nursing students Alex Shaffer, Maggie Mehl and Grace Tolliver join Ashley M. Blakenship and Elizabeth Blankenship during a check presentation to the UCA Department of Nursing.

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation, Inc. has received $215,500 to support the Nursing Simulation Lab in the Department of Nursing. “Nursing has afforded me the opportunity to care for a lot of individuals,” said Elizabeth A. Blankenship, CEO of Southridge Village Nursing and Rehabilitation. “With our ability to gift to the nursing program, the students will have some of the best techn … [Read more...]

Whitehead appointed to regional planning council

Amy Whitehead, Director of UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development, has been approved as a new member of the Regional Planning Advisory Council (RPAC) by the Metroplan Board of Directors. The Regional Planning Advisory Council is a citizen-based body charged by Metroplan with development and oversight of long-range planning for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan a … [Read more...]

TEDx Salon #4: Reinventing Liberal Arts Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 12/16/15 Contact: Kandace Keeney  | TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansasSalon #4: Reinventing Liberal Arts Education Conway, AR – TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas will hold the fourth TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansasSalon themed “Reinventing Liberal Arts Education” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at UCA Downtown, the new University of Central Arkansa … [Read more...]

President Tom Courtway announces plans for the future

CONWAY—University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway will transition to teaching in the UCA College of Business at the end of his current contract. The UCA Board of Trustees voted to amend his contract to reflect his decision at today's regular board meeting. "We will begin discussing the process of a presidential search in the spring,” said Brad Lacy, chair of the UCA Board of Tru … [Read more...]

Honors College dean is inaugural recipient of national award

Dr. Rick Scott receives the Schuman Award from NCHC President Barry Falk.

The University of Central Arkansas dean of the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College is the first recipient of the National Collegiate Honors Council’s (NCHC) Sam Schuman Award for Excellence at a Four Year Institution. Dr. Richard “Rick” Scott received the award at NCHC’s 50th anniversary gathering in Chicago on Nov. 13. Given in honor of the late Dr. Sam Schuman, a longtime and beloved leader in … [Read more...]

Hit musical Mamma Mia! to visit UCA for two shows


By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The long-running hit musical Mamma Mia! will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall for two performances in February. The original date — Monday, Feb. 15, 7:30 p.m. — sold out quickly, so UCA Public Appearances has scheduled a second show for Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m. … [Read more...]