Kristin Lewis visits UCA as artist-in-residence

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas will host Kristin Lewis, a lirico-spinto soprano who has graced the stages of many of the world’s leading opera houses, as an artist-in-residence from Wednesday, April 12, to Saturday, April 22.  On the final evening of Lewis’s residency, she will be featured in the Conway Symphony Orchestra. This concert will take … [Read more...]

Tawny Chatmon visits UCA as artist-in-residence

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas will host photography-based artist Tawny Chatmon as an artist-in-residence from Tuesday, April 18, to Thursday, April 20. Chatmon will host an artist talk, along with Haitian visual artist Fabiola Jean-Louis, on Thursday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m., in the lecture hall of the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing A … [Read more...]

SLANT Visiting Poet Series Continues

The University of Central Arkansas will host the SLANT visiting poet series on Tuesday, April 18, at 7 p.m. in McCastlain Hall room 142, with a reading by a trio of Arkansas poets. SLANT is the English department's international journal of contemporary poetry. Among the featured guests for the event is Christopher Fettes of Little Rock. Fettes earned both his bachelor’s and master's degrees in E … [Read more...]

UCA earns $2.2 million grant from USDE

Partnering with local schools to address shortage in mental health professionals The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a $2.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to help address the shortage of mental health professionals in K-12 schools.  The Mental Health Service Professional Demonstration grant funding will be used to train students in the school psychology … [Read more...]

UCA Students Complete Over 40 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...]