Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre awarded $10,000

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $10,000 to Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre to support the "pay what you can" comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream and to expand its touring show to u … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees May meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m., Friday, May 13 in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at the following link: www.uca.edu/botagenda. The Board of Trustees will have lunch after the meeting in Wingo Hall, Room 210. The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 2 p … [Read more...]

Reynolds Performance Hall announces 2016-17 season

Kicking off with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band on Sept. 22, UCA Public Appearances will feature a record 22 events for the 2016-17 season in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas. The season will include Broadway, Pops and Night Out Series, two lectures and three Add-On Specials as well as five Main Stage EdUCAtion shows. “This season is made up of c … [Read more...]

UCA receives grant for ‘Imagine Your Parks’ initiative

The National Endowment for the Arts and the National Park Service announced $1,092,500 in support of 51 grants in 27 states, including an award of $25,000 to the University of Central Arkansas to support a multidisciplinary arts festival at the Little Rock Central High School National Historic Site. Imagine Your Parks is a grant initiative from the National Endowment for the Arts created in … [Read more...]

Student receives international scholarship

By Ty Hollowell University Relations and Creative Services Office CONWAY – A University of Central Arkansas student is has received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship for study abroad. Christopher Aaron Nooner is one of more than 1,150 undergraduate students from 377 colleges and who were selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. The U … [Read more...]

UCA alumna to award scholarships

The Kristin Lewis Foundation will host the second Vocal Scholarship Award Concert at the University of Central Arkansas on Sunday, May 22, 2016. The scholarship awards follow a two-day competition on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. The Sunday Finals Concert will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall. A reception and awards presentation will follow. This event is free and … [Read more...]

Readnour Family establishes graduate scholarship

Dr. Harry W. Readnour, along with his sons, Ric and Warren and daughter-in-law, Shari Barnes Readnour, have created the Readnour Family Scholarship Fund through the University of Central Arkansas Foundation. This fund will provide scholarships for full-time graduate students in the Department of History. “My dad had a close working relationship with history graduate students over the years,” … [Read more...]

Doctor of Nursing Practice inaugural class graduates

The first class of students have earned the Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Central Arkansas. Eleven students made up the inaugural class of graduates. UCA held commencement on Saturday, April 30. They are as follows: Callie Fletcher of Sherwood Patricia Sue Griffith of Sherwood Laura C. Hall of Maumelle Stacy Eggiman Harris of Advance, Mo. Leah Martin of … [Read more...]

UCA professor recognized for service to veterans

By Sarah Kinder University Relations and Creative Services Office CONWAY- A University of Central Arkansas professor received the Veterans Educator Award from Student Veterans of America. Dr. Chris Craun, assistant professor of history and headmaster of Minton Commuter College, accepted the award at a recognition event in April. “I'm honored to be recognized by the veterans at UCA,” said … [Read more...]

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis adds Whitehead to Advisory Council

Amy Whitehead, director of UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED), has been named to the Community Development Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. The St. Louis Federal Reserve Bank serves the Eighth Federal Reserve District which consists of Arkansas and portions of six other states: Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana and I … [Read more...]