ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE SEASON TO OPEN JUNE 8 WITH ‘THE WINTER’S TALE’

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 12th season will open Friday, June 8, at 7:30 p.m. with William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale outdoors on the lawn of McAlister Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. One of Shakespeare’s late romantic plays, The Winter’s Tale, follows the story of King Leontes, who grows jealous of his wife, leading him to make a series of terrible mistakes. The W … [Read more...]

KIDS TO GRADUATE FROM ARKANSAS CODING ACADEMY

WHAT:     Kids Coding Academy Graduation WHEN:    6-7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018 WHERE:  Stanley Russ Hall, Room 112 DETAILS: High school and college students aren’t the only ones graduating in May. Thirty-five fifth- through eighth-grade students from Faulkner, Perry and Pulaski counties will graduate from the Kids Coding Class at Arkansas Coding Academy at the University of Central Ark … [Read more...]

UCA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION APPOINTS TWO NEW BOARD MEMBERS

                The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes Katie Henry ’02 and Bobby Reynolds ’73 as the newest additions to the board. Henry most recently served as adjunct faculty for the UCA College Student Personnel Services and Administration program in fall 2017. She previously served as … [Read more...]

REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL ANNOUNCES 2018-19 SEASON

Kicking off with a Sept. 20 performance by blues legend Buddy Guy, and two performances of the musical CHICAGO, Reynolds Performance Hall will feature 22 events for the 2018-19 season at the University of Central Arkansas. The season will include Broadway, Pops and Night Out Series, two Distinguished Lectures and one Add-On Special, as well as six Main Stage EdUCAtion shows and a benefit … [Read more...]

COOK AND HOLLAND WIN MADISON CUP

UCA debaters Dalton Cook and Jacob Holland won first place at the James Madison Commemorative Debates held in April. Cook and Holland were the top-ranked team after three preliminary rounds of competition. For finishing in first place, UCA was awarded the Madison Cup and a $5,000 donation from the Arthur N. Rupe Foundation. Cook and Holland will also receive $2,000 each. The duo competed … [Read more...]

ART PROFESSOR SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIVE EXHIBITION

Holly Laws, associate professor of Art, was recently selected as the Arkansas representative to the international exhibit Heavy Metals: Women to Watch 2018 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. The museum’s associate curator and curator for the competitive exhibition, Virginia Treanor, selected two of Laws’ mixed-media artworks: Placeholder and Three Eastern Bluebirds. … [Read more...]

UCA ASSISTS SEARCY COUNTY CHAMBER WITH NEW BRAND

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development partnered with the Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce to unveil a new brand and logo for the county. The branding project between UCA and the Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce was initiated following feedback from a UCA marketing course in which students advised Searcy County chamber officials on … [Read more...]

KNOX FEATURED ON NEW BOOKS NETWORK PODCAST

Katelyn Knox, assistant professor of French, was recently interviewed about her latest book, Race on Display in 20th- and 21st-Century France for the New Books Network Podcast. Her book looks at children's comics, literature, fashion, music and dance to turn the tables on discussions of "internal otherness" in contemporary France. She challenges her reader not to spot those deemed France's … [Read more...]

HISTORY PROFESSOR PENS COVER ARTICLE FOR INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION

An article written by Vaughn Scribner, assistant professor of history, was the cover story for the May 2018 issue of History Today, a monthly magazine published in London. The title of the article is “Diving Into Mysterious Waters.” To read the online story, visit https://www.historytoday.com/vaughn-scribner/mermaids-and-mermen … [Read more...]

ART PROFESSOR SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR ARNOLD NEWMAN PRIZE

Donna Pinckley, professor of Art, was selected as a finalist for the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation and Maine Media Workshops + College. Pinckley’s series, “Sticks and Stones,” was selected as one of the portraiture finalists. Her work and the work of the winner and additional finalists will be on display at the Grif … [Read more...]