Tall Stories’ to Bring The Gruffalo to Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes Tall Stories’ production of “The Gruffalo” on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 2 p.m.   Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories’ magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.  ​Searching for hazelnuts, Mouse meets the cunning Fox, the eccentric old Owl … [Read more...]

‘Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom’ comes to Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes L.A. Theatre Works with the hilarious, true story behind one of America’s most famous television comedies, “Lucy Loves Desi: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Sitcom,” Thursday,  Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m.  Lucille Ball is regarded as having paved the way for many of today’s top comediennes while forcing Hollywood to begin d … [Read more...]

UCA receives $1.6 million grant from U.S. Department of Education

The University of Central Arkansas was awarded a $1.6 million grant through the Strengthening Institutions Program with the U.S. Department of Education to support a new initiative for first-time, low-income students during their first year. The new program, titled Bear Life, is a five-year program that aims to decrease the achievement gap in retention and persistence rates for low-income … [Read more...]

UCA announces fall 2022 Presidential Scholars and Dean’s List

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Presidential Scholars and Dean’s List for fall 2022. Recognition as a Presidential Scholar or Dean’s List scholar is based on grades earned during each semester of the regular academic year. Eligibility on the Dean’s List requires at least a 3.5 GPA with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve a 4.0 GPA with a minimum c … [Read more...]

Youth leadership program to begin accepting applications

The Conway Area Youth Leadership Institute (CAYLI) will begin accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year starting Feb. 1. Applications can be found at uca.edu/outreach/youthleadership.  Faulkner County students currently in grades 10 and 11 are eligible to apply. The application deadline is Wednesday, March 1, 2023. Founded in 1995, CAYLI is designed to develop leadership potential, b … [Read more...]

UCA receives grant to support Community Development Pipeline program

Funding supports training, technical assistance in northwest Arkansas The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development received a three-year grant for $456,627 from the Walton Family Foundation to support the creation of the Community Development Pipeline (CD Pipeline) program. This grant award is the first of its kind between the Walton Family Foundation and … [Read more...]

Baum Gallery to host new exhibition ‘Source of Light: The Hearne Collection’

The University of Central Arkansas Baum Gallery will host a new exhibition “Source of Light: The Hearne Collection” Jan. 26 to Feb. 24, 2023. This exhibition is curated by Brian Young, Baum Gallery director and Garbo Hearne and Archie Hearne III, owners of Hearne Fine Art, a Little Rock-based institution that has celebrated Black art and culture since 1988. A reception to meet the collectors wil … [Read more...]

UCA, Conway Fire Department partner for CPR/AED training

This event was originally scheduled for Feb. 1. Due to inclement weather,  the event date was changed to March 1.  The University of Central Arkansas and Conway Fire Department have partnered to offer a free CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) training on Wednesday, March 1, from 6-8 p.m. The event will be held in the Prince Center on the UCA campus. Representatives from the C … [Read more...]

UCA announces Board of Trustees 2023 meeting schedule

The University of Central Arkansas will hold its regularly scheduled Board of Trustees meetings on the dates listed below. Meetings will either be held in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. February 17 May 25 August 11 October 6 December 1 The tentative time for each meeting is 10 a.m. The UCA Audit and Finance Committee will meet on the aforementioned dates … [Read more...]

‘On Your Feet!’ congas to Reynolds Performance Hall 

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes the brand new production of the smash-hit musical “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan” on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m.  This inspiring true story of the queen of Latin pop, Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, is about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent and each other.  This new … [Read more...]