UCA students win 114 ACMA awards

By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — University of Central Arkansas student media outlets, including The Echo, Scroll, News 6 and the Vortex, won a combined 114 awards at the Arkansas College Media Association’s annual ceremony on Friday, April 8. The Echo newspaper won 56 awards in print and online for topical reporting, newswriting, photography, edi … [Read more...]

UCA Film Festival scheduled April 28

By Logan Miller College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The 12th UCA Film Festival will be held at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Thursday, April 28, at 7 p.m. The festival is free and open to the public. The festival features films made by students in UCA’s Digital Filmmaking program that were chosen by a screening proce … [Read more...]

Commencement set for April 30

The University of Central Arkansas will hold Commencement on Saturday, April 30 in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center. University officials will confer 978 undergraduate degrees and 204 graduate degrees during three ceremonies. Commencement for the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics is scheduled for 10 a.m. … [Read more...]

Distinguished historian to lecture at UCA

By Carley Conrad University Relations and Creative Services Office CONWAY - Dr. Natalie Ring, Distinguished Lecturer of the Organization of American Historians, will be delivering talks on April 20 and 21. Ring, who also serves as associate professor of history at the University of Texas at Dallas, will give a public talk at UCA Downtown on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7 p.m. The talk, … [Read more...]

Chamber Singers to be in concert April 20

By Amanda Nettles College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Chamber Singers will present a spring concert on Wednesday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The 20-voice group is the most select choral ensemble in the UCA Department of Music and will present a v … [Read more...]

Student earns Newman Civic Fellows Award

By Ty Hollowell University Relations and Creative Services Office A University of Central Arkansas biology student has been named the only 2016 Newman Civic Fellows awardees in the state. UCA undergraduate student Lillian McEntire, of North Little Rock, is one of 218 students from various colleges and universities in the U.S.  and Mexico to be selected for the Newman Civic Fellows … [Read more...]

Wind Ensemble to be in concert April 21

By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble will give its final concert of the spring 2016 semester on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The ensemble will perform five pieces in the performance, which conductor and Dir … [Read more...]

Symphonic, university bands to perform April 19

By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Both the University of Central Arkansas Symphonic Band and University Band will give their final performances of spring 2016 on Tuesday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. The University Band will open the night’s lineup, pe … [Read more...]

UCA receives historic donation for Ferguson Chapel

By Carley Conrad University Relations and Creative Services Office The University of Central Arkansas has a new musical instrument once owned by world-renowned composer Dr. Francis McBeth. McBeth, who passed away in 2012, was a conductor of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. McBeth’s wife, Mary, and her family donated the Baldwin 48 HR organ, which was purchased in 1968, to the u … [Read more...]

BA/BFA Senior Show in Baum Gallery

By Amanda Nettles College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The 2016 BA/BFA Spring Senior Exhibition will be on display at the University of Central Arkansas’s Baum Gallery of Fine Art from April 7-21. A reception is set for Sunday, April 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Gallery exhibits and events are free and open to the public. “Each fall and spring, the senior BA and BFA s … [Read more...]