JAPANESE PERCUSSION ARTISTS TO PERFORM DRUM HEART AT UCA’S REYNOLDS ON MARCH 4

TAO, the internationally acclaimed percussion artists, will bring the ancient art of Japanese taiko drumming to the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Sunday, March 4. The event is set for 7:30 p.m. The Chicago Tribune said TAO: Drum Heart features “Extraordinarily talented percussion artists, and they’re seductive, alluring performers…The crowd was unmistakably wow … [Read more...]

ARTIST SHARON LOUDEN TO JUROR STUDENT SHOW AT BAUM GALLERY

Artist Sharon Louden, an author and educator with vast experience in the contemporary art world, will be the juror for the University of Central Arkansas’s Annual Student Art Competitive next month. The exhibit will be on view March 5-16 at the Baum Gallery. A reception is set for 4 p.m. March 8. Any UCA student may submit up to three works for possible inclusion. This show allows students t … [Read more...]

UCA THEATRE TO PRESENT THREE DAYS OF RAIN

UCA Theatre students will perform “Three Days of Rain,” the Pulitzer Prize-nominated play by Richard Greenberg, in the Bridges/Larson Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Building on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22-23 and March 1-2 as well as 2 p.m. Feb. 24 and March 3. The play is directed by UCA Associate Professor of Theatre Chris Fri … [Read more...]

BIG EVENT 2018

The University of Central Arkansas will host the Big Event Saturday, March 10 throughout Conway. UCA students organize The Big Event, which allows students, faculty and staff to come together and give back to the Conway community through volunteer service. The Big Event, which began at Texas A&M University in 1982, has spread to colleges and universities throughout the nation.  This … [Read more...]

PT FACULTY TO BE HONORED FOR CAREER ACHIEVEMENT

Dr. Lisa VanHoose, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, will be honored by the University of Kansas Medical Center in October. VanHoose will be named the Early Career Achievement in Health Professions Alumna during Alumni Weekend Oct. 5-6, 2018 in Kansas. During this weekend of events, the University of Kansas Medical Center celebrates alumni and honorary alumni from the … [Read more...]

PUBLIC RELATIONS MOCK NEWS CONFERENCES SET

The University of Central Arkansas School of Communication will host mock news conferences for public relation students Tuesday, Feb. 27 and Thursday, March 1, in the Board of Trustees conference room in Wingo Hall. The conferences are set for 9:25-10:40 a.m. The events are free and open to the public. Students will put on two hats in media relations as PR spokespersons and journalists to … [Read more...]

ARKATEXT LITERARY FESTIVAL SET FOR FEB. 19-23

The University of Central Arkansas creative writing program will host the ArkaText literary festival, the annual celebration of Arkansas writers, Feb. 19-23. ArkaText features readings, presentations and craft lectures. Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Sandy Longhorn said the festival would show UCA students the varieties of noteworthy writing and writing-related activity accomplished … [Read more...]

UCA HONORS COLLEGE STUDENT FULBRIGHT SEMIFINALIST

A University of Central Arkansas senior in the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College has been named a semifinalist in the 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Danny Baxter of Clarksville, an English and Spanish major, is competing for a grant for an English Teaching Assistantship in Colombia. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the largest exchange program in the country, offers recent … [Read more...]

OXFORD AMERICAN NOMINATED FOR 2018 NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARD

For the second time in three years, the Oxford American is a finalist for a National Magazine Award in General Excellence in the Literature, Science and Politics category, which “honors smaller-circulation general-interest magazines as well as publications covering media and the arts.” The Oxford American is a finalist alongside Aperture, Popular Science, VQR, and the Marshall Project. The Oxford A … [Read more...]

POSTERS TO SHOWCASE STEM RESEARCH AT STATE CAPITOL

The University of Central Arkansas will be among a dozen state colleges and universities exhibiting students’ STEM research at the state Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 14. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arkansas STEM Posters at the Capitol will feature more than 120 undergraduates in Arkansas displaying posters that highlight their work in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Students … [Read more...]