UCA hosts Cherice Harrison-Nelson as artist-in-residence

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas will host New Orleans-based textile and beadwork artist Cherice Harrison-Nelson, as an artist-in-residence from Wednesday, Sept. 6, to Thursday, Sept. 7. Harrison-Nelson will hold a public film screening of “Keeper of the Flame” on Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m., in the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts C … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces fall tour cast, dates

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at the University of Central Arkansas will open its fall tour of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) with a public performance at the Center for Humanities and Arts (CHARTS) at the University of Arkansas-Pulaski Tech on Saturday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m.  After a successful summer run, which included venues in Arkansas such as Hot Springs and … [Read more...]

UCA’s Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Receives Top Honors

The University of Central Arkansas’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, Theta Lambda, was recognized as a Gold Chapter at the Beta Alpha Psi 2023 annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, held August 3-5.  Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals with over 300 national chapters spread across various college and university campuses.  Gold status is awa … [Read more...]

Faculty, staff recognized at fall convocation

The University of Central Arkansas honored exceptional faculty and staff during 2023 Fall Convocation.  Faculty excellence awards were presented in the following areas: Faith Yarberry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, received the Public Service Award. The Public Service Award recognizes individuals whose service contributions to the UCA community, professional community and … [Read more...]

‘Folkloric Dance of Mexico’ to perform at Reynolds Performance Hall 

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall will present “Folkloric Dance of Mexico” as part of the Dia del Grito Festival in Conway on Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.  “Folkloric Dance of Mexico” is a benefit performance for the Reynolds Main Stage EdUCAtion Series which brings children from all over the state to the UCA campus to see professional touring shows. Main Stage events are both … [Read more...]

Christopher M. Bentley named UCA’s Deputy Chief of Police

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas Police Department announced the promotion of Christopher M. Bentley to the position of deputy chief of police. This promotion reflects Deputy Chief Bentley’s dedication, leadership and exemplary service within the department and the UCA community.  He began the role on Aug. 1.  In his new role as the deputy chief o … [Read more...]

UCA Baum Gallery Set to Host New Art Exhibition

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas Baum Gallery will host “Arkansas Women to Watch 2023: New Worlds.” This tour begins with an opening reception on Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023 from 4-7 p.m. at the Baum Gallery, and the exhibition runs through Oct. 13.  The Baum Gallery is free and open to the public and nearby parking is also available. “New Worlds” … [Read more...]

UCA raises more than $20 million 

Sixth consecutive time raising more than $10 million in single year The University of Central Arkansas raised $20.2 million for the fiscal year 2023, marking the sixth consecutive year the university has outpaced its fundraising goals and the $10 million threshold.  Additionally, the UCA Foundation’s endowment has grown to more than $52 million, nearly double the total endowment since fiscal ye … [Read more...]

Wheel of Fortune Live! comes to Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall announces Wheel of Fortune LIVE!, with special guest host, Bob Goen, coming to the Reynolds Performance Hall on Monday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. The live stage show, produced by Right Angle Entertainment in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television and UTA, is the one-and-only way fans can experience America’s Game® in person outside of … [Read more...]

37th annual UCA CDI concludes with graduation, awards ceremony

A diverse group of over 180 community leaders from the Mid-South participated in the 37th annual Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas. The five-day training session, held July 31 through Aug. 4, concluded with a special graduation and awards ceremony. Grants and Programs Manager at MEMS Kelly Hunt Lyon received the Bill Miller Award as recognition for her … [Read more...]