UCA TO PRESENT ALUMNI SERVICE AWARDS

The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association will present the Alumni Service Award to two alumni at a ceremony during Homecoming 2018. Susan Hoggard ’67 and Greg Hunt ’03 will be honored at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 at Conway Country Club. Hunt’s award will be presented posthumously. The UCA Alumni Service Award is presented to an individual or couple who, through their deeds or actio … [Read more...]

BROADWAY’S RECORD-BREAKING SMASH ‘CHICAGO’ TAKES THE STAGE AT REYNOLDS

The longest-running American musical on Broadway, Chicago, is headed to Reynolds Performance Hall. Two performances are set for Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is the winner of two Olivier awards, a Grammy and six 1997 Tony awards including Best Musical Revival. “We are t … [Read more...]

REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL TO PRESENT RITA MORENO

By Dylan T. Kinkade College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office Legendary actor, dancer and singer Rita Moreno will visit the Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas on Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m. Moreno’s career spans over 70 years, and she is one of only 12 living performers to have won entertainment’s grand slam of awards: Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony, dubbing her … [Read more...]

UCA ANNOUNCES 2018 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FELLOWS

                The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development has selected undergraduate students Hawa Nouhou Abarchi of Niamey, Niger, and Margaret Hacker of Jonesboro, Arkansas, for the fall Community and Economic Development (CED) Fellowship. The fellowship seeks to expose students to a variety … [Read more...]

BALLET ARKANSAS TO PRESENT DRACULA OCTOBER 14TH

By Sydney Lackland College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office Ballet Arkansas will present Dracula, based on Bram Stoker’s telling of the story, at the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Sunday, Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Dracula is a full-length story ballet that features breathtaking original choreography by Artistic Director Michael Fothergill. Combining … [Read more...]

UCA HIRES VETERAN CONWAY POLICE OFFICER

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the hiring of Conway Police Department Maj. William Tapley as the new Deputy Chief of the UCA Police Department. Maj. Tapley will begin his role at UCA Oct. 1. He fills the position left vacant by John Merguie, who was named UCA Chief of Police in April. Tapley comes to UCA from the Conway Police Department, where he served for 22 years. Over the … [Read more...]

HORNS PREPARE TO ASSEMBLE AT UCA OCT. 9

By Dylan T. Kinkade College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office The University of Central Arkansas Horn Ensemble will assemble for a performance in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on Oct. 9. The 6 p.m. performance is free to the public. The event will be helmed by Dr. Brent Shires, associate professor of horn in his 20th year at UCA. The performance will consist of 10 … [Read more...]

REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL TO BRING THE NEW CHINESE ACROBATS TO UCA CAMPUS

By Megan Bailey College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will open its 2018-19 Night Out series with The New Chinese Acrobats on Oct. 21. The show is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. Featured by IMG Artists, with performances scheduled across the country from San Francisco, California to Princeton, New Jersey, The New C … [Read more...]

UCA JAZZ ENSEMBLES TO BE IN CONCERT OCT. 7

By Megan Bailey College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will be in concert Oct. 7 at Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The UCA Jazz Ensembles — Jazz I, Top-Hatters and Jazz Combo — will perform in the 7:30 p.m. concert, which is free and open to the public. New UCA faculty member Dr. Matthew Taylor leads the Top-Hatters, for … [Read more...]

UCA FACULTY, ALUMNAE PUBLISHED IN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL

University of Central Arkansas faculty and alumnae have been published in an international journal. Dr. Steve Forbush, Dr. Bill Bandy and Dr. Kevin Garrison, all faculty in the UCA physical therapy department, along with physical therapy alumnae Dr. Leslyn Graves and Dr. Rachel Roberts, had their paper, "Testing infraspinatus and deltoid muscles with new technique to decrease deltoid activity … [Read more...]