Ulupinar receives FBI award

FBI Director Christopher Wray presented Mehmet Ulupinar with the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) for his service to the citizens of Little Rock through his work as president of the board for the Arkansas Culture and Dialog Center (ACDC). The award was presented during a ceremony held at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in April. Ulupinar is an international admission … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees calls April 26 teleconference

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a called teleconference at 9 a.m., Friday, April 26, 2024. Media and guests may call in to the meeting by dialing (501) 470-7250 and using access code 8391185. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at www.uca.edu/botagenda. For more information, contact Fredricka Sharkey at fsharkey@uca.edu or (501) 852-2659. … [Read more...]

SLL, Slant to host North Carolina poet

The 2023-2024 UCA Visiting Poet Series will conclude on April 16 with a public reading by North Carolina poet Michael Hettich at 7 p.m. in the McCastlain Art Lecture Hall on the UCA campus. The series is jointly sponsored by the School of Language and Literature (SLL) and Slant, the school's international journal of contemporary poetry. A resident of Black Mountain, North Carolina, Hettich is … [Read more...]

WLA, City of Hope Outreach launch initiative for single mothers 

The Women's Leadership Academy Cohort 2024 and City of Hope Outreach (CoHo) have collaborated to launch Single Mothers Accessing Resources Together (S.M.A.R.T.), a series of workshops designed to empower single mothers with community resources.  The workshop series will address the challenges single mothers face when balancing work and family. The first workshop will be on April 27 … [Read more...]

UCA welcomes artist-in-residence Michael Daugherty

Grammy-winning composer Michael Daugherty will be artist-in-residence at the University of Central Arkansas from April 23-24. According to the League of American Orchestras, Daugherty is one of the 10 most performed American composers of concert music internationally. His work has awarded him six Grammy Awards, including Best Contemporary Classical Composition in 2011 for “Deus ex Machina” for … [Read more...]

UCA Police Department Receives Re-Accreditation Status 

The Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Committee has voted to bestow Tier 1 Advanced Re-Accreditation to the UCA Police Department for the next three years.  The Arkansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP) is a voluntary process where police agencies in Arkansas prove their compliance with Arkansas law enforcement’s current best practices or Standards.  An … [Read more...]

UCA hosts health fair for seniors

The University of Central Arkansas will host a senior health fair and screenings on Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the UCA Interprofessional Teaching Center.  This event is for individuals aged 50+ to discover the services available at the UCA Interprofessional Teaching Center/Community Care Clinic and to receive a free comprehensive health screening. No appointment is … [Read more...]

UCA receives one of the largest gifts in university history

The University of Central Arkansas has received a $5 million anonymous gift to support the interior design program in the Department of Art and Design.  “This very generous gift will be transformative for a growing program with a national reputation for high-quality and accomplished graduates. These funds will ensure the retention and recruitment of outstanding faculty and make certain that our … [Read more...]

‘Remember When Rock was Young’ coming to Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall proudly presents “Remember When Rock was Young: The Elton John Experience” featuring The Rocket Band on Saturday, April 6 at 7:30 p.m. “Remember When Rock Was Young” is a full-strength stage experience capturing the music, costumes and charisma of Sir Elton John. Starring multiple award-winning, multi-talented singer, actor and … [Read more...]

Sean Ardoin coming to UCA

The University of Central Arkansas will present Sean Ardoin Kreole Rock and Soul on Thursday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. Ardoin will perform at Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts. Ardoin blended Creole and Zydeco to create his own genre of music, Kreole Rock and Soul. His electrifying performances and musical prowess, along with his four Grammy-nominated CDs, have earned him a … [Read more...]