UCA earns accolades at recent ArSAA fall meeting

University of Central Arkansas staff received awards from and were elected to the Arkansas Student Affairs Association (ArSAA) during the organization's fall gathering on Friday, Oct. 27.  The following initiative and individuals received awards:  Veneta Fricks, associate dean of students — Mossie J. Richmond, Jr. Outstanding Leadership Award Sharon Brown, residence life coo … [Read more...]

Reynolds Performance Hall brings ‘Annie’ to Conway

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall presents the all-new tour of the Tony Award®-winning “Annie” on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.   “This show, with its iconic title character, continues to delight generations of theatre lovers old and new by joyfully singing directly into the face of great adversity with perseverance, guts and guile,” said Director Jenn Thompson. “For … [Read more...]

UCA names Bridget Fortenberry as associate vice president of HR and Risk Management

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas has hired Bridget Fortenberry as the associate vice president of the Office of Human Resources and Risk Management. In this role, Fortenberry will oversee operations of the Office of Human Resources and Risk Management, along with more than a dozen staff members who focus on recruitment, employment, insurance and … [Read more...]

UCA announces 2023 Veterans Day event and information fair

The University of Central Arkansas will hold its annual Veterans Day celebration on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023, with an information fair at 11:30 a.m. and formal ceremony at 1:40 p.m. The theme of this year’s event is “Legacy” and will commemorate the service of veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and feature notable speakers, free food, live music and a veterans information fair. … [Read more...]

UCA certifies 15 professional community and economic developers

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) is pleased to announce the certification of 15 community leaders as Professional Community and Economic Developers (PCEDs). These leaders are graduates of UCA’s Community Development Institute (CDI) program who applied for and passed the PCED exam to become credentialed. The PCED certification is governed by … [Read more...]

‘Coco Live-to-Film’ concert comes to Reynolds Performance Hall 

The University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall presents Disney Pixar’s “Coco Live-To-Film Concert” on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.   Featuring a screening of the complete film, Oscar® and Grammy®-winning composer Michael Giacchino’s musical score will be performed live by the 20-member Orquesta Folclórico Nacional de México. Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on … [Read more...]

UCA announces new head of special collections

Phoenix Smithey has been selected as the head of special collections and archivist for the Torreyson Library at the University of Central Arkansas. In her new role, Smithey will perform a wealth of operations, including promoting access to history through primary source materials, bringing the UCA Archive out into the larger library ecosystem, introducing virtual reference and research … [Read more...]

UCA to host free estate planning seminar

Putting together a will or estate plan can often seem like a daunting prospect. In fact, some estimates show that more than 60% of Americans don’t currently have an up-to-date will. The University of Central Arkansas’ Office of Legacy Planning is aiming to take some of the mystery out of estate planning with a free information session as part of its new Plan Now, Impact Forever seminar ser … [Read more...]

WLN hosts Women’s Foundation to explore state of women in Arkansas

The Women’s Leadership Network at the University of Central Arkansas will host a luncheon with the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas on Monday, Oct. 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center to discuss the 2022 Arkansas Women’s Commission report on Analyzing The Role of Arkansas Women in the Labor Market and Economy. Women from across Arkansas are invited to this compl … [Read more...]

Epiphany “Big Piph” Morrow visits UCA as artist-in-residence

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas will host Epiphany “Big Piph” Morrow as an artist-in-residence from Monday, Oct. 9, to Tuesday, Oct. 10.  The Stanford University-educated engineer turned musician will host a public presentation on Monday, Oct. 9, titled “If a Ted Talk Were a Hip-Hop Concert Wrapped in a Spike Lee Narrative.” The presentation will … [Read more...]