UCA alumna named 2023 Arkansas Teacher of the Year

Capri Salaam, a social studies teacher at North Little Rock Middle School, was named the 2023 Arkansas Teacher of the Year by the Arkansas Department of Education on Friday, Oct. 14. Salaam is a 2008 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Salaam, a multi-classroom lead teacher, was one of four state semi-finalists for the award and was chosen by … [Read more...]

UCA presents ‘An Evening of David Ives One Acts’’ 

The University of Central Arkansas theatre program kicks off its 2022-23 season with  “An Evening of David Ives One Acts” at the Bridges-Larson Theatre in Snow Fine Arts Oct. 26-28, at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. UCA students, faculty and staff can receive free tickets. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased online. Tickets may also be purchased at the Reynolds Box Office Mo … [Read more...]

Frank Warren to bring ‘PostSecret Project’ to Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes bestselling author and founder of the PostSecret Project, Frank Warren on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m.  In this uplifting presentation, Warren will speak on PostSecret, sharing secrets, mental health, reducing stigma and building a community of support.    Warren’s PostSecret Project is a growing collection of over one mil … [Read more...]

UCA to host fall senior art exhibit at Baum Gallery

The University of Central Arkansas will hold its fall senior art exhibit from Thursday, Nov. 3, to Friday, Dec. 2, at the Baum Gallery.  The exhibit will showcase the work of seniors pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in art with an emphasis in fine art or art education or a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in studio art. The exhibit’s opening reception will be on Thursday, Nov. 3, from 4-7 p. … [Read more...]

UCA Foundation celebrates donors, students at scholarship reception

More than 365 people gathered to celebrate the spirit of philanthropy at the University of Central Arkansas’ annual scholarship reception hosted by the UCA Foundation. With a theme of “Legacy of Success,” the reception celebrated scholarship donors and the impact their gifts have had on both scholarship recipients and the university as a whole. The event provided an opportunity for students to c … [Read more...]

UCA alumna publishes children’s book

Leigh Anne Fortner, a two-time UCA alumna, has recently published her second children’s book, with the proceeds earmarked for an Arkansas-based charity. Titled “Mariposa,” the book is about a tiny seed growing in the desert and its determination to survive in spite of the odds. Proceeds from the book will benefit Our House shelter in Little Rock. Fortner said becoming an author was not in … [Read more...]

Mike Durkin visits UCA as artist-in-residence

 By: Aurora King Office of Media Relations Multidisciplinary social practice performance artist Mike Durkin will be an artist-in-residence from Wednesday, Oct. 12 to Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the University of Central Arkansas.  Durkin’s residency includes an art pop-up exhibit, recipe slam, community meal, public workshop and story-sharing circle. All events are free and open to the pub … [Read more...]

UCA Alumni Association honors outstanding alumni

The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association will honor three former students at the 2022 Alumni Awards celebration. Ann Burns Hoy ’62 will be the recipient of the Alumni Service Award while Monica Steinberg ’04 will receive the Young Alumni Award. Two-time alumnus Kim Crissler ’84, ’95 will receive the inaugural Volunteer of the Year Award. The trio will be recognized on Friday, Oct … [Read more...]

UCA hosts workshop on cost of college

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host “Know Before You Go: Financial Pathways to College” on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6–7:15 p.m.   This personal enrichment class is designed to help parents and prospective students learn the real costs of a college education. This class is offered via Zoom or in person at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at … [Read more...]

UCA announces August 2022 graduates

The University of Central Arkansas conferred 204 undergraduate and 285 graduate degrees and certificates through the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Business; College of Education; College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and Graduate School. Degrees and certificates were conferred in August to the … [Read more...]