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...]

UCA welcomes artists-in-residence Russell Crotty, Morton Brown, Sean Ardoin

The University of Central Arkansas will welcome three artists-in-residence Russell Crotty, Morton Brown and Sean Ardoin as a nod to the 2024 total solar eclipse. The artists will have events from March 28 to April 6. Crotty has made important contributions to contemporary drawing since the early 1990s. Apart from his contemporary art pieces, Crotty obsessively and enthusiastically documents the … [Read more...]


The University of Central Arkansas will host Bear Biographies (formerly The Human Library at UCA) in the McCastlain Ballroom on the UCA campus on Thursday, April 11, 2024, from 12-4 p.m. The drop-in event is free and open to the public.  The inaugural Bear Biographies program is inspired by The Human Library, which UCA has hosted annually since 2019. Bear Biographies will create a safe … [Read more...]

Baum Gallery to host spring senior art show

The Baum Gallery at the University of Central Arkansas is set to host its Spring BA/BFA senior show beginning March 28 at 4 p.m. The exhibition is free and open to the public. The Baum Gallery, located in McCastlain Hall, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday. The opening reception is set for March 28, 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. The last day for the … [Read more...]