UCA’s Bear Essentials Food Pantry receives $5,000 grant

The Bear Essentials Food Pantry has received a $5,000 grant from the Arkansas Hunger Alliance. The funds were used to purchase a commercial freezer. The pantry began participating in the Nutrition Pantry Program (NPP) sponsored by the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance last fall. In January, it received a $5,000 grant from NPP/Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance.   Also, the Arkansas Food Bank … [Read more...]

Eric Paul Shaffer to visit UCA

The University of Central Arkansas will continue the Visiting Poet Series with a campus visit and reading by Hawaii poet Eric Paul Shaffer at 7 p.m., March 12, 2024,  in the McCastlain Hall Art Lecture room on the UCA campus.  Shaffer’s reading is open to the public and is free of charge. Shaffer has been a contributor to Slant since 2006 and is the author of eight poetry books, … [Read more...]

UCA announces fall 2023 graduates

The University of Central Arkansas hosted fall 2023 commencement on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 15 and 16, in the Farris Center. The university conferred 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. The … [Read more...]

UCA welcomes artist-in-residence Nathan Rabalais

Nathan Rabalais, a Cajun filmmaker and associate professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette will be the next artist-in-residence at the University of Central Arkansas from March 12 to March 13.  His most recent work, a documentary film “Finding Cajun” (2019), which will be screened during his residency, focuses on the intersections of ever-evolving … [Read more...]

UCA joins University Global Coalition

The University of Central Arkansas has announced its participation in the University Global Coalition, helping to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in partnership with higher education institutions around the world.  Founded in 2019 by an international group of university leaders, the University Global Coalition (UGC) promotes the incorporation of the UN SDGs into … [Read more...]

UCA theatre announces upcoming schedules

The University of Central Arkansas theatre program has announced its spring production and made substantial expansions to its summer programming.  UCA theatre will present “Head Over Heels,” a jukebox musical comedy with music and lyrics from the catalog of the Go-Go’s. Written by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy, the production will perform on April 5, 12 and13, at 7:30 p.m., and April 6, and … [Read more...]

UCA welcomes Sundance Film Festival Director Eugene Hernandez 

Recently named director of the Sundance Film Festival Eugene Hernandez will be an artist-in-residence at the University of Central Arkansas on March 4, 2024.  Hernandez, who founded IndieWire, an online publication predominantly focusing on independent film back in 1996, will discuss the evolution of film festivals, opportunities for publicity and distribution and advice to aspiring … [Read more...]

‘Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience’ coming to Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall will present “Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience” on Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. “Yesterday and Today: The Interactive Beatles Experience” is considered the nation’s most innovative and unique show utilizing the works of The Beatles. This amazing band, anchored by brothers Billy, Matthew and Ryan McGuigan … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees announces February meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its February meeting at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, in the Board of Trustees Conference Room. Those wishing to view the meeting virtually may do so using this link. https://vimeo.com/event/4058240 A printable copy of the agenda may be found at https://uca.edu/botagenda The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 9 a.m., prior to … [Read more...]

UCA welcomes artist-in-residence Tara Sheffer

Tara Sheffer, an award-winning filmmaker and native Arkansan, will be an artist-in-residence at the University of Central Arkansas starting Wednesday.  Sheffer, who earned an MFA in filmmaking from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, has produced more than 20 short films and is the producer for the upcoming feature-length film, “Roadtrip to Totality”, a narrative/documentary hybrid that follows a … [Read more...]