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...]

Hargis selected as new provost and executive vice president at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas recently announced that Michael Hargis will be the next provost and executive vice president of Academic Affairs.  In this role, Hargis will preside over UCA’s five academic colleges — College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; College of Business, College of Education, College of Health and Behavioral Sciences and College of Natural Sciences and … [Read more...]


The University of Central Arkansas has recommitted to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’s nonpartisan American Democracy Project. The American Democracy Project helps students develop the awareness, knowledge and skills necessary to become informed and engaged citizens.  For more information visit  American Democracy Project. … [Read more...]


The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall presents “Chicago The Musical” on Monday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, “Chicago” is the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. This hit musical has received six Tony Awards®, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy® and thousands of standing … [Read more...]

UCA Welcomes Artists-in-Residence Sue Schroeder and Christian Meyer

Sue Schroeder–who has created more than 110 original dance works–and Christian Meyer–an award-winning composer, musician, fine art photographer, and filmmaker–will be the artists-in-residence at the University of Central Arkansas on March 21, March 27 and March 28. Sue Schroeder’s work has been featured all around the world, from Germany to France, the Czech Republic to Mexico, and more. She … [Read more...]

UCA raises nearly $1.5 million for Day of Giving

The University of Central Arkansas announced today that its Day of Giving on March 7, raised $1.47 million. This is the highest dollar amount raised in the 10-year history of the institution’s Day of Giving.  The total was announced today during a special celebration on campus. This year marks the third year that UCA’s Day of Giving has raised more than $1 million. The first was in 2020 with a … [Read more...]

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...]