Celtic Angels bring sounds of the Irish to Conway

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall presents the Celtic Angels Ireland on Tuesday, March 14, at 7:30 p.m.  Direct from Ireland, the award-winning Celtic Angels celebrate their cherished heritage through rigorously precise Irish dances and traditional Irish music. Featuring the beautiful voices of Searlait Ni Caiside, Michaela Gtoth, Olivia Bradley, Katie Sweeney and … [Read more...]

UCA to host Arkansas College Art History Symposium

Event marks 33rd year of symposium The University of Central Arkansas will host the 33rd annual Arkansas College Art History Symposium on March 9-10 in the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts.  A keynote lecture is at 7 p.m., on Thursday, March 9, and will be followed by a reception. The student symposium will take place on Friday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. All events will be … [Read more...]

UCA to host 9th Day of Giving

The University of Central Arkansas will host its ninth annual Day of Giving on Thursday, March 9. As part of Day of Giving, alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, friends, and family members are challenged to donate any amount during the course of the 24-hour campaign in support of the university.  Students and others on campus may contribute to Day of Giving outside the Ronnie Williams … [Read more...]

UCA hosts author John Brandon as artist-in-residence

The University of Central Arkansas will host author John Brandon as artist-in-residence from Wednesday, March 1, to Thursday, March 2. Brandon’s first novel, “Arkansas” was published in 2008 and made into the 2020 film by the same name. Brandon will hold a film screening of “Arkansas” on Wednesday, March 1, at 6 p.m., in Stanely Russ Hall, room 103.  The screening will be followed by a questi … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees calls March 2 teleconference

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a called teleconference at 9 a.m., Thursday, March 2, 2023. Media and guests may call in to the meeting by dialing (855) 332-4181 and using access code 4503173. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at www.uca.edu/botagenda. For more information, contact Fredricka Sharkey at fsharkey@uca.edu or (501) 852-2659. … [Read more...]

‘Floyd Nation: Experience Pink Floyd’ at Reynolds Performance Hall 

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes Floyd Nation on Friday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m.  Floyd Nation is a U.S.-based Pink Floyd Tribute Band that performs favorite hits from the vast collection of Pink Floyd albums such as “The Wall,” “Dark Side of the Moon,” “Wish You Were Here” and “The Division Bell.”   Packed full of lights, sounds and lasers, the show is an … [Read more...]

Student group recognized at February Board of Trustees meeting

The Bear CLAWS designee announced at the February board meeting is Vote Everywhere, a student group which supports voter education and engagement on college and university campuses.  CLAWS, an acronym for Celebrating the Lofty Achievements of our Wonderful Students, is awarded to one or more exceptional students or recognized student organizations during regularly scheduled board … [Read more...]

UCA therapy dog brighten students’ days

Putting smiles on students' faces is all in a day's work for Ollivander “Ollie” Aloysius Smith, a 5-year-old rough collie. Ollie is a therapy dog who works with the University of Central Arkansas athletic training staff.  Aaron Smith, a clinical instructor and lecturer in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science, is his owner and primary handler. Smith knew a therapy dog would be beneficial … [Read more...]

UCA, Hendrix to host former Ambassador Stephen J. Rapp

“Justice after War Crimes: From Syria to Ukraine” set for April 3, 5:30 p.m., Mills B The Hendrix College Office of Engaged Learning and University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Center for Global Learning and Engagement will host “Justice after War Crimes: From Syria to Ukraine,” a talk by Stephen J. Rapp, on Monday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. in Lecture Hall B of the Mills Center for Social Sciences on … [Read more...]

UCA alumna receives Fulbright Award

The Fulbright Teacher Exchanges program has awarded University of Central Arkansas alumna Leslee Tell a Fulbright U.S. Distinguished Teaching Award for the 2022-2023 academic year, making her the first Arkansas high school teacher to receive this honor.  Tell, who earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in family and consumer sciences, has taught in the Conway School District since 2006. Tell cu … [Read more...]