‘On Your Feet!’ congas to Reynolds Performance Hall 

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes the brand new production of the smash-hit musical “On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan” on Sunday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 p.m.  This inspiring true story of the queen of Latin pop, Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, is about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent and each other.  This new … [Read more...]

UCA to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The University of Central Arkansas has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $30,000. The funds will support a three-month visual art residency with nationally known, Haitian-born paper sculptor Fabiola Jean-Louis. This grant, authored by Gayle Seymour, associate dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, is one … [Read more...]

UCA to celebrate MLK legacy with annual Prayer Breakfast

The University of Central Arkansas Office of Diversity and Community will host the annual MLK Prayer Breakfast Friday, Jan. 13, in the Ronnie Williams Student Center Ballroom. The official program begins at 9 a.m., and breakfast begins at 8:15 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Pastor E.C. Maltbia, Senior Pastor of True Holiness Saints Center, and UCA Board of Trustees member. The breakfast … [Read more...]

Marshall Charloff presents a celebration of Prince with Purple Piano

The University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes “Purple Piano” on Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m.   Purple Piano is a unique one-man celebration, created by Marshall Charloff, which is dedicated to the artistry and music of the legendary Prince. Before Prince’s death, he had embarked on a one-man show “The Piano and a Microphone” in which he traveled the country featuring sh … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre launches education lab

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will debut a new “AST Education LAB” in January with four classes: middle school acting, high school acting, Bard Babies and stage combat.  The middle and high school classes will focus on acting and performance; the Bard Babies class will lead students ages 4-6 through imaginative play with games, improvisations and creative expression with a classical twist; an … [Read more...]

UCA biology department gifted Jewel Moore academic regalia

Jewel Moore’s legacy with the University of Central Arkansas has become even more significant now that the Department of Biology in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has acquired her graduation regalia.  Moore, for whom the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve is named, was a well-known and beloved professor from UCA’s Biology Department. She’s also known for advocating the preservation of t … [Read more...]

UCA’s MFA recognized for affordability

The Master of Fine Arts in creative writing has recently been recognized among the most affordable creative writing degrees in the country. The recognition was granted by CreativeWritingEDU.org, a resource dedicated to helping writing students at every level find programs that offer exceptional value. According to CreativeWritingEDU.org, UCA not only ranks as the most affordable MFAs offered at … [Read more...]

Women’s Leadership Network announces 2023 Leadership Academy

The Women’s Leadership Network at the University of Central Arkansas announces the 2023 Class of the Women’s Leadership Academy.  The Women’s Leadership Academy (WLA) is dedicated to empowering, enriching, and embracing women in our region, facilitating their leadership development.  Through expert speakers, hands-on experiences and community service, the participants of the Women's Leaders … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Winter Commencement 2022

The University of Central Arkansas will hold Winter Commencement Friday and Saturday, Dec. 16 and 17, in the Farris Center on campus. These are the times for the ceremonies: Graduate School Ceremony Friday, Dec. 16 6 p.m. Undergraduate Ceremony Saturday, Dec. 17 9 a.m. College of Education College of Health and Behavioral Sciences College of Natural Sciences and … [Read more...]

Arkansas Coding Academy hosts annual Demo Day

The Arkansas Coding Academy (ArCA) at the University of Central Arkansas held its annual Demo Day on Dec. 8. Thirteen of the 15 graduates showcased websites they built during the six-month accelerated program.  "We teach everything from how to make a website look presentable on the front-end to the business logic running behind the scenes," said Alison Wish, director of ArCA. "Their projects … [Read more...]