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“Peace, Love, and Refugee” devised puppet slam by UCA students

“Peace, Love, and Refugee” devised puppet slam by UCA students

CONWAY, Ark. — Alpha Psi Omega, University of Central Arkansas’s honorary theatre society, will host a devised theatre puppet slam titled “Peace, Love, and Refugee” on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 5 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 West Oak Street in Conway. 

“Peace, Love, and Refugee” will consist of short collaborative theatre performances. These productions will be written by UCA students and focus on their interpretations of the word, ‘refugee.’

There is a $5 admission with proceeds going to El Zocalo Immigrant Resource Center in Little Rock.

“Devised theatre is when collaborative ideas are combined with improvisational methods and movement techniques in order to create a thought-provoking performance,” said Jordyn Daniels, UCA senior and president of UCA’s Alpha Psi Omega Chapter.

'Elvis Lives' coming to UCA

'Elvis Lives' coming to UCA

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Elvis Lives!, a musical journey through the life of rock n’ roll’s greatest performer, will be at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Jan. 28 for a 7:30 p.m. performance.

“Elvis lovers will not be disappointed with this dynamic show that celebrates the life of the beloved entertainer,” Amanda Horton, director of UCA Public Appearances, said. “The three Elvis tribute artists have true talent and will take you back in time to celebrate his musical career with stunning costumes, amazing vocals, a live band and rarely seen footage.”

The three tribute artists — Bill Cherry, Jay Dupuis and Dean Z — have all been finalists and champions from Elvis Presley Enterprises’ annual, worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artists Contest in Memphis.

UCA Foundation Scholarship application period begins

UCA Foundation Scholarship application period begins

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas has recently announced the opening of the application process for Foundation Scholarships.  The Foundation Scholarship Application for the 2016-2017 Academic Year began January 11, 2016.  Applications are available up until the deadline to apply, which is March 11, 2016.

The UCA Foundation has 303 named scholarship funds and has awarded over $8.5 million in scholarships to date. In 2015, the UCA Foundation awarded more than $862,950 in scholarships to deserving students, totaling 211 named scholarships to 503 students.

To apply for Foundation and Alumni Association scholarships, visit uca.edu/go/foundation-scholarships. For questions and additional information please call (501) 450-3650.

UCA students win biotest campaign

UCA students win biotest campaign

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) — University of Central Arkansas students won a competition to develop a new marketing campaign for Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation. 

Jessica Casey (Lamar, Arkansas), Mya Hyman (Little Rock, Arkansas) and Noelle Smith (Little Rock, Arkansas) from the team “Check Your Vitals” won the competition by developing a plan to help Biotest encourage more college students and community members to donate plasma.

“I am so thankful for this opportunity provided by UCA and Biotest Plasma,” said Smith. “I learned skills guaranteed to help me succeed in my future endeavors, and I am so excited for Biotest Plasma to grow and reach many more donors.”

UCA receives $250,000 gift in support of the arts

UCA receives $250,000 gift in support of the arts

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas received a $250,000 gift that moves the university closer to becoming an All-Steinway campus.

Joe Whisenhunt Sr., Joe Whisenhunt Jr., Kari Whisenhunt and the entire Whisenhunt family dedicated the gift in memory of Margaret Whisenhunt, who helped establish the Friends of Music, an organization that works to enhance the student experience in the Department of Music.

The donation allowed the upgrade and equipment purchase for a practice room suite made up of five practice spaces that will bear Margaret Whisenhunt’s name.

UCA to host Argentine student for two-month visit

UCA to host Argentine student for two-month visit

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas will host 15 Argentine students as part of the Friends of Fulbright program from January 8 to February 26.

Friends of Fulbright is a U.S. Department of State supported program, sponsored by the Fulbright Commission Argentina and U.S. Embassy in Argentina.

This program is designed to increase student mobility for outstanding junior and senior level university students majoring in economics, business, education and political science. Selected students will be in residence on the UCA campus participating in cultural activities on campus and in the community. Students also will earn three English language credit hours.

Grand opening for new UCA Downtown on Jan. 14

Grand opening for new UCA Downtown on Jan. 14

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new UCA Downtown at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 14 at 1105 Oak Street in Conway.

As part of the grand opening and ribbon cutting, original art works created by UCA students in the Department of Art will be featured in the front, gallery section of the building.

The approximate 2500-square-foot facility will also be home to culinary, fine arts, technology and other community education and lifelong learning programs hosted by UCA.

Located within walking distance to popular restaurants, shopping, Toad Suck Square and Simon Park, UCA Downtown can also be rented to host upscale events, business meetings and other small functions.