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UCA's Baum Gallery Receives grant for art internships

UCA's Baum Gallery Receives grant for art internships

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - The University of Central Arkansas’ Baum Gallery of Fine Art recently chose its first three interns funded by a grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

“Thanks to the generosity of the Windgate Foundation, the Baum has three new talented staff members who will benefit from experience working in a museum setting and increase the Baum’s capacity to engage the central Arkansas community,” said Barclay McConnell, Baum Gallery director. 

The Windgate Foundation’s support is a three-year commitment that allows interns to work at the Baum Gallery. Through the grant two interns must be undergraduate students at UCA and the third intern must be a post-graduate intern from any institution. 

Georgia Erger, the post-graduate intern, will focus on museum management. 

Central Arkansas considers adding women's beach volleyball

Central Arkansas considers adding women's beach volleyball

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - University of Central Arkansas trustees are set to consider adding women's beach volleyball as a sport.

The Log Cabin Democrat (http://bit.ly/1VHKQi7) reports the board of trustees will vote on whether to offer the sport beginning with the 2016-17 school year at a Friday morning meeting.

The board's meeting agenda says the school's athletic department studied the feasibility of adding beach volleyball, and that it's among the fastest growing NCAA sports.

Conway schools recognized for outstanding science achievement

Conway schools recognized for outstanding science achievement

CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) - Two Conway Schools have been recognized for excellence in Science this year.

Community Connections to kick off fall programs for kids with special needs

CONWAY, Ark. (Sept. 18, 2015) – Community Connections will kick off its fall extra-curricular programs for children with special needs and their families on Tuesday, September 22.

The programs, which are free of charge, will include theatre, music, art, flag football, cheerleading, martial arts, golf programs and an autism workshop.

“We believe ALL children deserve the opportunity to play sports and participate in the arts,” said Courtney Leach, director of Community Connections. “We adapt our programs for individual needs and utilize buddies to accommodate children so they can experience success and being part of a team.”

Alchemy Songwriting Competition hosts 5th annual showcase

Alchemy Songwriting Competition hosts 5th annual showcase
CONWAY, Ark.

National Circus and Acrobats of China to continue Reynolds season

National Circus and Acrobats of China to continue Reynolds season

CONWAY, Ark. — UCA Public Appearances will present The National Circus and Acrobats of the People’s Republic of China at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus Thursday, October 8, at 7:30 p.m.

Although the performance is sold out, in the event tickets become available, the public will be notified via the Reynolds Performance Hall Facebook page.

Direct from Beijing, the group will perform “Peking Dreams,” which will include foot juggling with umbrellas, unicycles, adagio of four, grand martial arts, high chair balancing, aerial silks, rope tricks (lasso), teeterboard, grand flying trapeze and group contortions.

“Peking Dreams” was performed for the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 and has been performed more than 600 times before more than 400,000 people in China, Europe, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

UCA among "Top Public Schools" in the south

UCA among "Top Public Schools" in the south

CONWAY, Ark. - The University of Central Arkansas continues to rank among the top 30 best regional public institutions in the South, according to the 2016 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report released on Sept. 9.

UCA maintained its ranking of 29 in the category of "Top Public Schools" among regional universities in the South. A regional university is defined as an institution that provides a full range of undergraduate majors and master’s programs, according to the U.S. News & World Report. Universities in the “Best Regional Universities” category were ranked against their peer groups in one of four geographic regions. Generally, these universities draw students most heavily from surrounding states, according to U.S. News & World Report.