UCA PROFESSOR TO ANNOUNCE CAVE ART DISCOVERY

As part of Conway’s 10th ArtsFest celebration, Dr. Reinaldo (Dito) Morales, associate professor of art history at the University of Central Arkansas, will announce his recent discovery of cave art in Yucatán at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27. The presentation, "Mayan Cave Art Discoveries in Yucatán," is free and open to the public and sponsored by AHA!, the UCA Art History Association. It will be i … [Read more...]

LECTURE FROM FORMER EXCHANGE STUDENT CANCELED

A lecture by Dr. Wolfram Hoppenstedt, director of the Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation in Germany, that was scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Art Lecture Room in McCastlain Hall has been canceled. The reception that was to follow the lecture has also been canceled.   … [Read more...]

SUMMER 2016 GRADUATES ANNOUNCED

The University of Central Arkansas held Summer Commencement at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the campus. University administration conferred 290 undergraduate and 254 graduate degrees. A list of graduates can be viewed below.   … [Read more...]

UCA TO RECEIVE HONOR FOR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY

The University of Central Arkansas will be honored as an Exemplary College/University Committed to Diversity for 2016. The formal presentation in recognition of the institution’s commitment to diversity will be made during the 17th National Role Models Conference, Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, 2016 at the historic Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. The National Role Models Conference was in … [Read more...]

STUDENT SUCCESS CHALLENGES UCA FRESHMEN, PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIPS

By Mya Hyman University Relations and Creative Services Office CONWAY – Rewards usually come after success, however, the Office of Student Success at the University of Central Arkansas recently launched a program that provides scholarships to first-time freshmen who accept the challenge to prosper. Designed to provide freshmen with strategies to enhance their academic success, the Student S … [Read more...]

UCA RECEIVES $500,000 PLEDGE FOR HONORS COLLEGE

University of Central Arkansas alumni and philanthropists Rush & Linda Harding have pledged $500,000 to benefit the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College. Rush ’76 and Linda Harding ’82 have a long history of support and service to the institution. In 2002, the Hardings established the Holloway-Hicks Scholarship to benefit African-American students. In 2004, they gave more than $1.4 million … [Read more...]

HILLIARD SPEECH SHOWCASE AT UCA SET FOR OCT. 6

The annual Hilliard Speech Showcase is set for the University of Central Arkansas’s College of Business room 100 Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. The event, created to honor the memory of Olive Hilliard, who served as a professor at UCA from 2003 until her death in 2010, is sponsored by the UCA School of Communication. It showcases outstanding students from Principles of Communication classes. Students a … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS TEACH-IN ON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

The University of Central Arkansas will host a 1960s style “teach-in” on U.S. presidential elections Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 1:40-3:00 p.m. on the McAlister Lawn. Students, faculty, staff and the general public can participate in the teach-ins. The rain location is the McCastlain Hall Ballroom. This faculty teach-in is a non-partisan event designed to allow participants opportunities to dis … [Read more...]

UCA ALUMNI ART FEATURED IN OKLAHOMA EXHIBIT

By Mya Hyman University Relations and Creative Services Office CONWAY - Art pieces donated to the University of Central Arkansas Foundation are on exhibit at the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Gilcrease Museum is one of the country’s most renowned facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history. It houses the world’s lar … [Read more...]

WRITER KELLY LINK TO VISIT UCA AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

By Hanna Lowery College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office Kelly Link, an author of “speculative” or “slipstream” fiction, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as Artist in Residence in conjunction with the 10th celebration of ArtsFest in Conway. As part of her residency, Link will hold a public reading and book-signing event Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the UCA C … [Read more...]