Remembering 9/11: Professor Shares Thoughts About Terrorist Attacks

This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which claimed nearly 3,000 lives. Psychology professor Kevin Rowell, a member of the Disaster Mental Health Team with the American Red Cross, was called a few days following the attacks to assist in providing mental health counseling. He spent two weeks after 9/11 in Newark, N.J. … [Read more...]

Fall Season, 15th Anniversary Set For Baum Gallery

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 7, 2011 CONTACT: Barclay McConnell, (501) 450-5793; FALL SEASON, 15TH ANNIVERSARY SET FOR BAUM GALLERY   By Rachel McAdams College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas w … [Read more...]

Warwick to Open Public Appearances Season

Grammy winner Dionne Warwick, whose blend of pop, gospel and R&B has transcended musical boundaries for nearly 50 years, will open the University of Central Arkansas's 2011-2012 Public Appearances season at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The concert, set for 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, is part of the Nostalgia Series. "Don't Make Me Over" hit the charts in 1962; multiple Grammy … [Read more...]

UCA Board Buys Out President’s Contract

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees voted unanimously during a special called meeting on Sept. 2 to buy out the contract of UCA President Allen Meadors. The board appointed General Counsel Tom Courtway as interim president. He will take over the post effective immediately. … [Read more...]

UCA Kicks Off National Campus Safety Awareness Month Thursday

The University of Central Arkansas will kick off National Campus Safety Awareness Month during the UCA Bears football game on Sept. 1. UCA is among several colleges and universities that will promote safety awareness during the month of September. "UCA is a safe campus and it is important that we continue to raise awareness on relevant issues to keep it that way," said Arch Jones Jr., director … [Read more...]

Heather Henson to Bring Handmade Puppet Dreams Film Festival to UCA

Heather Henson, artist and puppeteer and the daughter of the late Jim Henson, will open UCA's 2011-12 Artist in Residence Series with the Handmade Puppet Dreams Film Festival Sept. 12-15. Handmade Puppet Dreams is a touring festival of films, produced by Henson and created by independent artists. The films, which focus primarily on real-time performed puppetry including marionettes, finger … [Read more...]

UCA Residence Halls Over Capacity

UCA officials have set up temporary housing spaces to accommodate an overflow of freshmen. Residence halls are over capacity for the fall 2011. Housing officials report an occupancy rate of 100.69 percent. Temporary spaces have been set up in Bernard, Carmichael, Conway, Hughes, and State halls. "We are very pleased," said Rick McCollum, associate vice president for housing and contract … [Read more...]

Volunteers Move In New Students

Hundreds of volunteers braved the humidity and heat Sunday as they moved in freshmen during the annual Move-In Day. UCA faculty, staff, students and local organizations helped unload vehicles and hauled televisions, clothes, and mini-fridges to residence halls. Move-In Day is the kick off for Welcome Week. Numerous activities were scheduled throughout the day to provide parents and students … [Read more...]

Welcome Week Kicks Off Aug. 21

Welcome Week is just around the corner. Activities kick off Aug. 21 with Move-In Day for freshmen. Volunteers from the UCA and the Conway community will be on hand to welcome and assist new students and their families. "We want to make moving in as easy as possible for our incoming freshmen. That's why we will have volunteers at each hall to assist with moving new students into their residence … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Civil War Sesquicentennial Event

The University of Central Arkansas will sponsor a free seminar on Arkansas' experience in the Civil War on Saturday, Aug.  27 at 2 p.m. in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus.   "Civil War Battles: The Dishonorable Men Who Fought Them and the Weapons They Used" is one in the series of seminars, lectures and workshops in the Exploring Our World series sponsored by the College o … [Read more...]