Singer Rufus Wainwright to Perform Oct. 18

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will continue the UCA Public Appearances season with the first Pops performance Oct. 18. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Wainwright has recorded seven albums and numerous tracks on compilation and film soundtracks. His music can be heard in movies such as “Moulin Rouge,” “Shrek” and “Avatar.” “[Wainwright] is … [Read more...]

UCA Receives “Military Friendly School” Designation

The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded the designation of “Military Friendly School,” by G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. UCA ranks in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that assist military service members and veterans further their education, according to G.I. Jobs. The 2013 Military Friendly Sc … [Read more...]

UT Political Scholar to Discuss Political Cynicism Oct. 11

Dr. Roderick P. Hart, dean of the College of Communication and professor of government at the University of Texas, Austin, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as Scholar-in-Residence for Civic Engagement Oct. 10-11. Hart will give a free public lecture, “Campaign 2012: Political Cynicism When We Need it the Least,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Bus … [Read more...]

UCA Receives Two Quality Awards by Governor

Two departments within the University of Central Arkansas have been awarded the Governor Quality Challenge Award by the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence. The award honors groups in the state striving for performance excellence. The Division of Outreach and Community Engagement and the Community Development Institute-Central were presented the award by Governor Beebe at the 2012 … [Read more...]

UCA Honors College Challenge Week 2012: “Dear Mr. President:”

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College will present Challenge Week 2012 from Oct. 5 - 12. This year's theme, “Dear Mr. President:,” imagines a letter to the next presidential administration that asks for action on issues that affect all Americans regardless of age, ethnic origin, income level, region of residence or party affiliation. Presenters will focus on three key areas of nat … [Read more...]

Mirazozo Luminarium Coming to UCA

The Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas announces the upcoming installation of the Mirazozo luminarium on the UCA  campus Sept. 27-29. A luminarium is an inflatable, building-sized sculptural environment created by Architects of Air, a design firm based in Nottingham, England. The design of the Mirazozo luminarium is based on gothic cathedrals and Islamic architecture … [Read more...]

Cotabish to Receive National Gifted Education Award

Dr. Alicia Cotabish, an assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in UCA’s College of Education, has been selected to receive the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Early Leader Award. The Early Leader Award is given to "an individual who has exhibited the highest and most consistent degree of leadership in the gifted education field since receiving his or her d … [Read more...]

UCA Officials Complete Emergency Response Training

The University of Central Arkansas recently completed training to prepare for possible natural and man-made disasters that may impact the campus. More than 200 UCA staff, faculty and administrators took part in National Incident Management System training. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a structured framework used nationwide by governmental and non-governmental agencies to … [Read more...]

Phi Alpha Theta, Mu Chapter, Wins Best Chapter Award for 2012

The University of Central Arkansas’s Mu Chapter of Phi Alpha Theta has received the 2012 Best Chapter Award from Phi Alpha Theta, the American history honor society for undergraduates, graduates, and professors of history. The award is presented to those chapters that excel in promoting the mission of the national honor society at the local level. The Mu Chapter competed in Division IV, which r … [Read more...]

Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Del McCoury Band to Perform Sept. 30

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band (PHJB) and The Del McCoury Band will perform in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall as part of the UCA Public Appearances season on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. The PHJB was named after the Preservation Hall in New Orleans, a sanctuary constructed to honor the roots of traditional New Orleans jazz. The hall was founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. Today, … [Read more...]