New Course to Help Writers

A new course designed to help writers develop as literary artists is set to begin this fall at the University of Central Arkansas. The course, The MFA Experience: A Professional Development Seminar, is a part of the new the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. The MFA degree in Creative Writing is considered a terminal degree in the discipline. The professional development course is … [Read more...]

Baum Gallery Opens New Exhibit

The Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas announces its new show So Tiny: An Exhibition of Small Works in 3-D . The exhibit will on display through Thursday, Oct. 25. A reception for the exhibition will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Artists from all over the country submitted their tiny … [Read more...]

Courtway Challenges Freshmen During Convocation

UCA President Tom Courtway stressed the importance of an education during Opening Convocation Monday at Reynolds Performance Hall. Convocation marks the beginning of the academic year. Classes will start on Thursday. During his remarks, Courtway asked the freshmen to recite a promise to stay in school. He encouraged students to visit him if they contemplate quitting. “The challenge for us and … [Read more...]

Welcome Week Kicks Off Aug. 19

More than 2,000 freshmen will converge on the University of Central Arkansas this weekend as “2012 Welcome Week” kicks off with Move-In Day. Hundreds of UCA students, faculty, staff and residents from the Conway community will assist students as they move into their residence halls. "Welcome Week," held a week before the start of classes, gives freshmen a chance to become acclimated with the … [Read more...]

Atkinson Elected to Grants Resource Center Advisory Board

Dr. Tim Atkinson, an assistant provost and assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas, has been elected to serve on the Grants Resource Center Advisory Board. The Grant Resource Center provides comprehensive research and sponsored programs information services to faculty and administrators at member institutions who are pursuing federal and private funding, according to its … [Read more...]

Graduate Achieves Goal After 50 Years

Carolyn Mitchell never gave up on her dream of completing her undergraduate degree. After 50 years, the 72-year-old grandmother of three achieved her lifelong goal. Mitchell, a 1958 graduate of Little Rock Central High School, was among the more than 430 graduates who received their degrees during commencement Friday night at the University of Central Arkansas. She graduated with honors. “I a … [Read more...]

Williams Named Director of International Engagement

Jane Ann Williams has been named the assistant provost and director of international engagement at the University of Central Arkansas. Williams, the former executive director of international education at Miami Dade College, began on July 16. She brings over 20 years of experience in international education. While at Miami Dade College, Williams established the Center for Latin American and … [Read more...]

UCA Continues to Build Reserves

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees discussed the university’s future growth, critical maintenance needs, and its budget during a retreat Friday. UCA President Tom Courtway told the board the university has made significant progress over the last fiscal year. The university had $12 million in unrestricted cash on July 31 compared with $5.4 million the same time last year. The i … [Read more...]

UCA Honors Students to Attend National Conventions

Two students from the University of Central Arkansas will be attending the National Party Conventions in August and September as part of The Washington Center’s Campaign 2012: Academic Seminar Series. Each presidential election year, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars provides students an opportunity to study and volunteer to work at the Republican and Democratic N … [Read more...]

Summer Commencement Set for Aug. 10

Summer Commencement for the University of Central Arkansas will be held Friday, August 10 at 7 p.m. at the Farris Center. More than 430 degrees will be conferred during the ceremony. UCA President Tom Courtway will deliver a challenge to the graduates and present the President's Medallion to  “Outstanding Students of the University." SGA President Spencer Sims and Dr. Kevin Browne, president … [Read more...]