Nature, Environment Writers to Headline UCA Honors College’s Challenge Week

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College's Fall 2011 Challenge Week will feature nature and environment writers David Abram, Mark Spitzer and Ann Fisher-Wirth in a series of talks and events on UCA's campus and in Little Rock. Challenge Week runs from Oct. 31- Nov. 4. This year's theme, "Connect/Disconnect: Knowing Our Place," will address the divide between "the digital world" and … [Read more...]

Mashburn Center for Learning Awarded $280,000

The College of Education has received notice from the Arkansas Department of Education that UCA's Mashburn Center for Learning has been awarded $280,000 to improve academic outcomes for students at risk for school failure. The grant will be used to fund high-quality, research-based professional development to science, math, English, social studies, and special education teachers who work with … [Read more...]

Homecoming Activities Kick Off Today

UCA Homecoming 2011 kicks off today with a week packed with activities for students, faculty, staff and alumni to show their Bear pride. Homecoming activities begin today at noon with the banner competition. The winner of the competition will be announced Friday at the "Great Bear Spirit" bonfire at 8:30 p.m. at "The Pit" behind the Physical Plant. The annual homecoming pep rally will be on … [Read more...]

Acxiom Pledges $200,000 to UCA

University of Central Arkansas Interim President Tom Courtway announced Wednesday that Acxiom Corporation has pledged $200,000 over the next five years in support of the university's Department of Computer Science. "Good things are happening at UCA," Courtway said. "People believe in our mission, our students, our faculty and staff. Individuals, foundations and corporations want to invest in … [Read more...]

UCA Receives $2.3 Million Grant to Prepare Math, Science Teachers

The College of Education has received notice from Congressman Tim Griffin's Office that the University of Central Arkansas will receive a $2.3 million Transition to Teaching federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare math and science teachers for North Little Rock and Little Rock school districts. UCA is one of 30 schools in the country and the only university in the state … [Read more...]

“The Natural State of America” to Open Festival

A film written and produced by Dr. Brian Campbell, an assistant professor of anthropology, and directed by UCA film program alums Terrell Case, Timothy Wistrand and Corey Gattin, will open the 20th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. "The directors and I are honored to be selected and highlighted by the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival because it is an influential, … [Read more...]

UCA Foundation Hosts Scholarship Reception

Students who received scholarships to attend UCA had an opportunity to say thank you to donors and share with them how their generosity has changed their lives. The University of Central Arkansas Foundation hosted its annual Scholarship Reception on Oct. 6 at the McCastlain Ballroom. Last year, the UCA Foundation awarded more than $359,101 in scholarships to deserving students.The foundation … [Read more...]

Cirque Mechanics to Bring Boom Town to Reynolds

Conway will enjoy a rare opportunity to see one of the largest Cirque Mechanics productions ever produced when Boom Town comes to the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The event is part of UCA Public Appearances' Night Out Series. Jerry Biebesheimer, director of Public Appearances, said the production, which will take more than a day to construct, is a rare … [Read more...]

Baum Gallery’s 15th Anniversay Celebration Set

With almost 50 artists' work present, the University of Central Arkansas's Baum Gallery will celebrate its 15th birthday with live music, prizes and gallery exhibits for the gallery's Artist Reception and 15th Anniversary Celebration on Friday, Oct. 7 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public. The four exhibitions cover a range of styles, ideas and skill levels. … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Statewide Latino Soccer Tournament

The University of Central Arkansas will host the first statewide soccer tournament for Latinos on Oct. 8-9. UCA Amigo Cup Soccer Challenge began in 2010 with six teams from the central Arkansas area. Due to the event's huge success, the tournament was expanded this year to include Latino teams from across the state and Memphis. Eight men's teams and four women's teams will be competing in the … [Read more...]