Burdick Afternoon Classes Relocated

Afternoon classes in Burdick Hall have been moved to the Speech Language Pathology building due to further testing of the Burdick building.  Burdick is open to faculty and staff. One professor and at least six students complained of feeling ill about 10:40 a.m., Friday. The building was evacuated. No one was transported to the hospital. Officials with the Conway Fire Department, MEMS, the … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Reception, Public Reading for International Conference

The University of Central Arkansas will assist in hosting the 12th International Conference on the Short Story in English. This conference, held every two years, brings together renowned writers of fiction from all over the globe including Ireland, France, England, the Netherlands, Australia, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Portugal, Canada, Indonesia, and the United States. The event will feature … [Read more...]

Burdick Hall Update

Classes will resume in Burdick Hall on June 18th following a week of air quality testing. Emtec Environmental Solutions Company, an independent company specializing in environmental concerns, conducted several air quality tests this week. Those tests show oxygen levels at acceptable levels. Carbon monoxide detectors and oxygen level meters have been installed on each floor of the building to … [Read more...]

Provost Announces New Appointments

Interim Provost Steve Runge has announced two new appointments to the Office of the Provost. Dr. Kurt Boniecki has been appointed as the associate provost for instructional support. Dr. Wendy Castro has been named the director of assessment. They will begin their new positions on July 1. Boniecki received his master's and doctorate degrees in social psychology at the University of Florida in … [Read more...]

Monroe Among New Superstars of Southern Art

Mark Monroe, a recent graduate from the College of Fine Arts and Communication, was recognized in a recent issue of The Oxford American as one of the "100 under 100" New Superstars of Southern Art. The magazine featured 100 most talented and up-and-coming artists in the South who paint, photograph or draw. The group was selected by art gallery directors, gallery owners, curators, critics and … [Read more...]

UCA Ranks Among Top 50 in National Board Certified Teachers

The University of Central Arkansas was ranked 28th among the top 50 institutions of higher education to produce 2011 National Board Certified Teachers, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. UCA produced 33 National Board Certified Teachers in 2011. Three other Arkansas universities also ranked among the top 50. National Board Certification requires classroom … [Read more...]

UCA Officials to Continue Testing of Burdick Hall

University of Central Arkansas officials will be taking additional measures to ensure that Burdick Hall is safe for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Officials announced Friday there will be additional testing following an incident in Burdick Hall. The building was evacuated Thursday morning after several students reported feeling ill. The building's air system was inspected. Results from … [Read more...]

Risi Wins Top Film Award

Kimberly Risi, a recent graduate of UCA's Digital Filmmaking program, was the winner of the Charles B. Pierce Best Arkansas Film Award at the 2012 Little Rock Film Festival. Risi won the award for her 20-minute film, "The Man in the Moon." The film is about an inmate, Dave, who is sentenced to work on the moon and finds a door where an old man, the "man in the moon," lives. "I'm very excited … [Read more...]

Burdick Classes Relocated to Doyne

Classes scheduled in Burdick Hall will be held in the Doyne Health Sciences building on Friday. Information Technology staff should report to Burdick at 8 a.m. Other UCA staff who work in Burdick should contact their supervisor. The building was evacuated Thursday morning after several students reported feeling ill. University officials are still in the process of determining the cause. The … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Kicks Off June 7

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre's sixth season opens June 7 with William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." The professional theater company will offer more than 25 performances of the four productions throughout the month of June. The season lineup includes Shakepeare's "Twelfth Night," "The Tempest," and "Richard III," and the musical "Big River," with music by Roger Miller. Shows will be performed … [Read more...]