MAT Program Wins National Award

The Master of Arts in Teaching graduate program at the University of Central Arkansas is the recipient of the 2010 Association of Teacher Educators' Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award. The national award honors outstanding teacher education programs that exemplify comprehensive and cohesive teacher preparation courses aligned with strong collaboration between local school districts … [Read more...]

Holocaust Survivor Margit Meissner Speaks March 10

Holocaust survivor Margit Meissner will share her heroic story of survival March 10 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The event, "An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Margit Meissner," will begin at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall. The lecture is open to the public. "Whenever a Holocaust survivor volunteers to speak of the twentieth-century's worst act of genocide, the time … [Read more...]

Former News Anchor Donates Papers

B.J. Sams, former news anchor at Little Rock television station KTHV, has donated his collection of papers to the University of Central Arkansas Archives. The collection contains the work of his career as a radio broadcaster and television journalist. This includes selected interviews, professional and personal correspondence, and photographs. "B.J. Sams' collection is a treasure trove of … [Read more...]

Senior Partner of Edward Jones Opens Davis Lecture Series

CONWAY -- John W. Bachmann, senior partner for Edward Jones, will present the inaugural Davis Family Lecture on Feb. 25 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The Davis Family Lecture Series highlights prominent business men and women from across the country. The lecture will being at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium in the College of Business.The business lecture series is the result … [Read more...]

Best-Selling Author ReShonda Tate Billingsley To Speak Feb.25

National best-selling author and former news reporter ReShonda Tate Billingsley will speak Thursday, Feb. 25 at the University of Central Arkansas. The lecture and book signing will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom. Billingsley’s topic is "Pursuing your Passion." The event is free and open to the public. Billingsley is a national best-selling author of 18 books, i … [Read more...]

Dedication Held for New College of Business

The University of Central Arkansas's new College of Business was officially dedicated during a reception Feb. 11. The construction of the new $16 million building began in May 2008. Highlights of the building include a 160 seat auditorium, eight tiered lecture halls, two flat classrooms, two computer labs, and 61 faculty offices. The new building also features several conference rooms, a … [Read more...]

CNN's Soledad O'Brien to Speak Feb. 18

Soledad O’Brien, CNN television anchor and correspondent, will speak at the University of Central Arkansas on Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall as part of the university’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Her lecture will be titled, "The Power of Respect." The university is delighted to bring an individual of O'Brien's professional background, said UCA President Allen Meadors. "S … [Read more...]

UCA Professors Awarded Grant for Online Institute

Two University of Central Arkansas professors have been awarded a grant to conduct an online Insurance Education Institute for teachers in South Carolina. Dr. John Bratton, professor of Insurance & Risk Management and the director of Center for Insurance Studies, and Dr. Victor A. Puleo, associate professor of Insurance & Risk Management, were given a $46,410 grant from the Griffith … [Read more...]

Exquisite Corpse Annual Launchapalooza Extravaganza Slated for Feb. 20

The second annual Exquisite Corpse Annual Launchapalooza Extravaganza will debut its second issue Sat., Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Bear's Dean Pizza, 235 Farris Rd. The event is free and open to the public and will feature readings and performances by contributors and editors. The line up includes legendary American writer Andrei Codrescu, Bill Lavender, Philip Martin, John Vanderslice, Terry … [Read more...]

UCA Surpasses $35 Million Campaign Goal

The University of Central Arkansas has announced that it raised $36,765,084 for New Vision, New Century: The Centennial Campaign for UCA, the university’s first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign which ended on Dec. 31. The original goal of $35 million was publicly announced in the fall of 2007, coinciding with the university’s 100-year anniversary. During the course of the five-year fun … [Read more...]