UCA marks Banned Books Week

In accordance with the national celebration of Banned Books Week, UCA's Department of English, in conjunction with Sigma Tau Delta, is hosting a week-long presentation of events highlighting various works of literature that have either been challenged or banned, and the freedom to explore those texts academically across a variety of topics and genres. According to the American Library … [Read more...]

UCA joins Conway ArtsFest

ArtsFest, Conway's premier mini-festival of the arts, takes place this week in downtown Conway. Sponsored by the Conway Alliance for the Arts and its newly appointed board of directors, the festival, which will run Oct. 1 through 4, is becoming a time-tested Conway tradition. Now in its second year, ArtsFest began in 2007 as a celebration of the community mural that, designed by Morton Brown as … [Read more...]

Mixed media artist in residence at UCA

Visual and mixed media artist Stefana McClure is an Artist in Residence at UCA from today through Thursday. McClure today will present a gallery talk about her work as part of the Baum Gallery exhibition, "Leaded: The Materiality and Metamorphosis of Graphite." McClure's work in the show is made from graphite transfer paper. "I will talk about what attracts me to this particular material and … [Read more...]

Bill Keopple receives Buddy Harding Award

Texarkana High School head football coach Bill Keopple received the second annual Buddy Harding Award during last Saturday's UCA football game. Keopple led the Razorbacks to back-to-back Class 6A state titles in 2006 and 2007. He played football at UCA and served as an assistant coach for 14 years, including the 1984, 1985 and 1991 national championship seasons. Keopple has also served as an … [Read more...]

UCA launches first China institute in Arkansas

The UCA Confucius Institute for Arkansas will officially open tomorrow with a formal announcement and reception at 2 p.m. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. Special guests will include a delegation from East China Normal University, which is UCA's partner institution for the Institute. Formed in collaboration with the Office of Chinese Language Council International, the UCA … [Read more...]

UCA among 'Top 50 Entrepreneurial Colleges'

UCA is included on the 2008 list of "Top 50 Entrepreneurial Colleges" compiled by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. The list highlights UCA's MBA program and its Small Business Advancement National Center (http://sbaer.uca.edu/), which is led by executive director and UCA marketing professor Don Bradley. UCA was evaluated on the basis of several factors, including the percentage of … [Read more...]

UCA's computer science program accredited

UCA's Department of Computer Science recently received a formal accreditation notice from the ABET Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC). The ABET CAC is the only agency in the nation to accredit programs in computer science, information systems, and information technology. Across the nation, there are only about 300 programs accredited by ABET/CAC. UCA's computer science program is a newly … [Read more...]

UCA announces record student enrollment

UCA has a Fall 2008 enrollment of 12,959, the largest in its history, and an increase of 2.7 percent over its enrollment one year earlier, which was 12,619. UCA remains the second-largest university in Arkansas, and it also has the second-highest retention and graduation rates of any public university in the state. "We are pleased that UCA continues to attract so many college-bound Arkansas … [Read more...]

UCA's international enrollment largest ever

For the first time in UCA's 101-year history, international enrollment has exceeded 500 students. In total, 576 international students are enrolled for the Fall 2008 semester. This represents a 23 percent increase over Fall 2007 semester figures and is part of a four-year trend of a growing international student population. "International students come to study in the United States for a variety … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to open season

UCA Theatre will open its 2008-09 season with two one-act plays by Christopher Durang. "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You" and "Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room" will both be presented each evening on September 29 and 30, and October 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. "Sister Mary..." is the funny, anguished, and out of control comedy … [Read more...]