Courtway Scholarship Endowed for Education Majors

Colleagues, friends and family of Tom Courtway gathered at the University of Central Arkansas on Dec. 22 to celebrate the endowment of a scholarship that was started in honor of his leadership during the university's transitional period, but it was his mother, Betty Courtway, who was truly honored. Courtway, who served as interim president for part of 2008 and 2009 and has resumed his position as … [Read more...]

MAT Program Finalist for National Award

The Master of Arts in Teaching graduate program at the University of Central Arkansas has been selected as a finalist in the Association of Teacher Educator's Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award. The award honors outstanding teacher education programs that exemplify comprehensive and cohesive teacher preparation courses aligned with strong collaboration between local school … [Read more...]

UCA Alumna Wins "Survivor: Samoa"

UCA alumna Natalie White beat out 20 contestants to become the winner of CBS reality show "Survivor: Samoa." White, 26, of Van Buren, was named the winner of the show during the season finale that aired live Dec. 20. She was presented a $1 million dollar check Dec. 21 on CBS "The Early Show." During the "The Early Show" interview, White said she was still in shock about winning the … [Read more...]

UCA Trustees Approve Sale of Property

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees held a teleconference Dec. 16 to approve the sale of property. The university received bids recently for five tracts of land, known as the Crow Farm, located in Elaine. The board approved the highest bids for each of the five tracts totaling $2.5 million. The money from the sale of the Crow Farm will be used to endow scholarships.The board … [Read more...]

Newton Named Vice President of Finance and Administration

Diane Newton, the vice president of business and administration at Lander University in South Carolina, will assume the role of vice president of finance and administration at the University of Central Arkansas. Newton had accepted the position of vice president of financial services in November, but after further discussions it was decided to merge the vice president of administration and the … [Read more...]

UCA Holds Winter Commencement

More than 700 degrees were conferred during the winter commencement at the University of Central Arkansas on Dec. 12. About 335 graduates walked across the stage to receive their degrees during commencement at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center that morning. A second commencement was held that afternoon, where an additional 397 degrees were conferred. During his commencement … [Read more...]

UCA Production Chosen for Festival

UCA Theatre's production of "Machinal" by Sophie Treadwell has been chosen as one of only six plays to be invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VI. The festival is scheduled for February 2010 at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. "Machinal," directed by Assistant Professor Matt Chiorini, was chosen as the Director's Choice at the state KCACTF … [Read more...]

The Oxford American Releases Southern Music Edition

The Oxford American magazine's 11th annual Southern Music edition has hit the bookstores and newsstands. This year's Southern Music issue focuses on the musical heritage of a particular Southern state, in addition to covering the breadth and depth of music from the entire region, said Warwick Sabin, publisher of The Oxford American. The first state to be the object of attention is Arkansas. … [Read more...]

UCA's Winter Commencement Set for Dec. 12

The University of Central Arkansas's Winter Commencement will take place Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the UCA campus. UCA President Allen Meadors will deliver a challenge to the graduates. Music will be provided by the UCA Music Department faculty. Undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred during two ceremonies. Ceremonies are scheduled at: … [Read more...]

Chinese Troupe Performance Canceled

The performance of the East China Normal University Student Troupe scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 10 at the University of Central Arkansas has been canceled. UCA officials received word Wednesday that the troupe's flight from Shanghai to Chicago was canceled due to mechanical failure. East China Normal University is an exchange partner and Confucius Institute partner of UCA. The Confucius … [Read more...]