ARKATEXT LITERARY FESTIVAL SET FOR FEB. 19-23

The University of Central Arkansas creative writing program will host the ArkaText literary festival, the annual celebration of Arkansas writers, Feb. 19-23. ArkaText features readings, presentations and craft lectures. Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Sandy Longhorn said the festival would show UCA students the varieties of noteworthy writing and writing-related activity accomplished … [Read more...]

UCA HONORS COLLEGE STUDENT FULBRIGHT SEMIFINALIST

A University of Central Arkansas senior in the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College has been named a semifinalist in the 2018-19 Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Danny Baxter of Clarksville, an English and Spanish major, is competing for a grant for an English Teaching Assistantship in Colombia. The Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the largest exchange program in the country, offers recent … [Read more...]

OXFORD AMERICAN NOMINATED FOR 2018 NATIONAL MAGAZINE AWARD

For the second time in three years, the Oxford American is a finalist for a National Magazine Award in General Excellence in the Literature, Science and Politics category, which “honors smaller-circulation general-interest magazines as well as publications covering media and the arts.” The Oxford American is a finalist alongside Aperture, Popular Science, VQR, and the Marshall Project. The Oxford A … [Read more...]

POSTERS TO SHOWCASE STEM RESEARCH AT STATE CAPITOL

The University of Central Arkansas will be among a dozen state colleges and universities exhibiting students’ STEM research at the state Capitol Wednesday, Feb. 14. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Arkansas STEM Posters at the Capitol will feature more than 120 undergraduates in Arkansas displaying posters that highlight their work in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Students … [Read more...]

UCA BOARD OF TRUSTEES FEBRUARY MEETING

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a regularly scheduled meeting at 1 p.m., Friday, Feb. 9, in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at www.uca.edu/botagenda The board will have lunch in Wingo Hall, Room 210 at 11:45 a.m. The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 in Wingo Hall, … [Read more...]

UCA BOARD OF TRUSTEES 2018 MEETING SCHEDULE

The University of Central Arkansas will meet in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall on the following dates: Friday, Feb. 9 Friday, May 11 Friday, Aug. 17 Friday, Oct. 12 Friday, Dec. 7 The tentative time for each meeting is 1 p.m. The Board of Trustees will meet March 28-29 for a retreat and budget workshop. The location has not been determined. Additional … [Read more...]

CDI APPOINTS NEW ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

The University of Central Arkansas Community Development Institute announced the appointment of four new advisory board members. The CDI Advisory Board was formed in 2002 to assist with the development of CDI curriculum, marketing and promotion, resource development and external stakeholder support. Individuals are invited to join the CDI Advisory Board based on their experience, knowledge and … [Read more...]

PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL COMING TO UCA

Pinkalicious the Musical will visit the University of Central Arkansas at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 11, at Reynolds Performance Hall. “We are very excited to bring Pinkalicious the Musical to Reynolds in February, as this series of books has many fans who admire the spunk and creativity of the main character, Pinkalicious, and her brother Peteriffic,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds. “The … [Read more...]

JAMES MADISON OFFICIAL TO GIVE KEYNOTE ADDRESS FOR SCWC ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

Jared Featherstone, director of James Madison University’s Writing Center, will give the keynote address when the South Central Writing Centers Association’s yearly conference visits the University of Central Arkansas later this month. The SCWCA Conference is a regional meeting of writing centers from colleges and universities from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana. The 2018 conference wil … [Read more...]

HILLIARD SPEECH SHOWCASE SET FOR FEB. 22

The annual Hilliard Speech Showcase is set for the University of Central Arkansas College of Business room 100 Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. The event, free and open to the public, was created to honor the memory of Olive Hilliard, who served as an instructor of Writing and Communication at UCA from 2003 until her death in 2010. The Hilliard Showcase is sponsored by the UCA School of … [Read more...]