UCA ASSISTS SEARCY COUNTY CHAMBER WITH NEW BRAND

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development partnered with the Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce to unveil a new brand and logo for the county. The branding project between UCA and the Greater Searcy County Chamber of Commerce was initiated following feedback from a UCA marketing course in which students advised Searcy County chamber officials on … [Read more...]

KNOX FEATURED ON NEW BOOKS NETWORK PODCAST

Katelyn Knox, assistant professor of French, was recently interviewed about her latest book, Race on Display in 20th- and 21st-Century France for the New Books Network Podcast. Her book looks at children's comics, literature, fashion, music and dance to turn the tables on discussions of "internal otherness" in contemporary France. She challenges her reader not to spot those deemed France's … [Read more...]

HISTORY PROFESSOR PENS COVER ARTICLE FOR INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATION

An article written by Vaughn Scribner, assistant professor of history, was the cover story for the May 2018 issue of History Today, a monthly magazine published in London. The title of the article is “Diving Into Mysterious Waters.” To read the online story, visit https://www.historytoday.com/vaughn-scribner/mermaids-and-mermen … [Read more...]

ART PROFESSOR SELECTED AS FINALIST FOR ARNOLD NEWMAN PRIZE

Donna Pinckley, professor of Art, was selected as a finalist for the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture by the Arnold and Augusta Newman Foundation and Maine Media Workshops + College. Pinckley’s series, “Sticks and Stones,” was selected as one of the portraiture finalists. Her work and the work of the winner and additional finalists will be on display at the Grif … [Read more...]

UCA BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNOUNCES MAY MEETING

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Friday, May 11 at 10:30 a.m. 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 at the President’s House afterward. The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, May 11 in Wingo Hall, ro … [Read more...]

UCA ANNOUNCES NEW COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FELLOW

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development has selected UCA undergraduate student Alexandra Taylor of Conway for the summer 2018 Community and Economic Development Fellowship. The fellowship will run May through July, with a site visit to a community and economic development organization occurring each month. “I really hope to gain more knowledge about e … [Read more...]

UCA, COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS PARTNER TO HOST COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

  The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development partnered with community development organizations and other institutions to host the Community Development Summit Tuesday, April 24 in Harrison. Partners included Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, North Arkansas College, Winthrop Rockefeller … [Read more...]

UCA FILM FESTIVAL SET FOR MAY 3

University of Central Arkansas film students will present their short films at the 14th annual UCA Film Festival on May 3 starting at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Audience members can expect diversity among the filmmakers, genres and stories told. “There is a lot of talented people here with really strong visions and personal stories,” senior … [Read more...]

UCA COMMENCEMENT SET FOR MAY 5

The University of Central Arkansas will hold Commencement on Saturday, May 5, in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center. The university will confer 1,073 undergraduate degrees and 262 graduate degrees during three ceremonies. Commencement for the College of Business and College of Education is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. The commencement ceremony for the College of Fine Arts and … [Read more...]

UCA APPOINTS MERGUIE AS POLICE CHIEF

The University of Central Arkansas announced Wednesday that John Merguie has been named chief of the UCA Police Department. “John has served the UCA community for more than 20 years from patrol officer to chief. He will continue the tradition of excellence and professional standards of the department,” said UCA President Houston Davis. “It is an exciting time at UCA, and Chief Merguie is an impo … [Read more...]