Writer, Director Spike Lee To Speak at UCA


The UCA Distinguished Lecture series continues Monday, Feb. 7, with two-time Emmy Award-winning writer, director, actor, producer and author Spike Lee. Lee will speak at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the University of Central Arkansas campus. "It's exciting to have somebody who has done as many different things in the film industry and done them all well," Jerry … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees Votes to Preserve 17 Acres in Nature Reserve

The UCA Board of Trustees voted to protect more than 17 acres of the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve from development for the next five years during its December meeting. Steven Runge, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, requested the board pass a resolution that would permanently protect 17.5 acres on the southwest corner of the campus as a nature reserve. Runge said the status … [Read more...]

Roussel Elected UCA Board of Trustees Chairman


Searcy businessman Scott Roussel has been elected chairman of the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. Roussel has served on the UCA Board of Trustees for the past nine years and graduated from UCA in 1978 with a Bachelor of Business degree.  He is the president of Exit Realty Arkansas and Oklahoma. Roussel replaces Dr. Harold Chakales, who served as chair during the 2009-10 a … [Read more...]

Conway Symphony Orchestra Makes Steinway Donation

The Conway Symphony Orchestra recently presented a $2,000 donation to the University of Central Arkansas's College of Fine Arts and Communication and Department of Music as UCA pursues All-Steinway School status. "We are thrilled that the CSO has partnered with us in our All-Steinway initiative," said Dr. Jeffery Jarvis, chair of the Department of Music. "Our strong relationship with the CSO is … [Read more...]

UCA Foundation Awards Faculty Grants


The University of Central Arkansas Foundation awarded five grants totaling $12,550 to faculty programs and projects for the Fall of 2010. The UCA Foundation awards grants each year to faculty for programs that enhance learning opportunities at UCA. These grants, generally in amounts less than $3,000, are intended to encourage creative programs that may serve as "seeds" for future programs and … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Annual MLK Prayer Breakfast


The fourth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast will be held Friday, Jan. 14 at the University of Central Arkansas. The breakfast will begin at 9 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom 205B. The purpose of this breakfast is to celebrate the spiritual legacy, the moral courage and fortitude that Dr. King brought to the social justice movement of this country, said Angela Jackson, … [Read more...]

UCA Instructor Named Arkansas Teacher of the Year


Kathy Powers, an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Arkansas and a UCA alumnus,was named the 2010 Arkansas Teacher of the Year. Powers has taught a graduate course in reading instruction for the College of Education Department of Early Childhood and Special Education since 2006. She is a fifth- and sixth-grade literacy teacher at Raymond and Phyllis Simon Intermediate School in … [Read more...]

UCA Open on Tuesday, Jan. 11

The University of Central Arkansas will be open on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 8 a.m. … [Read more...]

Sold-Out Cats To Roar Into Reynolds


The University of Central Arkansas's Broadway Series roars into 2011 with a sold-out performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Cats, on Jan. 18. The musical will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Cats is the second-longest running show in Broadway history and won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. "There is a lot of excitement with this … [Read more...]

UCA Officials Discuss Teacher Training in China


Representatives from the University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas public schools took part in an education forum on teacher training issues in China. The "Xingzhi Education Forum," held recently in Hangzhou City, China, was initiated by Zhejiang International Studies University and University of Central Arkansas, in conjunction with Department of Education … [Read more...]