Trustees Approve Food Vendor Contract, Rates

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a 10-year food service management agreement with Aramark. The agreement calls for a one percent increase to the university for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Trustees voted not to increase the board rate for students. A committee of faculty, staff and students evaluated food service proposals from Aramark and Sodexo. The committee was … [Read more...]

James Receives ATE Distinguished Member Award

Dr. Terry James, professor and chair of the Department of Leadership Studies, was honored recently as the 2012 recipient of the Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Member. The ATE Distinguished Member exemplifies the best of teacher education in this nation, which includes outstanding contributions to the association; outstanding contributions to teacher education; and professional, … [Read more...]

Dan Abrams to Conclude Lecture Series

The University of Central Arkansas's Log Cabin Democrat Distinguished Lecture series will conclude Thursday, April 5 with Dan Abrams, attorney, author, legal analyst and television personality on ABC's Good Morning America. Abrams will speak at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the University of Central Arkansas campus. His topic will be "On the Law and in the … [Read more...]

“Exploring Our World” Series Announces Spring Lineup

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Arkansas continues the "Exploring Our World" series with three new Spring lectures. The series examines different topics, primarily from the humanities perspective. The ideas and topics, led by UCA faculty, come from different disciplines and are brought to light and viewed from different angles in discussions among participants. "The … [Read more...]

STEM Institute Receives Grant for Prep Program

The UCA STEM Institute has received an $82,929 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education to improve the education of students choosing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The grant will be used to develop a college and career preparation course for 11th and 12th grade students to improve their college and workforce readiness and academic achievement. The UCA STEM … [Read more...]

Meridian Arts Ensemble to be in Residence

The University of Central Arkansas will welcome the Meridian Arts Ensemble as artists in residence for the week of April 2-6, in conjunction with the Mid-South Horn Workshop. The residency will culminate with a public performance in Snow Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The Meridian Arts Ensemble is made up of five brass players … [Read more...]

Holocaust Survivor to Speak March 14

Estelle Laughlin will share her story of how she and her family survived the Holocaust during a lecture on Wednesday, March 14 at Conway Senior High School. "An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Estelle Laughlin" will begin at 7 p.m. in the James H. Clark Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Conway Senior High School, UCA Department of Philosophy and … [Read more...]

Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour Coming to UCA

The University of Central Arkansas will welcome Michael Johnathan's WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour to the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. The event is part of UCA Public Appearances' Night Out Series. "This is going to be a really special event,"said Jerry Biebesheimer, director of Public Appearances. "Not only will it be an evening of great entertainment, … [Read more...]

Percussion Sensation STOMP Set for Conway Debut

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, will make its Conway premiere at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Tuesday, March 27. The 7:30 p.m. showing will continue UCA Public Appearances' Broadway Series. STOMP, an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards and sell-out engagements, is the winner of an Olivier Award for Best Choreography (London's Tony Award), … [Read more...]

UCA Announces Fall 2011 Presidential Scholars and Dean’s List

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Presidential Scholars and Dean's List for the fall semester. There are 1,280 students who are Dean's List recipients and 813 students who have been named Presidential Scholars. Recognition on the Dean's List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve a 4.0 grade point … [Read more...]