Malcolm-Jamal Warner to speak at UCA

Malcolm-Jamal Warner will present a speech as part of UCA's celebration of Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. The event is free and open to the public, and it is co-sponsored by Students for the Propagation of Black Culture, the UCA Student Government Association, the UCA Student Activities Board, the UCA Honors College, … [Read more...]

Andrei Codrescu to debut Exquisite Corpse Annual at UCA

Writer and philosopher Andrei Codrescu will be the first lecturer in UCA's Spring 2009 Artists in Residence program Feb. 3-4. Codrescu is a poet, novelist, essayist, teacher and lecturer. "We are ecstatic to have Codrescu visiting our campus," said Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing at UCA and the faculty sponsor of the residency. "Andrei might be connected to the Surreal tradition, … [Read more...]

UCA to study athletics program

The University of Central Arkansas today announced that it has initiated a year-long, campus-wide effort to study its athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I athletics certification program. The study will cover academic integrity, governance, and commitment to rules compliance, as well as a commitment to gender, diversity, and student-athlete well-being. While academic accreditation is … [Read more...]

Shelley Mehl named UCA's interim VP for advancement

Shelley Mehl has been appointed UCA's interim vice president for institutional advancement. The appointment took effect on Jan. 1, 2009, and Mehl will remain in the position until a permanent replacement is selected. As assistant vice president for institutional advancement at UCA, Mehl has directed the internal and external fund raising operations of UCA's advancement office since December … [Read more...]

American Idol winner David Cook to perform at UCA

David Cook, the recent winner of television's American Idol, will perform at UCA on Wednesday, Feb. 25 at 8 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Tickets will be available for $10 for UCA students beginning Monday, Feb. 2. The general public will be able to purchase tickets for $15 beginning Wednesday, Feb. 4. Tickets can be purchased at the Reynolds Box Office from Monday through … [Read more...]

Couple pledges $25,000 to UCA Business College building

Little Rock accountants Kevin and Michele Kemp have made a $25,000 pledge to the University of Central Arkansas Centennial Campaign and directed their gift to the university … [Read more...]

886 named UCA Presidential Scholars

The University of Central Arkansas today announced the names of 886 students who qualified for the undergraduate Presidential Scholars List based on their academic performance during the Fall 2008 semester. "Qualifying as a UCA Presidential Scholar is a remarkable achievement, because it requires a perfect grade point average," said UCA Provost Lance Grahn. "We are proud that so many UCA students … [Read more...]

1,439 named to UCA Dean's List

The University of Central Arkansas today announced the names of 1,439 students who qualified for the undergraduate Dean's List based on their academic performance during the Fall 2008 semester. "The impressive number of UCA students qualifying for the Dean's List is an indication of the high level of academic commitment and achievement at UCA," said UCA Provost Lance Grahn. "It reflects not only … [Read more...]

Jefferson Davis Farris, Jr., sixth UCA president, dies at 81

Dr. Jefferson Davis Farris, Jr., the sixth president of the University of Central Arkansas, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2009. He was 81. The funeral is set for Monday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Hot Springs. Visitation will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial gifts be directed to the University of Central … [Read more...]

MLK breakfast to take place Friday

UCA's Minority Student Services and the UCA President's Office will present the Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 16 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the UCA Student Center Ballroom. The program will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and it will include an address by Wendell Griffen, the former Arkansas Court of Appeals judge. A continental breakfast will be … [Read more...]