Army Jazz Ambassadors to perform Oct. 24

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 29, 2014 CONTACT: Amanda Horton, 501-450-3682 or by email ARMY JAZZ AMBASSADORS TO PERFORM AT UCA By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington D.C. will continue their long tr … [Read more...]

Conway Film Festival set for ArtsFest

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION Contact: Chris Churchill, (501) 450-5522; September 26, 2014 ARTSFEST PRESENTS CONWAY’S 6TH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL By Kelsey Williams College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY —The sixth annual Conway Film Festival Oct. 2 and 4 will feature the top 14 films from … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Family Day Event

CONWAY— The University of Central Arkansas will host a Family Day event Saturday, September 27, 2014.  Festivities start as early as 9:00 a.m. and last until the football game is over. Students, faculty, staff, and families are welcome to join in on tailgating, a residence life open house, concessions, entertainment, and free lunch.  Family Day football tickets are on sale now and can be pur … [Read more...]

UCA presents ‘Breaking Bad’ scientist

CONWAY—Fans of the hit television show Breaking Bad have the opportunity to learn more about the science that helped make the show a hit. The University of Central Arkansas is hosting a talk with Dr. Donna Nelson, the scientist behind the AMC show, in the Student Center Ballroom Room 205 on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. A limited number of seats are left. The seats are available on a f … [Read more...]

Prescription Drug Take Back

CONWAY—In recognition of National Prescription Take Back Day, the University of Central Arkansas Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration have partnered to hold a Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expired, unused, excess, or unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off at the UCAPD, located at the corner of W. J. Sowder and M … [Read more...]

Brake for Bears

In observance of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, UCA student volunteers promoted crosswalk safety during Brake For Bears on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Every fall and spring, Brake For Bears asks for student volunteers to work this campaign, and this year the UCA Police Department received a record-breaking amount of responses within the first day with over 150 students, faculty, and … [Read more...]

EdCamp Arkansas

The second annual Edcamp Arkansas is Saturday, September 27, 2014 on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Last year, over sixty participants attended the all-day event, including teachers and administrators from across the state as well as college and university personnel and pre-service and in-service teachers. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. with registration and session creation. The … [Read more...]

Greek Village contributes to sorority membership increase

CONWAY—The Panhellenic Council has seen a 20 percent increase of women joining sororities during the fall 2014 recruitment due in part to the construction of Greek Village on campus. Greek Village is a housing system primarily for fraternities and sororities on campus. The first phase of construction began in spring with plans to complete five sorority houses by fall 2015 for Move-In Day. As p … [Read more...]

Scallet awarded Arts Council fellowship

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 22, 2014 CONTACT: Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, (501) 428-4165; ARKANSAS ARTS COUNCIL AWARDS SCALLET INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP CONWAY — Rebekah Scallet, producing artistic director of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, has been awarded an individual artist fellowship from the … [Read more...]

UCA receives $1.2-million NSF grant

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a $1.2-million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of qualified high school science and mathematics teachers. The project, titled “A Systematic and Integrated Approach to Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining Highly Qualified Secondary Teachers of Mathematics and Science in Arkansas” will be funded over five … [Read more...]