UCA writing professor to present reading at Clinton Center

UCA assistant professor of writing Garry Craig Powell will give a public reading of his works in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock on Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Powell also recently had a story selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2009, which will be published by Houghton Mifflin. The story, titled "Kamila and the King … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Research conducted by four UCA College of Business professors was recently profiled in a news story by a local Little Rock television station. Drs. Mark E. McMurtrey, James P. Downey, Steven M. Zeltmann, and William H. Friedman published their article "Critical Skills of Entry-Level IT Professionals: An Empirical Examination of Perceptions from Field Personnel" in the Journal of Information … [Read more...]

UCA student among American Idol finalists

UCA marketing major Kris Allen is among the 36 finalists in the current season of American Idol, and he will compete for votes from viewers on Wednesday night to make it to the final round of 12. See his performance at 7 p.m. CST on the Fox television network (Fox 16 affiliate in Central Arkansas). His fan page is available at voteforkrisallen.com. For more information, visit americanidol.com. … [Read more...]

UCA alumna Kristin Lewis returns as Artist in Residence

Internationally known soprano and UCA alumna Kristin Lewis returns to campus to perform and teach with UCA's Spring 2009 Artists in Residence Program on Feb. 26-27 and Mar. 2. "It is important that those (students) who strive for the same things that she has achieved can see the example of someone who, a decade ago, was sitting in the same classroom in which they are sitting, practicing in the … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Stephanie Vanderslice, associate professor in UCA's Department of Writing, last month was guest editor of College English, along with her frequent collaborator, Dr. Kelly Ritter of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. College English is a leading national professional journal for the college scholar-teacher. CE publishes articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, … [Read more...]

Chronicle of Higher Education features UCA's arts scene

The Chronicle of Higher Education this week features UCA's extraordinary efforts to promote world-class culture for its campus and surrounding community, calling UCA an "academic incubator for the arts." Full article here: University Strives to Be a Cultural Hub in Central Arkansas By CAROLYN MOONEY Conway, Ark. You might not immediately think of this city of 55,000 as an arts hub. Just a … [Read more...]

BKD pledges to UCA accounting department

BKD, LLP, one of the nation's largest accounting firms and recently ranked as one of the "Best Firms To Work For" in Accounting Today, has pledged a major gift to the University of Central Arkansas Department of Accounting. BKD's Arkansas partners (including three partners who are UCA alumni), have pledged $165,000 to the BKD Accounting Education Fund in support of UCA's first-ever comprehensive … [Read more...]

Conway couples support UCA College of Business

Soon after the opening of the new UCA College of Business building next spring, a new business lecture series will be introduced as a result of a generous gift from the Davis family of Conway. Longtime Conway residents Milton and Claudia Davis, along with their son and daughter-in-law, Granger and Jan (Preuitt) Davis, have committed $50,000 to endow the Davis Family Lecture Series and the Davis … [Read more...]

UCA student government launches readership program

The UCA Student Government Association will partner with USA TODAY to launch the Collegiate Readership Program on campus from February 23 through March 20. The mission of the readership program is to promote civic engagement, global awareness, and media literacy by exposing students to the news in their living, learning and community spaces. UCA's Student Government Association is launching this … [Read more...]

UCA artist in residence to perform at Tuesday concert

UCA Artist in Residence Neil Rutman will be the featured soloist at the Conway Symphony Orchestra's From Europe with Romance concert on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Performance Hall. Rutman has distinguished himself as a top prize winner in several international competitions and has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts. He will join the Conway Symphony on … [Read more...]