Lecture Examines Comics as the Ninth Art

Dr. Matthew J. Smith, comics expert and graphic novel specialist, will give the lecture “Beyond BIFF! BAM! POW! Reclaiming Comics as the Ninth Art” on  Monday, Sept. 17 as part of the UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication Artist-in-Residence program. The presentation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the College of Business Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. Smith, a prof … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Open House for Bear Hall, EPIC Residential College

The University of Central Arkansas will host an open house for its newest residence hall and living and learning community on Sept. 13. The open house for Bear Hall and EPIC (Entrepreneurship, Public Scholarship, Innovation, Community Engagement) Residential College is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Guided tours will be available to the public. Bear Hall, a 120,000-square-foot, five-story … [Read more...]

UCA Trustees Approve One-Time Bonus for Faculty, Staff

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to give faculty and staff a one-time bonus in their September 30 paychecks. Full-time current faculty who were benefits-eligible on May 15 and full-time current staff who were benefits-eligible on June 30 will receive $1,000. Those working less than full-time will receive a pro rata portion. The funds will be paid … [Read more...]

UCA Freshmen Enrollment Jumps Ten Percent

The University of Central Arkansas had a 10 percent increase in freshman enrollment, bringing the freshman class to 2,157 students for the fall of 2012, according to preliminary enrollment data.  Total first-time undergraduate is up 197 students over the 1,960 mark in 2011.  This increase marks the third straight year the first-time undergraduate enrollment has increased at UCA. Despite the i … [Read more...]

Project Runway’s Tim Gunn to Open Public Appearances Season

Tim Gunn, star of Lifetime’s Project Runway and the chief creative officer at Fifth & Pacific (formerly Liz Claiborne Inc.), will open the UCA Public Appearances season with the first Distinguished Lecture Sept. 24. The 7:30 p.m. event at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, “An Evening with Tim Gunn,” is sponsored by the Log Cabin Democrat. “A lecture of this stature usually takes pl … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Ribbon Cutting for New Amphitheater

University of Central Arkansas officials will host a ribbon cutting ceremony to signal the completion of the new student amphitheater. The ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 7. The 200-seat amphitheater, located between the Student Center and Old Main, includes an elevated grass area, stage, and cast concrete seating. The UCA Alumni Association’s Legacy Walk surrounds the a … [Read more...]

Taipei Official Visits UCA

CONWAY — Daniel Liao, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, visited the University of Central Arkansas on Wednesday, updating the campus and community on the relationship of Taiwan and the United States and Taiwan and Arkansas. “We had a good discussion about a lot of things — educationally, culturally and economically,” UCA President Tom Courtway said. … [Read more...]

Acxiom Pledges $150,000 to Support MIS Department

Acxiom Corporation® has pledged $150,000 to the University of Central Arkansas to establish the “Acxiom Professors of MIS.” The gift will support five faculty members within the Department of Management Information Systems over the next four years. The gift was announced Tuesday during a press conference at the UCA College of Business. "We sincerely appreciate this gift from Acxiom. This … [Read more...]

UCA Employees Elected to Statewide Nonprofit Board

Two University of Central Arkansas employees were elected to the Arkansas Coalition for Excellence Board of Directors at the ACE Annual Meeting held at the Clinton Presidential Center. Dr. Amy H. Amy, assistant professor in the Department of Communication, and Kelly Lyon, director of the Center for Community and Economic Development, were among 11 professionals from across the state elected by … [Read more...]

UCA Observes National Campus Safety Awareness Month

The University of Central Arkansas will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month with a series of events designed to promote safety awareness among students, faculty and staff. UCA Police Department is partnering with the UCA Counseling Center,  Student Wellness & Development, and the Student Government Association to provide programing on issues including sexual assault, underage … [Read more...]