UCA music students to attend Drum Corps International

Heather E. Hinesley from Conway and Jared M. Cronk from Cabot, both Sophomore Music Education majors from UCA, have been chosen to participate in Drum Corps International (DCI) for the summer of 2013. Musicians chosen for the annual tour spend several weeks in May living and rehearsing in Indianapolis, Indiana before beginning a summer tour schedule with their individual corps assignments. The … [Read more...]

UCA student publications awarded

UCA’s five student publications took home a total of 57 awards at the Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA)’s 2013 Media Contest held at Ouachita Baptist University on Friday, April 26. Each year, the ACMA hosts a conference that includes media workshops for students and advisors followed by an awards banquet. The categories for entry are newspaper, yearbook, magazine, television and onl … [Read more...]

Black bear carving complete

After four days, the buzz of the chainsaw is over, but the buzz around campus continues. A sculpture of a black bear outside Wingo Hall is now complete. Gary Keenan, a sculptor from Iowa, began shaping a tree into a life-sized black bear on Monday, May 6. He finished on Thursday, May 9. UCA students, faculty, staff, and alums, along with local media and community members visited the work … [Read more...]

UCA Night with the Arkansas Travelers

Join UCA alumni, students, friends, and supporters on Friday, June 14 for UCA Night with the Arkansas Travelers at Dickey Stephens Park. UCA Students Bring your UCA ID card and get $3 off the general admission cost or reserved seating. Be one of the first 1,000 guests in the gates and receive a FREE purple camo hat. UCA Alumni Reserve a seat and enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet at the … [Read more...]

Amy Whitehead named director of CCED

The University of Central Arkansas has named Amy Whitehead Director for the Center of Community and Economic Development (CCED). Whitehead will oversee the Community Development Institute, development of training and technical assistance activities for Arkansas communities, and the development of external partnerships that will further the university’s outreach and engagement goals. Josh M … [Read more...]

Nursing Department awards scholarships

The Department of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas recently announced the award of five scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Clara M. Forsberg Nursing ScholarshipLinda Fuller, from Conway, Ark., has been selected as the recipient of the Clara M. Forsberg Nursing Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarship is for a junior or senior nursing student, … [Read more...]

Commencement ceremonies

Family and friends celebrated alongside graduates at Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 4. The ceremony for the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics was at 10 a.m. The ceremony for the College of Business, College of Fine Arts and Communication, and University College was at 1 p.m. The ceremony for the College of Health and Behavioral … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees approves budget

The UCA Board of Trustees approved the university operating budget for 2013-2014 at their Friday, May 3 meeting. The operating budget totals $167,173,721 and includes cost of living adjustments for employees and an increase in student tuition and fees. “We are pleased that the Board of Trustees approved the proposed budget,” said Diane Newton, vice president of finance and administration. “We … [Read more...]

UCA creates partnership to support new film

UCA’s Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership students and faculty, UCA Outreach and Community Engagement, UCA English and Political Science faculty, the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, and the UALR Office of Campus Life are bringing a screening of the new film Girl Rising to Little Rock. It will be screened at the UALR Student Service Center Auditorium on May 1, 2013 at 6 p.m. Girl Rising pre … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees May meeting

The UCA Board of Trustees will meet in a regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. Members of the Board of Trustees will have lunch at the President’s Home after the meeting. The Audit Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Room 201 in Wingo Hall. … [Read more...]