2012 Humanities Fair at UCA

The 2012 Humanities Fair will be held on Thursday, November 8 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at UCA from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair is open to high school students and their teachers to enable students to experience attending humanities courses in a university setting. Students will have their choice of attending sessions conducted by UCA professors in Philosophy, Religious Studies, … [Read more...]

UCA to Host 2012 Family Day

The UCA campus will see a carnival-like atmosphere on Saturday as the university hosts the 2012 Family Day, a day in which students, parents and children can take advantage of free food, games and UCA Bears football. The tailgating for the Bears game that starts at 6 p.m. will begin at noon and the concessions and games for Family Day will begin at 2 p.m. on the practice field west of Estes … [Read more...]

UCA Alum Voted HGTV Fan Favorite

Kellie Clements has come a long way since the days of redecorating her Barbie’s doll house. Clements, who received her degree in interior design from UCA in December 2001, was one of the four finalists in last season’s HGTV Design Star. She was voted the Fan Favorite by viewers and had the opportunity to film her own HGTV online show. Clements returned to the show for its Design All Stars edi … [Read more...]

Board Approves OA Partnership, Names Distinguished Alumnus

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday on a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Oxford American that will continue the partnership between the University and the nationally recognized publication. The new Memorandum of Understanding the board approved will obligate UCA to provide office space on campus and operational funds in the amount of $50,000 … [Read more...]

Scholarship to Help Bridge Gender Gap in Computer Science

Six University of Central Arkansas students have been awarded the 2012 Computer Science Female Freshman Scholarship to assist them in pursuing a career in the computer science and technology field. The scholarship is funded through the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Academic Alliance Seed Fund, a program designed to help bridge the gender gap in computer science … [Read more...]

Donors Honored for Generosity

University of Central Arkansas students shared personal testimonies about how the generosity of others changed their lives during the University of Central Arkansas Foundation’s annual scholarship reception. The reception, held each year, provides donors an opportunity to meet the students who have benefited from their contributions to UCA. Last year, the UCA Foundation awarded more than $ … [Read more...]

Patterns in Presidential Elections Examined at History Symposium

The University of Central Arkansas’ History Department is hosting the 2012 History Symposium “Presidential Elections inHistory” on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. The 2012 History Symposium: Presidential Elections in History is a conference for educators who teach social studies. Keynote speaker Dr. Allan Lichtman will lead the conference by examining the 1 … [Read more...]

Singer Rufus Wainwright to Perform Oct. 18

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will continue the UCA Public Appearances season with the first Pops performance Oct. 18. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Wainwright has recorded seven albums and numerous tracks on compilation and film soundtracks. His music can be heard in movies such as “Moulin Rouge,” “Shrek” and “Avatar.” “[Wainwright] is … [Read more...]

UCA Receives “Military Friendly School” Designation

The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded the designation of “Military Friendly School,” by G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. UCA ranks in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that assist military service members and veterans further their education, according to G.I. Jobs. The 2013 Military Friendly Sc … [Read more...]

UT Political Scholar to Discuss Political Cynicism Oct. 11

Dr. Roderick P. Hart, dean of the College of Communication and professor of government at the University of Texas, Austin, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as Scholar-in-Residence for Civic Engagement Oct. 10-11. Hart will give a free public lecture, “Campaign 2012: Political Cynicism When We Need it the Least,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Bus … [Read more...]