Actor Morgan Freeman Recipient of The Oxford American Award

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman will be the recipient of The Oxford American’s inaugural award for Outstanding Contributions to Southern Culture at the magazine’s Best of the South Gala in Little Rock on April 3. Freeman is an Academy Award-winning actor whose voice and presence has become ubiquitous in American culture. He spent his childhood in the Mississippi Delta, around Cha … [Read more...]

UCA Green Week Kicks Off March 15

University of Central Arkansas students and non-profit organizations are teaming up to educate the community about the environment. UCA Environmental Alliance, SGA, and Biology Club are hosting 2010 Green Week the week of March 15. All events will be held in the Student Center courtyard. In case of rain, the events will be held in the Student Center. The event is significant because it marks a … [Read more...]

Active Shooter Exercise Set for March 11

An active shooter exercise is slated for March 11 as part of the University of Central Arkansas's emergency management planning initiatives. The exercise will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Minton Hall. This exercise will be one of the most comprehensive and involved emergency preparation activities at UCA, according to UCA police officials. Over the last year, the UCA Police Department has … [Read more...]

Student Project Promotes Sustainability Through Gardening

Volunteer students from Hendrix, University of Central Arkansas and Central Baptist College will develop four gardens at the Faulkner County Public Library. The project, which emerged as the fruit of a brainstorming session at the third annual Sustainable Faulkner County Community Forum, seeks to promote collaboration between the learning institutions of Conway and the engagement of local … [Read more...]

UCA Students Receive SURF Grants for Research

Seven University of Central Arkansas students were recently awarded Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship grants. The SURF program allows undergraduate students to conduct in-depth research projects in their specific fields of study with faculty mentors. The students and their research projects are: *Justin Allen of Mt. Vernon was awarded a $3,900 grant. The project is titled, "Cloning … [Read more...]

MAT Program Wins National Award

The Master of Arts in Teaching graduate program at the University of Central Arkansas is the recipient of the 2010 Association of Teacher Educators' Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award. The national award honors outstanding teacher education programs that exemplify comprehensive and cohesive teacher preparation courses aligned with strong collaboration between local school districts … [Read more...]

Holocaust Survivor Margit Meissner Speaks March 10

Holocaust survivor Margit Meissner will share her heroic story of survival March 10 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The event, "An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Margit Meissner," will begin at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall. The lecture is open to the public. "Whenever a Holocaust survivor volunteers to speak of the twentieth-century's worst act of genocide, the time … [Read more...]

Former News Anchor Donates Papers

B.J. Sams, former news anchor at Little Rock television station KTHV, has donated his collection of papers to the University of Central Arkansas Archives. The collection contains the work of his career as a radio broadcaster and television journalist. This includes selected interviews, professional and personal correspondence, and photographs. "B.J. Sams' collection is a treasure trove of … [Read more...]

Senior Partner of Edward Jones Opens Davis Lecture Series

CONWAY -- John W. Bachmann, senior partner for Edward Jones, will present the inaugural Davis Family Lecture on Feb. 25 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The Davis Family Lecture Series highlights prominent business men and women from across the country. The lecture will being at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium in the College of Business.The business lecture series is the result … [Read more...]

Best-Selling Author ReShonda Tate Billingsley To Speak Feb.25

National best-selling author and former news reporter ReShonda Tate Billingsley will speak Thursday, Feb. 25 at the University of Central Arkansas. The lecture and book signing will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom. Billingsley’s topic is "Pursuing your Passion." The event is free and open to the public. Billingsley is a national best-selling author of 18 books, i … [Read more...]