Heather Henson to Bring Handmade Puppet Dreams Film Festival to UCA

Heather Henson, artist and puppeteer and the daughter of the late Jim Henson, will open UCA's 2011-12 Artist in Residence Series with the Handmade Puppet Dreams Film Festival Sept. 12-15. Handmade Puppet Dreams is a touring festival of films, produced by Henson and created by independent artists. The films, which focus primarily on real-time performed puppetry including marionettes, finger … [Read more...]

UCA Residence Halls Over Capacity

UCA officials have set up temporary housing spaces to accommodate an overflow of freshmen. Residence halls are over capacity for the fall 2011. Housing officials report an occupancy rate of 100.69 percent. Temporary spaces have been set up in Bernard, Carmichael, Conway, Hughes, and State halls. "We are very pleased," said Rick McCollum, associate vice president for housing and contract … [Read more...]

Volunteers Move In New Students

Hundreds of volunteers braved the humidity and heat Sunday as they moved in freshmen during the annual Move-In Day. UCA faculty, staff, students and local organizations helped unload vehicles and hauled televisions, clothes, and mini-fridges to residence halls. Move-In Day is the kick off for Welcome Week. Numerous activities were scheduled throughout the day to provide parents and students … [Read more...]

Welcome Week Kicks Off Aug. 21

Welcome Week is just around the corner. Activities kick off Aug. 21 with Move-In Day for freshmen. Volunteers from the UCA and the Conway community will be on hand to welcome and assist new students and their families. "We want to make moving in as easy as possible for our incoming freshmen. That's why we will have volunteers at each hall to assist with moving new students into their residence … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Civil War Sesquicentennial Event

The University of Central Arkansas will sponsor a free seminar on Arkansas' experience in the Civil War on Saturday, Aug.  27 at 2 p.m. in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus.   "Civil War Battles: The Dishonorable Men Who Fought Them and the Weapons They Used" is one in the series of seminars, lectures and workshops in the Exploring Our World series sponsored by the College o … [Read more...]

Congressman Griffin Visits Labs, STEM Residential College

Congressman Tim Griffin, representative for the 2nd District, toured UCA's STEM Residential College and observed two labs in the Lewis Science Center on Aug. 8. College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics faculty and staff provided Griffin information on science programs and what the university is doing to promote STEM education. "We hear all the time that the United States is behind with … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Summer Commencement Aug. 12

Summer commencement for the University of Central Arkansas will be held Friday, Aug. 12 in the Farris Center. More than 490 degrees will be conferred during the ceremony. Commencement will begin at 7 p.m. UCA President Allen Meadors will deliver a challenge to the graduates. SGA President Austin Hall and Faculty Senate President Janet Wilson will give greetings on behalf of the student body and … [Read more...]

Graduate Assistants Train to Respond to Disasters

More than 20 graduate assistants in the university's Housing Department participated in emergency response and preparedness training at the Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management on Aug. 4-6. The training is a part of the Community Emergency Response Team Program, which educates people about disaster preparedness and how to respond to hazards that may impact their communities. CERT … [Read more...]

UCA Selected for Complete College America’s Challenge

The University of Central Arkansas is one of nine universities selected to participate in a program that would boost the number of Arkansans completing their college degree. Arkansas has been awarded a $1 million grant that will fund efforts to increase college completion. The grant, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a part of Complete College America's Completion Innovation … [Read more...]

Undergraduates’ Research Examines Health Information Technology

Ten undergraduate students from across the country completed a nine-week competitive research program aimed at improving the overall quality, safety and efficiency of the health delivery system. The program is part of the Computer Science Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project funded by the National Science Foundation. The University of Central Arkansas was selected earlier this … [Read more...]