Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s seventh season to run June 6-30

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 10, 2013 CONTACT: Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, (501) 428-4165; mrmarotte@arkshakes.com ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE’S 7TH SEASON TO RUN JUNE 6-30 AT MULTIPLE VENUES CONWAY — Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s seventh season of entertaining and thought-provoking summer theatre in repertory will run June 6-30 … [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...]

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...]

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...]

60th Annual Service Awards

UCA employees were honored during the 60th Annual Service Awards on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The Employee of the Year Award for classified and non-classified employees were Donna Johnson, administrative specialist, Department of Leadership Studies and Jane Andis, DegreeWorks coordinator/curriculum specialist, respectively. Dr. Lynn Burley, associate professor, Department of Writing, … [Read more...]

UCA student is Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar

University of Central Arkansas student Kelsey Randell has been named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service. The Nancy Larson Foundation proudly supports students majoring in elementary education across the country by awarding scholarships to deserving students each year. Randell is one out of … [Read more...]

College of Liberal Arts announces first undergraduate research symposium

The students, faculty, and staff of UCA’s College of Liberal Arts announce the first Undergraduate Research Symposium, to be held starting at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Student Center on the UCA campus. “I am pleased to see this component of our Educating for Global Engagement (EDGE) initiative move forward with the first College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium,” said … [Read more...]

Super Kids Summer Program at UCA

The College of Education and Department of Early Childhood and Special Education will host “Super Kids 2013,” a camp with three science-driven courses for students entering Grades 1-3. Courses offered this year are: Young Oceanographers and the Ocean – Super Kids will investigate what makes the ocean salty, where the water comes from, and characteristics of ocean creatures. Young Zoolo … [Read more...]