SGA picnic

A picnic for members of the UCA Student Government Association and their families will be today, April 22, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the President’s Home in the backyard. Two or more members of the UCA Board of Trustees may be in attendance. UCA President Tom Courtway and his wife, Melissa, are hosting the event. UCA senior staff also have been invited. … [Read more...]

UCA Night of Distinction

The University of Central Arkansas hosts its annual awards gala, Night of Distinction, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Farris Center and the only black-tie event of its kind in Conway. The University of Central Arkansas will present the Distinguished Alumni Award to Terry Pillow, Chief Executive Officer of Tommy Bahama, ’76, and Dr. Joe Allison, Research Fellow at Phillips 66, ’ … [Read more...]

Upcoming ceremony to rename Honors College

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College will be renamed the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College in a ceremony on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom. Visitors also can attend the Open House at 1 p.m. in the Honors Center at McAlister Hall, prior to the naming ceremony. The UCA Board of Trustees approved the renaming at its February 2013 … [Read more...]

UCA students and grads screen films at Film Festival

Four UCA student films have been accepted into the 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival, which will take place from May 15-19 in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. The UCA-produced films that were accepted into the festival are “Death of a Superhero,” written and directed by UCA graduate Brandon Bristol; “The Sky Begins to Storm,” a documentary by UCA graduate Ron Walter; “Foot Trackers … [Read more...]

Nursing department awards scholarships

The Department of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas recently announced the award of four scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Johnelle Hunt Scholarship Laura Gillis from Conway, Ark., has been selected as the recipient of the Johnelle Hunt Nursing Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. This scholarship is for a graduate nursing student, enrolled in the nurse … [Read more...]

College of Business professor offers insights

John Bratton, UCA professor of insurance and risk management, provided insights about auto insurance to Bankrate.com in an article that went live today, April 17. The article entitled, “Peek beneath your car insurance rates,” was also picked up by Yahoo! Finance. In the article, Bratton answers a series of questions about auto insurance rates. Bankrate.com enlists university professors acr … [Read more...]

New Rec Field to Break Ground

WHAT: Groundbreaking of student recreational field WHEN:  1:40 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2013 WHERE: Far south end of the parking lot east of the HPER Center DETAILS: The groundbreaking ceremony for a new student recreational football field will take place on Tuesday, April 16 at 1:40 p.m. This project will allow intramural teams to play two simultaneous flag football games … [Read more...]

UCA alumnus to lead downtown mural project

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION April 12, 2013 CONTACT:  Dr. Gayle Seymour, (501) 450-3295; gayles@uca.edu COMMUNITY MURAL SCHEDULED FOR DOWNTOWN CONWAY CONWAY — Work is about to begin on a second community mural for downtown Conway after the Conway City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to match a grant from the Mid-America Arts Al … [Read more...]

UCA Presents ‘Western Gazes Upon China’

CONWAY – The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Arkansas continues the "Exploring Our World" series with a free public lecture on the reception of Chinese philosophies and religions by European scholars. The lecture, Western Gazes upon China, will be held Tuesday, April 16 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center located on the UCA campus. A panel of faculty … [Read more...]

Inaugural Communication Week set for April 15-18

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION April 9, 2013 CONTACT: Dr. Nelle Bedner, (501) 450-5601; nelleb@uca.edu  INAUGURAL COMMUNICATION WEEK SET FOR UCA By Spencer Mercy College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Communication will host the first Communication Week on … [Read more...]