Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Kicks Off June 7

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre's sixth season opens June 7 with William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night." The professional theater company will offer more than 25 performances of the four productions throughout the month of June. The season lineup includes Shakepeare's "Twelfth Night," "The Tempest," and "Richard III," and the musical "Big River," with music by Roger Miller. Shows will be performed … [Read more...]

UCA Receives $250,000 Grant for Upward Bound

The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to continue its Upward Bound program. Upward Bound helps first-generation college students who are of low socio-economic status. The program provides services for students who need academic support in order to pursue an education beyond high school. The grant will be used to provide … [Read more...]

Festival Showcases UCA Films

The University of Central Arkansas' Digital Filmmaking Department will have a strong presence at this year's Little Rock Film Festival. The sixth annual Little Rock Film Festival began on May 29 and will continue until June 3. The event showcases the best films, narrative, documentary and short films. The festival includes nine films directed by UCA faculty or students. They are: Running the … [Read more...]

Leadership Institute Set for June 15

District leaders as school improvement agents is the topic of this year's Summer Leadership Institute hosted by the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas. The event takes place June 15 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. "The Leadership Institute is noted for bringing high quality nationally renowned researchers, educational leaders, and policy-makers to Arkansas," … [Read more...]

UCA Maintains NCATE Accreditation

The Professional Education Unit of the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas has been granted continuing accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is one of the two organizations approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer accreditation to professional education units. UCA has maintained its NCATE accreditation … [Read more...]

75 Years of Ida Waldran Auditorium

Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the Ida Waldran Auditorium. Ida Waldran Auditorium opened on May 23, 1937 and has become one of UCA's most recognizable facilities on campus. Ida Waldran, located in Old Main, has been the host location of significant people and events including the opening ceremonies of the Women's Army Corps Branch No. 3 in 1943, a vocal concert by President Truman's … [Read more...]

Fant, Burns Named Employee of the Year

Charlotte Fant and Larry Burns are the recipients of the 2012 Employee of the Year Award. The award is given each year in recognition of the employee's dedication and service to the university. The awards were presented at the recent Employee Appreciation Reception. Fant was named the Classified Employee of the Year and Burns was recognized as the Non-Classified Employee of the Year. … [Read more...]

Adcock Appointed to Board of Trustees

Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed Robert "Bunny" Adcock to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. Adcock, of Conway, will replace Trustee Scott Roussel who resigned on May 6. Adcock is the vice chairman and member of the Board of Directors for Centennial Bank. "I am really excited about serving on the UCA Board of Trustees," Adcock said. "...I've told people that of all the jobs … [Read more...]

Two UCA Students Receive Fulbright Award

Brittany Edwardes and Kathy Hill of the University of Central Arkansas have been awarded the Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Edwardes and Hill are among the more than 1,700 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2012-2013 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. … [Read more...]

UCA Students Fare Well in Media Contest

The University of Central Arkansas's Vortex earned the General Excellence award for literary magazines in the recent Arkansas College Media Association awards. The award highlighted a strong showing by UCA writing and journalism outlets. "I'm delighted," said Garry Craig Powell, the faculty adviser for Vortex. "It's a testament to the talent, passion and dedication of our students that we so … [Read more...]