UCA Recognized as Military Friendly School

G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded the University of Central Arkansas the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members and veterans as students, according … [Read more...]

10 Days of Events Planned For Conway’s 5th Artsfest

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 16, 2011 CONTACT: Judi Moore, (501) 548-5224; judimmore@gmail.com 10 DAYS OF EVENTS PLANNED FOR CONWAY’S 5th ARTSFEST By Rachel McAdams College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — ArtsFest is back for its fifth year, with 10 days of art-filled … [Read more...]

Theatre Professor Fritzges Wins Award of Merit From the Indie Fest

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 16, 2011 CONTACT: Donna Lampkin Stephens; (501) 852-2599; donnals@uca.edu THEATRE PROFESSOR FRITZGES WINS AWARD OF MERIT FROM THE INDIE FEST CONWAY — Chris Fritzges, associate professor theatre at the University of Central Arkansas, has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Indie F … [Read more...]

Melton Featured at Baum Gallery Alumni Exhibition

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 16, 2011 CONTACT: Barclay McConnell, (501) 450-5793; barclaym@uca.edu MELTON FEATURED AT BAUM GALLERY ALUMNI EXHIBITION By Rachel McAdams College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The work of Little Rock artist Keith Melton will be featured a … [Read more...]

Three UCA Writing Faculty Members to Read From Posthumous Novel

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 16, 2011 CONTACT: Jeanetta Darley (501) 327-7482; jeanetta@fcl.org THREE UCA WRITING FACULTY MEMBERS TO READ FROM POSTHUMOUS NOVEL By Ariel Moore UCA Department of Writing CONWAY — Terry Wright, Mark Spitzer and Tim Thornes, professors with the Department of Writing at the University of … [Read more...]

UCA Among “Top Public Schools” in the South

The University of Central Arkansas continues to rank among the best institutions in the South, according to the 2012 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report released Tuesday. UCA ranks 23rd in the category of "Top Public Schools" among regional universities in the South. The university remains the highest ranked Arkansas public university in the region. "The University of … [Read more...]

Microsoft VP Returns to Alma Mater to Inspire Students

When Terri Jordan graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in computer science in 1985, she never imagined that 26 years later she would be living in Seattle, Wash., working for "one of the most amazing technology companies in the world." Jordan, a native of Morrilton, Ark., has worked as vice president of technology, retail stores for Microsoft since 2009. … [Read more...]

1st Public Forum Lecture To Feature UA Professor

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 12, 2011 CONTACT: UCA Department of Communication, (501) 450-3202   1ST PUBLIC FORUM LECTURE TO FEATURE UA PROFESSOR   By Kazuma Minegishi College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office   CONWAY — The Department of Communication at the University of Cen … [Read more...]

101 Years of Broadway to Open Public Appearances’ Broadway Series

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 13, 2011 CONTACT: Jerry Biebesheimer, (501) 450-3682; jerryb@uca.edu   101 YEARS OF BROADWAY TO OPEN PUBLIC APPEARANCES’ BROADWAY SERIES By Rachel McAdams College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office   CONWAY — 101 Years of Broadway will open the Univer … [Read more...]

Freshman Enrollment Increases Six Percent

The University of Central Arkansas had a 6.2 percent increase in freshman enrollment, bringing the freshman class to 1,961 students for the fall of 2011, according to preliminary enrollment data. An overflow of freshmen caused a temporary shortage in housing for the incoming class. Residence halls are over capacity, with an occupancy rate of 100.69 percent. Despite the increase in the … [Read more...]