UCA Ranks Among Top 50 in National Board Certified Teachers

The University of Central Arkansas was ranked 28th among the top 50 institutions of higher education to produce 2011 National Board Certified Teachers, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. UCA produced 33 National Board Certified Teachers in 2011. Three other Arkansas universities also ranked among the top 50. National Board Certification requires classroom … [Read more...]

UCA Officials to Continue Testing of Burdick Hall

University of Central Arkansas officials will be taking additional measures to ensure that Burdick Hall is safe for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Officials announced Friday there will be additional testing following an incident in Burdick Hall. The building was evacuated Thursday morning after several students reported feeling ill. The building's air system was inspected. Results from … [Read more...]

Risi Wins Top Film Award

Kimberly Risi, a recent graduate of UCA's Digital Filmmaking program, was the winner of the Charles B. Pierce Best Arkansas Film Award at the 2012 Little Rock Film Festival. Risi won the award for her 20-minute film, "The Man in the Moon." The film is about an inmate, Dave, who is sentenced to work on the moon and finds a door where an old man, the "man in the moon," lives. "I'm very excited … [Read more...]

Burdick Classes Relocated to Doyne

Classes scheduled in Burdick Hall will be held in the Doyne Health Sciences building on Friday. Information Technology staff should report to Burdick at 8 a.m. Other UCA staff who work in Burdick should contact their supervisor. The building was evacuated Thursday morning after several students reported feeling ill. University officials are still in the process of determining the cause. The … [Read more...]

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...]