UCA Holds Winter Commencement

More than 700 degrees were conferred during the winter commencement at the University of Central Arkansas on Dec. 12. About 335 graduates walked across the stage to receive their degrees during commencement at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center that morning. A second commencement was held that afternoon, where an additional 397 degrees were conferred. During his commencement … [Read more...]

UCA Production Chosen for Festival

UCA Theatre's production of "Machinal" by Sophie Treadwell has been chosen as one of only six plays to be invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VI. The festival is scheduled for February 2010 at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. "Machinal," directed by Assistant Professor Matt Chiorini, was chosen as the Director's Choice at the state KCACTF … [Read more...]

The Oxford American Releases Southern Music Edition

The Oxford American magazine's 11th annual Southern Music edition has hit the bookstores and newsstands. This year's Southern Music issue focuses on the musical heritage of a particular Southern state, in addition to covering the breadth and depth of music from the entire region, said Warwick Sabin, publisher of The Oxford American. The first state to be the object of attention is Arkansas. … [Read more...]

UCA's Winter Commencement Set for Dec. 12

The University of Central Arkansas's Winter Commencement will take place Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the UCA campus. UCA President Allen Meadors will deliver a challenge to the graduates. Music will be provided by the UCA Music Department faculty. Undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred during two ceremonies. Ceremonies are scheduled at: … [Read more...]

Chinese Troupe Performance Canceled

The performance of the East China Normal University Student Troupe scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 10 at the University of Central Arkansas has been canceled. UCA officials received word Wednesday that the troupe's flight from Shanghai to Chicago was canceled due to mechanical failure. East China Normal University is an exchange partner and Confucius Institute partner of UCA. The Confucius … [Read more...]

Chinese Troupe to Perform at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas will host the East China Normal University Student Troupe on Thursday, Dec. 10. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the campus and general public. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. The East China Normal University Student Troupe is composed of 16 students who perform Chinese … [Read more...]

Welcher recipient of 2010 Arkansas Nurse Practitioner State Award

Candace Welcher's dedication to providing quality health care to University of Central Arkansas students has been recognized by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Welcher, the director of student health services, has been named the recipient of the 2010 Arkansas Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence. She will receive the award during a conference in June 2010 at the AANP … [Read more...]

Lowe Named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Dr. John Lowe III has joined an elite group of individuals who have been recognized for their contributions in speech-language pathology. Dr. Lowe, chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Central Arkansas, was recently named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The award is one of the highest honors the association can bestow. The … [Read more...]

Public Comment Sought for Self-Study

The University of Central Arkansas is seeking the public's input as it goes through its 10-year accreditation. Individuals can submit comments about UCA's academic programs and the quality of the university to the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six accrediting agencies in the U.S. that provide … [Read more...]

UCA Professor's Sculpture Gift to President Clinton

President Bill Clinton was recently presented a sculpture created by University of Central Arkansas Professor Bryan Massey. The sculpture, "The Jazz Player," was given to President Clinton on Nov. 18 during a luncheon in observance of the 5th anniversary of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. "It is exciting to have your work presented to someone of his stature," Massey said. "It's a … [Read more...]