AEDC Receives "Friend of Community Development Award"

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is the 2010 recipient of the "Friend of Community Development Award" given by the Community Development Institute (CDI) Central at the University of Central Arkansas. The award is given to organizations for their support of community and economic development throughout the state. Maria Haley, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development … [Read more...]

UCA to Become All-Steinway School

The University of Central Arkansas rolled out five new Steinway pianos Friday as the university announced its commitment to become the next All-Steinway School in Arkansas, a distinction achieved by only 118 schools across the globe. For more than 150 years, Steinway & Sons has remained the benchmark by which all other pianos are measured. They remain dedicated to the ideal of making each … [Read more...]

Civil War Scholar to Speak at UCA

Dr. Gary Gallagher, the John L. Nau III Professor of the History of the Civil War at the University of Virginia, will speak at UCA at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 5 in the Student Center. Dr. Gallagher's topic will be “Waging War and Dealing with Defeat: The Confederate Nation and Its Memory.” The lecture is free and open to the public. One of the most widely acclaimed authorities on the Civil War, D … [Read more...]

Community Leaders Talk Economic Development

UCA will host the 23rd annual Community Development Institute Central (CDI) on Aug. 2-6 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. CDI trains community and economic development professionals in Arkansas and surrounding states. It builds the capacity of individuals and communities to positively impact economic and social development. Professionals from chambers of commerce, private and public … [Read more...]

UCA Alumni Association Honors Prince

Conway resident Mickey Prince was recognized as the 2010 recipient of the University of Central Arkansas Alumni Service Award during the alumni association's annual award dinner on Friday, July 23. The award is presented annually to an individual or couple who, through their deeds or actions, reflects the importance of the UCA Alumni Association and demonstrates extraordinary commitment, … [Read more...]

CNSM Students Study in New Zealand

Thirty UCA students and two faculty members explored active volcanoes and toured a cloning lab as part of a study abroad trip to New Zealand. The trip, led by Biology faculty member and New Zealand native Dr. J .D. Swanson, focused on the impact humans have on their environment. The group left for New Zealand May 8 for the 24-day study abroad trip. This was UCA's first trip to the South … [Read more...]

UCA Professor to Discuss Book on Chicago Radio Program

Dr. Gordon Shepherd, a professor of sociology at the University of Central Arkansas, will appear July 28 on Milt Rosenberg's WGN radio program "Extension 720" to discuss his new book Talking with the Children of God: Prophecy and Transformation in a Radical Religious Group. The book draws on face-to-face interviews with leaders and administrative staff of the radical religious movement now known … [Read more...]

Academic Administrators to Discuss Challenges

Academic deans and provosts from across the nation will gather next week at the University of Central Arkansas to discuss challenges facing higher education. The 2010 National Conference of Academic Deans will be held July 29-31 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. The conference attracts 60 to 70 academic administrators annually, providing an ideal setting for informal discussions and … [Read more...]

Kennedy Center President Visits UCA

Michael Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, gave local nonprofit organizations advice on how to keep their arts programs profitable and exciting during tough economic times. Kaiser participated in a question and answer session recently in the Reynolds Performance Hall. He addressed the challenges facing non-profit performing arts organizations such areas as … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre Announces 2010-11 Season

The University of Central Arkansas Theatre has announced its line-up of productions for the 2010-2011 season. The season opens with two productions in repertory, directed by senior Theatre majors Bradley Mancil of Harrison and Greg Antley of Conway. Mancil will direct Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard. In Shepard's final play about family tragedies, the Tate clan struggle for control … [Read more...]