Conway Film Festival set for ArtsFest

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION Contact: Chris Churchill, (501) 450-5522; cchurchill@uca.edu September 26, 2014 ARTSFEST PRESENTS CONWAY’S 6TH ANNUAL FILM FESTIVAL By Kelsey Williams College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY —The sixth annual Conway Film Festival Oct. 2 and 4 will feature the top 14 films from … [Read more...]

UCA presents ‘Breaking Bad’ scientist

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CONWAY—Fans of the hit television show Breaking Bad have the opportunity to learn more about the science that helped make the show a hit. The University of Central Arkansas is hosting a talk with Dr. Donna Nelson, the scientist behind the AMC show, in the Student Center Ballroom Room 205 on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. A limited number of seats are left. The seats are available on a f … [Read more...]

Prescription Drug Take Back

CONWAY—In recognition of National Prescription Take Back Day, the University of Central Arkansas Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration have partnered to hold a Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expired, unused, excess, or unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off at the UCAPD, located at the corner of W. J. Sowder and M … [Read more...]

Brake for Bears

In observance of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, UCA student volunteers promoted crosswalk safety during Brake For Bears on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Every fall and spring, Brake For Bears asks for student volunteers to work this campaign, and this year the UCA Police Department received a record-breaking amount of responses within the first day with over 150 students, faculty, and … [Read more...]

Greek Village contributes to sorority membership increase

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CONWAY—The Panhellenic Council has seen a 20 percent increase of women joining sororities during the fall 2014 recruitment due in part to the construction of Greek Village on campus. Greek Village is a housing system primarily for fraternities and sororities on campus. The first phase of construction began in spring with plans to complete five sorority houses by fall 2015 for Move-In Day. As p … [Read more...]

Scallet awarded Arts Council fellowship

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PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 22, 2014 CONTACT: Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, (501) 428-4165; mrmarotte@arkshakes.com ARKANSAS ARTS COUNCIL AWARDS SCALLET INDIVIDUAL ARTIST FELLOWSHIP CONWAY — Rebekah Scallet, producing artistic director of Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, has been awarded an individual artist fellowship from the … [Read more...]

UCA receives $1.2-million NSF grant

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CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a $1.2-million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of qualified high school science and mathematics teachers. The project, titled “A Systematic and Integrated Approach to Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining Highly Qualified Secondary Teachers of Mathematics and Science in Arkansas” will be funded over five … [Read more...]

Beijing Normal University performance

CONWAY-As part of the University of Central Arkansas Confucius Institute’s series of activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the Confucius Institute, the University of Central Arkansas will host an art performance entitled “Enchanting Melodies From China” by the art troupe from Beijing Normal University on September 20th at Reynolds Performance Hall. The performance featu … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Chancellor of East China Normal University

CONWAY- During the weekend of September 26th, the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Central Arkansas – Confucius Institute will be celebrating Confucius Institute Day with events open to the campus and community. Specifically on September 26th, UCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Tong Shijun, the Chancellor of UCA’s partner school, East China Normal University, will participate i … [Read more...]

Amigo Cup Tournament

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas will host the Amigo Cup, the only statewide Latino soccer tournament aimed at encouraging Latinos youth to attend college. The tournament will take place Sunday, September 21, 2014. The competition kicks off at 9:00 a.m. at the UCA soccer field located on the corner of Donaghey Ave. and Dave Ward Dr. in Conway, Arkansas. The tournament was established t … [Read more...]