UCA celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Shawna Cain

The University of Central Arkansas celebrates Native American Heritage Month with two lectures on Thursday, Nov. 12 featuring distinguished Cherokee artists, scholars and Cherokee Nation members Roger and Shawna Cain. They will speak on the use of traditional knowledge in Cherokee Art and the Cherokee River Cane Initiative. The Department of Sociology-anthropology program and the Office of … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Minority Vendor Expo

The University of Central Arkansas will host a Minority Vendor Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9 in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of UCA in Conway. The Minority Vendor Expo is designed to give members of the higher education community an opportunity to engage with minority business owners in an effort to learn more about the products and services they have to … [Read more...]

UCA receives Teacher Education Award from SRATE

(L to R) Dr. Nancy Gallavan, professor, Dr. Tammy Benson, chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Terry James, chair of the Department of Leadership Studies, Chris Hogan, clinical instructor and Amy Thompson, program coordinator, from the College of Education receiving the award.

The University of Central Arkansas received the Innovation in Teacher Education Award from the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE). The award was given in recognition of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program’s Bug-In-Ear Initiative. The Bug-in-Ear Initiative is a peer coaching intervention that improves instructional behaviors of teacher candidates. Through B … [Read more...]

UCA and ASU-Beebe to sign articulation agreement

MEDIA ADVISORY UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS NOVEMBER 2, 2015 CONTACT: Christina Madsen, vice president for communications, public relations and marketing, at christinam@uca.edu or (501) 852-2659. Fredricka Sharkey, director of media relations, at fsharkey@uca.edu or (501) 450-5114. UCA AND ASU-BEEBE TO SIGN 17th ARTICULATION AGREEMENT WHAT:  The University of Central Arkansas and Arkansas S … [Read more...]

UCA receives $250,000 gift to endow scholarships

Spencer Freyaldenhoven and Kevin Wan are the first recipients of the Donna S. Stephens Accounting Scholarship Fund.

The University of Central Arkansas received a $250,000 gift from the late Donna S. Stephens to establish an endowed scholarship fund for Faulkner County students. The university recently held a ceremony to unveil a plaque commemorating the gift. “Ceremonies like these are important—to acknowledge the legacy and career of someone who really cared deeply about students and wanted to give bac … [Read more...]

Accounting student awarded $10,000 scholarship


A University of Central Arkansas accounting student has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for the 2015-2016 academic year. UCA graduate student Melissa McDowell, of Little Rock, was one of 84 students from various colleges and universities in the US to be selected for the PCAOB scholarship. McDowell graduated from UCA in May 2015 with a … [Read more...]

Novelist García to be in residence Nov. 19-20

Photo Cristina Garcia BW

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION CONTACT: Christina Madsen, christinam@uca.edu, (501) 852-2659 Garry Craig Powell, gpowell@uca.edu, (501) 450-5110 October 30, 2015 NOVELIST TO BE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT UCA By Shane Allen UCA Department of Writing CONWAY — Renowned novelist Cristina García will give a public reading with a book si … [Read more...]

Senior exhibition set for Baum Gallery Nov. 5-Dec. 3

By Anastassiya Khvan and Kendra Beattie College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Graduating art students at the University of Central Arkansas will display their work at the annual Fall Senior Exhibit in the Baum Gallery of Fine Art from Nov. 5-Dec. 3. Opening receptions will be held on Nov. 5 from 4-6 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 2-4 p.m. The receptions and exhibition are free … [Read more...]

University Chorus to perform Nov. 19

By Flora Violleau College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas University Chorus will perform Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The 7:30 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. The concert, “From our Lands to Yours”, will be the first of the fall season for the choir. “For this performance, each song sp … [Read more...]

Nominate a speaker for TEDx

The inaugural TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas is now accepting speaker nominations for its spring 2016 conference. The conference is set to debut on the campus of University of Central Arkansas on Friday, March 4. The all-day event will be held in the Ida Waldran Auditorium located inside UCA’s oldest building, Old Main. Ideal TEDx speakers showcase new ideas that are widely relatable, ideas … [Read more...]