UCA THEATRE TO PRESENT ARMS AND THE MAN

UCA Theatre will present the critically acclaimed “Arms and the Man” by celebrated playwright George Bernard Shaw in the Bridges/Larson theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Center on the University of Central Arkansas campus in April. Performances are scheduled for April 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m., as well as two matinee shows April 14 and 21 at 2 p.m. Stacy Pendergraft, associate professor of T … [Read more...]

UCA TO HOST CONFERENCE FOR SMALL-SCALE DEVELOPERS

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) will host a Small Developer Conference from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 31 at McCastlain Hall on the UCA campus. Current or aspiring real estate developers, financial institutions, city officials and others involved in the development process are encouraged to attend this day-long workshop. The cost to … [Read more...]

UCA BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO ATTEND 2018 RETREAT

Members of the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet for a retreat beginning with lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 28 at the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute in Morrilton. The retreat is expected to conclude at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 29. The board will have no action agenda. … [Read more...]

UCA HIRES EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR

The University of Central Arkansas has hired Tyler Lachowsky as the campus emergency management coordinator. In this role, Lachowsky will coordinate and conduct exercises that test the university’s preparedness, response and recovery capabilities both within the university and with partner agencies at the local, state and federal levels. He will also review and update UCA’s emergency operations … [Read more...]

FINCHER APPOINTED TO NASPA REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

John Fincher, assistant vice president for Student Services, has been appointed to the Regional Advisory Board of National Association of Student Personnel Administrators-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. As the state coordinator for Arkansas, Fincher will oversee membership efforts within the state and represent the state on the Region IV-West leadership team. The appointment … [Read more...]

PINCKLEY FEATURED ON LENSCRATCH

Art professor Donna Pinckley was selected by the editor of Lenscratch as the Arkansas artist for the site's "50 States" project. Lenscratch selected and featured one artist from each state, and then had that artist select other photography artists from the state to be featured on the site as well. Pinckley’s work from her “Sticks and Stones” series is featured in an article that was featured on … [Read more...]

UCA AWARDED $500,000 BRIDGES-LARSON FOUNDATION GRANT

Funds to support film, theater, creative writing initiatives The Bridges-Larson Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the University of Central Arkansas Department of Film, Theatre and Creative Writing in the College of Fine Arts & Communication. Awarded this past fall, the grant is the largest gift in the history of the department, and $100,000 will be awarded over five … [Read more...]

UCA RECEIVES GIFT TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HISPANIC STUDENTS

The University of Central Arkansas will receive $50,000 to establish and endow the Drew Marshall Gainor Scholarship for Hispanic students in certain business disciplines. The fund is being established by Lauren and Drew Gainor ’10 in honor of Drew’s late father, Drew Marshall Gainor. “This is an opportunity to leave a legacy to honor my father, the late Drew Marshall Gainor, while extending t … [Read more...]

UCA PROFESSOR HONORED BY ETHIOPIAN CROWN

University of Central Arkansas associate professor Gizachew Tiruneh was recognized by The Crown Council of Ethiopia for his outstanding scholarship on Africa, and particularly for his 2015 book, The Rise and Fall of the Solomonic Dynasty of Ethiopia: Is the Kebra Negast a Time-Bound Document? Tiruneh has been made an officer of the Order of the Star of Honor of Ethiopia, one of the oldest … [Read more...]

MCGEE TO PRESENT SYMPOSIUM AT CONFERENCE

Margaret McGee, associate professor, Department of Physical Therapy, will be presenting a symposium at the American Physical Therapy Association NEXT Conference and Exposition 2018, to be held in Orlando, Florida, June 27-30, 2018. The title of McGee's symposium is “Let’s Go! Fitness Testing to Promote Physical Literacy in Children with Disabilities.” … [Read more...]