HONORS COLLEGE PROJECTS LARGEST, MOST DIVERSE INCOMING CLASS IN RECENT YEARS

The University of Central Arkansas Norbert O. Schedler Honors College anticipates its incoming 2017 class to be one of the largest and most academically competitive in recent years, but also the most diverse class in the program’s 35-year history. This year the Schedler Honors College will welcome 90 new students. The incoming class will be comprised of 75 freshmen and 15 sophomore scholars. T … [Read more...]

UCA MASHBURN CENTER FOR LEARNING HONORS LOCAL EDUCATORS

The University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Center for Learning recognized local educators at the Kaleidoscope mini-conference Thursday, May 18 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus. Dr. John Tackett, director of secondary education in the Pulaski County School District, was awarded the J.D. and Mary Lou Mashburn Award for Outstanding Advocacy for Students in Arkansas. The award … [Read more...]

FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR MAT STUDENTS

Grads will address state teacher shortage CONWAY—Individuals interested in becoming a teacher and earning a master’s degree still have time to apply for up to $5,000 tuition through a grant program at the University of Central Arkansas. The grant allows up to $5,000 in tuition and other incentives to students earning a Master of Arts in Teaching at UCA commit to teach in a partnership school … [Read more...]

UCA, COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO ANNOUNCE GROWTH PLAN FOR LONOKE

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development in partnership with the City of Lonoke, Lonoke Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service will unveil “Kick Start Lonoke,” a community action plan outlining the strategic blueprint for the growth and development of Lonoke over the next five years. The announcement is 10 a.m … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE TO OPEN 11TH SEASON JUNE 9

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will run its 11th season June 9-July 9 at the University of Central Arkansas with four shows playing in repertory that explore “the power of persuasion.” Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost will open June 9, outdoors on the McAlister Hall lawn on the UCA campus. At Reynolds Performance Hall on campus, Meredith Willson’s The Music Man will open June 16; Shakespeare’s J … [Read more...]

AUDITIONS SET FOR VOICES OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHOIR

Students in grades 3-12 as of Fall 2017 are invited to audition for the award-winning Voices of Central Arkansas (VOCA) Choir May 16-17 at the University of Central Arkansas’s Snow Fine Arts Center Room 312A. Auditions will run from 3:30-6:30 p.m. each day. VOCA is the umbrella organization for several vocal ensembles: Choristers, Concert Choir and High School Choir. The intent of the choir i … [Read more...]

BOARD OF TRUSTEES MAY MEETING

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m., Friday, May 12 in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at the following link: www.uca.edu/botagenda. The board will have lunch in Wingo Hall, Room 210. The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 11 in W … [Read more...]

REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL ANNOUNCES 2017-18 SEASON

The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will feature a record 23 events for the 2017-18 season which kicks off with a lecture Sept. 25 by Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. as part of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School. The season will include Broadway, Pops, and Night Out Series; two Distinguished Lectures; and two A … [Read more...]

COMMUNICATION STUDENTS CREATE TOOLBOX FOR NONPROFIT

By: Treslyn Fletcher School of Communication CONWAY— Fourteen University of Central Arkansas students spent their spring 2017 semester giving back to the community by working with Conway Cradle Care, a nonprofit organization that assists expectant and parenting adolescents. Students enrolled in the service-learning family communication course, taught by Dr. Nelle Bedner, professor in the S … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS CIVILITY WORKSHOP

The University of Central Arkansas will host a civility workshop on Tuesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus. The workshop, “Mudslinging, Disagreements & Disrespect: Climbing Out of the Rabbit Hole of Incivility,” will provide an interactive experience to build a context for civility, compassion and courage to grow in the school, community and home.  It … [Read more...]