UCA Announces Honors Scholars for Fall 2011

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College has selected 60 incoming first-year students as its newest class of Honors Scholars. The students were selected from a pool of over 200 applicants, of which 115 were selected for intensive full-day interviews on the UCA campus. Honors Scholars receive UCA's most prestigious scholarship package, reside in a living-learning community in Jefferson W. … [Read more...]

As You Like Opens AST’s Fifth Season


Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre's fifth season opens June 16 with four performances of As You Like It in Conway at The Village at Hendrix. The play will run June 16-19. Those tickets are pay-what-you-can. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will open in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus on June 23, running through Saturday, July 2. Othello will open … [Read more...]

Morgan Poole Evatt Receives Fulbright Award


Morgan Poole Evatt of the University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Mexico in speech-language pathology, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Evatt is one of over 1,700 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2011-2012 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. … [Read more...]

Closing the Achievement Gap Focus of Leadership Institute

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Educators from across the state will gather this week to discuss effective ways to improve academic success among historically marginalized student subgroups. Closing the achievement gap in public schools is the topic of this year's Summer Leadership Institute hosted by the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas.The event takes place at 8:30 a.m., June 10 at the … [Read more...]

Judge Donates Documents from Landmark Case


Circuit Judge Collins Kilgore, Division 13 judge of the Sixth Circuit of Arkansas, has donated his copies of court records pertaining to the Lake View School District case to the University of Central Arkansas Archives. The Lake View School District case challenged the constitutionality of Arkansas's school funding system. The case was originally filed by Lake View School District in 1992 and … [Read more...]

UCA Continues to Improve Finances

Moody's Investors Service has upgraded the University of Central Arkansas' revenue bond ratings to A2 from A3. Moody's announced the university's new rating and stable outlook on Friday. The new rating reflects "UCA's healthy size, relatively strong state support, return to healthy operations and progress in building liquid reserves," according to Moody's, a leading provider of credit ratings, … [Read more...]

“The Natural State of America” Selected for the Little Rock Film Festival

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"The Natural State of America" has been selected for the Made in Arkansas program at the 5th Annual Little Rock Film Festival. The documentary was written and produced by Dr. Brian Campbell, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Central Arkansas, and co-directed by UCA Digital Film Program alums, Terrell Case, Corey Gattin, and Timothy Wistrand. The film premieres at … [Read more...]

UCA Announces Dean’s List, Presidential Scholars


The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and the Presidential Scholars List for the spring 2011 semester. There are 1,199 students who are Dean's List recipients and 734 students who have been named Presidential Scholars. Recognition on the Dean's List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve a 4.0 … [Read more...]

Table at Luigi’s Wins Best Romance Picture

Table at Luigi's, the 2010 feature film by the University of Central Arkansas's Digital Filmmaking program, won Best Romance Picture recently at the Bare Bones Film Festival in Muskogee, Okla. The festival featured narrative and documentary features, short and student films, music videos, animation and live screenplay readings in its competitive program. According to … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Successful Night of Distinction

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The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association will now be able to award more private scholarships thanks to the generosity of sponsors and participants involved with the inaugural Night of Distinction. At the conclusion of the gala, Saturday, May 14, in the UCA Farris Center, Association of Future Alumni Vice President Caleb Dickson announced that the Alumni 100 fundraising effort had … [Read more...]