Winners Named for UCA Film Festival

The University of Central Arkansas Digital Filmmaking Program recently announced winners from the sixth UCA Film Festival. Films were screened on April 30 at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on campus. Ouachita Rising won multiple awards, including Best Screenplay, Best Narrative, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Actor (Christopher Nunez of Hot Springs). It also won the … [Read more...]

UCA Confers 1,200 Degrees During Spring Commencement

More than 1,200 degrees were conferred during Spring Commencement at the University of Central Arkansas Saturday. About 438 graduates walked across the stage in the Farris Health and Physical Education Center Saturday morning to receive their degrees. An additional 766 graduates received their degrees during two other commencement ceremonies Saturday afternoon. Dr. Donald E. Culwell, a former … [Read more...]

Mehl Named VP for Institutional Advancement

The president of the University of Central Arkansas has appointed a new vice president for institutional advancement. Shelley Mehl, who has served as interim vice president since January 2009, was officially named the new vice president May 10. One of the missions of institutional advancement is to build support for the university among alumni, the community, and the state, as well as … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees Approves Tuition,Fee Increase

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved an increase in tuition and fees for the 2010-11 academic year during its meeting on May 7. A $1 per credit hour tuition increase approved by the board will generate approximately $285,000. A $3 per credit hour increase in library fee, recommended by the students and faculty, will help support library resources and services as well as … [Read more...]

Horton Named Resident Master of STEM Residential College

Leah Horton has been named the Resident Master of the new STEM Residential College at the University of Central Arkansas. Horton is currently a faculty member in the Department of Biology at UCA. She will be teaching courses in the residential college as well as guiding the programs that are currently under development. Horton is a 1997 graduate of UCA with a bachelor of science in chemistry. … [Read more...]

Spring Commencement Slated for May 8

The University of Central Arkansas's Spring Commencement will take place Saturday, May 8 at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the UCA campus. UCA President Allen C. Meadors will deliver a challenge to the graduates. Degrees will be conferred to 952 undergraduates and 210 graduates during three ceremonies. Ceremonies are scheduled at: 10 a.m. ceremony Colleges of Education, … [Read more...]

2nd Congressional District Debate May 4

Five Democrats vying for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder will face off in a debate May 4 at the University of Central Arkansas. The debate will begin at 6 p.m. in the Ida Waldran Auditorium. It will give voters an opportunity to hear the candidates’ platforms before the May Primary.The candidates are: Joyce Elliott, 59, is a state senator and educator from L … [Read more...]

Pinning Ceremony Honors New Teachers

The College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas will hold its fourth annual Pinning Ceremony on May 6 at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus to honor candidates who are becoming teachers. Graduates from December 2009 and May 2010 will be honored along with Masters of Arts in Teaching candidates. Two hundred and sixty-six candidates are eligible to participate in the … [Read more...]

CLEAR Center to Lead Research

The Center for Cooperative Logistics Education, Advancement, and Research (CLEAR Center) has been asked to lead a research effort benchmarking the environmental supply chain sustainability best practices of Distribution Business Management Association's members. CLEAR Center will collaborate with the Association and faculty from Central Michigan University. DBMA is composed of a select, limited … [Read more...]

UCA Unveils Carol Adcock International House

The University of Central Arkansas unveiled the Carol Adcock International House at 360 Farris Rd. during a reception on Friday. After being called to the front of the room to help UCA President Allen Meadors unveil the new nameplate for the building, a surprised Adcock said she didn’t know what to say upon learning the building was being named in her honor. "I could not believe it," she said. " … [Read more...]