UCA, City of Conway To Honor Veterans


The University of Central Arkansas and the City of Conway will host the annual Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 11 at Estes Stadium. This year's Veterans Day Celebration will kick off at 9 a.m. with a formal flag-raising ceremony in downtown Conway at Simon Park. UCA's ROTC will provide a Color Guard. Crain Buick GMC Automotive Team of Conway will lead a convoy of soldiers and participants to UCA … [Read more...]

Humanities Fair Explore Orgins, Use of Avatar

The 2010 Humanities and World Cultures Institute Humanities Fair public lecture will be given Nov.  11. The event will begin at 7 p.m. in Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center 5A & 5B. The evening lecture on the subject of “Blue Avatars, White Avatars: In Love and War” by Dr. Jim Deitrick of UCA’s Department of Philosophy and Religion, will explore the origins and use of the concept of Avatar … [Read more...]

UCA Unveils New iPhone Application


Where can you get the Reynolds Performance Hall's Broadway Series schedule, all the latest UCA news and sports scores, campus parking information, and hear the UCA fight song all at your finger tips? Only at the new UCA iPhone application. The University of Central Arkansas recently launched the free iPhone app, which includes a calendar of events, a news section, UCA's YouTube Channel and … [Read more...]

“Brake for Bears” Campaign To Promote Safety


The University of Central Arkansas Police Department and the Student Government Association are promoting pedestrian safety through the "Brake for Bears" campaign scheduled for Nov. 10. Volunteers will encourage safety awareness throughout the day at various crosswalks. UCA police and volunteers will distribute educational fliers to pedestrians, drivers, and bicyclists along crosswalks at Bruce … [Read more...]

American History Class Holds Mock Election


Students from American Nation I course took part in a mock election on Monday in the style of the 1840s in the courtyard between Irby Hall and Torreyson Library. Students attempted to recreate the energy and excitement of election days from the period. They cheered on voters at the ballot box, chanted songs and slogans, and served free hot cider. The goal of the mock election was to … [Read more...]

UCA 2010 Homecoming This Week


UCA Homecoming 2010 is here! Homecoming week is packed full of events including the UCA Pep Rally Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Farris Center and the UCA Greek Show Friday at 7 p.m. at Ida Waldran. The Alumni & Friends Homecoming Party will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 at Centennial Center at Centennial Valley Country Club. The event will feature Warren Crow Band from Little Rock. … [Read more...]

UCA Professors Aid in Renewable Energy Research


The University of Central Arkansas is among the seven universities involved in a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to support renewable energy research. UCA will receive $476,000 over a five-year period for biotechnology research called P3 or Plant Powered Production. J.D Swanson, an assistant professor of biology, is the campus lead for the grant. The Center for Plant Powered … [Read more...]

Gospel Benefit Concert to Honor UCA Students


The University of Central Arkansas will host the 2010 Henderson/Block Gospel Benefit Concert on Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Ida Waldran Auditorium. This event is held in memory of Ryan Henderson and Chavares Block who were victims of an on-campus shooting on Oct. 26, 2008. Henderson, 18, of Little Rock, was a freshman at the time of the shooting. Block, 19, of Dermott, was a sophomore … [Read more...]

CCED Receives $105,000 grant from Rockefeller Foundation

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) Board of Directors voted in September to provide a $105,000 grant to the UCA Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) to support its efforts to engage public sector leaders of small municipalities in targeted community and economic development training. "There is very little training available for rural municipal government officials," said … [Read more...]

Mashburn Center for Learning Receives $325,000 from the ADE

UCA's Mashburn Center for Learning has been awarded $325,000 grant by the Arkansas Department of Education. The grant will continue funding the Arkansas Adolescent Literacy Intervention designed to increase capacity within the state of Arkansas to improve academic outcomes for students at-risk for school failure. "When you consider that this is the fifth award from the ADE totaling more than … [Read more...]