UCA Theatre Announces 2012-13 Season

The University of Central Arkansas Theatre has announced its line-up of productions for the 2012-2013 season. The season opens with Art  by Jasmina Reza with translation by Christopher Hampton. This comedy raises the question of “What is Art” when Serge buys a large, expensive, completely white painting. His friends are horrified and his relationships begin to suffer. A Tony-award winner for Best P … [Read more...]

UCA Honors Students to Attend National Conventions

Two students from the University of Central Arkansas will be attending the National Party Conventions in August and September as part of The Washington Center’s Campaign 2012: Academic Seminar Series. Each presidential election year, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars provides students an opportunity to study and volunteer to work at the Republican and Democratic N … [Read more...]

Summer Commencement Set for Aug. 10

Summer Commencement for the University of Central Arkansas will be held Friday, August 10 at 7 p.m. at the Farris Center. More than 430 degrees will be conferred during the ceremony. UCA President Tom Courtway will deliver a challenge to the graduates and present the President's Medallion to  “Outstanding Students of the University." SGA President Spencer Sims and Dr. Kevin Browne, president … [Read more...]

Durff Joins UCA as New Registrar

Beth Durff has joined the University of Central Arkansas as the new registrar. Durff has more than 18 years of higher education student registration and records experience, with specialization in technology and training. She replaces Tony Sitz, who retired after 30 years. Durff began the position July 16. Durff served as the associate registrar at Texas A&M University-Commerce in … [Read more...]

AMC/Fairmont Pledges $100,000

AMC/Fairmont has pledged $100,000 to become the lead donor and strategic partner in the advancement of the Insurance and Risk Management program by creating the Dr. John Bratton Endowed Professorship at the University of Central Arkansas. The growth and strength of the curriculum of UCA's program is directly attributable to the leadership of Dr. John Bratton, stated Stephen L. Strange, … [Read more...]

Reese Appointed SPARC Chair

The University of Central Arkansas is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nancy Reese as chair of UCA's Strategic Planning and Resource Council (SPARC). She will replace Dr. Mike Schaefer as his two-year term concludes. SPARC is charged with the continued examination of our mission, vision, and core values. SPARC's membership includes representatives from all areas of campus. “I would l … [Read more...]

UCA Feature Film Begins Shooting

CONWAY -- Principal photography of UCA’s second feature film, Sympathy Pains, got underway on July 1. The film is directed by Joe Dull, associate professor of digital filmmaking at the University of Central Arkansas. The crew of UCA film students with a cast of actors from all across the state will be shooting throughout Conway; everything from jogging scenes on the Tucker Creek Trail to a g … [Read more...]

High School Students Explore Information Technology Careers

For the sixth year, the University of Central Arkansas and Acxiom have provided high school students an opportunity to learn more about careers in information technology. The university and Acxiom hosted the annual Information Technologies Careers Camp from June 20-23 on the UCA campus. The camp is offered each year to high school students in grades eight through 12. Its goals are to generate a … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts 2012 National Conference of Academic Deans

The University of Central Arkansas will host the National Conference of Academic Deans from July 12-13 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus and the Hilton Garden Inn in Conway. This two-day conference attracts provosts, vice presidents for academic affairs, deans and associate deans from colleges and universities across the nation. Dr. Ann Die Hasselmo, president of the … [Read more...]

UCA Students Build Relationships in Rwanda

A group of UCA students, faculty and Rwanda Presidential Scholars spent three weeks teaching science lessons to primary students and visiting sites of the Rwanda genocide. The students interacted with teachers and conducted hands-on, inquiry-based science activities with fifth graders at a school in Kigali. They led several science experiments including  an activity about water molecules and an … [Read more...]