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...]

Public Appearances Announces 2011-12 Season


Nineteen performances are scheduled for the 2011-12 UCA Public Appearances season at the University of Central Arkansas. The season has been divided again into the Night Out Series, Broadway Series, Nostalgia Series and the Distinguished Lecture Series, which is sponsored for 2011-12 by the Log Cabin Democrat. "We are very excited about our 2011-2012 season with its wide variety of events," … [Read more...]

UCA PD Officers Learn Sign Language


Members of the University of Central Arkansas Police Department are learning sign language to better communicate with the deaf community. Dr. Jim Thurman and Dr. Byron Ross in the Speech-Language Pathology Department taught nearly a dozen officers functional sign language during classes held recently at the police department. "The UCA community and the visitors to our campus are a very … [Read more...]

Business Students Present Case Study to Target


Students at University of Central Arkansas had the unique opportunity to present their own ideas for how Target can choose the right site for a distribution center. Four teams presented their recommendations to Target executives and UCA Business faculty during the Target Case Study Competition held April 28 at the UCA College of Business. The competition was part of the Financial Management … [Read more...]

UCA Confers 1,121 Degrees During Spring Commencement


University of Central Arkansas officials conferred more than 1,100 degrees Saturday during spring commencement exercises. About 386 graduates walked across the stage to receive their degrees during commencement at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center that morning. A second commencement was held that afternoon, where an additional 451 degrees were conferred. UCA officials conferred … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees Approves Budget, Tuition Increase

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a $159 million operating budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year Friday during its meeting. The budget is a $2.8 million increase from the previous year. State appropriation represents 35.53 percent -- about $56.8 million -- of the total budget revenue, said Diane Newton, vice president of finance and administration. The education and … [Read more...]

Jerald Manion Outstanding Chemistry Student Award Presented

CONWAY -- The University of Central Arkansas presented the first Jerald Manion Outstanding Chemistry Student award to Brian Besel, a senior chemistry major from Rogers. Under the direction of Chemistry Professor Dr. Patrick Desrochers, Besel’s research efforts contributed to two peer-reviewed publications in the internationally-read journal, Inorganic Chemistry (2009 and 2011). Also, he was t … [Read more...]

Speech Showcase Honors UCA Professor


A showcase spotlighting UCA freshmen and sophomore students in the Department of Speech and Public Relations was held recently in honor of Olive Hilliard, who served as a professor at UCA from 2003 until her death in 2010. Six finalists competed in the inaugural Olive Hilliard Speech Showcase held April 26 at the University of Central Arkansas. Awards totaling $1,000 were presented to students … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Spring Commencement May 7


Commencement services for the University of Central Arkansas will be held Saturday, May 7 in the Farris Center. More than 1,100 degrees will be conferred during the ceremonies. Exercises are scheduled for 10 a.m. for the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; 1 p.m. for the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and University College; … [Read more...]