Mashburn Faculty to Examine Arkansas’s Graduation Rates

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation has formally established an agreement with the Mashburn Center for Learning to write three comprehensive white papers that examine what is working in Arkansas to increase graduation rates at two-year colleges, four-year universities, and high schools. A fourth comprehensive white paper will focus on improving STEM education in Arkansas, with specific focus on … [Read more...]

Travel Seminar Exposes Students to American Indian Culture


Instead of reading and discussing American Indian writers in a classroom, a group of UCA students traveled to the Southwest this summer to places where many of their literary works took place. Studying the literature at the sites depicted in the stories and poetry gave them a meaning and relevance that could not be achieved in the classroom, said Conrad Shumaker, a professor in the Department … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Model United Nations Conference

The annual Arkansas Model United Nations Conference will be held Nov. 19 and Nov. 20 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The opening session begins at 1:30 p.m., Nov.19 at Reynolds Performance Hall. The Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference is a two-day simulation of various bodies of the United Nations and related agencies for high school students. About 400 high … [Read more...]

UCA Conducts “Operation Safe Walk”


Representatives with the UCA Police Department, SGA, UCA Executive Staff, Physical Plant and Housing Department will conduct a safe walk Thursday, Nov. 18 to identify potential safety issues on campus. The goal of "Operation Safe Walk" is to identify hazards in an effort to make UCA a safer campus. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center court yard. A brief presentation will … [Read more...]

Play Gives Disabled Adults An Opportunity to Shine


Adults with disabilities will show off their acting talents Nov. 17 in the comedic play, "These are the ACTS of Our Lives." "These are the ACTS of Our Lives" is based on day-time soap operas such as General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, As the World Turns, and Days of Our Lives. The show begins at 7 p.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall. The play is a part of the "Acting Creates … [Read more...]

Table at Luigi’s win “Best in Show” at Indie Fest


Table at Luigi's, a feature film by the University of Central Arkansas's Digital Filmmaking program was recently honored as the "Best in Show" at the Indie Fest in La Jolla, Calif. The "Indie" award goes to those filmmakers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries. Table at Luigi's is a modern-day fairy tale about David, "Chef" to his friends, who … [Read more...]

Community Honors Veterans’ Sacrifices


Hundreds of veterans, soldiers, military families, and Faulkner County residents gathered at Estes Stadium on Nov. 11 to honor veterans. The University of Central Arkansas and the City of Conway hosted the annual Veterans Day Celebration, which featured live music, aircraft and military displays, games and a special ceremony. Maj. Gen. Ron Chastain, deputy commanding general for the Army … [Read more...]

UCA Celebrates Native American Heritage


The University of Central Arkansas will host a Native American Heritage Month Celebration Nov. 16 with members of the Indian Inter-Tribal Association of Arkansas (INARK). The event will begin at 5 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. INARK will perform a pow wow dance and drum segment, share the history of Native Americans, and tell Native American folk stories.  The event is free and open to the … [Read more...]

UCA, SGA Promote Pedestrian Safety


The University of Central Arkansas Police Department and the Student Government Association promoted pedestrian safety through the "Brake for Bears"campaign held Nov. 10. Volunteers encouraged safety awareness throughout the day at various crosswalks. UCA police and volunteers distributed t-shirts and fliers to pedestrians along crosswalks at Bruce Streets, Farris Road, and Donaghey … [Read more...]

Political Corruption Focus of 2010 Challenge Week


The University of Central Arkansas Honors College will dedicate a week to the awareness of political corruption. Political corruption is this year's Challenge Week theme. Challenge Week 2010 is scheduled Nov. 9 - Nov. 12 on the UCA campus. UCA Honors College students created a list of the major challenges facing humankind in the 21st century. After a series of formal and informal discussions … [Read more...]