Parrent Joins UCA as VP for Enrollment Management


Dr. Robert Parrent has joined the University of Central Arkansas as the vice president for enrollment management. Parrent, 59, began his new post on July 1. He previously served as the vice president of student affairs at the University of Southern Indiana. Parrent has more than 30 years experience in higher education. He received his doctor of education in higher education administration from … [Read more...]

Executives to Share Tips on Business Opportunities in China

Top executives from several national corporations will share their insight on international trade and business opportunities in China during the inaugural Arkansas & China Business and Economic Summit scheduled for July 21 at the University of Central Arkansas College of Business. The summit will provide executives and entrepreneurs a forum to network, share business experiences related to … [Read more...]

Public Appearances Subscriptions on Sale July 5

Martha Graham Dance Company HŽrodiade Fang-Yi Sheu Photo by John Deane ©

CONWAY – Series tickets for the 2011-2012 UCA Public Appearances season are on sale as of 10am, July 5. Subscription packages include the Night Out series, Broadway series, Nostalgia series, Log Cabin Democrat Lectures series and the Fine Arts Package. Performances in the Night Out series include Martha Graham Dance Company (Oct. 10), Cirque Mechanics’ Boom Town (Oct. 25), Art of the Dru … [Read more...]

Dr. Nancy Reese Honored For Service


Dr. Nancy B. Reese, professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, is the recipient of this year's Lucy Blair Service Award by the American Physical Therapy Association. The association is a national professional organization representing more than 74,000 members. Each year, the association recognizes a small group of individuals nationwide for their contributions to the association … [Read more...]

Youth Theatre to Present Plays


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Liz Parker, 501-450-5092     YOUTH THEATRE TO PRESENT PLAYS   The Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas, sponsored by the UCA Theatre Foundation, will present three short plays on Thursday and Friday, July 14 and 15 at 7:00 pm in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center.   The Junior Group, grades 3-6, will present … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre Announces New Artistic Director


PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION June 20, 2011 CONTACT: Mary Ruth Marotte, (501) 428-4165; ARKANSAS SHAKESPEAR THEATRE ANNOUNCES NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR CONWAY - Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is thrilled to welcome Rebekah Scallet as the new Producing Artistic Director of the organization. Ms. Scallet holds an MFA … [Read more...]

New Evening, Online Classes to Start Fall 2011


The University of Central Arkansas will offer new evening and online classes in the Fall 2011 to accommodate working adults. The new evening program will allow individuals to earn a bachelor's degree in the areas of general business, history or speech communication. Additional online courses will be offered for those interested in earning a graduate certificate or master's degree in school … [Read more...]

UCA Announces Honors Scholars for Fall 2011

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College has selected 60 incoming first-year students as its newest class of Honors Scholars. The students were selected from a pool of over 200 applicants, of which 115 were selected for intensive full-day interviews on the UCA campus. Honors Scholars receive UCA's most prestigious scholarship package, reside in a living-learning community in Jefferson W. … [Read more...]

As You Like Opens AST’s Fifth Season


Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre's fifth season opens June 16 with four performances of As You Like It in Conway at The Village at Hendrix. The play will run June 16-19. Those tickets are pay-what-you-can. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will open in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus on June 23, running through Saturday, July 2. Othello will open … [Read more...]

Morgan Poole Evatt Receives Fulbright Award


Morgan Poole Evatt of the University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Mexico in speech-language pathology, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Evatt is one of over 1,700 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2011-2012 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. … [Read more...]