EDGE Residential College to Host Open House

A new residential college that allows students to immerse themselves in global learning will officially open its doors on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The EDGE Residential College open house will begin at 3:45 p.m. in the lobby of State Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. EDGE, EDucating for Global Engagement, provides students a living and learning community filled with students, … [Read more...]

UCA, City of Conway to Host Veterans Day Celebration

The University of Central Arkansas and the City of Conway will host the annual Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 11 at the football practice field next to Estes Stadium on the UCA campus. A special ceremony honoring veterans will be held at 11 a.m. More than 100 balloons will be released in honor of each Arkansan killed in service since Sept. 11, 2001. Guest speakers for this year's ceremony … [Read more...]

Artificial Intelligence Explored in Public Lecture

University of Central Arkansas and the College of Liberal Arts will be hosting a free public lecture on the topic of artificial intelligence. The lecture, Mind and Machines: Artificial Intelligence, will be held Tuesday, November 8th from 6-8pm at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center located on the UCA campus. The lecture explores the possibility of artificial intelligence and what it reveals … [Read more...]

Filmmaker Evan Glodell to be in residence Nov. 10

By Rachel McAdams College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Filmmaker Evan Glodell will be on the University of Central Arkansas campus Thursday, Nov. 10, as an artist in residence. He will conduct a workshop at 9:25 a.m. in Stanley Russ Hall, Room 108 and another at 10:50 a.m. in Stanley Russ Hall, Room 103. He will also screen his most recent film, Bellflower, and w … [Read more...]

BA/BFA Juried Senior Exhibition set for Baum Gallery

By Rachel McAdams College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The fall 2011 BA/BFA Juried Senior Exhibition, an exhibition by graduating UCA art majors, will be available for viewing at the University of Central Arkansas’s Baum Gallery of Fine Art Nov. 10-Dec. 8. Opening receptions for the exhibition will be held on Thursday, Nov. 10, from 4-6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 13 fro … [Read more...]

Arkansas Saxophone Quartet to perform Nov. 20

By Han Zhao College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The Arkansas Saxophone Quartet will perform at 3 p.m. Nov. 20 in the University of Central Arkansas’s Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. This will be a lecture-recital presentation on the history of the Saxophone Quartet titled “In The Beginning… The Saxophone Quartet.” The lecture recital, which will use lecture, Powe … [Read more...]

UCA to Offer New Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education today approved a Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at the University of Central Arkansas. The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the program in a special meeting this morning in Batesville. Housed in the university's Department of Writing in the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the Arkansas Writers MFA … [Read more...]

Tuskegee Airman to Speak at UCA

Milton Pitts Crenchaw, of the original Tuskegee Airmen, will speak on his experiences as one of Arkansas' first African American aviators and flight instructors with the original Tuskegee Airmen at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute. His lecture will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Ida Waldran Auditorium on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. This event is free … [Read more...]

Nature, Environment Writers to Headline UCA Honors College’s Challenge Week

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College's Fall 2011 Challenge Week will feature nature and environment writers David Abram, Mark Spitzer and Ann Fisher-Wirth in a series of talks and events on UCA's campus and in Little Rock. Challenge Week runs from Oct. 31- Nov. 4. This year's theme, "Connect/Disconnect: Knowing Our Place," will address the divide between "the digital world" and … [Read more...]

Mashburn Center for Learning Awarded $280,000

The College of Education has received notice from the Arkansas Department of Education that UCA's Mashburn Center for Learning has been awarded $280,000 to improve academic outcomes for students at risk for school failure. The grant will be used to fund high-quality, research-based professional development to science, math, English, social studies, and special education teachers who work with … [Read more...]