Consul of Education Visits UCA, Announces Scholarships


Consul of Education Dr. Yan Guohua from the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Houston met with UCA officials recently to discuss educational opportunities for the university including scholarships for students to study abroad and training Chinese health care professionals. Dr. Yan announced during his visit that the consulate will offer UCA three full scholarships each year … [Read more...]

Glen Campbell to Perform at Reynolds


A native son returns home to Arkansas for a 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 performance at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Award-winning performer Glen Campbell, a native of Delight (Pike County), will continue the UCA Nostalgia Series with a show that surely will delight his audience with sounds as varied as rock, pop, country, bluegrass and … [Read more...]

Pilot Program Helps Parents, Students


A pilot program administered by the College of Education's Reading Success Center is helping parents and their children improve their English and literacy skills. Dr. Mary Mosley, the director of the center, received a grant from the Faulkner County Literacy Council to obtain electronic materials and programs to assist parents of English Language Learners while their children participate in … [Read more...]

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...]