UCA students fare well at Arkansas College Media contest

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION CONTACT: Donna Lampkin Stephens, (501) 450-5605; donnals@uca.edu May 10, 2012 UCA STUDENTS FARE WELL AT COLLEGE MEDIA CONTEST CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s Vortex earned the General Excellence award for literary magazines in the recent Arkansas College Media Association awards. The a … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre to assemble for 2012 festival

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 10, 2012 CONTACT: Rebekah Scallet, (501) 852-0702, rscallet@uca.edu   ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE TO ASSEMBLE FOR 2012 FESTIVAL CONWAY — The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 2012 Company will arrive in Conway on Sunday, May 13. AST, Arkansas’s only professional Shakespeare Festival, will kick of … [Read more...]

Public Appearances announces 2012-13 season

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 9, 2012 CONTACT: Jerry Biebesheimer, (501) 450-3682; jerryb@uca.edu Ashley Love, (501) 852-7889; alove@uca.edu UCA PUBLIC APPEARANCES ANNOUNCES 2012-13 SEASON CONWAY — Fifteen performances are scheduled for the 2012-13 UCA Public Appearances season at the University of Central Arkansas. The s … [Read more...]

UCA Gala to Honor Distinguished Alumni

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation will host its second annual Night of Distinction on Saturday, May 12. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the HPER Center on the UCA campus. The annual gala and awards ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of distinguished alumni. Sen. Stanley Russ and the late James Bridges will be named the 2012 Distinguished Alumni. Sen. Stanley Russ, who … [Read more...]

Anderson named distinguished professor emeritus

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 8, 2012 CONTACT: Donna Lampkin Stephens, (501) 450-5605; donnals@uca.edu ANDERSON NAMED DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR EMERITUS CONWAY — Dr. Joseph Anderson, the former chair of the Department of Mass Communication and Theatre, was named Distinguished Professor Emeritus during commencement Saturday at t … [Read more...]

Risi named outstanding digital filmmaking student

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 8, 2012 CONTACT: Joe Dull, (501) 852-2377; jdull@uca.edu RISI NAMED OUTSTANDING DIGITAL FILMMAKING STUDENT CONWAY — Kim Risi, a senior from Jonesboro, was recently named the Outstanding Digital Filmmaking Student by the University of Central Arkansas digital filmmaking faculty. Risi’s film, The … [Read more...]

Graduates Pause to Give Thanks

University of Central Arkansas graduates had to complete one last assignment before receiving their degrees during commencement Saturday in the Farris Center. UCA President Tom Courtway asked the graduates to take a moment to write a thank you note to those who helped them get to this point in their lives. The university provided note cards, pens, envelopes and postage to mail the … [Read more...]

UCA Remains an Educational Value

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a $161.6 million operating budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year Friday during its meeting. The budget calls for a 2.08 percent, $5.32 per credit hour, increase in tuition and fees. UCA would be fifth in overall cost - tuition, fees, room and board - among the other state institutions based on the new tuition and fees, said UCA … [Read more...]

Anderson Named Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Dr. Joseph Anderson, the former chair of the Department of Mass Communication and Theatre, has been named a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Central Arkansas. "I spent many years in the university because I wanted to be where learning and thinking were practiced and highly valued," Anderson said. "Sometimes I was able to share my enthusiasm for the pursuit of knowledge with … [Read more...]

“Seed Swap” Documentary to Air on AETN

“Seed Swap,” produced by Dr. Brian Campbell, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Central Arkansas, will air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) on Monday, May 7 at 9 p.m. “Seed Swap” follows Campbell as he helps to organize a seed swap in the Ozarks. The film documents the program's growth from its beginning in Mountain View, Ark. in March 2008 to seven … [Read more...]