Lorien Foote Finalist for Lincoln Prize


Lorien Foote, an associate professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, was among the seven finalists competing for the 2011 Lincoln Prize. The Lincoln Prize is awarded annually for scholarly work on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier or a subject related to the Civil War era. The winner receives a $50,000 prize. Foote's book, "The Gentlemen and the Roughs: … [Read more...]

Hinkle Reappointed to UCA Board of Trustees


Kay Hinkle has been reappointed to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees by Gov. Mike Beebe. Hinkle, of Mountain View, was first appointed to the board in 2004. She is a 1970 graduate of UCA with a degree in business. Hinkle's current term will expire January 2018. "I am honored and excited about serving another term on the UCA Board of Trustees," Hinkle said. "It is a … [Read more...]

More than 2,000 Achieve Academic Honors

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and the Presidential Scholars List for the fall 2010 semester. There are 1,243 students who are Dean's List recipients and 759 students who are named Presidential Scholars. Recognition on the Dean's List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve a 4.0 grade … [Read more...]

Old Main Named to National Register

Old Main has joined the prestigious list of landmarks in the state. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announced Feb.11 that Old Main, formerly Main Hall, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Old Main was among the 11 properties in the state under consideration for the designation. The National Historic Register recognizes properties based on its history, … [Read more...]

UCA Campus Closed Friday

UCA will be closed Friday, Feb 11 due to inclement weather and hazardous travel conditions. Essential personnel such as physical plant employees, College Square staff, and UCAPD should report. Christian Cafeteria will be open on Friday. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and dinner from 4-6 p.m. The Starbucks in Torreyson Library will be open from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Bear Village C-Store … [Read more...]

Event Honors Work of Charles Darwin

The UCA Biology Department and Pearson Higher Education will host a series of events to celebrate the life and work of Charles Darwin and to promote science literacy. Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held near the birthday of Charles Darwin, who was born Feb. 12, 1809 in Shrewsbury, England. The goals for this event are to inform the public about the importance of … [Read more...]

Jazz Performer Wynton Marsalis Comes to UCA


The University of Central Arkansas's A Night Out at Reynolds Series returns with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, led by legendary trumpet soloist Wynton Marsalis, at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 21 at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. "Wynton Marsalis is arguably the premier jazz trumpet player in the world today," said Jerry Biebesheimer, director of UCA Public Appearances. "Many of … [Read more...]

UCA Campus Closed Saturday

The University of Central Arkansas will be closed Saturday, Feb.5 due to inclement weather. Essential personnel should report. … [Read more...]

Rich Little To Continue Nostalgia Series


The University of Central Arkansas's Nostalgia Series returns with a performance by impressionist Rich Little at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4 at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Little, known for his work imitating former U.S. presidents ranging from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush, has recorded nine comedy albums and been part three HBO comedy specials as well as numerous other … [Read more...]

College of Liberal Arts’s Series Explores Our World

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Arkansas will host a series of public lectures, seminars and workshops that will examine different topics from a humanities perspective. "Exploring Our World" will touch on different disciplines. Each lecture or seminar will be led by a member of the UCA faculty. With the varied backgrounds of participants, this promises to be a venue for … [Read more...]