UCA breaks ground on new College of Business building

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin and the UCA Board of trustees today broke ground on a new $18.1 million building that will be the new home of its College of Business. The 82,000-square-foot facility will be completed by the beginning of the fall 2009 semester. "The new College of Business building will be state-of-the-art, and one of its exciting features is that it will … [Read more...]

Conservation Society CEO named Distinguished Alumnus

UCA this Saturday will present its Distinguished Alumnus Award to Dr. Steven Sanderson, president and chief executive officer of the Wildlife Conservation Society. The award will be presented during the 10 a.m. commencement ceremony.Prior to his appointment in 2001, Sanderson was dean of Emory College, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Emory University in Atlanta. Sanderson is the 23rd individual … [Read more...]

UCA Commencement to take place Saturday

UCA's Spring Commencement will take place this Saturday, May 3, and degrees will be conferred at three ceremonies.All ceremonies will be held at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the UCA campus, and both undergraduate and graduate degrees will be presented at each ceremony. 10 a.m. - College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, and College of Natural Sciences and … [Read more...]

Hollywood producer to speak to UCA filmmaking students

Rusty Lemorande, a Hollywood writer and director who produced the films Yentl, Caddyshack and Captain Eo, will visit UCA today to give presentations in front of three classes in UCA's Digital Filmmaking program. Lemorande is from the Midwest, where he studied film in college and graduate school. From there he went on to Hollywood, where he has worked for nearly 30 years. Today he will talk … [Read more...]

UCA Honors Convocation to take place Sunday

The thirty-seventh annual Academic Honors Convocation will be held this Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. UCA President Lu Hardin and Provost Keith Atkinson will recognize scholastic achievement and this year's Outstanding University Students. A reception in the Brewer-Hegeman Center will follow the convocation. … [Read more...]

Secretary of State donates papers to UCA

Sharon Priest, the former Arkansas Secretary of State, will donate her papers to the UCA Archives at a ceremony today at 2 p.m. in the Mirror Room of McAlister Hall on the UCA campus. Priest was the first woman elected to the office of Secretary of State in Arkansas. She served two terms as Secretary of State, from 1994 to 2002. Previously she held several leadership positions in the City of … [Read more...]

Higher Learning Commission Self-Study begins

UCA President Lu Hardin has appointed a committee to guide UCA through its application for continuing accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Because institutional accreditation is vital to any university, and because the self-study involves all parts of the institution, the committee directing the self-study will be a critically … [Read more...]

State Personnel Association holds Spring Drive In at UCA

The Arkansas College Personnel Association (ArCPA) tomorrow will host its annual Spring Drive In at UCA's Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. The theme for the Spring Drive In is "Retaining and Graduating the Millennial Generation," and the program will feature concurrent programs and two keynote speakers: Jerry Pattengale and Shane Broadway. Pattengale currently serves as Assistant Vice President … [Read more...]

Writer George Singleton to give reading at UCA

George Singleton, one of the most prominent short story writers in the country, will be an artist in residence at UCA today and tomorrow. Singleton's recently released novel is Work Shirts for Madmen, published by Harcourt. He is also the author of four collections of short stories: These People Are Us (2001), The Half-Mammals of Dixie (2002), Why Dogs Chase Cars (2004), Drowning in Gruel (2006), … [Read more...]

East Village Opera Company at UCA this week

East Village Opera Company (EVOC) closes its spring tour with two concerts in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. East Village Opera Company -- a powerhouse five-piece band, a string quartet, and two outstanding vocalists -- brings the towering emotion and timeless musicality of opera into the 21st century with its inventive, hard-hitting … [Read more...]