Clark to take redshirt year

University of Central Arkansas quarterback Zak Clark will redshirt this season because of the broken finger he suffered in preseason practice, UCA head coach Clint Conque said Wednesday. ?Although he has been cleared to play medically,? Conque said, ?it has been a policy of mine since becoming head coach to never risk short-term gain at the potential of long-term injury. That?s in our mission … [Read more...]

UCA has new weapon for fighting cardiac arrest

On May 12, 2001, Maj. Glenn Stacks of the UCA Police Department used CPR to resuscitate an elderly man who had taken ill at one of the commencement ceremonies. The man was revived, but for some victims, CPR is not enough. Today, Stacks has a new weapon for fighting cardiac arrest ? an Automated External Defibrillator. In July, the university purchased three of the briefcase-sized portable … [Read more...]

Learning communities open house

Faculty members are invited to attend an open house on learning communities, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Student Center Ballroom. The open house will feature a panel session with program directors and another with students involved in learning communities. A grant-writing workshop will be held for those seeking funding to do learning community work. Other events include a … [Read more...]

UCA Unplugged IX

UCA Unplugged IX, an annual acoustic event and fundraiser for the UCA emergency student loan fund, will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26, in the Student Center Ballroom. The show will begin with a featured performance by Lost & Found, a five piece acoustic group from Russellville. Lost & Found won the 2003 Arkansas Acoustic Showdown Competition held last spring in the UCA Reynolds … [Read more...]

UCA Foundation grants requested

This is a reminder that the UCA Foundation is currently requesting grant proposals from members of the faculty for Foundation funding. The fall 2003 deadline for applications to be received in the Foundation office is October 10. Information and grant application forms are available at: … [Read more...]

UCA knocks off ATU in volleyball

The University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears knocked off Arkansas Tech on the road for the first time since 1995 on Tuesday night, winning 30-25, 20-30, 30-23 and 31-29. UCA (8-9) opened the Gulf South Conference season at 1-0 and will host Henderson State at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Old Gym. Senior Candice O?Neal led the Sugar Bears with 20 kills and a hitting percentage of .378. She also … [Read more...]

DSU wins golf classic, UCA second

The Delta State Statesmen followed up a first-round 284 with a second-round 289 to finish at 573 and win the fourth-annual UCA/First State Bank Intercollegiate at Centennial Valley on Tuesday. The University of Central Arkansas shaved 11 strokes off Monday?s 295 total with a low round of the day of 284 and finished second at 579. Arkansas Tech shot 291-293_584 for third, while Northeastern … [Read more...]

Accomplished string musician joins Community School of Music

Bill Thurman has always been a natural at playing stringed instruments. It?s one of the reasons he has evolved into an accomplished fiddler/violinist and violist. Now, individuals enrolled in the UCA Community School of Music have the opportunity to learn from the nationally-recognized musician, as he has recently joined the school?s faculty. Thurman said he was pleased to have the … [Read more...]

Conque addresses loss at Bearbackers luncheon

Head football coach Clint Conque said at Monday's weekly Bearbackers Luncheon, "It was nobody's fault but mine." He was referring to the 28-23 setback to Henderson State Saturday night before 6,000 plus fans on a perfect football night at Estes Stadium. "Give Henderson credit and give Jessie (head coach Jessie Branch) credit. They contained us offensively," Conque continued. Time of … [Read more...]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Simmons First gives $25,000 for UCA Honors College

Simmons First National Bank has contributed $25,000 to the UCA Honors College to establish the Simmons First National Bank Endowed Student Assistance Fund. Recipients will be Honors College students who are enrolled full time, with a grade point average of 3.5 and junior standing. Students also must demonstrate financial need. The fund will assist these students with tuition, fees, books, or … [Read more...]