Bear Facts Day Set for April 4

Bear Facts Day is a great time for prospective students and their families to come out and see what makes UCA a great choice for a college education. This day is filled with a special time to hear UCA faculty speak passionately about degree programs, tour the campus, look at housing options, learn about UCA student life, and best of all, to enjoy a meal in our award winning Christian cafeteria. … [Read more...]

UCA chamber players to perform at Clinton School

The UCA Chamber Players will conclude the College of Fine Arts and Communication … [Read more...]

UCA Occupational Therapy conference set for this weekend

The UCA Occupational Therapy Department Spring Conference will be held this weekend, Feb. 22 and 23, at the UCA Student Center. The keynote address will be delivered by Carolyn Baum of Washington University in St. Louis, who is the immediate past president of the American Occupational Therapy Association. The title of the conference is "Embracing the Spirit of Evidence-Based Practice: An Update … [Read more...]

UCA SigEp chapter wins national awards

The Arkansas Zeta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at UCA recently attended the Carlson Leadership Academy (CLA) in Dallas and was recognized with awards for chapter and individual member success. The chapter received the Manpower Excellence award and Academic Excellence award for top manpower and academic honors among all fraternities at UCA. Additionally, the chapter was recognized as a … [Read more...]

Shakespeare Theatre to hold children's auditions

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at UCA will hold open auditions for five children's roles in The Sound of Music on Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Center on the UCA campus. Girls, ages 6-12, may audition for the roles of Gretl, Marta, and Brigitta. Boys ages 12-15 may audition for the roles of Kurt and Friedrich. All other roles have been … [Read more...]

UCA plans tornado relief effort

UCA's Office of Student Life is organizing a Tornado Relief Effort to assist the victims of the recent storms that recently devastated parts of Arkansas. Buses will depart from the Reynolds parking lot this Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. to transport volunteers to the disaster areas. Food will be provided to all who participate, and the buses will return to UCA at 6 p.m. that evening. All UCA … [Read more...]

UCA employees earn $4.33 million in grants in 2007

More than 180 UCA faculty and staff were recently recognized for submitting 212 grant proposals in 2007, resulting in a total of $4.33 million received at UCA during that year. The grant funding was used for faculty research and academic programs and services. The faculty and staff who were instrumental in bringing those funds to UCA were honored at a reception at which UCA President Lu Hardin, … [Read more...]

UCA places third in quiz bowl regionals

The UCA Quiz Bowl team recently placed third at the NAQT Southwest Sectionals held at the University of Tulsa. The accomplishment was notable because it was the first tournament competition for the new team, which was formed this semester. Tobin Williamson of Dardanelle made the All-Region team, and Jason Groves of Morrilton answered two questions in a 3-question overtime to defeat Kansas State … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Garry Craig Powell of UCA's Department of Writing has just had his short story "Kamila and the King of Kandy" accepted for publication by Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine. Tim Thornes, assistant professor of linguistics in UCA's Department of Writing, has had his paper 'Historical Pathways in the Development of Complex Predicates in Northern Paiute' accepted for publication as a chapter in the … [Read more...]

UCA to host forum on education reform

The University of Central Arkansas next week will host a public forum about education reform organized in partnership with the Arkansas Policy Foundation. The event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. in the UCA Student Center Ballroom, and it will feature a panel discussion among UCA President Lu Hardin and professors Roy Whitehead and Walter Block. Reforms enacted in Arkansas … [Read more...]