UCA OFFERS RECORD NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Central Arkansas is offering a record number of scholarships for the fall 2017 academic year. The university has sent scholarship offers to 2,079 potential first-time students for the fall, 308 more than last year. “Our prospective class for the fall may yield the most qualified incoming freshman class in the history of this institution,” said UCA President Houston Davis. “I … [Read more...]

STUDENTS PLACE FIRST IN BETA ALPHA PSI REGIONAL COMPETITION

CONWAY—The Theta Lambda Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi at the University of Central Arkansas earned two first place awards at the organization’s Southwest Regional meeting in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Anastasiya Klimiankova of Belarus, Obed Onyemakonor of Nigeria and Nathan Scheuter of Conway competed in the Strategic Planning category of Best Practices using their project, “Bu … [Read more...]

CREATIVE WRITING PROFESSOR TO BE FEATURED ON KUAR’S ‘ARTS AND LETTERS’

Dr. John Vanderslice, associate professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas, will talk about his new book on KUAR’s radio program “Arts & Letters” on March 17. The 29-minute episode, “Days On Fire: The Life and Work of Vincent Van Gogh” will air at 7 p.m. and was produced for NPR-member station KUAR (89.1 FM). It explores the tumultuous days of painter Vincent Van Gog … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS STEM LEADERSHIP FOR GIRLS MARCH 8

The University of Central Arkansas STEM Institute will host the STEM Leadership for Girls Wednesday, March 8 starting at 8 a.m. in Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus. Girls from high schools in central Arkansas such as Conway, Vilonia, Bigelow and Mayflower are invited to attend the event that will feature a keynote address from Ark. Lt. Gov. Tim Griffin. Representatives in STEM … [Read more...]

UCA STUDENT NAMED NATIONAL INTERN OF THE YEAR

By Ty Hollowell University Relations and Creative Services CONWAY—University of Central Arkansas student Eryka Williams has been named National Intern of the Year through the Cooperative Education and Internship Association. Earning the award was the icing on the cake for Williams. “It was on my birthday when I found out I won nationals. It was great. It was fabulous. I felt like I was on fi … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS CONWAY CONVERSATIONS

UCA will host “Conway Conversations” where citizens of Conway come together as a community amid differences to identify issues and concerns and participate in constructive dialogue with one another. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1 at UCA Downtown located at 1l05 West Oak Street in downtown Conway. Dr. Angela Webster, associate vice president for Institutional Div … [Read more...]

UCA PROFESSOR AWARDED FOR SERVICE TO SIGMA PHI EPSILON

  CONWAY—A University of Central Arkansas professor was honored by the National Board of Directors of Sigma Phi Epsilon with the Exemplary Service Award. Dr. Gary Bunn, director of Candidate Services in the College of Education, was one of five recipients of the award during the fraternity’s Carlson Leadership Academy awards dinner this month. The Exemplary Service Award is one of the … [Read more...]

UCA COMPOSER’S FORUM CONCERT SET FOR MARCH 5

By Hanna Lowery College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — University of Central Arkansas music composition students will debut their new pieces Sunday, March 5, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The 3 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. Students have been working with Dr. Paul Dickinson, associate professor of Composition and Music Theory. He said the … [Read more...]

HEALTH SCIENCES ENTREPRENEURSHIP BOOTCAMP AT UCA

Week-long camp will immerse college students in the startup world, teach the fundamentals of starting a health sciences venture. The Conductor announced a joint initiative with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and BioVentures to offer a week-long residential camp at the University of Central Arkansas for college students around the state. The camp will teach students the … [Read more...]

UCA PROFESSOR TO READ FROM NEW BOOK AT FAULKNER COUNTY LIBRARY

Mark Spitzer, associate professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas, will read from his new book, Beautifully Grotesque Fish of the American West, at the Faulkner County Library at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16. The event, which will include a book signing following the reading, is free and open to the public. The publication of the book, which editors describe as an … [Read more...]