Daily Show, Saturday Night Live stars highlight UCA Homecoming Comedy Show

Demetri Martin of The Daily Show and Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live will headline the UCA Homecoming Comedy Show on Friday, Oct. 26. Presented by the UCA Student Activities Board and the UCA Centennial Committee, the show will begin at 8 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. Student tickets are only $10 with a UCA ID, and tickets for the general public are only … [Read more...]

UCA Community Language School to offer Chinese classes in Little Rock

Registration begins this week for children's classes at the new UCA Community Language School location in Little Rock. The expansion to Little Rock will start this fall with Chinese classes for children on Mondays at the Thompson Branch Library on Rahling Circle in West Little Rock. Spanish, French, German and Japanese will be added in the spring, and adult language classes will also be offered … [Read more...]

Ph.D. informational session tonight

UCA's College of Education has announced the first call for candidates for the new Ph.D. in Leadership Studies. Applications for spring admission to the program will be accepted through Nov. 1. An informational session about the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Mashburn Hall, room 103. This session will provide an opportunity for dialogue about the program, and … [Read more...]

Public reading of banned books this week

In order to raise awareness of International Banned Books Week and the questions it raises about freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and academic freedom, members of the UCA English faculty this week are holding a public reading of banned books in the courtyard between Irby Hall and the library every day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Readers and books will shift each half-hour. … [Read more...]

UCA kicks off $35 million fundraising campaign

The University of Central Arkansas yesterday announced a $35 million goal during the kickoff of its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, "New Vision, New Century: The Centennial Campaign for UCA." The campaign goal was announced during a pep-rally style event on the campus lawn as hundreds from UCA and the surrounding communities looked on. Tuba players from the marching band helped UCA … [Read more...]

UCA students & staff volunteer at Central High event

About 90 UCA students and staff members were official volunteers at Tuesday's ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School. UCA's volunteer contingent was by far the largest of the higher education institutions, and UCA conducted a training session in advance of the ceremony and provided transporation to and from Little Rock for the … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Letha J. Mosley was recently appointed to a 3-year term on the American Occupational Therapy Association's Commission on Education. She is serving as a representative for post-professional occupational therapy programs until 2010. … [Read more...]

TODAY: UCA Campaign Kickoff

The University of Central Arkansas today will officially launch its first-ever fundraising campaign with a major rally on campus. The event will take place at 3 p.m. on the front lawn of McAlister Hall. UCA will announce its latest multi-million dollar gift and unveil the overall goal for the campaign. Join UCA family and friends for an afternoon of music, food and festivities as UCA President … [Read more...]

UCA Humanities and World Cultures Institute receives grant

The Arkansas Humanities Council has awarded a $6,305 grant to UCA's Humanities and World Cultures Institute under the direction of Interim Director Donald Jones, Associate Professor of History. The grant will enable UCA to better meet the needs of high school students and teachers and establish a model that can grow each year to attract a wider radius of participant high schools. The main … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Dee Lance, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, has been selected to serve on the ETS-Praxis workgroup to prepare questions on Language Disorders for the national certification examination in Speech-Language Pathology. Lance has published extensively in this area, and also serves as a site visitor for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Council on Academic Accreditation. … [Read more...]