UCA graduating class largest in history

The University of Central Arkansas will confer over 1,000 degrees at tomorrow's Commencement exercises, setting an institutional record during a landmark year. "This class is a significant milestone in UCA's history and appropriately coincides with the celebration of our 100th anniversary," said UCA President Lu Hardin. "This large graduating class is due to two factors: First, our extraordinary … [Read more...]

Rush Harding to receive UCA Distinguished Alumnus Award

The University of Central Arkansas at its Saturday Commencement exercises will present the Distinguished Alumnus Award to Rush F. Harding III, chief executive officer of Little Rock investment banking firm Crews & Associates. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor for an alumnus of UCA. According to the award criteria, "A Distinguished Alumnus for the University of Central … [Read more...]

Jack Larson to deliver next UCA Centennial Lecture

Acclaimed actor and playwright Jack Larson will deliver the next University of Central Arkansas Centennial Lecture on Friday, May 4 at 1 p.m. at the Main Stage Theatre in the Snow Fine Arts Center on the UCA campus. Larson first became famous as Jimmy Olsen in the television program "The Adventures of Superman." His production credits include work with "Bright Lights-Big City," "The Paper Chase" … [Read more...]

Longtime UCA sports broadcaster joins athletic dept.

Bill Johnson, who has been the Voice of the University of Central Arkansas Bears for the last 40 years, will retire from broadcasting to devote all of his energy to his new position with the UCA Athletic Department. Johnson joined the department on March 1 and has been working on athletic development and advancement, in addition to serving as an ambassador to UCA's Purple Circle during football … [Read more...]

Inaugural Shakespeare festival tickets available May 1

Tickets for the inaugural season of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre, the only festival of its kind in Arkansas, will go on sale May 1 at UCA Ticket Central. According to Matt Chiorini, producing artistic director for the family-friendly festival, the top ticket price is $25, but there are significant discounts for students, children, seniors, groups of all sizes and UCA faculty and staff. "Our … [Read more...]

UCA cheerleaders to appear on Nickelodeon

The UCA cheerleaders this Saturday will participate in the taping of an episode of the Nickelodeon reality show "Let's Just Play," which encourages children to lead a healthier lifestyle through exercise and a balanced diet. This particular episode, which will air later this summer, will focus on a Hurricane Katrina evacuee who moved to Little Rock. … [Read more...]

UCA recycling program begins next week

The End of the Year Drop Off will take place all next week from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This campus-wide recycling program is designed to reduce waste produced by students moving out of university housing. Students may donate unwanted items at donation centers outside of Short, New and State Residence Halls. Donation centers will also be located outside of Stadium Park and Bear Village apartments. … [Read more...]

UCA professor to serve on two national journal editorial boards

UCA reading/literacy professor Dr. Mary H. Mosley has been invited to serve three-year terms on the editorial boards of both The Reading Teacher, a monthly peer-reviewed journal of the International Reading Association, and PRTE Journal, the national journal of the Professors of Reading Teacher Educators. Mosley, who also is the director of the UCA Reading Success Center, will attend a business … [Read more...]

UCA planetarium show next Wednesday

The UCA Planetarium Show will take place next Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Lewis Science Center 010. The program will include a tour of the May 2007 evening sky and flights through the universe, and it is recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission is free, and seating is limited to 60. There will be no admittance after the show begins. … [Read more...]

UCA faculty: Campus appointments

UCA's College of Fine Arts and Communication has appointed Dr. Gayle Seymour as Associate Dean. Seymour joined the UCA faculty in the Department of Art in 1986 and became a Full Professor in 1998. She served as Interim Associate Dean during the current academic year and has assumed leadership of the College's public art initiatives. Seymour earned her Ph.D. in art history from the University of … [Read more...]