Las Vegas man makes UCA his 400th college visit

Steve Lake of Las Vegas today arrived at the University of Central Arkansas for his 400th visit to a four-year college or university. Lake, a pit boss at Caesars Palace hotel and casino, was welcomed with a campus event in front of the fountain at Harding Centennial Plaza featuring UCA President Lu Hardin, Student Government Association President Haley Heath, Staff Senate President Patricia Smith … [Read more...]

UCA announces new radio affiliation

The new voices of University of Central Arkansas Bears football this fall will be familiar to football fans around the state of Arkansas. Well-known television sports anchor Steve Sullivan and Little Rock radio talk show host Justin Acri will be in the booth when UCA opens the 2007 football season on Sept. 1 against Louisiana Tech. The games will also be carried live statewide on KABZ 103.7 The … [Read more...]

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...]