Ballet Folklorico Brings Mexico?s Cultural Dances to UCA Stage

Although she died in 2000, Ballet Folklorico?s founding artistic director Amalia Hernandez continued to research Mexico?s many native cultures and create new folkloric dances right up until her death. She left the company in the competent hands of her daughter, Norma Lopez Hernandez, who, along with her son, has kept a full company in residence at the Palacios de Bellas Artes in Mexico City, with … [Read more...]

French folk singer Eric Vincent to perform at UCA

French folk singer Eric Vincent will present two concerts at UCA during his 2006 tour. The performances will be at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., Oct. 26, in Reynolds Performance Hall. The concerts are free and opent to the public. No tickets required. High school and university French teachers are invited to bring their students. Parking for buses is available. Teachers wishing to bring a group of … [Read more...]

MBA Scholarship Golf Classic set for Homecoming

The College of Business Administration at the University of Central Arkansas will host the 6th annual MBA Scholarship Golf Classic on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at the Conway Country Club. For the first time, the golf classic will be a part of UCA's Homecoming Week. Sign in for the four-person scramble begins at 8 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Registration is $100 per person in advance and $125 … [Read more...]

UCA sets fourth consecutive enrollment record

The University of Central Arkansas has set another record enrollment this fall of 12,400 students, making UCA the second largest college in Arkansas. Since Lu Hardin assumed the presidency in September 2002, UCA has added nearly 4,000 students, increasing from 8,500 students to 12,400 students. This represents a 46 percent increase in four years.?I am very pleased at where UCA?s enrollment stands … [Read more...]

Majors Fair set for Oct. 5

The 9th annual Majors Fair is set for Thursday, Oct. 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Representatives from the academic departments will showcase their majors, programs and achievements in a ?fair? atmosphere with games, door prizes and refreshments. The Majors fair is sponsored by the Academic Advising Center, the Division of Undergraduate Studies, and the six … [Read more...]

Faculty Grants 9/15

The following faculty and staff have recently received grant funding:Nelda New, Department of Nursing, recently received a $500 grant for a pilot project developing and evaluating a co-created diabetes mellitus self-management education intervention. The grant is funded by the Arkansas Community Foundation through the Arkansas Nurses Foundation. Tina Mankey, Department of Occupational Therapy, … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 9/15

UCA faculty and staff recently made the following presentations, publications, etc.: Tina A. Mankey, Department of Occupational Therapy, presented a workshop titled ?Sensory Integration for Learning & Development: A Collaborative Approach? to a group of occupational therapists, physical therapists, & speech pathologists in Jonesboro in July. Mary Sue Passe-Smith, Department of Geography, … [Read more...]

Courtway appointed to oversee governmental relations and counsel

Tom Courtway of Conway has been named General Counsel and Director of Governmental Relations at the University of Central Arkansas. Courtway's appointment will be effective August 28 according to UCA President Lu Hardin.Hardin said Courtway had served "very ably" as general counsel previously at UCA. "However this new position will expand Mr. Courtway's duties in the area of governmental … [Read more...]

Strong storm damages campus

A strong storm on Monday caused flash flooding and wind damage to the UCA campus. During the storm, a 25-foot section of roof blew off State Hall, a co-ed residence hall for freshmen, and landed on a tree in a nearby parking lot. UCA President Lu Hardin said the university was fortunate that no one was injured during the storm. Nineteen students living in State Hall were relocated to a hotel … [Read more...]

Record number of students move in for Fall

One record was shattered on Sunday at the University of Central Arkansas; another is expected to fall when the total enrollment is officially announced in early September. Welcome Week kicked off Sunday morning as administrators, faculty and staff, including President Lu Hardin, assisted new students in moving into residence halls.The university announced that 4,200 students will be in campus … [Read more...]