UCA to establish Confucius Institute

The University of Central Arkansas next year will become the only university in Arkansas and only the 23rd university in the nation to establish an officially sanctioned Confucius Institute. The Confucius Institute is dedicated to the promotion and exchange of Chinese culture and language. UCA's Confucius Institute is a cooperative project involving UCA, the Office of Chinese Language Council … [Read more...]

UCA hosts theater festival this week

UCA Theatre this week again hosts the Arkansas Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Eight universities from Arkansas and Oklahoma will be presenting fully-staged productions through Saturday in the Bridges/Larson Theatre and Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. KCACTF encourages, recognizes and celebrates the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college … [Read more...]

TODAY: UCA Fall Career Fair

The UCA Fall Career Fair, designed for business and general degree majors, will take place today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. For more information, contact Career Services at 450-3134. … [Read more...]

TONIGHT: UCA opens basketball season at Kentucky

The UCA Bears tonight begin their basketball season against Kentucky at legendary Rupp Arena in Lexington. Tonight's game is another benchmark in UCA's recent move up to Division I athletics. ESPN-U will broadcast the game live at 6 p.m. CST. … [Read more...]

Slocum crowned Miss UCA

Sarah Slocum was crowned Miss University of Central Arkansas 2008 at the Miss UCA Pageant on Friday night. She was awarded over $8,000 in scholarships and $2,500 in prizes. Slocum won the preliminary talent competition with her song "The Prayer," as well as the preliminary awards for interview and evening gown. She was also awarded the Bear Spirit and Former Miss UCA Titleholders awards. She … [Read more...]

Artist, poet present work at UCA today

Contemporary media artist Edie Tsong tonight will open her exhibit at UCA's Baum Gallery with an artist's talk from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in McCastlain Hall room 143 (the Art Lecture hall). Prior to her talk, an interactive opening reception will be held in the Baum Gallery Foyer from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tsong's work will be displayed in the Baum Gallery through Nov. 29. Also tonight, poet and … [Read more...]

UCA Centennial 5K race slated for Nov. 10

As part of this year's activities commemorating the 100th anniversary of the University of Central Arkansas, the UCA Centennial 5K race will take place Nov. 10 in Conway. Runners will line up at 8 a.m. on Bruce Street between Donaghey Avenue and Farris Road for a certified, flat and fast race through the UCA campus and the surrounding residential neighborhood. Refreshments will be available … [Read more...]

Williams/Arnold Scholarship established at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas English department has established a scholarship fund to honor recently-retired professors Rebecca Williams and Linda Arnold. Both Williams, who joined the faculty in 1975, and Arnold, who arrived in 1985, taught English classes at all levels and devoted most of their college teaching careers to the preparation of Arkansas public school teachers. During their … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Don B. Bradley III, Executive Director of UCA's Small Business Advancement National Center, has been named Editor of the Small Business Institute Journal, a new journal that will launch on April 1, 2008. Bradley previously co-founded the Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, which has been housed at Northwestern State University in Louisiana, New Mexico State University, and Southeastern … [Read more...]

Arkansas evolution case figure to speak at UCA tomorrow

Susan Epperson, the key figure in the landmark Arkansas evolution education case Epperson vs. Arkansas, tomorrow will speak at 3 p.m. in Doyne Health Science Center, Room 141. Her lecture, entitled "Reflections on Epperson vs. Arkansas and Science Education," is presented by the UCA Honors College. In 1965, Epperson was a tenth grade biology teacher at Little Rock Central High School when the … [Read more...]