Gladys Knight headlines UCA Centennial Gala

Legendary singer Gladys Knight will headline the University of Central Arkansas Centennial Gala tomorrow night at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. The concert begins at 8 p.m., and a handful of tickets may still be available. Tickets are $20 for UCA students and $50 for the general public, and they can be purchased through UCA Ticket Central at … [Read more...]

UCA professor dazzles famed playwright McNally

"Raymond Frontain, English professor at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, recently published in the March-April issue of Gay and Lesbian Review a study of acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally?s works (Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, the Americanized version of The Full Monty, and more)," writes Linda Caillouet in her "Paper Trails" column in today's edition of the Arkansas … [Read more...]

Klingsporn named national Intern of the Year

UCA student Brad Klingsporn recently was named 2007 Intern of the Year by the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) for his work as an intern at the Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C. Klingsporn received the recognition, which includes a $500 cash award, at CEIA's annual conference last month in Dallas, Texas. Klingsporn already had been presented with UCA's … [Read more...]

UCA professor to receive statewide recognition

University of Central Arkansas education professor Dr. Jody B. Charter will receive the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media's 2007 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award at the organization's state conference on April 23. The award is presented annually by AAIM, which seeks to improve education and the public welfare through the use of educational communications, educational technology, … [Read more...]

Suber wins UCA nursing award

LaTonya Suber is the 2007 recipient of the Graduate Outstanding Student Award from the Department of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas. Suber, who will graduate on May 5 with a Master of Science in Nursing, was chosen for this annual award by department faculty for her achievement of program objectives, scholarship, and professional qualities. … [Read more...]

Tickets available to UCA Centennial Picnic

The UCA Centennial Picnic will take place on May 3 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. on the McAlister Hall lawn in front of Wingo Hall. The meal includes pulled pork, grilled chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans and all of the trimmings. Attendees will also have the chance to "Dunk A Supervisor." Free tickets to the event are available to UCA faculty and staff can be obtained from Amy … [Read more...]

Oxford American magazine premieres DVD

The Oxford American magazine, based at the University of Central Arkansas, will release its first-ever Oxford American DVD in conjunction with the publication this week of The Oxford American Southern Movie Issue. The OA DVD is a "visual mix tape" featuring short films, scenes from essential Southern movies, historic footage, spectacular surprises, and much more. Special highlights include works … [Read more...]

UCA-produced documentary to air on AETN

The UCA-produced documentary on the Arkansas Gazette, "The Old Gray Lady: Arkansas's First Newspaper," will air on AETN this Friday night at 9 p.m. The film, directed by UCA alumnus Kevin Clark, with Joseph Anderson and Donna Lampkin Stephens of the Mass Communication/Theatre department as executive producer and producer, respectively, tells the story of what was the oldest newspaper west of the … [Read more...]

UCA psychology students receive research awards

UCA psychology students Maranda Leonard, Anthony Thompson, and Brandon Wolfe recently received Regional Research Awards worth $300 from Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology for their paper entitled, "Relationship Between Political Orientation and Defensiveness." The trio found that politically liberal individuals used a level of psychological defense that directly paralleled the … [Read more...]

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to speak at UCA

Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team, will deliver a speech on the UCA campus next Wednesday at 12 noon at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. A North Little Rock native, Jones had a successful career in gas and oil exploration before purchasing the Cowboys in 1989. The event is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]