2006 Miss UCA Pageant set for Saturday

The 2006 Miss UCA Scholarship Pageant will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 4 at Reynolds Performance Hall. Eudora Mosby, Miss Arkansas 2005 and a top 10 finalist in the 2006 Miss America Pageant, will be performing. She is a graduate of UCA. Also performing will be Abbi Lipsmeyer, Miss UCA 2005; and Renee Lawrence, Miss Conway 2006, and Alexz Clayborn, Miss Johnson Co. 2006, who are both UCA … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 2/24

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Dr. Jacki McMurtrey, Department of Speech Pathology, recently had an article published in "Dysphagia" an international journal of swallowing and swallowing disorders. The title of the article is, ?Effects of neuromuscular stimulation on submental muscle activity". Co-authors of the article … [Read more...]

UCA to host ArkaText Literary Festival

The ArkaText Literary Festival, a celebration of Arkansas writers, will be held the week of Feb. 27 through March 3 at the University of Central Arkansas. The annual festival, sponsored by UCA?s Department of Writing and Speech, features writers with Arkansas ties who give public readings and present public lectures on the craft of writing. This year?s festival features nonfiction writer Mel … [Read more...]

Employee of the Year nominations being accepted

The UCA Staff Senate is now accepting nominations for the annual UCA Employee of the Year awards. Awards will be presented at the Service Awards Program on April 25. This year there are three options for nominating staff based on the staff person's classification status. Any classified or non-classified full-time UCA employee with two years of continuous service as of Dec. 31, 2005, is eligible … [Read more...]

ROCKY Trumpeter Maynard Ferguson Headlines Toad Suck Jazz Daze at UCA

Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band will headline UCA's Toad Suck Jazz Daze, Feb. 24-27. Tickets for the concert on Monday, February 27, range from $12 (students 12 years and under) to $35 (general public, center orchestra). Group tickets are available as well. UCA students may receive one free ticket, UCA I.D. required at the Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday … [Read more...]

Planetarium show set for Wednesday

The University of Central Arkansas Planetarium will host a show at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, in Lewis Science Center, Room 012. The show includes a tour of the March 2006 sky and recent astronomy news. It is recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission is free. No admittance after 7p.m. For more info, contact Scott Austin at (501) 450-5907. … [Read more...]

Non-traditional student scholarships available

Applications are now available for University Women?s annual book scholarships for non-traditional female students. University Women will award three $200 book scholarships to non-traditional women students, who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Applicants should be at least 23 years old, currently enrolled at UCA, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Students must already have … [Read more...]

Torreyson Library to participate in ?The Big Read?

University of Central Arkansas? Torreyson Library will participate in The Big Read, a national initiative in partnership with The Arkansas Center for the Book at the Arkansas State Library, The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Arts Midwest. The program will encourage literary reading by asking communities to come together to read and discuss one book. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott … [Read more...]

UCA Alumnus Awarded Gilder Lehrman Fellowship

University of Central Arkansas alumnus Calvin White (?97, ?00) was recently awarded a research fellowship by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. A doctoral candidate at the University of Mississippi, White will conduct research at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. His project title is "They Danced and Shouted in Obscurity: A History of the Church of God in Christ … [Read more...]

Independent filmmaker to appear at UCA Film Festival

Independent filmmaker Ly Bolia will appear at the University of Central Arkansas Feb. 23-24 in conjunction with the Second Annual UCA Film Festival as part of the College of Fine Arts and Communication?s Visiting Artist Series. Bolia will be screening some of his short films at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in Stanley Russ Hall, Room 103. He will also be a guest judge at the film festival. The … [Read more...]