UCA RECEIVES $500,000 PLEDGE FOR HONORS COLLEGE

University of Central Arkansas alumni and philanthropists Rush & Linda Harding have pledged $500,000 to benefit the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College. Rush ’76 and Linda Harding ’82 have a long history of support and service to the institution. In 2002, the Hardings established the Holloway-Hicks Scholarship to benefit African-American students. In 2004, they gave more than $1.4 million … [Read more...]

HILLIARD SPEECH SHOWCASE AT UCA SET FOR OCT. 6

The annual Hilliard Speech Showcase is set for the University of Central Arkansas’s College of Business room 100 Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. The event, created to honor the memory of Olive Hilliard, who served as a professor at UCA from 2003 until her death in 2010, is sponsored by the UCA School of Communication. It showcases outstanding students from Principles of Communication classes. Students a … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS TEACH-IN ON PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

The University of Central Arkansas will host a 1960s style “teach-in” on U.S. presidential elections Tuesday, Sept. 20 from 1:40-3:00 p.m. on the McAlister Lawn. Students, faculty, staff and the general public can participate in the teach-ins. The rain location is the McCastlain Hall Ballroom. This faculty teach-in is a non-partisan event designed to allow participants opportunities to dis … [Read more...]

UCA ALUMNI ART FEATURED IN OKLAHOMA EXHIBIT

By Mya Hyman University Relations and Creative Services Office CONWAY - Art pieces donated to the University of Central Arkansas Foundation are on exhibit at the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Gilcrease Museum is one of the country’s most renowned facilities for the preservation and study of American art and history. It houses the world’s lar … [Read more...]

WRITER KELLY LINK TO VISIT UCA AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

By Hanna Lowery College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office Kelly Link, an author of “speculative” or “slipstream” fiction, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as Artist in Residence in conjunction with the 10th celebration of ArtsFest in Conway. As part of her residency, Link will hold a public reading and book-signing event Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the UCA C … [Read more...]

FORMER GERMAN EXCHANGE STUDENT RETURNS TO UCA FOR LECTURE

The University of Central Arkansas will welcome Dr. Wolfram Hoppenstedt, director of the Federal Chancellor Willy Brandt Foundation in Germany, for a lecture Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4:30 p.m. in the Art Lecture Room in McCastlain Hall. His lecture, titled “America, Europe and Germany – Bonds That Cannot Be Severed,” will focus on post-war transatlantic relations, cultural differences and the curre … [Read more...]

LULAC/UCA ANNOUNCE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and the University of Central Arkansas  recently announced the recipients of LULAC/UCA 2016-2017 scholarships. The scholarship winners are Carolina Balderas, undeclared major from Little Rock; Javier Hernandez, radiography major from Springdale; Daniela Infante, speech-language pathology major from Fort Smith; and Roberto Ramirez, nursing … [Read more...]

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC SETS FREE DEMO CLASSES AT UCA DOWNTOWN

The University of Central Arkansas Community School of Music will hold an evening of free music demonstration classes Tuesday, Sept. 20 at UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak St. Classes are open to the public, and no registration is necessary. The classes include the following: Alexander Technique, 5 p.m. — Musicians, actors and dancers perform complex tasks under demanding circumstances. The A … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS INSURANCE HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2016 CLASS

The Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame has announced the 2016 class of inductees. The eight inductees will be honored at the 2016 Induction Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at the Farris Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Dinner is at 6 p.m. with the ceremony immediately following. Table sponsorships and various levels of recognition in support of the 2016 Induction … [Read more...]

UCA RANKS IN TOP 25 AMONG ‘TOP PUBLIC SCHOOLS’

U.S. News & World Report releases 2017 rankings CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas improved its ranking among top public institutions in the South, according to the 2017 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report released Tuesday, Sept. 13. The university achieved a ranking of 24, which is higher than the 2016 ranking of 29 in the category of “Top Public Schools” among re … [Read more...]