UCA Honors Convocation to take place Sunday

The thirty-seventh annual Academic Honors Convocation will be held this Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. UCA President Lu Hardin and Provost Keith Atkinson will recognize scholastic achievement and this year's Outstanding University Students. A reception in the Brewer-Hegeman Center will follow the convocation. … [Read more...]

Secretary of State donates papers to UCA

Sharon Priest, the former Arkansas Secretary of State, will donate her papers to the UCA Archives at a ceremony today at 2 p.m. in the Mirror Room of McAlister Hall on the UCA campus. Priest was the first woman elected to the office of Secretary of State in Arkansas. She served two terms as Secretary of State, from 1994 to 2002. Previously she held several leadership positions in the City of … [Read more...]

UCA hosts international business consortium

UCA's College of Business this week is hosting the 2008 Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE) North American Mobility Consortium meeting. International guests include professors from the Universidad de Colima in Manzanillo, Colima, Mexico; the Universite de Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada; and the University of Prince Edward Island in Charlottetown, Prince Edward … [Read more...]

Higher Learning Commission Self-Study begins

UCA President Lu Hardin has appointed a committee to guide UCA through its application for continuing accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Because institutional accreditation is vital to any university, and because the self-study involves all parts of the institution, the committee directing the self-study will be a critically … [Read more...]

State Personnel Association holds Spring Drive In at UCA

The Arkansas College Personnel Association (ArCPA) tomorrow will host its annual Spring Drive In at UCA's Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. The theme for the Spring Drive In is "Retaining and Graduating the Millennial Generation," and the program will feature concurrent programs and two keynote speakers: Jerry Pattengale and Shane Broadway. Pattengale currently serves as Assistant Vice President … [Read more...]

UCA alumnus confirmed as federal judge

The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed a UCA alumnus, Arkansas Appeals Court Judge Brian Miller, for a seat on the federal bench. A native of Helena-West Helena, Miller graduated from UCA and earned a law degree from Vanderbilt. He has served on the appeals court since January 2007. Miller is taking over the seat occupied by the late U.S. District Judge George Howard. … [Read more...]

Writer George Singleton to give reading at UCA

George Singleton, one of the most prominent short story writers in the country, will be an artist in residence at UCA today and tomorrow. Singleton's recently released novel is Work Shirts for Madmen, published by Harcourt. He is also the author of four collections of short stories: These People Are Us (2001), The Half-Mammals of Dixie (2002), Why Dogs Chase Cars (2004), Drowning in Gruel (2006), … [Read more...]

East Village Opera Company at UCA this week

East Village Opera Company (EVOC) closes its spring tour with two concerts in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA tonight and tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. East Village Opera Company -- a powerhouse five-piece band, a string quartet, and two outstanding vocalists -- brings the towering emotion and timeless musicality of opera into the 21st century with its inventive, hard-hitting … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

David Keith, guest lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication and Theatre, recently won the Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Research Paper Contest at UALR. Keith's paper on "Style or Substance: What Viewers Like and Dislike about the Nightly Network News" was selected the outstanding journalism research paper at UALR. The paper was the result of a survey of how people in the Little Rock area … [Read more...]

UCA to unveil offical ring

The UCA Alumni Association and Association of Future Alumni will unveil the design of the new UCA Official Ring at a ceremony next Tuesday, March 11 at 1:45 pm in the UCA Student Center Ballroom. The new ring, designed in cooperation with Balfour, will feature elements that symbolize the unique traditions of UCA. All UCA graduates will be able to purchase the ring and wear it with pride, … [Read more...]