Chronicle of Higher Education features UCA's arts scene

The Chronicle of Higher Education this week features UCA's extraordinary efforts to promote world-class culture for its campus and surrounding community, calling UCA an "academic incubator for the arts." Full article here: University Strives to Be a Cultural Hub in Central Arkansas By CAROLYN MOONEY Conway, Ark. You might not immediately think of this city of 55,000 as an arts hub. Just a … [Read more...]

BKD pledges to UCA accounting department

BKD, LLP, one of the nation's largest accounting firms and recently ranked as one of the "Best Firms To Work For" in Accounting Today, has pledged a major gift to the University of Central Arkansas Department of Accounting. BKD's Arkansas partners (including three partners who are UCA alumni), have pledged $165,000 to the BKD Accounting Education Fund in support of UCA's first-ever comprehensive … [Read more...]

Conway couples support UCA College of Business

Soon after the opening of the new UCA College of Business building next spring, a new business lecture series will be introduced as a result of a generous gift from the Davis family of Conway. Longtime Conway residents Milton and Claudia Davis, along with their son and daughter-in-law, Granger and Jan (Preuitt) Davis, have committed $50,000 to endow the Davis Family Lecture Series and the Davis … [Read more...]

UCA student government launches readership program

The UCA Student Government Association will partner with USA TODAY to launch the Collegiate Readership Program on campus from February 23 through March 20. The mission of the readership program is to promote civic engagement, global awareness, and media literacy by exposing students to the news in their living, learning and community spaces. UCA's Student Government Association is launching this … [Read more...]

UCA artist in residence to perform at Tuesday concert

UCA Artist in Residence Neil Rutman will be the featured soloist at the Conway Symphony Orchestra's From Europe with Romance concert on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Performance Hall. Rutman has distinguished himself as a top prize winner in several international competitions and has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts. He will join the Conway Symphony on … [Read more...]

UCA releases centennial history book

The University of Central Arkansas officially released its centennial history book during a book-signing party with author Jimmy Bryant on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the Wingo Hall Board of Trustees Conference Room. The Centennial History of the University of Central Arkansas is a 224-page hardbound volume that features more than 300 photos with thousands of faces from UCA's past and … [Read more...]

Malcolm-Jamal Warner to speak at UCA

Malcolm-Jamal Warner will present a speech as part of UCA's celebration of Black History Month on Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. The event is free and open to the public, and it is co-sponsored by Students for the Propagation of Black Culture, the UCA Student Government Association, the UCA Student Activities Board, the UCA Honors College, … [Read more...]

Andrei Codrescu to debut Exquisite Corpse Annual at UCA

Writer and philosopher Andrei Codrescu will be the first lecturer in UCA's Spring 2009 Artists in Residence program Feb. 3-4. Codrescu is a poet, novelist, essayist, teacher and lecturer. "We are ecstatic to have Codrescu visiting our campus," said Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing at UCA and the faculty sponsor of the residency. "Andrei might be connected to the Surreal tradition, … [Read more...]

UCA to study athletics program

The University of Central Arkansas today announced that it has initiated a year-long, campus-wide effort to study its athletics program as part of the NCAA Division I athletics certification program. The study will cover academic integrity, governance, and commitment to rules compliance, as well as a commitment to gender, diversity, and student-athlete well-being. While academic accreditation is … [Read more...]

Shelley Mehl named UCA's interim VP for advancement

Shelley Mehl has been appointed UCA's interim vice president for institutional advancement. The appointment took effect on Jan. 1, 2009, and Mehl will remain in the position until a permanent replacement is selected. As assistant vice president for institutional advancement at UCA, Mehl has directed the internal and external fund raising operations of UCA's advancement office since December … [Read more...]