Southern Regional Honors Council now housed at UCA

The UCA Honors College is now the home of the Southern Regional Honors Council (SRHC). The organization, affiliated with the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), represents honors programs and colleges in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Formerly housed at Freed-Hardeman University … [Read more...]

UCA student featured at symphony concert this weekend

UCA senior Kyla Bailey will be the featured vocal soloist at the Conway Symphony Orchestra's family concert, "The Symphony All Around You," tomorrow at 2 p.m. at UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall. Children and youth of all ages will enjoy this concert, under the direction of Israel Getzov, UCA music professor and director of orchestras. Presented in an educational and entertaining format, the … [Read more...]

UCA celebrates World Fest

Baridon Hall, UCA's Office of International Programs, Short-Denney Residential College, Satellite Minton, and Hendrix College will join to present the second annual World Fest Event at UCA tomorrow from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free, and all participants will be eligible to win free prizes, including two iPods. Free food, multi-cultural games, prizes and activities for kids also will be … [Read more...]

Power of Purple 5K raises $1,400

The first annual Power of Purple 5K held recently at UCA attracted 90 runners and raised $1,400 for the American Cancer Society. Winners in the Men's Division were Kevin Lemley (17:57), David McCormick (19:45) and Chris Yancey (21:15); and the winners in the Women's Division were Amy Porter (23:18), Donna Stephens (25:24) and Sara Benfer (26:04). Full resules are available at … [Read more...]

UCA student named finalist in business plan competition

Chauncey Holloman, a sophomore business administration major at UCA, is one of six undergraduate finalists in the Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup undergraduate business plan competition. The winners of the competition will be announced during an awards luncheon today at 11:30 a.m. at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The competition is designed to encourage students from … [Read more...]

UCA becomes Better Business Bureau Community Member

UCA recently became the first four-year higher education institution in Arkansas to qualify as a Better Business Bureau Community Member. "The University of Central Arkansas interacts with businesses just as we do," said Janet Robb, President/CEO of the BBB of Arkansas. "We are proud to announce the University of Central Arkansas as the first four-year on-campus institution to become a BBB … [Read more...]

Hollywood producer to speak to UCA filmmaking students

Rusty Lemorande, a Hollywood writer and director who produced the films Yentl, Caddyshack and Captain Eo, will visit UCA today to give presentations in front of three classes in UCA's Digital Filmmaking program. Lemorande is from the Midwest, where he studied film in college and graduate school. From there he went on to Hollywood, where he has worked for nearly 30 years. Today he will talk … [Read more...]

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...]