UCA receives $250,000 gift to endow scholarships

Spencer Freyaldenhoven and Kevin Wan are the first recipients of the Donna S. Stephens Accounting Scholarship Fund.

The University of Central Arkansas received a $250,000 gift from the late Donna S. Stephens to establish an endowed scholarship fund for Faulkner County students. The university recently held a ceremony to unveil a plaque commemorating the gift. “Ceremonies like these are important—to acknowledge the legacy and career of someone who really cared deeply about students and wanted to give bac … [Read more...]

Accounting student awarded $10,000 scholarship


A University of Central Arkansas accounting student has been awarded a $10,000 scholarship by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) for the 2015-2016 academic year. UCA graduate student Melissa McDowell, of Little Rock, was one of 84 students from various colleges and universities in the US to be selected for the PCAOB scholarship. McDowell graduated from UCA in May 2015 with a … [Read more...]

Novelist García to be in residence Nov. 19-20

Photo Cristina Garcia BW

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION CONTACT: Christina Madsen, christinam@uca.edu, (501) 852-2659 Garry Craig Powell, gpowell@uca.edu, (501) 450-5110 October 30, 2015 NOVELIST TO BE ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AT UCA By Shane Allen UCA Department of Writing CONWAY — Renowned novelist Cristina García will give a public reading with a book si … [Read more...]

Senior exhibition set for Baum Gallery Nov. 5-Dec. 3

By Anastassiya Khvan and Kendra Beattie College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Graduating art students at the University of Central Arkansas will display their work at the annual Fall Senior Exhibit in the Baum Gallery of Fine Art from Nov. 5-Dec. 3. Opening receptions will be held on Nov. 5 from 4-6 p.m. and Nov. 22 from 2-4 p.m. The receptions and exhibition are free … [Read more...]

University Chorus to perform Nov. 19

By Flora Violleau College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas University Chorus will perform Thursday, Nov. 19, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The 7:30 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. The concert, “From our Lands to Yours”, will be the first of the fall season for the choir. “For this performance, each song sp … [Read more...]

Nominate a speaker for TEDx

The inaugural TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas is now accepting speaker nominations for its spring 2016 conference. The conference is set to debut on the campus of University of Central Arkansas on Friday, March 4. The all-day event will be held in the Ida Waldran Auditorium located inside UCA’s oldest building, Old Main. Ideal TEDx speakers showcase new ideas that are widely relatable, ideas … [Read more...]

Josh Markham receives New Professional Award

Josh Markham receives the New Professional Award from Terre McClendon, ACDS president

Josh Markham, assistant director of UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development, received the New Professional Award during the Arkansas Community Development Society’s annual conference, held at UCA on October 22. The New Professional Award recognizes and encourages community developers who have worked for up to five years in the field of community development, and whose work has ha … [Read more...]

Successful start for UCA Debate Team

The University of Central Arkansas Debate and Forensics Team had a positive start to their season when they competed in two tournaments this semester. The team attended the Weevil Wars Tournament at the University of Arkansas at Monticello on Oct. 2-4 and took third place in the Team IPDA. In addition, the team of Braxton Johnson and Jacob Thomas had a 3-1 preliminary round record and … [Read more...]

UCA Veterans Day Celebration set for Nov. 5

Veterans Day

NOV. 5, 2015 UPDATE: Due to weather conditions predicted by the National Weather Service, the UCA Veterans Day Celebration will be held at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus.   The University of Central Arkansas and city of Conway will host the 18th annual Veterans Day Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 1:00 p.m. on the lawn outside Old Main on the campus of … [Read more...]

UCA commemorates UN and AMUN anniversaries

The University of Central Arkansas Department of Political Science is hosting upcoming events to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN) and the 50th Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN) conference. On Friday, Oct. 30, the department is hosting a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UN in October 1945. The “United Nations Day” commemoration will begin … [Read more...]