Symposium to Focus on Student Success

More than 250 education leaders from 40 public and private institutions will gather April 11 to discuss ways to improve student success. The annual Arkansas Student Success Symposium is a collaborative event between the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Pulaski Technical College, and the University of Central Arkansas coordinated in conjunction with the Arkansas Student Success … [Read more...]

Panel to Discuss Real Estate Market Reform

The UCA Finance and Investment Club and the UCA Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management are hosting a panel discussion focusing on the real estate market and how it has changed since 2007. "After the Crash: Real Estate Market Reform and Recovery" will be held Thursday, April 19 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the College of Business Auditorium. The program will take an in … [Read more...]

Graduate Film Thesis Screening Set for April 7

The University of Central Arkansas's graduate film thesis screening is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Reynolds Performance Hall. The screening is free and open to the public. Thesis film screening events are a requirement for students seeking their Master of Fine Arts degree in the digital filmmaking program. Students may choose any topic to base their thesis on but must receive … [Read more...]

Trustees Approve Food Vendor Contract, Rates

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a 10-year food service management agreement with Aramark. The agreement calls for a one percent increase to the university for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Trustees voted not to increase the board rate for students. A committee of faculty, staff and students evaluated food service proposals from Aramark and Sodexo. The committee was … [Read more...]

James Receives ATE Distinguished Member Award

Dr. Terry James, professor and chair of the Department of Leadership Studies, was honored recently as the 2012 recipient of the Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Member. The ATE Distinguished Member exemplifies the best of teacher education in this nation, which includes outstanding contributions to the association; outstanding contributions to teacher education; and professional, … [Read more...]

Dan Abrams to Conclude Lecture Series

The University of Central Arkansas's Log Cabin Democrat Distinguished Lecture series will conclude Thursday, April 5 with Dan Abrams, attorney, author, legal analyst and television personality on ABC's Good Morning America. Abrams will speak at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the University of Central Arkansas campus. His topic will be "On the Law and in the … [Read more...]

“Exploring Our World” Series Announces Spring Lineup

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Arkansas continues the "Exploring Our World" series with three new Spring lectures. The series examines different topics, primarily from the humanities perspective. The ideas and topics, led by UCA faculty, come from different disciplines and are brought to light and viewed from different angles in discussions among participants. "The … [Read more...]

STEM Institute Receives Grant for Prep Program

The UCA STEM Institute has received an $82,929 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education to improve the education of students choosing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The grant will be used to develop a college and career preparation course for 11th and 12th grade students to improve their college and workforce readiness and academic achievement. The UCA STEM … [Read more...]

Meridian Arts Ensemble to be in Residence

The University of Central Arkansas will welcome the Meridian Arts Ensemble as artists in residence for the week of April 2-6, in conjunction with the Mid-South Horn Workshop. The residency will culminate with a public performance in Snow Fine Arts Center on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The Meridian Arts Ensemble is made up of five brass players … [Read more...]

Holocaust Survivor to Speak March 14

Estelle Laughlin will share her story of how she and her family survived the Holocaust during a lecture on Wednesday, March 14 at Conway Senior High School. "An Evening with Holocaust Survivor Estelle Laughlin" will begin at 7 p.m. in the James H. Clark Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by Conway Senior High School, UCA Department of Philosophy and … [Read more...]