AETN to Host “Election 2010″ Debates at UCA

Candidates in nine races have agreed to participate in “Election 2010: The Debates,” which will tape and air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Oct. 11-15. All debates will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. The public is invited to attend any of the debates and will be seated on a first-come, first-serve … [Read more...]

UCA to Induct 2010 Hall of Fame Class


The University of Central Arkansas will induct 10 new members into the Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, including several award-winning, multi-sport athletes, coaches and administrators. The Class of 2010 includes Wayne Beadles, Dr. Arvil Burks, Otis Chandler, Mike Coffman, Ray Dunbar, Jack Fulmer, Ernest Miller, Larry Rogers, Bill Shimek and Buddy Voegele. They will be inducted at a Saturday … [Read more...]

Chemistry Department Receives $500,000 in Grants


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Arkansas has been awarded nearly $500,000 in external funding by the National Science Foundation. Three research grants, totaling $498,622, will fund projects for UCA undergraduate chemistry students to conduct research in gas-phase chemistry, surface chemistry, and archeological chemistry. "When you consider that these three awards … [Read more...]

Al “Papa Rap” Lopez To Perform at UCA


The University of Central Arkansas will conclude its Mexican Bi-centennial and Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations with a performance by Al “Papa Rap” Lopez. Lopez will perform Oct. 5 at 1:40 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Lopez, who works for the Springdale School District as the school/community liaison, uses music to foster an appreciation o … [Read more...]

Cirque Shanghai: Bai Xi Comes to UCA


The UCA Public Appearances season will continue with Cirque Shanghai: Bai Xi on Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. According to Jerry Biebesheimer, director of public appearances, the show will be a full-scale theatrical production featuring a 30-member cast. The show has been described as “awesome displays of physical … [Read more...]

UCA Receives Grant to Study Ozark Highland Streams

Researchers at the University of Central Arkansas and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville will receive a combined $386,235 in National Science Foundation grants to conduct research that will help improve management of the Ozark Highland streams near Fayetteville by determining the impact that phosphorus in the stream has on aquatic wildlife. U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor … [Read more...]

“The Three Phantoms” Opens Broadway Series


"The Three Phantoms" will open the Broadway Series for the UCA Public Appearances season  Tuesday, Sept. 28. Craig Schulman, Brad Little and Gary Mauer, who have combined for more than 8,000 performances, including 3,000 performances of Andrew Lloyd Webber’ s The Phantom of the Opera, will perform with the Conway Symphony Orchestra. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature songs … [Read more...]

LeAnn Rimes’ Concert Canceled


Grammy Award-winning country music artist LeAnn Rimes has canceled her Sunday afternoon show due to illness. UCA Public Appearances officials are attempting to reschedule the show for a later date. If a make up date can not be arranged, tickets will be refunded or exchanged for other events. For more information, call (501) 450-3682. … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Amigo Cup Soccer Tournament


The University of Central Arkansas hosted the first UCA Amigo Cup Soccer Tournament Sunday, Sept. 19. The tournament is part of Arkansas Celebrates Mexico 2010, a partnership between the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, the city of Little Rock, the city of North Little Rock, the William J. Clinton Foundation, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and UCA to provide educational and cultural events … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Dedication for STEM Residential College


University of Central Arkansas officials held a dedication Wednesday for the new residential college designed to prepare students for careers in technology and science. The STEM Residential College also fits into the governor's call to help improve science, math and technology education in the state by building a community of young scholars. The residential college provides students a … [Read more...]