UCA Recognized as Military Friendly School

G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded the University of Central Arkansas the designation of Military Friendly School. The 2012 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's military service members and veterans as students, according … [Read more...]

Theatre Professor Fritzges Wins Award of Merit From the Indie Fest

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 16, 2011 CONTACT: Donna Lampkin Stephens; (501) 852-2599; donnals@uca.edu THEATRE PROFESSOR FRITZGES WINS AWARD OF MERIT FROM THE INDIE FEST CONWAY — Chris Fritzges, associate professor theatre at the University of Central Arkansas, has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Indie F … [Read more...]

UCA Among “Top Public Schools” in the South

The University of Central Arkansas continues to rank among the best institutions in the South, according to the 2012 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report released Tuesday. UCA ranks 23rd in the category of "Top Public Schools" among regional universities in the South. The university remains the highest ranked Arkansas public university in the region. "The University of … [Read more...]

Microsoft VP Returns to Alma Mater to Inspire Students

When Terri Jordan graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a bachelor's degree in computer science in 1985, she never imagined that 26 years later she would be living in Seattle, Wash., working for "one of the most amazing technology companies in the world." Jordan, a native of Morrilton, Ark., has worked as vice president of technology, retail stores for Microsoft since 2009. … [Read more...]

101 Years of Broadway to Open Public Appearances’ Broadway Series

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 13, 2011 CONTACT: Jerry Biebesheimer, (501) 450-3682; jerryb@uca.edu   101 YEARS OF BROADWAY TO OPEN PUBLIC APPEARANCES’ BROADWAY SERIES By Rachel McAdams College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office   CONWAY — 101 Years of Broadway will open the Univer … [Read more...]

Freshman Enrollment Increases Six Percent

The University of Central Arkansas had a 6.2 percent increase in freshman enrollment, bringing the freshman class to 1,961 students for the fall of 2011, according to preliminary enrollment data. An overflow of freshmen caused a temporary shortage in housing for the incoming class. Residence halls are over capacity, with an occupancy rate of 100.69 percent. Despite the increase in the … [Read more...]

Lecture Series to Start with Erin Brockovich

The University of Central Arkansas's Log Cabin Democrat Lecture Series opens the 2011-2012 season Monday, Sept. 19, with best-selling novelist, TV-host and voice to the voiceless, Erin Brockovich. Brockovich will speak at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the UCA campus. Brockovich is regarded as a modern-day "David" who loves a good brawl with today's "Goliaths". She … [Read more...]

Remembering 9/11: Professor Shares Thoughts About Terrorist Attacks

This year marks the ten-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, which claimed nearly 3,000 lives. Psychology professor Kevin Rowell, a member of the Disaster Mental Health Team with the American Red Cross, was called a few days following the attacks to assist in providing mental health counseling. He spent two weeks after 9/11 in Newark, N.J. … [Read more...]

Fall Season, 15th Anniversary Set For Baum Gallery

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 7, 2011 CONTACT: Barclay McConnell, (501) 450-5793; barclaym@uca.edu FALL SEASON, 15TH ANNIVERSARY SET FOR BAUM GALLERY   By Rachel McAdams College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas w … [Read more...]

Warwick to Open Public Appearances Season

Grammy winner Dionne Warwick, whose blend of pop, gospel and R&B has transcended musical boundaries for nearly 50 years, will open the University of Central Arkansas's 2011-2012 Public Appearances season at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The concert, set for 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 13, is part of the Nostalgia Series. "Don't Make Me Over" hit the charts in 1962; multiple Grammy … [Read more...]