831 named UCA Presidential Scholars

The University of Central Arkansas today announced the names of 831 students who qualified for the undergraduate Presidential Scholars List based on their academic performance during the Spring 2009 semester. "Qualifying as a UCA Presidential Scholar is a remarkable achievement, because it requires a perfect grade point average," said UCA Provost Lance Grahn. "We are proud that so many UCA … [Read more...]

1,309 named to UCA Dean's List

The University of Central Arkansas today announced the names of 1,309 students who qualified for the undergraduate Dean's List based on their academic performance during the Spring 2009 semester."The impressive number of UCA students qualifying for the Dean's List is an indication of the high level of academic commitment and achievement at UCA," said UCA Provost Lance Grahn. "It reflects not only … [Read more...]

NY Times features Ark. Shakespeare Theatre

UCA's Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre was profiled in the "Summer Stages" guide in the weekend Arts section in the May 10 edition of The New York Times."Summer Stages" profiles summer theatre festivals happening around the country and this year included such prestigious festivals as the Stratford Festival, Oregon and Alabama Shakespeare Festivals, the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre … [Read more...]

UCA work shows at Little Rock Film Festival

Six of the seven films that played in the Arkansas Shorts program of the Little Rock Film Festival have ties to UCA. They include Surfacing, written, directed and produced by faculty member Bruce Hutchinson; Memories of Viola, written, directed and produced by faculty member Mike Gunter; What Happened to My Brother, written, directed and produced by Levi Agee, a Master of Fine Arts student; … [Read more...]

UCA faculty award winners named

UCA Provost Lance Grahn recently presented the 2009 Faculty Excellence Awards to three UCA faculty members at a special campus ceremony. Dr. Nolan Carter of the UCA Department of Chemistry won the Teaching Excellence Award. As an Assistant Professor teaching Organic Chemistry I and II, Dr. Carter believes he must convince those students, particularly the non-majors, that organic chemistry is … [Read more...]

UCA publications voted best in state

UCA publications swept top honors at the Arkansas College Media Awards last week at the ACMA's conference at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The Echo was voted the outstanding college newspaper in Arkansas. The Scroll was chosen the state's best college yearbook, and the Vortex was selected the top literary magazine among the state's colleges and universities. In addition to the … [Read more...]

Shakespeare Festival tickets on sale

Subscriptions for the third season of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at UCA are now on sale. This summer's AST Festival will feature four shows to be presented from June 10-28: Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, the Broadway smash The Producers, and the children's classic The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. All four productions will be created from scratch over a one-month rehearsal and … [Read more...]

UCA provides outreach training services to HP

The Division of Academic Outreach at UCA, in collaboration with the UCA College of Business, is currently facilitating a Pre-Employment Training Program for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). The Academic Outreach Center for Training and Consulting Services provides this training for the new Hewlett Packard (HP) Conway Facility. The HP training curriculum, developed by College of … [Read more...]

Award-winning documentary filmmaker appears at UCA

In conjunction with the third annual Little Rock Film Festival, award-winning documentary filmmaker Brent Renaud recently visited UCA to present a series of workshops as part of the Artists in Residence series. Arkansas native Renaud, along with his brother Craig, makes up the brains behind several critically acclaimed films, including the Emmy-nominated drug addiction documentary Dope Sick … [Read more...]

UCA Honors Convocation set for Sunday

UCA's 38th annual Academic Honors Convocation will take place this Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. UCA President Tom Courtway and UCA Provost Lance Grahn will recognize superior academic achievement and this year's Outstanding University Students. The event is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]