UCA Alumna Wins "Survivor: Samoa"

UCA alumna Natalie White beat out 20 contestants to become the winner of CBS reality show "Survivor: Samoa." White, 26, of Van Buren, was named the winner of the show during the season finale that aired live Dec. 20. She was presented a $1 million dollar check Dec. 21 on CBS "The Early Show." During the "The Early Show" interview, White said she was still in shock about winning the … [Read more...]

UCA Trustees Approve Sale of Property

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees held a teleconference Dec. 16 to approve the sale of property. The university received bids recently for five tracts of land, known as the Crow Farm, located in Elaine. The board approved the highest bids for each of the five tracts totaling $2.5 million. The money from the sale of the Crow Farm will be used to endow scholarships.The board … [Read more...]

Newton Named Vice President of Finance and Administration

Diane Newton, the vice president of business and administration at Lander University in South Carolina, will assume the role of vice president of finance and administration at the University of Central Arkansas. Newton had accepted the position of vice president of financial services in November, but after further discussions it was decided to merge the vice president of administration and the … [Read more...]

UCA Holds Winter Commencement

More than 700 degrees were conferred during the winter commencement at the University of Central Arkansas on Dec. 12. About 335 graduates walked across the stage to receive their degrees during commencement at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center that morning. A second commencement was held that afternoon, where an additional 397 degrees were conferred. During his commencement … [Read more...]

UCA Production Chosen for Festival

UCA Theatre's production of "Machinal" by Sophie Treadwell has been chosen as one of only six plays to be invited to perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region VI. The festival is scheduled for February 2010 at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. "Machinal," directed by Assistant Professor Matt Chiorini, was chosen as the Director's Choice at the state KCACTF … [Read more...]

The Oxford American Releases Southern Music Edition

The Oxford American magazine's 11th annual Southern Music edition has hit the bookstores and newsstands. This year's Southern Music issue focuses on the musical heritage of a particular Southern state, in addition to covering the breadth and depth of music from the entire region, said Warwick Sabin, publisher of The Oxford American. The first state to be the object of attention is Arkansas. … [Read more...]

UCA's Winter Commencement Set for Dec. 12

The University of Central Arkansas's Winter Commencement will take place Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the UCA campus. UCA President Allen Meadors will deliver a challenge to the graduates. Music will be provided by the UCA Music Department faculty. Undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred during two ceremonies. Ceremonies are scheduled at: … [Read more...]

Chinese Troupe Performance Canceled

The performance of the East China Normal University Student Troupe scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 10 at the University of Central Arkansas has been canceled. UCA officials received word Wednesday that the troupe's flight from Shanghai to Chicago was canceled due to mechanical failure. East China Normal University is an exchange partner and Confucius Institute partner of UCA. The Confucius … [Read more...]

Chinese Troupe to Perform at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas will host the East China Normal University Student Troupe on Thursday, Dec. 10. The performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the campus and general public. Refreshments will be served at 7 p.m. The East China Normal University Student Troupe is composed of 16 students who perform Chinese … [Read more...]

Welcher recipient of 2010 Arkansas Nurse Practitioner State Award

Candace Welcher's dedication to providing quality health care to University of Central Arkansas students has been recognized by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Welcher, the director of student health services, has been named the recipient of the 2010 Arkansas Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence. She will receive the award during a conference in June 2010 at the AANP … [Read more...]