UCA students attend national convocation

UCA students Alison Page and Tatum Branaman were among a group selected by the National Academies to represent Arkansas at a national economic convocationin Washington D.C. at the end of April.The event, titled, ""Rising Above the Gathering Storm Two Years Later: Accelerating Progress toward a Brighter Future," was organized to highlight growing economic challenges. Thirteen Arkansas delegates … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre renews 10-year national accreditation

The National Association of Schools of Theatre at a recent meeting voted to continue UCA's good standing for an additional ten year period.This action was taken following a self-study and site visit and upon review of UCA by the NAST Commission on Accreditation. The Commission commended the faculty and leadership of the UCA theatre program (a unit of the Department of Mass Communication and … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Letha Mosley was named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association last month at the association's Annual Conference in Long Beach, Cal.The Association names individuals to the Roster of Fellows to "recognize occupational therapists who with their knowledge and expertise have made a significant contribution to the continuing education and professional development of members of the … [Read more...]

UCA Community School of Music opens summer registration

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UCA breaks ground on new College of Business building

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin and the UCA Board of trustees today broke ground on a new $18.1 million building that will be the new home of its College of Business. The 82,000-square-foot facility will be completed by the beginning of the fall 2009 semester. "The new College of Business building will be state-of-the-art, and one of its exciting features is that it will … [Read more...]

Conservation Society CEO named Distinguished Alumnus

UCA this Saturday will present its Distinguished Alumnus Award to Dr. Steven Sanderson, president and chief executive officer of the Wildlife Conservation Society. The award will be presented during the 10 a.m. commencement ceremony.Prior to his appointment in 2001, Sanderson was dean of Emory College, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Emory University in Atlanta. Sanderson is the 23rd individual … [Read more...]

UCA Commencement to take place Saturday

UCA's Spring Commencement will take place this Saturday, May 3, and degrees will be conferred at three ceremonies.All ceremonies will be held at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the UCA campus, and both undergraduate and graduate degrees will be presented at each ceremony. 10 a.m. - College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, and College of Natural Sciences and … [Read more...]

Hollywood producer to speak to UCA filmmaking students

Rusty Lemorande, a Hollywood writer and director who produced the films Yentl, Caddyshack and Captain Eo, will visit UCA today to give presentations in front of three classes in UCA's Digital Filmmaking program. Lemorande is from the Midwest, where he studied film in college and graduate school. From there he went on to Hollywood, where he has worked for nearly 30 years. Today he will talk … [Read more...]

UCA Honors Convocation to take place Sunday

The thirty-seventh annual Academic Honors Convocation will be held this Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. UCA President Lu Hardin and Provost Keith Atkinson will recognize scholastic achievement and this year's Outstanding University Students. A reception in the Brewer-Hegeman Center will follow the convocation. … [Read more...]

Secretary of State donates papers to UCA

Sharon Priest, the former Arkansas Secretary of State, will donate her papers to the UCA Archives at a ceremony today at 2 p.m. in the Mirror Room of McAlister Hall on the UCA campus. Priest was the first woman elected to the office of Secretary of State in Arkansas. She served two terms as Secretary of State, from 1994 to 2002. Previously she held several leadership positions in the City of … [Read more...]