Dionne Warwick to Open Public Appearances Season

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION August 26, 2011 CONTACT: Jerry Biebesheimer, (501) 450-3682; jerryb@uca.edu   DIONNE WARWICK TO OPEN PUBLIC APPEARANCES SEASON   CONWAY — Grammy winner Dionne Warwick, whose blend of pop, gospel and R&B has transcended musical boundaries for nearly 50 years, will open the Uni … [Read more...]

UCA Residence Halls Over Capacity

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UCA officials have set up temporary housing spaces to accommodate an overflow of freshmen. Residence halls are over capacity for the fall 2011. Housing officials report an occupancy rate of 100.69 percent. Temporary spaces have been set up in Bernard, Carmichael, Conway, Hughes, and State halls. "We are very pleased," said Rick McCollum, associate vice president for housing and contract … [Read more...]

UCA Residence Halls Over Capacity

NEWS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS AUG. 25, 2011 CONTACT: Jeff Pitchford, vice president for university and government relations, at jeffp@uca.edu or (501) 450-3185. Venita Jenkins, associate director of media relations, at vjenkins@uca.edu or (501) 450-5114. UCA Residence Halls Over Capacity CONWAY – Officials at the University of Central Arkansas have set up temporary h … [Read more...]

Volunteers Move In New Students

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Hundreds of volunteers braved the humidity and heat Sunday as they moved in freshmen during the annual Move-In Day. UCA faculty, staff, students and local organizations helped unload vehicles and hauled televisions, clothes, and mini-fridges to residence halls. Move-In Day is the kick off for Welcome Week. Numerous activities were scheduled throughout the day to provide parents and students … [Read more...]

Heather Henson to Bring Handmade Puppet Dreams Film Festival to UCA

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION August 19, 2011 CONTACT: Holly Laws, (501) 450-5778; hlaws@uca.edu   HEATHER HENSON TO BRING HANDMADE PUPPET DREAMS FILM FESTIVAL TO UCA   College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office   CONWAY — Heather Henson, artist and puppeteer and the daughter of the late … [Read more...]

Welcome Week Kicks Off Aug. 21

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Welcome Week is just around the corner. Activities kick off Aug. 21 with Move-In Day for freshmen. Volunteers from the UCA and the Conway community will be on hand to welcome and assist new students and their families. "We want to make moving in as easy as possible for our incoming freshmen. That's why we will have volunteers at each hall to assist with moving new students into their residence … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Civil War Sesquicentennial Event

The University of Central Arkansas will sponsor a free seminar on Arkansas' experience in the Civil War on Saturday, Aug.  27 at 2 p.m. in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus.   "Civil War Battles: The Dishonorable Men Who Fought Them and the Weapons They Used" is one in the series of seminars, lectures and workshops in the Exploring Our World series sponsored by the College o … [Read more...]

UCA Confers Nearly 500 Degrees

NEWS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS AUG. 12, 2011 CONTACT: Jeff Pitchford, vice president of university and government relations, at jeffp@uca.edu or (501) 450- 3185. Venita Jenkins, associate director of media relations, at vjenkins@uca.edu or (501) 450-5114. CONWAY – For Matt Morgan, earning his bachelor’s degree in biology Friday night was about setting an example.  He is the fir … [Read more...]

Congressman Griffin Visits Labs, STEM Residential College

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Congressman Tim Griffin, representative for the 2nd District, toured UCA's STEM Residential College and observed two labs in the Lewis Science Center on Aug. 8. College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics faculty and staff provided Griffin information on science programs and what the university is doing to promote STEM education. "We hear all the time that the United States is behind with … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Summer Commencement Aug. 12

Summer commencement for the University of Central Arkansas will be held Friday, Aug. 12 in the Farris Center. More than 490 degrees will be conferred during the ceremony. Commencement will begin at 7 p.m. UCA President Allen Meadors will deliver a challenge to the graduates. SGA President Austin Hall and Faculty Senate President Janet Wilson will give greetings on behalf of the student body and … [Read more...]