Miss UCA pageant to take place this Friday

Ten young women will compete for the title of Miss University of Central Arkansas at the 2008 Miss UCA Scholarship Pageant this Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. This year's contestants are: Leslie Bagwell, Ashlen Batson, Rachel Brown, Melissa Davis, Alicia Haflich, Jessica Marie Norris, Ashley Quinn, Cassie Jo Sanderlin, Sarah Jane Slocum and Abby Joan … [Read more...]

UCA Unplugged XIII to feature Five Times August

The 13th Annual UCA Unplugged acoustic concert is scheduled for this Friday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the UCA Student Center Ballroom. The concert is a fund-raiser for the UCA emergency student loan fund and is sponsored by the UCA Division of Student Services and Student Activities Board. UCA Unplugged will begin with a featured performance by Five Times August, a popular singer/songwriter … [Read more...]

Chinese kung-fu monks return to UCA tonight

The highly popular Shaolin Warriors tonight return to UCA?s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall for one performance at 7:30 p.m. as part of the UCA Public Appearances 2007-08 season. The Shaolin Warriors performance is made possible in part by a Title VI federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education in support of UCA's interdisciplinary program in the study of Chinese language and culture. … [Read more...]

'Moli?re Than Thou' tomorrow at UCA

The French clubs of UCA and Cabot High School tomorrow will present "Moli?re Than Thou" at 11 a.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by contacting Phillip Bailey, Chairman of UCA's Dept. of World Languages, at 450-5645 or phillipb@uca.edu. In the course of his 85-minute one-man play, Timothy Mooney seduces the audience with a complexity of language that … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mark W. Bland, assistant professor of Biology, has published an article entitled "In Defense of the Lecture" in the current (Nov-Dec) issue of The Journal of College Science Teaching. Bland also will be presenting a paper entitled "Teaching Evolution: Effective Strategies That Minimize Conflict" at the upcoming National Association of Biology Teachers conference in Atlanta on Nov. 30. Mark … [Read more...]

UCA Health Career Fair this Wednesday

UCA will hold its Health Career Fair for all health-related majors this Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. … [Read more...]

UCA students showcase political activism at ONE Student | ONE Vote

The ONE Campaign, Politico.com and the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) today hosted the first ever ONE Student | ONE Vote forum, an unprecedented rally to motivate students to become politically active global citizens. In an hour-long exchange of ideas among students, policy experts and political leaders during ONE Student | ONE Vote at UCA, students were inspired to become more involved in … [Read more...]

Insurance scholarship endowed in honor of AMC?s Strange

American Management Corporation CEO Steve Strange didn?t get another autographed baseball for his birthday. Instead he got a gift that will keep on giving. AMC employees and business partners chipped in and established an endowment for the Insurance Department at the University of Central Arkansas. The Stephen L. Strange Sr. Excellence in Insurance Endowment Fund will provide scholarships to … [Read more...]

Conque family establishes scholarship fund

The University of Central Arkansas recently announced the establishment of a new scholarship fund aimed at assisting students studying in the College of Business. The Conque Family Scholarship Fund was established by UCA Head Football Coach Clint Conque and his wife, Angele. ?Athletics is a big part of our life, obviously, but so is academics, and we wanted to show that by establishing a … [Read more...]

Survey: UCA is best university in Arkansas

The Log Cabin Democrat newspaper in Conway recently reported in an editorial about UCA's impressive showing in a statewide survey about attitudes toward major universities in Arkansas: "Arkansas State University's Center for Social Research recently surveyed 415 registered voters across the state. ... The survey focused on four universities University of Central Arkansas, ASU, University of … [Read more...]