Rice taps her way to Miss UCA

Earlier this month, Junior Bridget Rice tapped her way to first place in this year?s Miss UCA pageant and is keeping her feet warmed up in preparation for the Miss Arkansas pageant at the end of summer. ?I was so shocked that I won. Everybody was so nice, genuine, and talented. I would have been happy for any one of the other girls to win the title,? Rice said. Rice grew up practicing … [Read more...]

UCA?s Marvel announces retirement

The University of Central Arkansas and the state of Arkansas lost a legend Monday when head women?s basketball coach Ron Marvel announced his retirement. Marvel, 60, is the winningest women's coach in Arkansas college basketball history with 489 victories in his 24 seasons at UCA. ?This was a very difficult decision,? said Marvel, ?but for myself and my family, it was the right decision. It … [Read more...]

Williams receives partnership grant

Dr. Carolyn Williams, College of Education, recently received a $67,564 grant as part of a partnership between the university and the North Little Rock School District. The partnership is aimed at improving teacher and principal quality in accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act. Funding for the grant was provided by the U.S. Department of Education through the Arkansas Department of … [Read more...]

Hinkle appointed to board of trustees

Kay Hinkle of Mountain View is the newest member of the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. By appointment of Gov. Mike Huckabee, Mrs. Hinkle will serve a seven-year term. She succeeds Dalda Womack who previously served for 14 years on the board. Hinkle, originally from Malvern, is a 1970 graduate of UCA with a degree in business. Extremely active in community affairs at … [Read more...]

Woman rescued from rain-swollen ditch on campus

Benita Erby of Clinton said it was divine intervention that saved her life last Thursday night after she fell into a rain-swollen drainage ditch in front of UCA?s Stadium Park apartments. Actually, it was the strong arms of Conway resident Chad Hogan. A Christian basketball program called Upward Bound was held in UCA?s Farris Center on Thursday, March 4. Erby, 42, and her two children attended … [Read more...]

UCA Health Fair on March 17

The UCA Health Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, March 17 in the Student Center Ballroom. The annual fair offers many health screenings and many opportunities to learn more about ways to improve your health. Come take advantage of this healthy opportunity and sign up for several great door prizes. The health fair is sponsored by UCA?s Office of Health Promotion and Wellness. … [Read more...]

Community School of Music students receive awards

Jeremy Crosmer, 16, tied for first place in the string division and was awarded the overall grand prize in the Stella Boyle Smith Young Artists Competition held Saturday, March 6, at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He received $500 for the grand prize award, $350 for the string division award, and will perform with the ASO on a future concert. Crosmer studies cello with Dr. … [Read more...]

Sign up for Technology Faculty Associates

The Technology Faculty Associates are now accepting applications until March 29, for the TFA class of 2004-2005. An application can be found on the IDC website at http://www.uca.edu/divisions/academic/idc/. The TFA workshop will be held during the May intersession, May 10-14. For more information call Sylvia at 450-5240 or email idc@uca.edu. … [Read more...]

Administrative Professionals Day set for April 21

2004 Administrative Professionals Day will be held at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on Wednesday, April 21. The daylong program is co-sponsored by the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and the UCA Division of Academic Outreach. This year?s theme is: ?Ambassadors of Excellence? There will be a ?live satellite training? session conducted through the American Management Association, … [Read more...]

Verveer bring West Wing to UCA

Melanne Verveer brought the West Wing experience to Reynolds Performance Hall last Tuesday night as she discussed former First Lady Hillary Clinton?s effect on U.S. foreign policy during her time in the White House. Verveer was the assistant to the president and chief of staff to First Lady Hillary Clinton during the Clinton administration. Dr. Gary Wekkin, a professor in the Department of … [Read more...]