National Women?s Health and Fitness Day

National Women?s Health and Fitness Day will be hosted in the HPER Center Gym from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24. Join President Hardin?s wife, Mary, and daughter, Mallory, in celebrating this year?s theme, ?Better Health Begins Today.? Activities at the event include massages, health screenings, healthy lifestyle tips, information on nutrition, body composition, skin care, etc. Don?t … [Read more...]

Islamic studies workshop and lecture

The Humanities and World Cultures Institute is hosting an Islamic studies workshop and lecture on Thursday, Oct. 2. The workshop, which is for general education faculty, will be held during X-period (1:40 p.m.-2:30 p.m.) in Irby Hall Room 118. Dr. Nabil Matar will present a workshop on the conflicting paradigms of Islam and Christianity. The lecture, which is free and open to the public, … [Read more...]

UCA assists with tobacco prevention grant

The University of Central Arkansas recently completed a pioneering effort that will offer insight into why some central Arkansas counties have more smokers - information that may help the state implement better tobacco prevention programs. Ninety-five percent of smokers start before the age of 18. A grant made through the Arkansas Department of Health with funds from the Master Tobacco … [Read more...]

Crafton family honored for UCA gift

Table No. One, where the late Leo ?Hippo? Crafton and several of his long-time friends sat at the weekly noon meeting of the Conway Rotary Club, will get to share favorite stories and memories of Crafton fittingly from now on in the "Hippo" Crafton Room at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA Campus. That became official on Thursday when President Lu Hardin, Board Chairman Rush … [Read more...]

University Women offers activities for UCA women

UCA offers many wonderful organizations around campus for individuals of all backgrounds to participate in, including one that is dedicated solely to the women of UCA. University Women is a nonprofit campus organization that began more than 55 years ago with a purpose to give the women of UCA an opportunity to know each other and to work together for the good of the university. Dr. Nelle … [Read more...]

UCA announces performing arts season

The Legendary Temptations, featuring Otis Williams, will open UCA Public Appearances? 2003-2004 Season in Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on October 3. Tickets for all shows are on sale now. The toll-free box office number is 1-866-810-0012. On October 3, when the 2003 Temptations ? Otis Williams, Ron Tyson, Barrington, ?Beau? Henderson, Harry McGilberry, and Terry Weeks ? step away from … [Read more...]

UCA sees record freshmen enrollment

It is now official. The fall 2003 numbers for first-time entering freshmen at the University of Central Arkansas is the largest in the school?s history and the second largest in state history for public universities. UCA?s total of 2,430 first-time students pushed the overall enrollment to 9,518, just shy of the university?s record-setting enrollment of 9,567 in 1993. Comparatively speaking, … [Read more...]

John Gale, new University College director

The Division of Undergraduate Studies has welcomed a new member to their staff. Mr. John Gale, a UCA alumnus, is the new director of University College and a faculty member in the Department of Mass Communication and Theatre. He previously was the Director of the Crabaugh Communication Center at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Gale enjoyed his time and friendships at Tech but the … [Read more...]

Students benefit from health promotion partnership

The College of Health and Applied Sciences has partnered with the College Square?s Retirement Community to help promote healthy living in a senior?s life. The UCA Health Promotion program allows students to get hands-on training while seniors living at College Square benefit from free services. The program was first designed before College Square was even built. Former President Win Thompson … [Read more...]

Minnesota Supreme Court Justice to visit UCA

Alan C. Page, Minnesota?s first African-American Supreme Court Justice, will visit the campus of the University of Central Arkansas on Monday, Sept. 22. He will give a presentation titled, ?The Power of Mentoring? at 7 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Page will address topics such as the importance of youth, your power to shape their future, the key to education and … [Read more...]