UCA knocks off ATU in volleyball

The University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears knocked off Arkansas Tech on the road for the first time since 1995 on Tuesday night, winning 30-25, 20-30, 30-23 and 31-29. UCA (8-9) opened the Gulf South Conference season at 1-0 and will host Henderson State at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Old Gym. Senior Candice O?Neal led the Sugar Bears with 20 kills and a hitting percentage of .378. She also … [Read more...]

DSU wins golf classic, UCA second

The Delta State Statesmen followed up a first-round 284 with a second-round 289 to finish at 573 and win the fourth-annual UCA/First State Bank Intercollegiate at Centennial Valley on Tuesday. The University of Central Arkansas shaved 11 strokes off Monday?s 295 total with a low round of the day of 284 and finished second at 579. Arkansas Tech shot 291-293_584 for third, while Northeastern … [Read more...]

Accomplished string musician joins Community School of Music

Bill Thurman has always been a natural at playing stringed instruments. It?s one of the reasons he has evolved into an accomplished fiddler/violinist and violist. Now, individuals enrolled in the UCA Community School of Music have the opportunity to learn from the nationally-recognized musician, as he has recently joined the school?s faculty. Thurman said he was pleased to have the … [Read more...]

Conque addresses loss at Bearbackers luncheon

Head football coach Clint Conque said at Monday's weekly Bearbackers Luncheon, "It was nobody's fault but mine." He was referring to the 28-23 setback to Henderson State Saturday night before 6,000 plus fans on a perfect football night at Estes Stadium. "Give Henderson credit and give Jessie (head coach Jessie Branch) credit. They contained us offensively," Conque continued. Time of … [Read more...]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Simmons First gives $25,000 for UCA Honors College

Simmons First National Bank has contributed $25,000 to the UCA Honors College to establish the Simmons First National Bank Endowed Student Assistance Fund. Recipients will be Honors College students who are enrolled full time, with a grade point average of 3.5 and junior standing. Students also must demonstrate financial need. The fund will assist these students with tuition, fees, books, or … [Read more...]

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...]