Our network

Schools

Conway hosting 8th annual Artsfest

Conway hosting 8th annual Artsfest

By Kelsey Williams

College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, in partnership with Hendrix College, Central Baptist College, the Conway Schools, and the Conway Alliance for the Arts, will play host to Conway’s ArtsFest, Sept. 26-Oct. 5, when multiple events are scheduled with a range of art, music, film, theatre, dance, and writing productions to be held.

"We want the Central Arkansas community to know that the 2014 ArtsFest events are more diverse and more inclusive than ever before,” said Dr. Gayle Seymour, associate dean of CFAC, professor of art history, and member of the ArtsFest Planning Committee. “Art will be everywhere with something for everybody."

Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

Emma takes victory lap on Emma Day

QUITMAN, Ark. (KTHV) – If you entered the Quitman High School gym on Friday, you would have seen a winter wonderland. A carpet of snow blanketed the gym floor, a machine pumped snow into the air, and one very popular song from the movie “Frozen” belted through the speakers as students and faculty gathered together to celebrate Emma Day.

What is Emma Day? It’s a very special celebration of one tough little girl who is battling stage-four osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer. The Panama, Okla., native has been receiving treatments at UAMS right here in Little Rock and happened to meet one of Quitman’s teachers—Theresa Hawks—who was undergoing her own therapy for cervical cancer.

PHOTOS: http://on.kthv.com/1u7WF2W

UCA Greek Village contributes to sorority membership increase

UCA Greek Village contributes to sorority membership increase


CONWAY, Ark. (September 22, 2014) —The Panhellenic Council has seen a 20 percent increase of women joining sororities during the fall 2014 recruitment due in part to the construction of Greek Village on campus.

Greek Village is a housing system primarily for fraternities and sororities on campus. The first phase of construction began in spring with plans to complete five sorority houses by fall 2015 for Move-In Day. As part of the second phase, five fraternity houses will also be built.

UCA hosts Amigo Cup for cultural exchange

UCA hosts Amigo Cup for cultural exchange


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – On Sunday, the University of Central Arkansas hosted the Amigo Cup, which is a soccer tournament aimed at getting more Latinos into universities.

The competition is the only one of its kind in the state.

The idea is to promote cultural exchange, and to connect the Latino community with educational opportunities available at UCA.

Coordinator Manny Sepulveda says the event also helps bring awareness to different cultures.

"As an institution, when you have a diverse population, it really helps us prepare for a global economy, and a global world. So that you know other people have other cultures, other language, and other ways of thinking, and so this really helps all of our students to understand the world as it really is," added Sepulveda.

UCA receives $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation

UCA receives $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation


CONWAY, Ark. (September 19, 2014) —The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of qualified high school science and mathematics teachers.

The project, titled "A Systematic and Integrated Approach to Recruiting, Preparing, and Retaining Highly Qualified Secondary Teachers of Mathematics and Science in Arkansas" will be funded over five years through the NSF's Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program.

The grant will provide scholarships, research opportunities, and work-study for eight students that will be selected from the physics, mathematics, chemistry, or biology departments.

Most Arkansas colleges, universities enroll slightly lower numbers

Most Arkansas colleges, universities enroll slightly lower numbers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ADHE) – The number of students enrolled in higher education on the 11th day of classes in Arkansas is down one percent overall as compared to last fall, said officials with the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) Thursday, with a total of 168,816 at both public and private schools.

“Final enrollment numbers won’t be available until after the semester ends,” said Shane Broadway, director of ADHE, “but we don’t expect big changes based on what we’ve been seeing the last couple years.

“Numbers are trending to what they were before the recession when many Arkansans lost their jobs,” Broadway continued, “and began looking for more opportunities by way of a higher education.”

The four-year universities saw an average increase in enrollment of 0.3 percent, while the two-year colleges saw a decrease in enrollment of 4.7 percent. Total public institution enrollment decreased by 1.5 percent.