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ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

ASMSA opens Class of 2018 admissions cycle

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts has officially launched the search for the Class of 2018.
 
Students apply to ASMSA through a competitive admissions process that evaluates high school coursework, ACT/SAT scores, responses to essay questions, letters of recommendation and other accomplishments.  Finalist candidates are invited to attend Interview Weekends in April.  The process is similar to application at selective colleges and universities.
 
Students must submit their completed online application, test scores, and letters of recommendation no later than March 1, 2016.
 

Catch "Return of the Gar" on KUAR

Catch "Return of the Gar" on KUAR

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - Tune in to 89.1 FM on Sept. 17 at 8:30 p.m. for KUAR’s rebroadcast of Arts & Letters, featuring Mark Spitzer, fish-writer and University of Central Arkansas writing professor.

This 29-minute episode produced for NPR member station KUAR highlights Spitzer’s work with gar (a native fish species capable of reaching lengths of 10 feet) and features excerpts from his latest nonfiction fish book, Return of the Gar (University of North Texas Press, 2015). Additionally, there are interviews with local fishery experts. The episode reflects on various eco issues and ends on a highly personal note as Spitzer releases his pet gar of 10 years into the wild. Original music is provided by the Sioux City Kid (Jared Griffin) and the Little Rock band Know Who’s a Robot. 

UCA observes National Campus Safety Awareness Month

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September with weekly events designed to promote safety across the university campus. This is the sixth time the university has observed National Campus Safety Awareness Month.

“Campus safety is everyone’s business and we depend on each and every member of the campus community to take an active role in keeping our campus, and each other, safe,” said UCA Police Chief Larry James. “We are partnering with several departments and student organizations to provide the programming and events during National Campus Safety Awareness Month.”

UCA's Laney-Manion Hall plaque dedication ceremony

UCA's Laney-Manion Hall plaque dedication ceremony

CONWAY, Ark. (UCA) - The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees and President Tom Courtway will host a Plaque Dedication for Laney-Manion Hall at 2 p.m. Friday, August 21 in Room 102 of Laney-Manion Hall.

The Board of Trustees approved the renaming of Laney Hall to Laney-Manion Hall in December 2014 to honor the late Dr. Jerald “Jerry” M. Manion.

At the time of his death in July 2014, Manion was the longest serving professor in the history of UCA. Manion spent 49 years at UCA working in the Department of Chemistry as a professor, chair, mentor, friend, and ambassador for the department. 

Mobile Command Center offers free services to vets at Pulaski Tech

Mobile Command Center offers free services to vets at Pulaski Tech

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ak. - The Regional Veteran Affairs Mobile Command Veteran Center will be at Pulaski Technical College's Main Campus from 8 am.to noon on Friday, August 21, to provide clinical, social and administrative services to veterans.

The unit will be parked by the Campus Center on the Main Campus, 3000 West Scenic Drive. More than 500 veterans attend PTC; however, services are available to all veterans.

The services are part of a three-day orientation for vets who will be attending PTC this fall or in the future.

For more information, contact Roslyn Tillman at (501) 812-2809 or rtillman@pulaskitech.edu.

 

 

ArtsFest public meeting to be held on August 23

ArtsFest public meeting to be held on August 23

CONWAY, Ark. – As part of its preparation for the 2015 ArtsFest, the Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) will hold a public meeting for community members who are interested in volunteering, and artists interested in selling their work during the Art Marketplace on Saturday, October 3.

New College of Education Dean at UCA

New College of Education Dean at UCA

CONWAY, Ark. - Dr. Victoria-Groves Scott is the new dean of the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas.

Prior to coming to UCA, Groves-Scott, a native of northwest Arkansas, had served as assistant dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Behavior at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

"We are excited to have Dr. Victoria Groves-Scott join us as our new dean of the College of Education. She brings many years of teaching, research and administrative experience from several other institutions to our university,” said President Tom Courtway. “UCA's roots are broad and very deep in the field of education, and with the leadership and enthusiasm of Dr. Groves-Scott, we will continue to be a leader. We welcome her back to Arkansas and look forward to her work and leadership."