Lecture Exams Sustainability Theory and Practice

Brian Campbell, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Central Arkansas, will give a lecture Thursday, Dec. 1 on Sustainability Theory and Practice. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the College of Business Room 105. Campbell will discuss the key components of sustainable ecological systems and how those ideas apply to our contemporary human society. He will touch on … [Read more...]

Coffman Awarded the J. D. and Mary Lou Mashburn Award

Deborah Coffman, coordinator of professional development for the Arkansas Department of Education, is the recipient of the first J. D. and Mary Lou Mashburn Award presented by the Mashburn Center of Learning at the University of Central Arkansas. The J. D. and Mary Lou Mashburn Award recognizes professionals who demonstrate a resolve and commitment to grow and sustain the UCA's Mashburn Center … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Arkansas Model United Nations Conference

The 46th annual Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN) conference will be held Nov.18 -19 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. About 400 high school students and teachers from 25 high schools in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Florida are expected to attend this year's conference. The Opening Session of the 2011 AMUN Conference will take place on Friday, Nov.18 at 1:30 … [Read more...]

Researchers to Study Rebuilding New Orleans

Researchers at the University of Central Arkansas have been awarded a grant to investigate the effects of non-profit assistance on home rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina. Dr. Jennifer M. Wang, a research associate in the Department of Biology, and Dr. David Mitchell, an assistant professor of economics, are the recipients of a $34,996 grant from the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant … [Read more...]

James Carville to Continue Lecture Series

The University of Central Arkansas's Log Cabin Democrat Lecture Series continues Monday, Nov. 21 with media personality and presidential and political consultant James Carville. Carville will speak at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the UCA campus. Carville is known as the man who has devised the most dramatic political victories of our generation. His winning streak … [Read more...]

EDGE Residential College to Host Open House

A new residential college that allows students to immerse themselves in global learning will officially open its doors on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The EDGE Residential College open house will begin at 3:45 p.m. in the lobby of State Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. EDGE, EDucating for Global Engagement, provides students a living and learning community filled with students, … [Read more...]

UCA, City of Conway to Host Veterans Day Celebration

The University of Central Arkansas and the City of Conway will host the annual Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 11 at the football practice field next to Estes Stadium on the UCA campus. A special ceremony honoring veterans will be held at 11 a.m. More than 100 balloons will be released in honor of each Arkansan killed in service since Sept. 11, 2001. Guest speakers for this year's ceremony … [Read more...]

UCA to Offer New Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing

The Arkansas Department of Higher Education today approved a Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at the University of Central Arkansas. The Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the program in a special meeting this morning in Batesville. Housed in the university's Department of Writing in the College of Fine Arts and Communication, the Arkansas Writers MFA … [Read more...]

Tuskegee Airman to Speak at UCA

Milton Pitts Crenchaw, of the original Tuskegee Airmen, will speak on his experiences as one of Arkansas' first African American aviators and flight instructors with the original Tuskegee Airmen at Alabama's Tuskegee Institute. His lecture will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the Ida Waldran Auditorium on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. This event is free … [Read more...]

Nature, Environment Writers to Headline UCA Honors College’s Challenge Week

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College's Fall 2011 Challenge Week will feature nature and environment writers David Abram, Mark Spitzer and Ann Fisher-Wirth in a series of talks and events on UCA's campus and in Little Rock. Challenge Week runs from Oct. 31- Nov. 4. This year's theme, "Connect/Disconnect: Knowing Our Place," will address the divide between "the digital world" and … [Read more...]