UCA Team Makes U.S. Finals in Microsoft Competition

A software application created by two UCA students to track the speed of a skin lesion's progression to better diagnose and treat skin cancer is among the software designs selected to compete in the U.S. finals of the Imagine Cup. The Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft. More than 200,000 teams from over 100 countries participate … [Read more...]

UCA to Break Ground for Bear Hall Dec. 17

UCA officials will break ground on an $18 million residential hall on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. near the visitor's stand at Estes Stadium. Bear Hall, a 120,000-square-foot five-story facility, will replace Minton Hall, which has been closed for the past three years. The residential hall will include 385 beds, three seminar rooms, two apartments, a large lobby area with a kitchen and laundry and study … [Read more...]

Consul of Education Visits UCA, Announces Scholarships

Consul of Education Dr. Yan Guohua from the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Houston met with UCA officials recently to discuss educational opportunities for the university including scholarships for students to study abroad and training Chinese health care professionals. Dr. Yan announced during his visit that the consulate will offer UCA three full scholarships each year … [Read more...]

Glen Campbell to Perform at Reynolds

A native son returns home to Arkansas for a 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 performance at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Award-winning performer Glen Campbell, a native of Delight (Pike County), will continue the UCA Nostalgia Series with a show that surely will delight his audience with sounds as varied as rock, pop, country, bluegrass and … [Read more...]

Pilot Program Helps Parents, Students

A pilot program administered by the College of Education's Reading Success Center is helping parents and their children improve their English and literacy skills. Dr. Mary Mosley, the director of the center, received a grant from the Faulkner County Literacy Council to obtain electronic materials and programs to assist parents of English Language Learners while their children participate in … [Read more...]

Mashburn Faculty to Examine Arkansas’s Graduation Rates

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation has formally established an agreement with the Mashburn Center for Learning to write three comprehensive white papers that examine what is working in Arkansas to increase graduation rates at two-year colleges, four-year universities, and high schools. A fourth comprehensive white paper will focus on improving STEM education in Arkansas, with specific focus on … [Read more...]

Travel Seminar Exposes Students to American Indian Culture

Instead of reading and discussing American Indian writers in a classroom, a group of UCA students traveled to the Southwest this summer to places where many of their literary works took place. Studying the literature at the sites depicted in the stories and poetry gave them a meaning and relevance that could not be achieved in the classroom, said Conrad Shumaker, a professor in the Department … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Model United Nations Conference

The annual Arkansas Model United Nations Conference will be held Nov. 19 and Nov. 20 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The opening session begins at 1:30 p.m., Nov.19 at Reynolds Performance Hall. The Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference is a two-day simulation of various bodies of the United Nations and related agencies for high school students. About 400 high … [Read more...]

UCA Conducts “Operation Safe Walk”

Representatives with the UCA Police Department, SGA, UCA Executive Staff, Physical Plant and Housing Department will conduct a safe walk Thursday, Nov. 18 to identify potential safety issues on campus. The goal of "Operation Safe Walk" is to identify hazards in an effort to make UCA a safer campus. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Center court yard. A brief presentation will … [Read more...]

Play Gives Disabled Adults An Opportunity to Shine

Adults with disabilities will show off their acting talents Nov. 17 in the comedic play, "These are the ACTS of Our Lives." "These are the ACTS of Our Lives" is based on day-time soap operas such as General Hospital, The Young and the Restless, As the World Turns, and Days of Our Lives. The show begins at 7 p.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall. The play is a part of the "Acting Creates … [Read more...]