UCA Faculty Member Leads Team Awarded $700,000 NSF Grant

In late July, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded grant funding in excess of $700,000 to a collaborative Arkansas/New York team led by Dr. Barbara Clancy from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), Cornell University in New York, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The grant, which will cover a three year period, will be used … [Read more...]

Ark. Gov. Beebe addresses CDI at UCA

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe on August 5 addressed UCA's 22nd Annual Community Development Institute Central. Beebe discussed the important relationship between education and economic development as part of the Arkansas Works Summit initiative. CDI hosted the Faulkner County meeting of the Arkansas Works Summit initiative, which is the 15th county meeting to date. Following Beebe was a … [Read more...]

Grimes presented UCA alumni service award

The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association presented its annual service award to David Grimes of Conway on Friday night. The award is presented to an individual or couple, who through their deeds or actions, reflect and recognize the importance of the UCA Alumni Association and demonstrate extraordinary commitment, dedication, service and loyalty to the association.Grimes, a 1991 … [Read more...]

UCA to host national deans conference

The University of Central Arkansas will host the National Conference of Academic Deans from July 30 to Aug. 1 at Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on campus and the Hilton Garden Inn in Conway. More than 60 college and university provosts, deans and associate deans will be in attendance, with some coming from as far away as Oregon, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. The three-day conference mixes … [Read more...]

UCA alumna wins Miss Arkansas

Miss Ouachita River Sarah Slocum won the title of Miss Arkansas 2009 Saturday night at Summit Arena in Hot Springs in front of a crowd of 2,000 people. As a result, Slocum won a $20,000 scholarship provided by Ted and Shannon Boy Skokos and more than $50,000 in awards, wardrobe, transportation, and gifts. Slocum, 23, will represent Arkansas at the 2010 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas and will … [Read more...]

John Ward papers donated to UCA

The University of Central Arkansas Archives recently acquired the collection of John L. Ward, the Bee Branch resident who was a senior aide to Arkansas Governor Winthrop Rockefeller, was managing editor of the Log Cabin Democrat newspaper in Conway, and who also served as vice president of public affairs at UCA. According to Jimmy Bryant, director of the UCA Archives, the John Ward collection … [Read more...]

Diana Pounder installed as UCA's new education dean

Diana Pounder is the new dean of the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas. Pounder, who served previously as the chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah, began her new role at UCA on July 1.Pounder is an Arkansas native who earned a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics (1971) and a Master's of Education in Guidance and Counseling … [Read more...]

UCA faculty win grants totaling over $450,000

UCA faculty recently won grants totaling over $450,000. These include: Principal Investigator Dr. J. D. Swanson, Assistant Professor in Biology, along with his Co-PIs Dr. Lance Bridges, Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Dr. Brent Hill, Assistant Professor in Biology, Dr. Melissa Kelley, Assistant Professor in Chemistry, Dr. Kari Naylor, Assistant Professor in Biology, Dr. Ben Rowley, Assistant … [Read more...]

Homecoming is October 18-24

UCA Homecoming 2009 is scheduled for the week of October 18-24. "Can't Hide Your Bear Pride"? Check out the schedule of events. … [Read more...]

831 named UCA Presidential Scholars

The University of Central Arkansas today announced the names of 831 students who qualified for the undergraduate Presidential Scholars List based on their academic performance during the Spring 2009 semester. "Qualifying as a UCA Presidential Scholar is a remarkable achievement, because it requires a perfect grade point average," said UCA Provost Lance Grahn. "We are proud that so many UCA … [Read more...]