Inclement Weather Policy

It is the policy of the university not to close due to bad weather when students are on campus. Instruction and support operations will continue. University personnel are expected to be at work when the university is open. Each employee must exercise judgment as to when it is safe to travel. For additional information, please refer to UCA's Inclement Weather Policy. … [Read more...]

UCA's Public School Resource Center receives $4.5 million grant

UCA's new Arkansas Public School Resource Center (APSRC) this week announced that the Walton Family Foundation will provide $4,529,770 over the next three years to assist open-enrollment charter schools and rural school districts. The funds will be transferred to the UCA Foundation, where they will be administered to support the APSRC at UCA. Scott Smith, executive director of the APSRC, on … [Read more...]

The Oxford American receives first NEA grant

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) last week announced that The Oxford American Literary Project is among the grant recipients in the NEA's first round of funding for fiscal year 2009. The Oxford American Literary Project will receive a $10,000 Access to Artistic Excellence grant through the NEA to support the publication and promotion of The Oxford American magazine, which is based on the … [Read more...]

UCA Foundation endows physical therapy scholarship

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation recently announced the endowment of a scholarship for the Department of Physical Therapy. The Madeline Ann Grubbs Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships for third-year doctoral students studying physical therapy. The scholarship was established by UCA alumni Nat Grubbs '88 and his wife, Traci '93. The Grubbs reside in Monticello with their two … [Read more...]

UCA instructor named educator of the year

Marilyn Friga, Clinical Instructor in UCA's College of Education, has been named the 2008 University Educator by the Arkansas Council for the Social Studies (ACSS). Friga has served on UCA's School of Education Teaching, Learning and Technology Faculty since 2007. She has taught social studies for eleven years for the Pottsville School District, along with being the District 3 Program … [Read more...]

UCA student wins first place at research conference

UCA student Jeremy Lusk recently placed first for his oral presentation in the Physics category at the Arkansas Infrastructure for Biomedical Research Excellence 2008 Research Conference at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. The annual conference attracts large numbers of researchers in the fields of biology, physics and chemistry and biochemistry. More than 400 faculty, researchers, … [Read more...]

UCA brings back Madrigal Feaste

UCA's Madrigal Feaste is back by popular demand. After a one-year hiatus, an evening of Renaissance carols and food is scheduled for a nightly performance this Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 4 through 6, in the ballroom of McCastlain Hall. This is the 33rd year for the Madrigal Feaste. Tickets for the candlelight dinner and performance by UCA's Chamber Singers are $40 and may be purchased at … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to present festival of one-act plays

UCA Theatre will present a Festival of One Act Plays this Tuesday through Thursday, December 2 through 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. The Festival has become one of the most popular events at UCA Theatre and involves over fifty cast and crew members. Three to four different one-act plays will be presented each evening. Each play has been chosen, cast, … [Read more...]

UCA Band students chosen for state honor

Twelve UCA students have been named to the Arkansas Intercollegiate Band, which is made up of the best woodwind, brass, and percussion students from twelve Arkansas colleges and universities. The UCA students selected are: Andrew Baker, Oboe; Curtis Sebren, Bb Clarinet; Carol Sikes, Eb Clarinet; Kevin Staggs, Bass Clarinet; Andrew Hamby, Alto Clarinet; Emily Goodwin, Contra Clarinet; Jordan … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Tim Thornes, assistant professor of Linguistics in the Department of Writing, has been invited to contribute from his ongoing study of the Northern Paiute language to a volume on the typology and historical development of relative clauses in the world's languages. The book will be edited by Bernard Comrie (University of California at Santa Barbara and the Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary … [Read more...]