Stell Scholarship Endowed to Help UCA

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation recently recognized establishment of the Joe and Velma Stell Scholarship Fund to assist UCA students working in the Physical Plant. The scholarship was endowed at the $25,000 level by Danny and Annie Stell, a son and daughter-in-law of the late couple, and will be awarded to qualifying students. During the reception, family and friends saw a plaque … [Read more...]

UCA Announces Dean’s List and Presidential Scholars

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and the Presidential Scholars List for the spring 2010 semester. There are 1,256 students who are Dean’s List recipients and 716 students who have been named Presidential Scholars. Recognition on the Dean's List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve a 4.0 g … [Read more...]

UCA Gets Credit Boost from Moody’s

The University of Central Arkansas has received another credit boost from Moody’s Investors Service. Moody's revised the university’s debt-rating last week from Baa1 to A3. This is the second upgrade by Moody's in the last five months. The recent change in the university's rating is due to a recalibration of the ratings by Moody's. Moody’s has been using a separate rating scale for U.S. munic … [Read more...]

UCA Graduate Receives Fulbright Award

Cassandra “Casey” Gambill of the University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Spain, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced. Gambill will be a teaching assistant in a secondary school in metropolitan Madrid, Spain. She is one of over 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for th … [Read more...]

Seven Honored as Outstanding University Students

Seven University of Central Arkansas graduates have been recognized as an Outstanding University Student. The award is given at the end of the academic year to seniors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership ability; contributed to the campus community and excelled academically. This year’s recipients are: *Desiree Paulhamus, of Conway, received her degree in print journalism and a minor i … [Read more...]

UCA Receives Grant to Plan Restoration of Main Hall

The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a $64,500 grant by the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council to create a master plan for the restoration of the university’s oldest building, Main Hall. Built in 1919, as an administrative and academic building for the campus, Main Hall is university’s oldest building and one of its most recognizable symbols. Even the university’s logo … [Read more...]

Pauly Featured in PBS Special Tonight

CONWAY -- Roger Pauly, an assistant professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, will be among experts featured in tonight's PBS documentary, Ground War. Ground War, a four-part television series, explores the technological innovations that have transformed warfare through the ages, according to the PBS website. The first episode, "Warrior Weapons," will be shown on AETN and … [Read more...]

ADHE Approves Instructional Facilitator Program

The College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas has received approval from the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to prepare educational professionals as instructional facilitators. The program is designed to provide practicing classroom teachers the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to serve as an instructional facilitator/coach. … [Read more...]

UCA Tests Green Roof for Energy Savings

University of Central Arkansas officials are taking green efforts to a higher level -- the roof top. About 2,000 square-foot of sedum, a drought tolerant plant material, has been planted on the roof of Laney Hall. The test area will help officials determine green roof benefits and how it functions. Laney Hall was selected because its roof was structurally able to support the weight associated … [Read more...]

Chamber Choir Set For Concert Tour of France

The University of Central Arkansas Chamber Choir has embarked on a nine-day concert tour of France. The 31-member choir, under the direction of John Erwin, will perform in the Orleans Cathedral, the Protestant Temple in Nantes, the Chartres Cathedral, and the church of St. Germaine-des-Pres in Paris before returning to the United States on May 19. "This concert tour to France will give UCA … [Read more...]