UCA PD Officers Learn Sign Language


Members of the University of Central Arkansas Police Department are learning sign language to better communicate with the deaf community. Dr. Jim Thurman and Dr. Byron Ross in the Speech-Language Pathology Department taught nearly a dozen officers functional sign language during classes held recently at the police department. "The UCA community and the visitors to our campus are a very … [Read more...]

Business Students Present Case Study to Target


Students at University of Central Arkansas had the unique opportunity to present their own ideas for how Target can choose the right site for a distribution center. Four teams presented their recommendations to Target executives and UCA Business faculty during the Target Case Study Competition held April 28 at the UCA College of Business. The competition was part of the Financial Management … [Read more...]

UCA Confers 1,121 Degrees During Spring Commencement


University of Central Arkansas officials conferred more than 1,100 degrees Saturday during spring commencement exercises. About 386 graduates walked across the stage to receive their degrees during commencement at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center that morning. A second commencement was held that afternoon, where an additional 451 degrees were conferred. UCA officials conferred … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees Approves Budget, Tuition Increase

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a $159 million operating budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year Friday during its meeting. The budget is a $2.8 million increase from the previous year. State appropriation represents 35.53 percent -- about $56.8 million -- of the total budget revenue, said Diane Newton, vice president of finance and administration. The education and … [Read more...]

Speech Showcase Honors UCA Professor


A showcase spotlighting UCA freshmen and sophomore students in the Department of Speech and Public Relations was held recently in honor of Olive Hilliard, who served as a professor at UCA from 2003 until her death in 2010. Six finalists competed in the inaugural Olive Hilliard Speech Showcase held April 26 at the University of Central Arkansas. Awards totaling $1,000 were presented to students … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Spring Commencement May 7


Commencement services for the University of Central Arkansas will be held Saturday, May 7 in the Farris Center. More than 1,100 degrees will be conferred during the ceremonies. Exercises are scheduled for 10 a.m. for the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; 1 p.m. for the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and University College; … [Read more...]

Table at Luigi’s Selected for Bare Bones Film Festival


Table at Luigi's, the 2010 feature film by the University of Central Arkansas's Digital Filmmaking program, has been selected for the Bare Bones Film Festival in Muskogee, Okla., named by livability.com as one of the 10 best small film festivals in the country. Table at Luigi's will screen at noon on Saturday, April 30. Table at Luigi's is a modern-day fairy tale about David, "Chef" to his … [Read more...]

Officials Monitoring Storms, Encourage Community To Be Alert


UCA officials will be monitoring weather as another round of severe storms move into the area. The National Weather Service Prediction Center has placed parts of Central Arkansas under a high risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop initially over southwest Arkansas then push across the state in the evening and into … [Read more...]

Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research and Service


Three UCA faculty members were recognized for their work in the field of teaching, research and service during the annual Employee Service Awards held April 19. Dr. Balraj Menon, an assistant professor of physics, was presented the 2011 Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Mary Mosley, an associate professor and program coordinator for the Master of Science in Reading, was the winner of the Public … [Read more...]

Rowell Named Staff Senate Employee of the Year


Monty Rowell, general manager of Broadcast Services, was named Staff Senate Employee of the Year during the university's annual Employee Service Awards reception. Rowell was presented a plaque and a monetary award during the awards ceremony on April 19 at the McCastlain Ballroom. He was among the 13 employees nominated this year for the award. Other finalists were Gay Bowling, administrative … [Read more...]