Schedler Named Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Dr. Norbert Schedler, professor of philosophy and founder of the Honors College, has been named a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He envisioned and created the Honors College in 1982 with the idea of developing a comprehensive program for gifted students. Since its inception, the Honors College has seen nearly 1,300 students complete its curriculum. More than 80 percent of Honors graduates … [Read more...]

Patterson Named Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Ron K. Patterson has been hired as the new director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Central Arkansas. Patterson had previously served as the director of admissions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He will start his new post on July 1. Dr. Robert Parrent, vice president for enrollment management, said UCA is fortunate to have Patterson serve as … [Read more...]

UCA Foundation Announces Grant Winners

The UCA Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of the Spring Faculty Grant Awards. The foundation has awarded $37,524 to deserving faculty. The grant committee selected the following faculty grant awards for the spring semester. Congratulations to: Dr. Michael Mills: Teaching and Learning: "Integrating Mobile Devices in the Classroom Workshop." Dr. John Murphy: Psychology & … [Read more...]

UCA Kicks Off Green Week

It's time for UCA's annual Green Week! Each spring students organize a week-long celebration of environmental efforts at the university. Green Week, which began in 2010, will be held April 16-20 on the UCA campus. The goal of Green Week is to promote awareness and activism regarding green initiatives through student leadership and involvement. The event is organized by UCA students. The … [Read more...]

Moscow Festival Ballet to Perform April 26

The University of Central Arkansas Public Appearances' Night Out Series comes to a close with the Moscow Festival Ballet performing Romeo and Juliet on April 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. "Because it's a story ballet that everyone more or less knows, it's a very accessible thing," said Jerry Biebesheimer, director of UCA Public Appearances. "It's easier to … [Read more...]

Symposium to Focus on Student Success

More than 250 education leaders from 40 public and private institutions will gather April 11 to discuss ways to improve student success. The annual Arkansas Student Success Symposium is a collaborative event between the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Pulaski Technical College, and the University of Central Arkansas coordinated in conjunction with the Arkansas Student Success … [Read more...]

Panel to Discuss Real Estate Market Reform

The UCA Finance and Investment Club and the UCA Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management are hosting a panel discussion focusing on the real estate market and how it has changed since 2007. "After the Crash: Real Estate Market Reform and Recovery" will be held Thursday, April 19 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the College of Business Auditorium. The program will take an in … [Read more...]

Graduate Film Thesis Screening Set for April 7

The University of Central Arkansas's graduate film thesis screening is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Reynolds Performance Hall. The screening is free and open to the public. Thesis film screening events are a requirement for students seeking their Master of Fine Arts degree in the digital filmmaking program. Students may choose any topic to base their thesis on but must receive … [Read more...]

Trustees Approve Food Vendor Contract, Rates

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a 10-year food service management agreement with Aramark. The agreement calls for a one percent increase to the university for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Trustees voted not to increase the board rate for students. A committee of faculty, staff and students evaluated food service proposals from Aramark and Sodexo. The committee was … [Read more...]

James Receives ATE Distinguished Member Award

Dr. Terry James, professor and chair of the Department of Leadership Studies, was honored recently as the 2012 recipient of the Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Member. The ATE Distinguished Member exemplifies the best of teacher education in this nation, which includes outstanding contributions to the association; outstanding contributions to teacher education; and professional, … [Read more...]