Faculty Honored for Teaching, Research, Public Service

Three UCA professors were honored for their contributions in the areas of research, public service, and teaching by being named recipients of the 2012 Faculty Excellence Awards. Dr. David Dussourd, professor of biology, Dr. Weijiu Liu, associate professor of mathematics,  and Dr. Debra Burris, associate professor of physics and astronomy,  were recognized during the annual Employee Appreciation … [Read more...]

UCA Literary Journal Wins Prestigious Awards

The Toad Suck Review, published annually by the Department of Writing in the College of Fine Arts and Communication has been named one of "the10 best literary magazines launched in 2011" by the Library Journal. This recognition for excellence at the international level will be officially announced in the May 1 issue. Steve Black's "Best Magazines 2011" feature focuses on the recently … [Read more...]

Transition to Teaching Program Deadline May 1

Individuals interested in becoming math or science teachers have until May 1 to apply for the Partnership for Transition to Teaching Program at the University of Central Arkansas. The Partnership for Transition to Teaching is open to individuals with math and science backgrounds. The program's goal is to recruit mid-career professionals and recent graduates with degrees outside of education and … [Read more...]

UCA Student Film Festival Set for April 27

The UCA Film Festival, featuring films made by University of Central Arkansas digital filmmaking students, will be held Friday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public. "The film festival is a great way to showcase the best and brightest filmmakers," said Joe Dull, assistant professor of digital filmmaking. "The students'level … [Read more...]

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...]