Two UCA Students Receive Fulbright Award

Brittany Edwardes and Kathy Hill of the University of Central Arkansas have been awarded the Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Edwardes and Hill are among the more than 1,700 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2012-2013 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. … [Read more...]

UCA Students Fare Well in Media Contest

The University of Central Arkansas's Vortex earned the General Excellence award for literary magazines in the recent Arkansas College Media Association awards. The award highlighted a strong showing by UCA writing and journalism outlets. "I'm delighted," said Garry Craig Powell, the faculty adviser for Vortex. "It's a testament to the talent, passion and dedication of our students that we so … [Read more...]

UCA Public Appearances Announces 2012-13 Season

Fifteen performances are scheduled for the 2012-13 UCA Public Appearances season at the University of Central Arkansas. The season has been tweaked a bit and is divided into three series (Broadway, Pops and A Night Out at Reynolds) and two Distinguished Lectures. "Our biggest departure from last year's format is changing the Nostalgia Series into our new Pops Series," said Jerry … [Read more...]

UCA Gala to Honor Distinguished Alumni

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation will host its second annual Night of Distinction on Saturday, May 12. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the HPER Center on the UCA campus. The annual gala and awards ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of distinguished alumni. Sen. Stanley Russ and the late James Bridges will be named the 2012 Distinguished Alumni. Sen. Stanley Russ, who … [Read more...]

Graduates Pause to Give Thanks

University of Central Arkansas graduates had to complete one last assignment before receiving their degrees during commencement Saturday in the Farris Center. UCA President Tom Courtway asked the graduates to take a moment to write a thank you note to those who helped them get to this point in their lives. The university provided note cards, pens, envelopes and postage to mail the … [Read more...]

UCA Remains an Educational Value

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a $161.6 million operating budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year Friday during its meeting. The budget calls for a 2.08 percent, $5.32 per credit hour, increase in tuition and fees. UCA would be fifth in overall cost - tuition, fees, room and board - among the other state institutions based on the new tuition and fees, said UCA … [Read more...]

Anderson Named Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Dr. Joseph Anderson, the former chair of the Department of Mass Communication and Theatre, has been named a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Central Arkansas. "I spent many years in the university because I wanted to be where learning and thinking were practiced and highly valued," Anderson said. "Sometimes I was able to share my enthusiasm for the pursuit of knowledge with … [Read more...]

UCA Receives National Accreditation

The University of Central Arkansas has been granted national accreditation for its concurrent enrollment program. UCA is among 22 schools in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Utah that received accreditation, according to a release by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. The accreditation validates the quality of college courses offered in high schools and ensures … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Spring Commencement May 5

The University of Central Arkansas will hold its spring commencement on Saturday, May 5 in the Farris Health and Physical Wellness Center. University officials will confer 888 undergraduate degrees and 178 doctorate and masters graduate degrees during the three ceremonies. Commencement for the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will … [Read more...]

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...]