Professor Emeritus to Receive Prestigious Award

Professor Emeritus Conrad Stanitski will receive the 2013 George Pimentel Award in Chemical Education in April. The award will be presented by at the American Chemical Society at its national meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday, April 9. The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Sponsored by Cengage Learning and friends and colleagues of George and Jeanne Pimentel, Stanitski will receive … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Inaugural Girls of Promise Conference

The University of Central Arkansas will host the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas “Girls of Promise” conference on Saturday, April 6 at Lewis Science Center on the campus. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with registration starting at 8:15 a.m. Cosponsored by the UCA Foundation, Inc., the Girls of Promise conference will feature keynote speaker Kimberly Hambuchen, NASA aeronautics … [Read more...]

Nursing Faculty Member Selected to Attend Policy Session

University of Central Arkansas nursing professor, Mary Garnica, has been selected to attend the inaugural Faculty Policy Intensive (FPI) program of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) scheduled for March 18 to March 21. During the four-day event in Washington D.C., faculty members have the opportunity to enhance existing knowledge of policy and advocacy through sessions that … [Read more...]

UCA Professor Named ATE President

Nancy P. Gallavan, Ph.D., Professor of Teacher Education, College of Education, has been elected to serve as the 2013-2014 president of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). The theme that Gallavan has chosen for ATE throughout 2013-2014 is “Advancing Teacher Education that Matters in Teaching, Learning, and Schooling” with strands examining characteristics of success, satisfaction, sign … [Read more...]

Spring Break Safety Activities

Safe Spring Break 2013 will take place prior to students leaving campus for Spring Break (March 11-14). The events will consist of several activities designed to provide educational information to students in order to encourage responsible decision-making regarding alcohol and to prevent or reduce the risks involved in the college Spring Break experience. The university's Health and Wellness … [Read more...]

UCA Students Take Top Honors at Regional Competition

The University of Central Arkansas’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals, earned a first place award this month at the organization’s 2013 Southwest Regional Conference in Dallas, Texas. UCA students, Amber Brewer, Kaci Burrow, and Kristen Flynn, were awarded first place in the Best Practices competition in the category of Inn … [Read more...]

UCA Participates in College Goal Sunday

Trained and knowledgeable financial aid counselors will be on hand at the University of Central Arkansas from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 in the College of Business to help students and parents with the first step towards receiving grants and loans from the federal government to pay for college. College Goal Sunday on March 10 is the culmination of Say Go College Week and an opportunity for … [Read more...]

Steve Runge Named Provost and Vice President

Steven W. Runge was named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs today during a special teleconference meeting of the UCA Board of Trustees. Runge had served as Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since February 27, 2012. The board unanimously approved a resolution making the appointment. “It’s fun to know I’ll be able to continue working with these great people t … [Read more...]

Arkansas House to Recognize UCA’s Football Success

The University of Central Arkansas football Bears will be recognized for their 2012 successes, on and off the field, by the Arkansas House of Representatives on Thursday in Little Rock. State Representative David Meeks of Conway will run House Resolution 1015 during the Thursday meeting of the Arkansas House of Representatives. Rep. Meeks will introduce the resolution and welcome members of the … [Read more...]

UCA Adopts New General Education Core

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) announced its adoption of the new UCA general education core at the February meeting of the UCA Board of Trustees. The new requirements will be implemented in fall 2013 for entering freshmen. The new UCA core comprises a 38-hour lower-division core and upper-division core and capstone experience. At both the lower- and upper-division levels, the program … [Read more...]