1,439 named to UCA Dean's List

The University of Central Arkansas today announced the names of 1,439 students who qualified for the undergraduate Dean's List based on their academic performance during the Fall 2008 semester. "The impressive number of UCA students qualifying for the Dean's List is an indication of the high level of academic commitment and achievement at UCA," said UCA Provost Lance Grahn. "It reflects not only … [Read more...]

Jefferson Davis Farris, Jr., sixth UCA president, dies at 81

Dr. Jefferson Davis Farris, Jr., the sixth president of the University of Central Arkansas, passed away Friday, Jan. 16, 2009. He was 81. The funeral is set for Monday, Jan. 19 at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Hot Springs. Visitation will follow the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial gifts be directed to the University of Central … [Read more...]

MLK breakfast to take place Friday

UCA's Minority Student Services and the UCA President's Office will present the Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast on Friday, Jan. 16 from 9 to 10 a.m. in the UCA Student Center Ballroom. The program will honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and it will include an address by Wendell Griffen, the former Arkansas Court of Appeals judge. A continental breakfast will be … [Read more...]

Inclement Weather Policy

It is the policy of the university not to close due to bad weather when students are on campus. Instruction and support operations will continue. University personnel are expected to be at work when the university is open. Each employee must exercise judgment as to when it is safe to travel. For additional information, please refer to UCA's Inclement Weather Policy. … [Read more...]

UCA's Public School Resource Center receives $4.5 million grant

UCA's new Arkansas Public School Resource Center (APSRC) this week announced that the Walton Family Foundation will provide $4,529,770 over the next three years to assist open-enrollment charter schools and rural school districts. The funds will be transferred to the UCA Foundation, where they will be administered to support the APSRC at UCA. Scott Smith, executive director of the APSRC, on … [Read more...]

The Oxford American receives first NEA grant

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) last week announced that The Oxford American Literary Project is among the grant recipients in the NEA's first round of funding for fiscal year 2009. The Oxford American Literary Project will receive a $10,000 Access to Artistic Excellence grant through the NEA to support the publication and promotion of The Oxford American magazine, which is based on the … [Read more...]

UCA Foundation endows physical therapy scholarship

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation recently announced the endowment of a scholarship for the Department of Physical Therapy. The Madeline Ann Grubbs Scholarship Fund will provide scholarships for third-year doctoral students studying physical therapy. The scholarship was established by UCA alumni Nat Grubbs '88 and his wife, Traci '93. The Grubbs reside in Monticello with their two … [Read more...]

UCA instructor named educator of the year

Marilyn Friga, Clinical Instructor in UCA's College of Education, has been named the 2008 University Educator by the Arkansas Council for the Social Studies (ACSS). Friga has served on UCA's School of Education Teaching, Learning and Technology Faculty since 2007. She has taught social studies for eleven years for the Pottsville School District, along with being the District 3 Program … [Read more...]

UCA student wins first place at research conference

UCA student Jeremy Lusk recently placed first for his oral presentation in the Physics category at the Arkansas Infrastructure for Biomedical Research Excellence 2008 Research Conference at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. The annual conference attracts large numbers of researchers in the fields of biology, physics and chemistry and biochemistry. More than 400 faculty, researchers, … [Read more...]

UCA brings back Madrigal Feaste

UCA's Madrigal Feaste is back by popular demand. After a one-year hiatus, an evening of Renaissance carols and food is scheduled for a nightly performance this Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 4 through 6, in the ballroom of McCastlain Hall. This is the 33rd year for the Madrigal Feaste. Tickets for the candlelight dinner and performance by UCA's Chamber Singers are $40 and may be purchased at … [Read more...]