Mashburn Center for Learning Receives $325,000 from the ADE

UCA's Mashburn Center for Learning has been awarded $325,000 grant by the Arkansas Department of Education. The grant will continue funding the Arkansas Adolescent Literacy Intervention designed to increase capacity within the state of Arkansas to improve academic outcomes for students at-risk for school failure. "When you consider that this is the fifth award from the ADE totaling more than … [Read more...]

College of Business Among “The Best 300 Business Schools”


UCA's College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its book, "The Best 300 Business Schools." According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing, "We are pleased to recommend the University of Central Arkansas to readers of our book and users of our site, … [Read more...]

Humorist, Author Dave Barry to Speak Oct. 19


The UCA Distinguished Lecture series continues Tuesday, Oct. 19, with the "Funniest Man in America" as humorist and best-selling author Dave Barry will make an appearance at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Barry's Pulitzer Prize-winning work has appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. He was a humor … [Read more...]

UCA Graduates Exceed State Average on Praxis III

Graduates from the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas exceeded state average in classroom teaching performance assessment, according to 2010 Praxis III results released by the Arkansas Department of Education. The Praxis III assessment is a classroom teaching performance assessment that is required to qualify for a standard teaching license in Arkansas. This assessment … [Read more...]

UCA Recognizes Donors, Unveils New License Plate

The University of Central Arkansas unveiled its new collegiate license plate and recognized scholarship donors during the UCA Foundation Scholarship Reception on Oct. 7 at McCastlain Hall. Donors met with students who received a private scholarship this academic year. There were 283 privately funded scholarships, totaling more than $426,000. "I want to compliment the Alumni Association … [Read more...]

AETN to Host “Election 2010″ Debates at UCA

Candidates in nine races have agreed to participate in “Election 2010: The Debates,” which will tape and air on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Oct. 11-15. All debates will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus in Conway. The public is invited to attend any of the debates and will be seated on a first-come, first-serve … [Read more...]

UCA to Induct 2010 Hall of Fame Class


The University of Central Arkansas will induct 10 new members into the Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, including several award-winning, multi-sport athletes, coaches and administrators. The Class of 2010 includes Wayne Beadles, Dr. Arvil Burks, Otis Chandler, Mike Coffman, Ray Dunbar, Jack Fulmer, Ernest Miller, Larry Rogers, Bill Shimek and Buddy Voegele. They will be inducted at a Saturday … [Read more...]

Chemistry Department Receives $500,000 in Grants


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Central Arkansas has been awarded nearly $500,000 in external funding by the National Science Foundation. Three research grants, totaling $498,622, will fund projects for UCA undergraduate chemistry students to conduct research in gas-phase chemistry, surface chemistry, and archeological chemistry. "When you consider that these three awards … [Read more...]

Al “Papa Rap” Lopez To Perform at UCA


The University of Central Arkansas will conclude its Mexican Bi-centennial and Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations with a performance by Al “Papa Rap” Lopez. Lopez will perform Oct. 5 at 1:40 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public. Lopez, who works for the Springdale School District as the school/community liaison, uses music to foster an appreciation o … [Read more...]

Cirque Shanghai: Bai Xi Comes to UCA


The UCA Public Appearances season will continue with Cirque Shanghai: Bai Xi on Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. According to Jerry Biebesheimer, director of public appearances, the show will be a full-scale theatrical production featuring a 30-member cast. The show has been described as “awesome displays of physical … [Read more...]