UCA faculty news

T. Clay Arnold, professor of Political Science at UCA, published "The San Luis Valley and the Moral Economy of Water" in Water, Place, and Equity (MIT Press, Series in American and Comparative Environmental Policy: 37-67). Ken Sobel in UCA's Department of Psychology and Counseling is an invited panelist at the Science Caf … [Read more...]

UCA to host credit conference

UCA's Community Development Institute (CDI) next week is teaming up with the Little Rock branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to present a seminar entitled, "The Ripple Effect: The Impact of Foreclosures and Tightening Credit and Capital Markets on Community Development Finance." During this day-long conference on Sept. 19, national, regional, and local experts will explore recent … [Read more...]

Graphite landscape artist to lecture at UCA

Graphite landscape artist Meghan Gerety next week will be the second lecturer in the University of Central Arkansas … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Two UCA English faculty members have published articles in the Spring 2008 issue of the journal American Notes and Queries: Paige Reynolds, assistant professor of English, published the essay "Mourning and Memory in Richard III," concerning William Shakespeare's play. Raymond Frontain, Professor of English, published the essay "Donne's 'Valediction of the booke' as Performative Action," … [Read more...]

UCA to honor Pulitzer-nominated photographer

UCA will posthumously honor Ira Wilmer (Will) Counts Jr. during a reception on Friday, Sept. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. Counts will be awarded the 2008 Distinguished Alumnus Award and an Honorary Doctorate in Communication. Counts' wife, Vivian, will accept the awards on his behalf. The UCA Foundation will also announce a new scholarship in Counts' … [Read more...]

Brown makes history; UCA improves in rankings

With his 258 passing yards against UC Davis on Saturday, UCA quarterback Nathan Brown, already the school record-holder, became the most prolific passing quarterback in Arkansas college history, according to research by UCA's Sports Information Department. Brown currently has 7,977 passing yards for his career, passing former Arkansas State star Cleo Lemon last weekend for the top spot in state … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Dr. Jacquie Rainey, Associate Dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, was recently elected to serve as the Vice-Coordinator of the Division Board for Certification of Health Education Specialist (DBCHES) and to the Board of Commissioners (BOC) for the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). NCHEC … [Read more...]

UCA staff news

Charlotte Strickland, Education Seminar Coordinator in UCA's Division of Student Services, served recently as a consultant to Entergy Arkansas's Diversity initiative. Entergy currently has more than 20 employee-directed diversity and inclusion councils in seven states. Strickland worked with the Arkansas Diversity and Inclusion Council to create the diversity program, "Generational Differences in … [Read more...]

Clarinetist/composer Mandat to perform at UCA

Clarinetist and composer Eric Mandat this week will be the first performer and lecturer in UCA's Fall 2008 Artists in Residence program. "Eric's compositions are fresh and inventive," said Dr. Kelly Johnson, associate professor of music at UCA. "I believe this will inspire students to view the clarinet in a more creative way. I think that any student that comes will be impressed with Eric's … [Read more...]

UCA alum revolutionizes internet in Japan

A recent article in Wired magazine profiles Hiroyuki Nishimura, who created one of Japan's leading websites from his dorm room at UCA. Calling him "the most influential figure on the Japanese Web," the article goes on to say: Nishimura is a folk hero and role model. (In Japan he's referred to solely by his first name, a privilege afforded only to top-tier pop stars and TV heartthrobs.) [...] He … [Read more...]