1,362 named to UCA Dean's List

The University of Central Arkansas today announced the names of 1,362 students who qualified for the undergraduate Dean's List based on their academic performance during the Spring 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 President Lu Hardin. "It reflects not … [Read more...]

Scott Smith to direct UCA's Ark. Public School Resource Center

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin today announced that Scott Smith will be the director of UCA's new Arkansas Public School Resource Center, which is being established with financial support from the Walton Family Foundation. Smith currently is chief counsel for the Arkansas Department of Education. "With his vast experience, impressive credentials, and intimate familiarity with … [Read more...]

UCA receives Walton Family Foundation grant to launch Public School Resource Center

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin today announced that the Walton Family Foundation has awarded a $426,141 grant to plan, develop and implement the Arkansas Public School Resource Center in affiliation with UCA. The purpose of the Center will be to provide comprehensive services to advance and support school choice initiatives and the implementation of high quality open … [Read more...]

UCA announces Public Appearances season

UCA Public Appearances has selected eight shows for its 2008-09 season. "This is a very bright season of great shows that demonstrate the same variety we have presented over the past eight years," said Guy Couch, director of UCA Public Appearances since the 1,200-seat Reynolds Performance Hall opened in September 2000. "We have lined up a group of shows that are sure to please the UCA community, … [Read more...]

UCA students present research at national meeting

Thirteen undergraduate students and six faculty members from UCA's Chemistry Department presented research at the 235th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in New Orleans last month.With over 13,000 attendees, the meeting included symposia on topics as diverse as energy & the environment, nanotechnology, biological & medicinal chemistry, and chemical education. The … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Roger Pauly, Assistant Professor of History, recently saw his book, Firearms: The Life Story of a Technology, re-published in paperback by Johns Hopkins University Press. The book was originally published by Greenwood Press in 2004. David Welky, Associate Professor of History, authored a book, Everything Was Better in America: Print Culture in the Great Depression, published in April by the … [Read more...]

UCA music faculty to perform in China

UCA's Department of Music is in the midst of the largest exchange in its relationship with East China Normal University and the Fuzhou Symphony Orchestra. Thirteen people from UCA, including the groups Pinnacle Brass and the Sunaura Trio, will be at East China Normal in Shanghai or with the Fuzhou Symphony Orchestra in Fuzhou, China, over the next two weeks for concerts, master classes, clinics … [Read more...]

UCA students attend national convocation

UCA students Alison Page and Tatum Branaman were among a group selected by the National Academies to represent Arkansas at a national economic convocationin Washington D.C. at the end of April.The event, titled, ""Rising Above the Gathering Storm Two Years Later: Accelerating Progress toward a Brighter Future," was organized to highlight growing economic challenges. Thirteen Arkansas delegates … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre renews 10-year national accreditation

The National Association of Schools of Theatre at a recent meeting voted to continue UCA's good standing for an additional ten year period.This action was taken following a self-study and site visit and upon review of UCA by the NAST Commission on Accreditation. The Commission commended the faculty and leadership of the UCA theatre program (a unit of the Department of Mass Communication and … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Letha Mosley was named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association last month at the association's Annual Conference in Long Beach, Cal.The Association names individuals to the Roster of Fellows to "recognize occupational therapists who with their knowledge and expertise have made a significant contribution to the continuing education and professional development of members of the … [Read more...]