Academic Administrators to Discuss Challenges

Academic deans and provosts from across the nation will gather next week at the University of Central Arkansas to discuss challenges facing higher education. The 2010 National Conference of Academic Deans will be held July 29-31 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. The conference attracts 60 to 70 academic administrators annually, providing an ideal setting for informal discussions and … [Read more...]

Kennedy Center President Visits UCA

Michael Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, gave local nonprofit organizations advice on how to keep their arts programs profitable and exciting during tough economic times. Kaiser participated in a question and answer session recently in the Reynolds Performance Hall. He addressed the challenges facing non-profit performing arts organizations such areas as … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre Announces 2010-11 Season

The University of Central Arkansas Theatre has announced its line-up of productions for the 2010-2011 season. The season opens with two productions in repertory, directed by senior Theatre majors Bradley Mancil of Harrison and Greg Antley of Conway. Mancil will direct Curse of the Starving Class by Sam Shepard. In Shepard's final play about family tragedies, the Tate clan struggle for control … [Read more...]

UCA Receives Grant to Help Nursing Students

The University of Central Arkansas will receive $24,134 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for scholarships for low-income students enrolled in the undergraduate nursing program. Dr. Julie Meaux, associate professor in the Department of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas, said the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program will provide financial assistance to … [Read more...]

UCA Gains Full Division I Membership

The long wait is finally over for the University of Central Arkansas Athletic Department, which was notified this week by the NCAA that the school has achieved Division I Active Membership. The notice from the NCAA concludes a five-year transition process for UCA's administration, players coaches and fans. All UCA athletic teams will now be eligible for postseason play in both the Southland … [Read more...]

UCA Public Appearances Announces Biggest Season

UCA Public Appearances will present its 2010-2011 season of 20 events, divided into four series and one special event, in Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The season offerings are divided into the Broadway Series, the Nostalgia Series, A Night Out at Reynolds Series, the UCA Distinguished Lectures and a special event concert by LeAnn Rimes. The … [Read more...]

Summer Program Sparks Interest in Science

Science teachers from more than 20 schools throughout Central Arkansas took part in professional development programs designed to spark students' interest in science. Thirty science teachers participated in a four-day program called “Science Lead Teacher Institute.” The session provided seven through tenth-grade science teachers hands-on, inquiry-oriented method of instruction. Another progr … [Read more...]

Roden Named Interim VP of Enrollment Management

Dr. Sally Roden has been appointed interim Vice President of Enrollment Management. Roden, who has served as associate provost and dean of Undergraduate Studies, began the post on July 1. The Office of Financial Aid, the Office of Admissions, and University College will join the units of the former Division of Undergraduate Studies. The Division of Enrollment Management will provide a more … [Read more...]

Faculty Discusses Impact of Gulf Oil Spill

The BP oil spill has become the worst oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More than 140.6 million gallons of oil have spilled into Gulf waters since April 20. Dr. Tim Bisping, an associate professor and chair of the Economics Department, and Dr. Laurie Warren, a lecturer in the Biology Department, recently discussed the economic and environmental impact the oil spill will have on the Gulf … [Read more...]

Runge Appointed CNSM Dean

Dr. Steven Runge has been appointed the new Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Runge, who first came to UCA in 1991 as an assistant professor, has served as Interim Dean of the College for the past year and has served as Professor and Chair of the Biology Department for the previous six years. “Dr. Runge is the ideal person to lead … [Read more...]