Nation's Food System Focus of UCA Honors College Challenge Week

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College will take a closer look at America's food system and the growing issue of obesity in the U.S. as part of Challenge Week 2009. This year's theme " Just Food: Farm-to-Fork Food Systems for 21st Century Communities," addresses the "just food" movement in America. The movement calls for ecologically responsible and economically sound agriculture, … [Read more...]

Gospel Benefit Concert to Honor Memory of UCA Students

The University of Central Arkansas's National Pan-Hellenic Council will host a gospel benefit concert to raise money for a scholarship to honor two UCA students who were killed during an on-campus shooting last year. The 2009 Henderson-Block Gospel Benefit Concert is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at UCA in the Ida Waldran Auditorium. The scholarship will honor Ryan Henderson and … [Read more...]

Rwandan Dignitary to Visit UCA

Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana of Rwanda will visit UCA on Monday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall. Bishop Rucyahana has been instrumental in helping the Rwandan people move forward after the genocide and war that plagued the country in the early 1990's. In his presentation the Bishop will speak about the current revitalization of his country.He will also touch on some … [Read more...]

Oklahoma Couple Partners with ConocoPhillips for UCA Chemistry Travel Fund

Dr. Joe and Laura Allison of Bartlesville, Okla., in partnership with their employer, ConocoPhillips, have established an endowed travel fund through the University of Central Arkansas Foundation for students studying in the UCA Department of Chemistry. Through a matching gift partnership, the couple has committed to contributing $30,000 to the Joe and Laura Allison Department of Chemistry Travel … [Read more...]

UCA International Student Enrollment at Record High

International student enrollment at the University of Central Arkansas edged just over the 600 mark for the Fall 2009 semester setting a new University record. This semester, 601 international students from 64 countries are attending classes at UCA. This 4.5% increase over 2008 caps five years of consecutive, strong international growth. "Despite a weak world economy and increasing competition … [Read more...]

UCA Dean to Serve as Governing Member of the Chicago Symphony

Dr. Rollin Potter, Dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Central Arkansas, recently accepted a formal nomination to serve as a Governing Member of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Long recognized as one of the world's most prestigious musical organizations, the CSO was founded in 1890 and has performed throughout the world under legendary musical directors and … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Health Care Forum with Congressman Vic Snyder

The University of Central Arkansas sponsored a forum on health care with United States Congressman Vic Snyder on Thursday, August 27th at the Reynolds Performance Hall. Close to 600 people from the UCA community and the general public attended the event and asked questions ranging from what the different options Congress is working on to specific coverages of health care that would and would not … [Read more...]

Anne Jansen Donates Papers to UCA Archives

Anne Jansen, former news anchor at Little Rock television station KTHV Channel 11, has donated her collection of materials to the UCA Archives. Ms. Jansen began her career at KTHV in 1982 and was later promoted to news anchor, a position she held for more than twenty years before she retired in February 2008. According to Jimmy Bryant, director of the UCA Archives, the collection contains the … [Read more...]

UCA Moves Up in National Rankings

The University of Central Arkansas ranks 17th out of 69 public universities in the category of "Best Master's Level Universities in the South", according to the U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of universities and colleges. UCA ranks 45th out of 117 total institutions in the South, both public and private, representing an increase in ranking from 54th in the previous year's list. … [Read more...]

President Meadors Addresses Freshman Students

On Monday of this week, UCA President Allen Meadors spoke to nearly 1,000 UCA freshman at the opening convocation session for freshman students at the Reynolds Performance Hall. President Meadors told the freshmen that while they didn't have a choice to go to school before, they now have that choice. "You have made the choice to go to college and attend UCA. You now have a burden to be a role … [Read more...]