UCA to Host Spring Commencement May 7

Commencement services for the University of Central Arkansas will be held Saturday, May 7 in the Farris Center. More than 1,100 degrees will be conferred during the ceremonies. Exercises are scheduled for 10 a.m. for the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; 1 p.m. for the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and University College; … [Read more...]

UCA College of Education to Host Annual Pinning Ceremony May 5

Press Release   April 29, 2011   Contact Person:  Jamie Alea, Coordinator of Field Experience, College of Education at jalea@uca.edu or 501-852-2810   UCA College of Education to Host Annual Pinning Ceremony May 5   CONWAY -- The College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas will hold its fifth annual Pinning Ceremony on Thursday, May 5 to honor candidates who are becoming te … [Read more...]

Table at Luigi’s Selected for Bare Bones Film Festival

Table at Luigi's, the 2010 feature film by the University of Central Arkansas's Digital Filmmaking program, has been selected for the Bare Bones Film Festival in Muskogee, Okla., named by livability.com as one of the 10 best small film festivals in the country. Table at Luigi's will screen at noon on Saturday, April 30. Table at Luigi's is a modern-day fairy tale about David, "Chef" to his … [Read more...]

Officials Monitoring Storms, Encourage Community To Be Alert

UCA officials will be monitoring weather as another round of severe storms move into the area. The National Weather Service Prediction Center has placed parts of Central Arkansas under a high risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to develop initially over southwest Arkansas then push across the state in the evening and into … [Read more...]

Rowell Named Staff Senate Employee of the Year

CONWAY -- Monty Rowell, general manager of Broadcast Services, was named Staff Senate Employee of the Year during the University of Central Arkansas's annual Employee Service Awards. Rowell was presented a plaque and a monetary award during the awards ceremony on April 19 at the McCastlain Ballroom. He was among the 13 employees nominated this year for the award. Other finalists were Gay B … [Read more...]

UCA Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research and Service

News Release Contact: Jeff Pitchford, vice president of university and government relations, at jeffp@uca.edu or (501) 450-3185 Venita Jenkins, associate director of media relations, at vjenkins@uca.edu or (501) 450-5114. UCA Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research and Service Three University of Central Arkansas faculty members were recently recognized for their work in the field of … [Read more...]

Faculty Recognized for Teaching, Research and Service

Three UCA faculty members were recognized for their work in the field of teaching, research and service during the annual Employee Service Awards held April 19. Dr. Balraj Menon, an assistant professor of physics, was presented the 2011 Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Mary Mosley, an associate professor and program coordinator for the Master of Science in Reading, was the winner of the Public … [Read more...]

Rowell Named Staff Senate Employee of the Year

Monty Rowell, general manager of Broadcast Services, was named Staff Senate Employee of the Year during the university's annual Employee Service Awards reception. Rowell was presented a plaque and a monetary award during the awards ceremony on April 19 at the McCastlain Ballroom. He was among the 13 employees nominated this year for the award. Other finalists were Gay Bowling, administrative … [Read more...]

UCA Ranks Second in Retention, Graduation Rates

The University of Central Arkansas continues to rank high among the state colleges and universities in student retention and graduation rates. UCA is second in fall-to-fall retention rates at 71.6 percent, according to a recent report released during the quarterly meeting of the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The university's graduation rate - also second among four-year public … [Read more...]

UCA Becomes State’s First Computer Science NSF Research Undergraduate Site

The National Science Foundation has selected the University of Central Arkansas to become the first Computer Science NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduate Students (REU) site in Arkansas. UCA is one of the seven newly selected REU sites across the nation. Currently, there are about 60 sites sponsored by the Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE) Directory of NSF. The … [Read more...]