UCA's international enrollment largest ever

For the first time in UCA's 101-year history, international enrollment has exceeded 500 students. In total, 576 international students are enrolled for the Fall 2008 semester. This represents a 23 percent increase over Fall 2007 semester figures and is part of a four-year trend of a growing international student population. "International students come to study in the United States for a variety … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to open season

UCA Theatre will open its 2008-09 season with two one-act plays by Christopher Durang. "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains it All for You" and "Business Lunch at the Russian Tea Room" will both be presented each evening on September 29 and 30, and October 1, 2, and 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. "Sister Mary..." is the funny, anguished, and out of control comedy … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Dr. Letha Mosley, Dr. Janet Jedlicka, Mrs. Elizabeth LeQuieu, and Dr. Felicia Taylor published an article in OT Practice (April 2008) entitled "Obesity and Occupational Therapy Practice: Present and Potential Practice Trends." Mosley was invited to write the feature article based on her work and national presentations on obesity. The authors have been collaborating to research evaluation and … [Read more...]

UCA offers students the EDGE

UCA's College of Liberal Arts is introducing a new initiative called EDGE -- EDucating for Global Engagement -- that offers five primary components for students: 1) An expanding global curriculum 2) Study abroad opportunities; 3) Undergraduate research projects; 4) Internships; and 5) Service learning courses. These areas of interest address how, why, and what students learn, and more … [Read more...]

David Pryor to discuss new autobiography at UCA

Former U.S. Senator David Pryor tomorrow will discuss his recently published autobiography, "A Pryor Commitment," from 3:30 to 4:45 P.M. in the Doyne Health Sciences Auditorium. Hosted by UCA Deans Maurice Lee, Rollin Potter, and Neil Hattlestad, students and faculty will have the opportunity to hear a sample of David Pryors experiences as an active player on the Nations public stage. Pryor will … [Read more...]

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...]