Author of Vampire Mysteries Visits UCA

New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris will hold a free lecture and book signing at the University of Central Arkansas's Reynolds Performance Hall on April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Harris, a Mississippi native who now lives in southern Arkansas, writes the popular Sookie Stackhouse Southern Vampire Mysteries novels on which the HBO hit series "True Blood" is based. The book signing will … [Read more...]

UCA Receives National Award for Community Engagement

UCA's Community Development Institute (CDI) Central has been selected as the recipient of the Recognition of Excellence for Innovations in Outreach and Engagement Award given by the University Continuing Education Association. The award recognizes creativity and innovation in the field, and will be presented at the UCEA Annual Conference on April 18 in San Francisco. UCEA is the national … [Read more...]

Arkansas Education Leaders to Gather March 31

Education leaders from across the state will gather this month to discuss ways to improve graduation and retention rates. The annual Arkansas Student Success Symposium will be held March 31 and April 1 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The Student Success Symposium is a collaborative event between the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Pulaski Technical College, and … [Read more...]

Educators Discuss Challenges in Mathematics Learning

Math educators from across the country converged on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas recently to discuss challenges in mathematics learning. The 37th annual meeting of the Research Council on Mathematics Learning was held March 11-13. More than 80 educators from 15 states participated in the national conference that featured two lectures and 63 sessions on mathematics learning. … [Read more...]

Actor Morgan Freeman Recipient of The Oxford American Award

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman will be the recipient of The Oxford American’s inaugural award for Outstanding Contributions to Southern Culture at the magazine’s Best of the South Gala in Little Rock on April 3. Freeman is an Academy Award-winning actor whose voice and presence has become ubiquitous in American culture. He spent his childhood in the Mississippi Delta, around Cha … [Read more...]

UCA Green Week Kicks Off March 15

University of Central Arkansas students and non-profit organizations are teaming up to educate the community about the environment. UCA Environmental Alliance, SGA, and Biology Club are hosting 2010 Green Week the week of March 15. All events will be held in the Student Center courtyard. In case of rain, the events will be held in the Student Center. The event is significant because it marks a … [Read more...]

Active Shooter Exercise Set for March 11

An active shooter exercise is slated for March 11 as part of the University of Central Arkansas's emergency management planning initiatives. The exercise will be held from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. at Minton Hall. This exercise will be one of the most comprehensive and involved emergency preparation activities at UCA, according to UCA police officials. Over the last year, the UCA Police Department has … [Read more...]

Student Project Promotes Sustainability Through Gardening

Volunteer students from Hendrix, University of Central Arkansas and Central Baptist College will develop four gardens at the Faulkner County Public Library. The project, which emerged as the fruit of a brainstorming session at the third annual Sustainable Faulkner County Community Forum, seeks to promote collaboration between the learning institutions of Conway and the engagement of local … [Read more...]

UCA Students Receive SURF Grants for Research

Seven University of Central Arkansas students were recently awarded Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship grants. The SURF program allows undergraduate students to conduct in-depth research projects in their specific fields of study with faculty mentors. The students and their research projects are: *Justin Allen of Mt. Vernon was awarded a $3,900 grant. The project is titled, "Cloning … [Read more...]

MAT Program Wins National Award

The Master of Arts in Teaching graduate program at the University of Central Arkansas is the recipient of the 2010 Association of Teacher Educators' Distinguished Program in Teacher Education Award. The national award honors outstanding teacher education programs that exemplify comprehensive and cohesive teacher preparation courses aligned with strong collaboration between local school districts … [Read more...]