Vanderslice Named University English Teacher of the Year

Dr. Stephanie Vanderslice's passion for writing and teaching has earned her this year's Arkansas University English Teacher of the Year Award. The award will be presented by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts during a reception Nov. 5 at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock. The ACTELA has recognized outstanding English and Language Arts teachers since 2004. Winners are … [Read more...]

Conway Accountant Pledges $25,000 to UCA College of Business

Conway CPA Michael J. Rasmussen made a $25,000 pledge to the University of Central Arkansas Centennial Campaign. He directed his gift to the university … [Read more...]

Jansen's Collection on Display at UCA Archives

For nearly a year, Anne Jansen's work as a television journalist was packed away in boxes in her kitchen. Her collection of high-profile interviews, letters and photographs are now on display at the University of Central Arkansas Archives. A portion of Jansen's collection was unveiled Oct. 26 during a reception in the Mirror Room in McAlister Hall. Jansen, a former news anchor at Little Rock … [Read more...]

Ben Stein to Open UCA's Distinguished Lecture Series

Ben Stein, the writer, actor and television personality, will open the University of Central Arkansas's new Distinguished Lecture series at Reynolds Performance Hall. Stein will appear at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. Stein has a varied professional background, having worked as a speech writer and lawyer for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles … [Read more...]

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...]