Thornes Helps Tribe Preserve Native Language

For more than a decade, Tim Thornes has worked with members of the Burns Paiute Tribe to revive its language for future generations. Thornes, assistant professor of linguistics in the Department of Writing, has interviewed elders from various tribal communities in an effort to document and preserve the Northern Paiute language. Northern Paiute is an endangered Native American language spoken … [Read more...]

Speech-Language Pathology Program Receives Accreditation

The Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Central Arkansas has received the designation of "continued accreditation" by the Council on Academic Accreditation in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. The council accredits eligible clinical doctoral programs in audiology and master's degree programs in speech-language pathology. Institutions of higher learning that offer … [Read more...]

Student Publications Win at 2010 ACMA

The University of Central Arkansas student publications won more than 50 awards during the annual Arkansas College Media Association contest earlier this spring. Students on all three publications – The Echo, The Scroll and The Vortex, - won first place in several individual categories. The Vortex won first place in General Excellence for literary magazines, The Echo won second in General E … [Read more...]

College of Education Honors Graduates

The College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas recently honored 122 graduates and Master of Arts in Teaching candidates during its fourth annual Pinning Ceremony at the Reynolds Performing Arts Center. The time-honored tradition marks the occasion when one is welcomed into the teaching profession. Candidates were presented a College of Education pin that not only signifies their … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Arkansas Boys State

The 70th Annual American Legion Arkansas Boys State will be held May 30- June 4 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Boys State is a part of the American Legion’s Americanism Program, which gives young males an inside look at citizenship and civic responsibilities. The event also gives youth hands-on experience in the democratic process. More than 40,000 males have attended the a … [Read more...]

Stell Scholarship Endowed to Help UCA

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation recently recognized establishment of the Joe and Velma Stell Scholarship Fund to assist UCA students working in the Physical Plant. The scholarship was endowed at the $25,000 level by Danny and Annie Stell, a son and daughter-in-law of the late couple, and will be awarded to qualifying students. During the reception, family and friends saw a plaque … [Read more...]

UCA Announces Dean’s List and Presidential Scholars

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and the Presidential Scholars List for the spring 2010 semester. There are 1,256 students who are Dean’s List recipients and 716 students who have been named Presidential Scholars. Recognition on the Dean's List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve a 4.0 g … [Read more...]

UCA Gets Credit Boost from Moody’s

The University of Central Arkansas has received another credit boost from Moody’s Investors Service. Moody's revised the university’s debt-rating last week from Baa1 to A3. This is the second upgrade by Moody's in the last five months. The recent change in the university's rating is due to a recalibration of the ratings by Moody's. Moody’s has been using a separate rating scale for U.S. munic … [Read more...]

UCA Graduate Receives Fulbright Award

Cassandra “Casey” Gambill of the University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship to Spain, the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board recently announced. Gambill will be a teaching assistant in a secondary school in metropolitan Madrid, Spain. She is one of over 1,500 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for th … [Read more...]

Seven Honored as Outstanding University Students

Seven University of Central Arkansas graduates have been recognized as an Outstanding University Student. The award is given at the end of the academic year to seniors who have demonstrated exceptional leadership ability; contributed to the campus community and excelled academically. This year’s recipients are: *Desiree Paulhamus, of Conway, received her degree in print journalism and a minor i … [Read more...]