Runge Appointed CNSM Dean

Dr. Steven Runge has been appointed the new Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Runge, who first came to UCA in 1991 as an assistant professor, has served as Interim Dean of the College for the past year and has served as Professor and Chair of the Biology Department for the previous six years. “Dr. Runge is the ideal person to lead … [Read more...]

Scholarship Honoring Will Counts Endowed

A new scholarship has been endowed through the University of Central Arkansas Foundation for students studying journalism. The Dr. Will Counts Journalism Scholarship Fund has been endowed at the $25,000 level and will provide scholarships for students studying in the journalism department at UCA. During a reception at Buffalo Alumni Hall for family and friends, a plaque unveiled in honor of the … [Read more...]

Kennedy Center President to Speak at UCA

Michael M. Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Thurs., July 8, as part of the Arts In Crisis Tour. Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative, is a response to the emergency facing arts organizations throughout the United States. Kaiser will address the challenges facing n … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Festival Begins June 16

The Arkansas Shakespeare Festival kicks off June 16 at the University of Central Arkansas. This fourth season of the festival includes Shakespearean classics Henry V and Comedy of Errors. This year's non-Shakespearean productions include Dracula and children’s classic Alice in Wonderland. All four productions were created from scratch over a one-month rehearsal and building period by a company o … [Read more...]

UCA Receives $1.6 Million for Research

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Central Arkansas will receive more than $1.6 million for biomedical research. The grant is a part of a $14.7 million grant recently awarded to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Brent Hill, Dr. Kari Naylor, both in the Department of Biology, and Dr. Melissa Kelley, with … [Read more...]

Leadership Institute Summer 2010 Slated June 11

Internationally renowned scholar Dr. Ellen Goldring will be keynote speaker at this year’s UCA Leadership Institute Summer 2010 scheduled for June 11. Goldring is a professor of Education Policy and Leadership at Vanderbilt University. Her research addresses school leadership and the improvement of student learning. Goldring’s presentation, “Leadership for Learning: Assessing Behaviors that Mat … [Read more...]

UCA Seeks Bond Refunding and Issuance

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to seek approval from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education Coordinating Board for the refunding of about $19 million of bonds. The board has directed the administration to also seek the issuance of additional bonds not to exceed $22 million to construction a proposed 300-bed residence hall. Last month, Moody's revised the … [Read more...]

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...]