UCA student receives NASA fellowship

Holly Smith, a 2008 summa cum laude graduate of UCA, recently was awarded a NASA Workforce Development Fellowship valued at $6,500 through the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium for her project entitled, "Noise and Vibration Reduction in Ventilation Systems." Her work was conducted at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Tex. during ten weeks this summer. Smith plans to begin work toward her … [Read more...]

UCA Student Awarded Washington Center Scholarship

Shannon Cleveland, a sociology major at UCA, received a $6,000 scholarship The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars to complete an internship in Washington D.C. this summer. The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars is an independent, nonprofit organization serving hundreds of colleges and universities by providing selected students challenging opportunities … [Read more...]

UCA chef cooks at Olympics; featured by Weight Watchers

UCA executive chef Robert Hall was among the elite staff preparing food for athletes at the Summer Olympics in Beijing. He kept an account of his experience on a blog located at http://uca-olympicchef.blogspot.com. Hall also was recently featured by Weight Watchers in an article entitled "Olympic-Style Eating: Feeding the Olympians." He shares his cooking tips and even some recipes. Check it … [Read more...]

UCA student crowned Miss Arkansas

UCA senior Ashlen Batson won the 2008 Miss Arkansas pageant in July. Also, UCA graduates Chanley Painter and Sarah Slocum finished as second runner-up and third runner-up, respectively. Batson succeeds 2007 Miss Arkansas Katie Bailey, who is currently enrolled as a graduate student at UCA. … [Read more...]

UCA football ranked; quarterback Brown named All-American

UCA quarterback Nathan Brown was named a third-team preseason FCS All-American by The Sports Network on Friday. The Bears were also ranked No. 25 in the nation in the FCS Coaches Preseason Poll, following their No. 22 ranking in The Sports Network poll earlier in the week.Brown is the reigning Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year. He was one of only three SLC players on the three … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Willard Peveler, assistant professor of exercise science, recently released a book through McGraw-Hill Publishing titled, "The Complete Book of Road Cycling and Road Racing." John Watt, Associate Professor of Management, recently had a paper, "Organizational Change Cynicism: A Review of the Literature and Intervention Strategies," published in the Fall 2008 edition of the Organization Development … [Read more...]

UCA advances in U.S. News college rankings

The University of Central Arkansas moved up two places from its ranking last year in U.S. News and World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" edition. According to the new rankings released today, UCA is ranked number 54 among the "Top Schools" for Master's degrees in the South, which places it in the top tier of schools. Last year, UCA was ranked number 56 in the category. The rankings … [Read more...]

National Symphony Orchestra selects Arkansas for 2009 Residency

The John F. Kennedy Memorial Center for the Performing Arts has accepted the Arkansas Arts Council's invitation to make Arkansas the site of the National Symphony Orchestra's 2009 American Residency. Between March 24 and 31, 2009, the members of the Orchestra will participate in approximately 150 education and performance activities throughout the state. The announcement took place today at the … [Read more...]

772 named UCA Presidential Scholars

The University of Central Arkansas today announced the names of 772 students who qualified for the undergraduate Presidential Scholars List based on their academic performance during the Spring 2008 semester. "Qualifying as a UCA Presidential Scholar is a remarkable achievement, because it requires a perfect grade point average," said UCA President Lu Hardin. "We are proud that so many UCA … [Read more...]

1,362 named to UCA Dean's List

The University of Central Arkansas today announced the names of 1,362 students who qualified for the undergraduate Dean's List based on their academic performance during the Spring 2008 semester. "The impressive number of UCA students qualifying for the Dean's List is an indication of the high level of academic commitment and achievement at UCA," said UCA President Lu Hardin. "It reflects not … [Read more...]