Gov. Beebe to headline UCA 'March of Diversity'

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe tomorrow will be the featured speaker at the "March of Diversity," an on-campus event organized by a UCA student group called Campus Dialogue with assistance from the Student Government Association. The march, which begins tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. at Harding Centennial Plaza, is designed to celebrate UCA's diversity during the institution's centennial year. Before and after … [Read more...]

U.S. News: School psychology among 'best careers'

U.S. News and World Report recently featured School Psychology in its annual "Best Careers" feature, citing the profession as one of only five with an "excellent" job market outlook, as well as a median pay of $63,029. UCA's psychology department has trained Master's-level graduate students in school psychology for over 25 years, and that program has been nationally recognized and approved by the … [Read more...]

White named outstanding phys. ed. major

UCA student Jenna White recently was named UCA's Outstanding Physical Education Major of the Year by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). White received her award in Baltimore last month at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. … [Read more...]

UCA alumna publishes book for entrepreneurs

Susan Payton, who received her MBA from UCA, has published a new book, "101 Entrepreneur Tips," as part of the LifeTips series, which provides readers with insightful tips and advice in a variety of fields. "Starting a business is no easy task, but we're excited that Susan has taken on the bold initiative to create tips for aspiring entrepreneurs," said Melanie Nayer, Editor of and … [Read more...]

UCA author reception to take place Thursday

UCA students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to join the College of Fine Arts and Communication for a reception on Thursday honoring Little Rock author Phillip McMath and his latest novel, Lost Kingdoms. The event begins at 6 p.m. at That Bookstore at Mountebanq Place, located at 1107 Oak Street in downtown Conway. McMath, who is a member of the College of Fine Arts and Communication's … [Read more...]

Gladys Knight headlines UCA Centennial Gala

Legendary singer Gladys Knight will headline the University of Central Arkansas Centennial Gala tomorrow night at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. The concert begins at 8 p.m., and a handful of tickets may still be available. Tickets are $20 for UCA students and $50 for the general public, and they can be purchased through UCA Ticket Central at … [Read more...]

UCA professor dazzles famed playwright McNally

"Raymond Frontain, English professor at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, recently published in the March-April issue of Gay and Lesbian Review a study of acclaimed playwright Terrence McNally?s works (Ragtime, Kiss of the Spider Woman, the Americanized version of The Full Monty, and more)," writes Linda Caillouet in her "Paper Trails" column in today's edition of the Arkansas … [Read more...]

Klingsporn named national Intern of the Year

UCA student Brad Klingsporn recently was named 2007 Intern of the Year by the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) for his work as an intern at the Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C. Klingsporn received the recognition, which includes a $500 cash award, at CEIA's annual conference last month in Dallas, Texas. Klingsporn already had been presented with UCA's … [Read more...]

UCA professor to receive statewide recognition

University of Central Arkansas education professor Dr. Jody B. Charter will receive the Arkansas Association of Instructional Media's 2007 Outstanding Individual Achievement Award at the organization's state conference on April 23. The award is presented annually by AAIM, which seeks to improve education and the public welfare through the use of educational communications, educational technology, … [Read more...]

Suber wins UCA nursing award

LaTonya Suber is the 2007 recipient of the Graduate Outstanding Student Award from the Department of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas. Suber, who will graduate on May 5 with a Master of Science in Nursing, was chosen for this annual award by department faculty for her achievement of program objectives, scholarship, and professional qualities. … [Read more...]