Planetarium show set for Wednesday

The University of Central Arkansas Planetarium will host a show at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, in Lewis Science Center, Room 012. The show includes a tour of the March 2006 sky and recent astronomy news. It is recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission is free. No admittance after 7p.m. For more info, contact Scott Austin at (501) 450-5907. … [Read more...]

Non-traditional student scholarships available

Applications are now available for University Women?s annual book scholarships for non-traditional female students. University Women will award three $200 book scholarships to non-traditional women students, who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Applicants should be at least 23 years old, currently enrolled at UCA, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Students must already have … [Read more...]

Torreyson Library to participate in ?The Big Read?

University of Central Arkansas? Torreyson Library will participate in The Big Read, a national initiative in partnership with The Arkansas Center for the Book at the Arkansas State Library, The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Arts Midwest. The program will encourage literary reading by asking communities to come together to read and discuss one book. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott … [Read more...]

UCA Alumnus Awarded Gilder Lehrman Fellowship

University of Central Arkansas alumnus Calvin White (?97, ?00) was recently awarded a research fellowship by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. A doctoral candidate at the University of Mississippi, White will conduct research at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. His project title is "They Danced and Shouted in Obscurity: A History of the Church of God in Christ … [Read more...]

Independent filmmaker to appear at UCA Film Festival

Independent filmmaker Ly Bolia will appear at the University of Central Arkansas Feb. 23-24 in conjunction with the Second Annual UCA Film Festival as part of the College of Fine Arts and Communication?s Visiting Artist Series. Bolia will be screening some of his short films at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in Stanley Russ Hall, Room 103. He will also be a guest judge at the film festival. The … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 2/10

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Michael Rubach, Department of Marketing, Management and Information Systems, recently had an article titled ?Does Good Governance Matter to Institutional Investors? Evidence from the Enactment of Corporate Governance Guidelines? accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Ethics. The … [Read more...]

Honors College graduate earns Rotary scholarship

Rick White, University of Central Arkansas Honors College alumnus, has been awarded a 2006-07 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. White was selected to represent Rotary District 6150 which includes Jonesboro, Little Rock, and most of eastern Arkansas.While serving as an Ambassadorial Scholar, he will obtain a postgraduate diploma in Social Studies for an academic year of graduate study at Lincoln … [Read more...]

Students earn SURF grants for research

Five University of Central Arkansas students recently earned Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grants from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The students will work with UCA faculty on the following research projects:Kyle Basham of Mountainburg will work with Biology Associate Professor Steve Runge and Chemistry Associate Professor Patrick Desrochers in a research project … [Read more...]

Religious studies professor to lecture at UCA

Dr. Judith Plaskow, professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, will give a public lecture at UCA on Friday, Feb. 17. The title of the lecture is "Religious Freedom and Gay and Lesbian Rights." Plaskow's lecture will explore the variety of religious positions on homosexuality and discuss the appropriate role of religious discourse in the making of public policy.The lecture will take … [Read more...]

UCA to host International Week, Feb. 13-17

The University of Central Arkansas will celebrate International Week 2006, Feb. 13-17. The theme for this year?s cultural celebration is ?Crossing Cultural Boundaries.? A number of events during the week will focus on international education at UCA.The highlight of the week will be the International Programs Banquet at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. The dinner will be held in the Brewer-Hegeman … [Read more...]