UCA faculty news

Mark W. Bland, assistant professor of Biology, has published an article entitled "In Defense of the Lecture" in the current (Nov-Dec) issue of The Journal of College Science Teaching. Bland also will be presenting a paper entitled "Teaching Evolution: Effective Strategies That Minimize Conflict" at the upcoming National Association of Biology Teachers conference in Atlanta on Nov. 30. Mark … [Read more...]

UCA Health Career Fair this Wednesday

UCA will hold its Health Career Fair for all health-related majors this Wednesday, Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. … [Read more...]

UCA students showcase political activism at ONE Student | ONE Vote

The ONE Campaign, Politico.com and the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) today hosted the first ever ONE Student | ONE Vote forum, an unprecedented rally to motivate students to become politically active global citizens. In an hour-long exchange of ideas among students, policy experts and political leaders during ONE Student | ONE Vote at UCA, students were inspired to become more involved in … [Read more...]

Insurance scholarship endowed in honor of AMC?s Strange

American Management Corporation CEO Steve Strange didn?t get another autographed baseball for his birthday. Instead he got a gift that will keep on giving. AMC employees and business partners chipped in and established an endowment for the Insurance Department at the University of Central Arkansas. The Stephen L. Strange Sr. Excellence in Insurance Endowment Fund will provide scholarships to … [Read more...]

Conque family establishes scholarship fund

The University of Central Arkansas recently announced the establishment of a new scholarship fund aimed at assisting students studying in the College of Business. The Conque Family Scholarship Fund was established by UCA Head Football Coach Clint Conque and his wife, Angele. ?Athletics is a big part of our life, obviously, but so is academics, and we wanted to show that by establishing a … [Read more...]

Survey: UCA is best university in Arkansas

The Log Cabin Democrat newspaper in Conway recently reported in an editorial about UCA's impressive showing in a statewide survey about attitudes toward major universities in Arkansas: "Arkansas State University's Center for Social Research recently surveyed 415 registered voters across the state. ... The survey focused on four universities University of Central Arkansas, ASU, University of … [Read more...]

Terry Wright to open UCA Arts & Presidency Series

Terry Wright, professor of Writing at UCA, will open UCA's College of Fine Arts and Communications Arts and Presidency Series for 2007-08 with a poetry reading this Sunday, Oct. 28 in the Clinton Presidential Center's Garden View Room in Little Rock. Wright, a writer and visual artist, will read from his nearly-finished book of poetry, "The Confrontations," during the approximately hour-long … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Victor A. Puleo, Jr., CFP?, assistant professor of insurance and risk management in UCA's College of Business, was selected as an Exam Content Specialists to work alongside the Council on Examinations to review all the questions and cases proposed for the November 2007 CFP? Certification Examination. CFP Board's CFP? Certification Examination requires full integration of knowledge covered in CFP … [Read more...]

Gov. Beebe to hold town hall meeting with UCA students today

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe today will convene a town hall forum with students at the University of Central Arkansas to discuss education and government. The town hall forum will take place at 2 p.m. in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus. Beebe will make opening remarks, but most of the time will be devoted to answering student questions. UCA President Lu Hardin will moderate … [Read more...]

UCA alum & faculty member wins national educator award

Corey Oliver, a UCA alumnus and adjunct faculty member, this week won the 2007 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award for his work as a teacher at Bob Courtway Middle School in Conway. The award includes an unrestricted financial prize of $25,000. Up to 100 educators across the country are being recognized for their outstanding work with the awards at surprise ceremonies this … [Read more...]