UCA ranked among 'Top Schools' in South for Master's degrees

The University of Central Arkansas is included among the "Top Schools" for Master's degrees in the South, according to rankings released today in U.S. News and World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" edition. UCA was ranked number 56 in the category, which placed it among the top tier of schools. The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including freshman retention rate, class … [Read more...]

UCA student named 'Outstanding Teacher'

Nancy Schuyler, a master's degree candidate in reading at the University of Central Arkansas, recently was named the "Outstanding Teacher for 2007" at the elementary school level by the South Shore Foundation. Schuyler, a Yellville-Summit Elementary School teacher with 31 years of experience, received a $1,000 cash award. … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Jacquie Rainey, associate professor in health science and associate dean of UCA's College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, recently had an article published in the July/August 2007 edition of the American Journal of Health Education. The article, entitled, "Staff recommendations concerning the delivery of hepatitis-related services in county health departments," was a product of a year-long … [Read more...]

Commencement tonight: UCA graduates increase 22 percent

Over 400 students will graduate from the University of Central Arkansas during Commencement exercises scheduled to take place tonight at 7 p.m. at the Farris Center on the UCA campus. The 426 degrees that will be conferred include 35 doctorates, 159 master's degrees, 225 bachelor's degrees, six associate degrees and one specialist degree. Those numbers represent a 22 percent increase over the … [Read more...]

VIDEO: UCA campus safety

UCA on Wednesday night again was the subject of the top story on KARK news. This time, the topic was campus safety -- specifically, all of the measures that the UCA Police Department has implemented to improve emergency response and crisis communication in the wake of the Virginia Tech incident last Spring. You can watch the segment at: http://arkansasmatters.com/content/fulltext/?cid=58489 … [Read more...]

UCA alumni admitted to Clinton School of Public Service

Two recent UCA graduates are among the 30 students who comprise the third class admitted to the Master of Public Service (MPS) degree program at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Jose Guzzardi, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, graduated from the UCA Honors College with a degree in international studies. Guzzardi also serves as a board member of the Central Arkansas … [Read more...]

UCA VP appointed to AETN Commission

Ronnie Williams, UCA's Vice President for Student Services, recently was appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Commission, which oversees the statewide public television network. Williams was on staff at the University of Central Arkansas from 1980-1983 as assistant dean of students and left UCA to serve as an assistant principal with the Conway School … [Read more...]

VIDEO: UCA continues to grow

UCA's dramatic growth and infrastructure improvements were the focus of the lead story on Tuesday night's KARK 6 p.m. newscast. According to the story, "On the whole, UCA has been the choice of students with higher and higher [test] scores. The entire Honors College of more than 500 students has an average ACT score of 31. Four hundred more parking spaces will be added to the campus this fall … [Read more...]

Two stories from The Oxford American selected for 'New Stories from the South'

Two stories published first by The Oxford American magazine, "Jakob Loomis" by Jason Ockert and "Unassigned Territory" by Stephanie Powell Watts, have been selected for the 2007 edition of "New Stories from the South," an annual all-star literary anthology. The 18 works of fiction were culled from such publications as The Georgia Review, Harper's, Atlantic Monthly, and The Oxford American. The … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Dito Morales, assistant professor of art history, recently delivered a paper at the XXII Congress of the International Association for Caribbean Archaeology, in Kingston, Jamaica. His paper, "Modified Speleothems and Caribbean Rock Art," focused on prehistoric cave art from Cuba using ethnohistoric documentation of indigenous use and conception of caves in the Greater Antilles. Morales augmented … [Read more...]