Study abroad scholarships available

The Department of World Languages is offering scholarship opportunities for study abroad. These awards are given to majors and minors in foreign languages who plan to teach the language after graduation. Recipients must be enrolled in an academic course of study during the time of their travel. Scholarships may be awarded for summer, semester or full academic year program. See the department … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations, publications and accomplishments by UCA faculty and staff. Jeff Allender, Department of Geography, was acknowledged as a reviewer in the front of the new edition of ?Introduction to Geography,? 10th edition, by Getis, Getis, and Fellmann, McGraw Hill. This is one of the most used geography texts in the U.S. … [Read more...]

Whittingham receives grant for civic education program

Jeff Whittingham, Department of Middle/Secondary Education & Instructional Technologies, received a $40,000 grant for a program titled, ?We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution.? The grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Center for Civic Education. ?We the People? programs promote civic education at the elementary, middle and secondary levels. The grant will … [Read more...]

Outstanding University Student applications available

Applications for Outstanding University Student recognition are now available. The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 18. Applicants must have senior status and a minimum grand point average of 3.25. Applications are available at the Information Desk in the Student Center or may be downloaded from For more information, contact Dr. Terrance Kearns, Director of … [Read more...]

UCA joins tsunami relief efforts with fund drive

Students, faculty and staff wishing to contribute to the relief of the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster victims in southeast Asia may do so through a special fund that has been set up at UCA. As an Asian Studies Development Program Regional Center, UCA may collect money that will be matched by private donors to the East-West Center, which is spearheading one of the biggest relief efforts in the United … [Read more...]

Honors High Table to feature African music, culture

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College will host a High Table featuring Dr. Kondwani Phwandaphwanda at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2 in the Honors College Forum, McAlister Hall Room 302. Dr. Phwandaphwanda will give a special presentation and performance of African music. His performance will include traditional Malawian music used in African culture for politics, education, … [Read more...]

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist to speak at UCA

Acclaimed novelist Michael Chabon will read from his work at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8 in Stanley Russ Hall Room 103. A discussion and book signing will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. Chabon received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001 for his novel ?The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,? which was also named one of the Notable Books of 2000 by the … [Read more...]

Visiting artist to give presentation on photography

The University of Central Arkansas Art Department is pleased to have photographer Thom Bennett as a visiting artist on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Bennett will give a presentation on at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 at McCastlain Hall Room 143. He also will give an informal talk at 8 a.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Feb. 9 in Baum Gallery. The presentations are free and open to the public. Thom Bennett is an editorial and … [Read more...]

UCA to host black history month program

The University of Central Arkansas will host a black history program titled ?The Men, The Music, The Myths and Me: One Hundred Years of African American Male Vocalists? at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Reynolds Performance Hall. The program is free and open to the public. Byron Motley leads the program by singing and telling the stories of several black male vocalists and their historical … [Read more...]

Grant to promote associates degree in business

Norma Farthing, Undergraduate Studies, received a $7,511 Perkins Grant to employ a part-time academic advisor to promote the associate of applied science in business degree. The grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and Southern Arkansas University. According to Farthing ?The Associate of Applied Science in Business degree will … [Read more...]