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...]

UCA faculty news

Mary H. Mosley, associate professor of Reading/Literacy Education in UCA's Early Childhood and Special Education Department, has been selected by the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C. to serve as a peer reviewer for national service learning and community service projects. Mosley will work with a panel of reviewers during October and November. An article by UCA … [Read more...]

UCA to host national launch of ONE Student | ONE Vote

The University of Central Arkansas on Thursday will join with the ONE campaign to host the first-ever ONE Student | ONE Vote event to discuss ways to power the 2008 election and rally presidential candidates around issues such as extreme poverty and global disease. Jim VandeHei, executive editor of Politico, will moderate the conversation. Panel members include UCA President Lu Hardin; author … [Read more...]

UCA students present new brain mapping research

UCA research students working in the neuroscience labratory of Biology professor Barbara Clancy have characterized a region of the brain that has never been mapped before, and today they will present their results at a State Neuroscience Conference in Little Rock, in advance of a presentation at the International Society for Neuroscience Conference in San Diego on Nov. 4. Clancy and current UCA … [Read more...]

Japan exchange program reps on campus today

Representatives from the Consulate of Japan in New Orleans today will visit UCA to talk about the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, which offers new graduates and young professionals from around the world the opportunity to participate in international youth exchange; to assist with foreign language education in Japanese schools; and to promote better cross-cultural understanding. They … [Read more...]

UCA Homecoming begins today

Today marks the beginning of a full week of events celebrating UCA's 2007 Homecoming. More information, including an online reservation form, is available at www.uca.edu/alumni/homecoming. A full schedule events is available by clicking below.UCA 2007 Homecoming Schedule of Events Mon., Oct. 22 9 a.m. ? 5 p.m. Alumni Homecoming Art Exhibition, Baum Gallery 7 p.m. Movie Night for UCA … [Read more...]

UCA Business College ranked by The Princeton Review

UCA's College of Business is ranked in the 2008 edition of The Princeton Review's "Best 290 Business Schools," which was released last week. The Princeton Review compiled the lists based on its surveys of 18,000 students attending the 170 law schools and 19,000 students attending the 290 business schools in the books, and on school-reported data. The Princeton Review has posted the ranking lists … [Read more...]