New environmental policy book unveiled at UCA

The Center for a Better South yesterday unveiled a new book of environmental ideas for Arkansas and Southern policymakers during a press conference in front of the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve on the UCA campus. The book, "Getting Greener: Progressive Environmental Ideas for the American South," outlines 15 environmental policy recommendations for state and local leaders and suggests a dozen ways … [Read more...]

UCA Artists in Residence begin eighth season

Public artist Morton Brown, a University of Central Arkansas alumnus, has kicked off the eighth season of UCA?s Artists in Residence program with the Conway Community Mural project. The Conway City Council appropriated $6,000 in January to help finance a city mural, which will be a historically-themed, 26 feet x 36 feet mural celebrating the relationship of UCA and the city of Conway. It will be … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Raymond-Jean Frontain, professor of English, has been named Executive Editor of ANQ: American Notes and Queries, a quarterly journal of short articles, notes, documents and reviews that is published by the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation (HELDREF) in Washington, DC. Frontain's renewable three-year term begins with Volume 21 (2008). Joe Cangelosi, professor of Marketing, Scott Markham, … [Read more...]

UCA professor, students issue report on Gentry's development

A team of UCA graduate students led by Don Bradley, professor of marketing and executive director of UCA's Small Business National Advancement Center, recently issued a report about the deterioration of buildings in downtown Gentry, Ark. According to an article published last Friday in the Morning News of Northwest Arkansas, "Several buildings in the downtown area that once thrived with business … [Read more...]

Endowed fellowship established for UCA doctoral students

A new endowment at the University of Central Arkansas will provide scholarships to doctoral students conducting research in the new Communication Sciences and Disorders doctoral program consortium. The McNiece Doctoral Endowed Research Fellowship was established by the late Virginia McNiece. She was the mother of Dr. Jim McNiece, a retired Conway orthodontist, and the mother-in-law of Dr. Elaine … [Read more...]

UCA student completes U.S. Senate internship

Jason Arthur, a junior Political Science major at UCA, recently completed a summer internship in the Little Rock office of U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln. Arthur, the son of Barry and Patsy Arthur of Little Rock, was exposed to various facets of the federal government and our nation's legislative process while participating in Lincoln's internship program. "Giving young students an opportunity to … [Read more...]

UCA welcomes freshmen to campus

UCA hosted its annual Move In Day on Sunday, welcoming thousands of incoming freshmen students as they arrived on campus for the first time. UCA President Lu Hardin was on hand to greet the students and their families, and he and other UCA faculty and staff answered questions and guided the newcomers to their new homes away from home. To see television news coverage of the day, choose any of … [Read more...]

The economics of college football rankings

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a recent study about national college-football rankings conducted by Noel Campbell and Tammy Rogers, faculty members in the Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management in UCA's College of Business. According to the article, "Wins can take a team only so far in the national college-football rankings, according to a study by three … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mary H. Mosley, associate professor in the department of Early Childhood & Special Education in UCA's College of Education, was one of twelve educators who presented back-to-school staff development for the Helena/West Helena School District last week. Mosley and others presented the three-day Pathwise Mentor Training for teachers in the district Aug. 13 through 15. The staff development … [Read more...]

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...]