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...]

UCA Public Appearances offers biggest season ever

Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA will come alive with performances as UCA Public Appearances offers its biggest season to date: 21 performances of 12 different shows, starting mid-September and ending in late April 2008. Variety abounds and there is something for everyone, according to Guy Couch, director of UCA Public Appearances. "We have put together a group of shows that will spice up your … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mike Casey, professor of finance, John Bratton, professor of insurance and risk management, and Sherry Roberts, assistant professor of business/marketing technology education, this week taught a seminar in real estate consumer education sponsored by the Arkansas Realtors? Association. The two-day seminar covered topics related to home ownership and was designed to educate consumers about buying a … [Read more...]

UCA's newest police officer

UCA's newest police officer, Kevin Ford, was sworn in on July 9th. Ford, who is 34, moved to Arkansas from Illinois last year after visiting his mother, who also works for UCA. During his visit to Conway, he decided to take a tour of the UCA Police Department. Not long afterward, he decided to move to Arkansas and pursue a career in law enforcement at UCAPD. Before becoming an officer, Ford … [Read more...]

UCA featured in Soiree

The new edition of Soiree magazine has UCA President Lu Hardin on the cover, and the feature article documents UCA's dramatic growth and academic improvement since Hardin arrived on campus five years ago. "In the next 10 years, I foresee continued growth at UCA while continuing to build a national academic reputation," Hardin says in the article. "For the first time in our history, UCA was … [Read more...]

UCA graduate receives Rotary scholarship

Jessica Jones, a 2006 University of Central Arkansas graduate from Cabot with a Bachelor's Degree in French and English, is the recipient of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship from Conway Morning Rotary Club. She will travel to France to work on a Master's Degree in French Literature and Language during the 2007-2008 school year at the University Lumire Lyon 2 in Lyon, France. Along with her … [Read more...]

UCA professor contributes to Tennessee Williams Annual Review

The latest issue of the Tennessee Williams Annual Review features an essay by UCA English professor Raymond-Jean Frontain entitled, "Tennessee Williams and 'the Arkansas Ozark Way,'" which is described as "an innovative study of landscape and sexual liberation in Williams's plays and short fiction." The only journal dedicated to the legacy of the great American playwright, the Tennessee Williams … [Read more...]

UCA adds new doctoral program in Leadership Studies

Last Friday, the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a new Ph.D. program in Leadership Studies to be administered by UCA's College of Education. It will be the only one of its kind in the region. According to Larry A. Robinson, dean of the College of Education, the Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies will prepare scholar leaders for academic positions and leadership … [Read more...]