International enrollment up 33% at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas welcomed 100 new international students this semester from 29 different countries. This was up from 61 new international students one year ago.The overall international enrollment at UCA is 240 students, a 33 percent increase over last year's international enrollment of 180 students. This is also the highest international student population on UCA's campus in … [Read more...]

UCA faculty grant awards announced

The following grant awards were recently reported to the Office of Sponsored Programs:Dr. Barbara Clancy, Department of Biology, recently received a $104,024 grant to study the effects of adverse perinatal experiences on cortical organization. The grant is being funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Research Resources, Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks and the … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications – 9/23

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff:Carol Ann Fitzgerald, Oxford American, and Gary Powell, Department of Speech and Writing, were recently awarded fiction writing art fellowships by the Arkansas Arts Council. The awards ceremony will take place at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock in October. Governor Mike Huckabee will present … [Read more...]

World Languages seeks native German speaker for language lab

Each spring semester, the department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers a Presidential Scholarship to a native speaker of French, German or Spanish. In the spring, the department is inviting native German speakers on campus to apply to work in the language lab and departmental office. Applicants must be full-time students and will be expected to work 15 hours per week. The … [Read more...]

Major?s Fair set for Oct. 6

The 9th annual Majors Fair has been set for Thursday, Oct. 6 in the Student Center Ballroom. Student are invited to attend the fair from 12:30-3 p.m. Representatives from the academic departments will showcase their majors, programs, achievements and other highlights in a ?fair? atmosphere complete with games, door prizes and refreshments. The Major?s Fair is sponsored by the Academic Advising … [Read more...]

TOXIC AUDIO to perform at Reynolds Sept. 29-30

TOXIC AUDIO, a five-member vocal band, opens the UCA Public Appearances 2005-2006 Season with three shows on Thursday and Friday, September 29-30, in Reynolds Performance Hall. Using nothing but the human voice, this a cappella ensemble creates high-energy performances of contemporary pop songs and timeless classics. Tickets are on sale now for the two 7:30 p.m. performances. In addition, a 10 … [Read more...]

UCA dedicates Harding Centennial Plaza

Hundreds from the University of Central Arkansas community turned out Tuesday, Sept. 20, as UCA President Lu Hardin dedicated UCA?s new signature landmark Harding Centennial Plaza. The plaza is named in honor of UCA alumni Rush and Linda Harding of Little Rock. Last October the Hardings gave $1.2 million to UCA. It was the largest single gift in UCA history. The gift was divided between … [Read more...]

UCA to observe Constitution Day on Thursday

On Thursday, Sept. 22, UCA will celebrate the 218th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution with a forum, ?The U.S. Constitution: Past and Present? during X-period in Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall. President Lu Hardin, Dr. Don Whistler (Political Science), Dr. Kim Little (History), and Dr. Tom McInnis (Political Science) will address the historical roots, basic principles, and … [Read more...]

UCA to join Southland Conference in 2006

A much-anticipated move to Division I-AA in athletics at the University of Central Arkansas became a reality on Thursday, Sept. 15. During a special meeting of the UCA Board of Trustees, Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett extended an invitation to UCA to join the Southland Conference after receiving unanimous approval from the Conference Board of Directors. ?It was pretty clear to our … [Read more...]

Message from Interim President Courtway

Welcome to the University of Central Arkansas. Conveniently located in the heart of the state, UCA's bustling, Georgian-style campus is among the most beautiful in the region. With a history that spans over 100 years, UCA is the second-largest university in Arkansas, with about 13,000 students enrolled. UCA's diverse array of academic offerings -- including 160 undergraduate, masters, and … [Read more...]