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...]

UCA's Community Development Institute receives grant

The Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas last Friday received $80,000 from the Nabholz Charitable Foundation to endow an operating fund for CDI. The grant was announced at a luncheon held at UCA to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CDI. During the luncheon, CDI also presented its first "Friends of Community and Economic Development" awards. UCA President … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

UCA English professor Jay Ruud published an article entitled "Female Personae and Women Writers: Chaucer and the Findern Manuscript" in volume 20 of the journal Medieval Perspectives, whcih appeared in July. Jacob Held, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, recently published an article entitled, "Gay Marriage, Liberalism, and Recognition: The Case for Equal Treatment," in the July 2007 edition of … [Read more...]

UCA to present first Community and Economic Development awards

The Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas today will celebrate its 20th anniversary by presenting its first "Friends of Community and Economic Development" award. "This award is to recognize those people who are forward thinking and committed to making life better by investing in community and economic development -- not only for Central Arkansas, but for the … [Read more...]

Buzz about bees

Allison Wallace, assistant professor in UCA?s Honors College, will be the featured guest on the next edition of ?Arkansas Arts Scene? with Ann Nicholson on KUAR public radio. The interview will be broadcast this Sunday, August 5, at 10 a.m., and you can hear it on 89.1 FM in Central Arkansas, 94.5 FM in Monticello, 94.7 FM in Batesville, and 94.7 FM in Forrest City. Or listen online at … [Read more...]

UCA instructor receives IRS award

Ron White, an adjunct marketing instructor at UCA, recently received a Certificate of Appreciation for Community Service Leadership from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. White was recognized for his work in developing a volunteer income tax assistance program for low-income families in the Delta region of Arkansas. Through the program, eligible families receive free tax return preparation and … [Read more...]

UCA's international music exchange program continues with performance in China

Israel Getzov, Director of Orchestras at UCA and Music Director/Conductor of the Conway Symphony, led a group of four UCA students to China this summer to perform with the Fujian Symphony Orchestra in Fuzhou, China. The trip was the latest in a series of collaborations between UCA, the Conway Symphony and the Fujian Symphony. Mr. Getzov currently holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor … [Read more...]

UCA faculty publication

Isiah Lavender, Assistant Professor of English at UCA, had the lead essay entitled, "Ethnoscapes: Environment and Language in Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo, Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist, and Samuel R. Delany's Babel-17," in last month's special issue of the journal Science Fiction Studies, which focused on Afrofuturism. … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Arkansas teacher leadership course

More than 50 teachers from around Arkansas are on the UCA campus this week to participate in a program that will train them to help other teachers in their schools. The program, entitled "Developing Mathematics/Science Coaches/Teacher Leaders in Arkansas Schools," is the brainchild of Stephen Addison, professor and chair of UCA's Department of Physics and Astronomy who is also the Director of the … [Read more...]

UCA professor presents food safety research

Assistant Professor of Marketing M. Douglas Voss recently made a presentation entitled "Achieving All-Hazards Preparedness and Response: Review of Joint NEHA and Michigan State University Department of Homeland Security Survey Results" at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference. The purpose of the presentation was to detail results of a survey targeted … [Read more...]