UCA grad student wins biology fellowship

Krishnapraveen Yadlapalli, a graduate student in UCA's Department of Biology, won the Alan and Marian Kohn Fellowship awarded by the University of Washington's Center for Cell Dynamics (CCD) at Friday Harbor Laboratories. The fellowship, worth $2,000, was presented in recognition of Yadlapalli's work on sensory detection and processing of water flow information. Yadlapalli was advised by UCA … [Read more...]

UCA singer wins artist residency in Bolivia

Bolivia native Andrea Ramos Inchauste, a freshman at the University of Central Arkansas, will appear as a leading soloist in the Songs Unlimited School of Singing 3-week Artist Residency for Fall 2007 in La Paz, Bolivia. The Residency, co-sponsored by Songs Unlimited and the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia, is offered to honor the Bolivian National Conservatory during its Centennial Celebration. Artist … [Read more...]

UCA grad student wins national botany award

John Snider, a graduate student in UCA's Biology Department, was one of only four national recipients of the Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Award, which is presented by the Botanical Society of America. Snider was recognized for his papers, "Differences in chlorophyll fluorescence temperature optima of young and mature leaflets of Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra L.)" and "Gas exchange and leaf … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees to meet Friday

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting tomorrow, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall on the UCA campus. An agenda for the meeting is available at: http://www.uca.edu/divisions/admin/board/documents/070907botagenda.pdf … [Read more...]

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to deliver inaugural UCA Farris Lecture

Noted environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will deliver the inaugural Farris Lecture at the University of Central Arkansas on Wednesday, Sept. 19. The event, which will be free and open to the public, will take place at 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. After his address, entitled "Crimes Against Nature," Kennedy will participate in a question-and-answer … [Read more...]

Benefits tickets to UCA Public Appearances available to students, faculty, staff

UCA faculty and staff can receive free Benefits tickets to three UCA Public Appearances shows during the current season. The tickets are released three weeks prior to the first performance of the selected show. (See dates below.) On the ticket release day or thereafter, faculty and staff may call UCA Ticket Central at 450-3265 during regular box office hours (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Garry Craig Powell, assistant professor in the Department of Writing, was a finalist in the novella category in the William Faulkner/William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. … [Read more...]

UCA's Baum Gallery selects Larsen for limited-edition print offering

Sunday's River Valley & Ozark edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette shined a spotlight on UCA's Baum Gallery of Fine Art and art instructor Pat Larsen: As Conway artist Pat Larsen begins his 38th year of teaching art at the University of Central Arkansas, he has received yet another honor in a long list of achievements. The advisory council of UCA?s Friends of the Baum Gallery of Fine Art … [Read more...]

UCA grads constitute over one-third of new Arkansas CPAs

UCA alumni received eight of the 21 CPA certificates awarded by the Arkansas State Board of Public Accountancy during its April-May Testing Window. The UCA graduates who passed the rigorous exam were John D. Albritton, Susan E. Held, Courtney E. Lampkin, Nathan P. McLaughlin, Muhammad A. Qureshi, Amber N. Sherrill, Victoria L. Temple, and Elizabeth A. McCarron. Becoming a CPA involves "Three Es" … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing, was a semi-finalist in the novel category of the 2007 William Faulkner - William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. His review/essay "Towards a Less Bogus Definition of Creative Nonfiction ? la Apocrypha" was recently accepted for publication in Projected Letters. Stephanie Vanderslice, also an associate professor of writing, has, with her frequent … [Read more...]