UCA's residential colleges increase retention, improve academic performance

Sunday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette also featured a front-page article in the Arkansas section about UCA's residential college program. "UCA's faculty-in-residence program is almost unmatched among Arkansas' public, four-year universities, but it is increasingly common nationally," according to the article. "At UCA, Sally Roden, associate provost and dean of undergraduate studies said, 'More and … [Read more...]

UCA student wins national sorority award

Sara Mullally has been selected to receive Alpha Sigma Alpha?s national Outstanding New Member Award. Mullally was selected from more than 3,000 collegiate members from across the country to receive this award, which recognizes a new member's spirit and attitude during her first year of membership, her willingness to take on responsibilities within the chapter, evidence of growth and maturity, … [Read more...]

UCA leads in improving gender equity

A cover story in the new edition of the Arkansas Times credits UCA President Lu Hardin with rapid and dramatic progress toward achieving gender equity in faculty tenure and salaries. Excerpt: "Of Arkansas university presidents, Lu Hardin of the University of Central Arkansas at Conway is the most eager to talk about gender equity. When he was a professor himself (at Arkansas Tech), he wrote … [Read more...]

UCA business faculty receives $74,000 grant

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP Board) has awarded $74,060 to Dr. Victor Puleo, CFP?, Dr. John Bratton, and Dr. Mike Casey in the University of Central Arkansas College of Business, and to Dr. Sherry J. Roberts, an assistant professor in the Jones College of Business at Middle Tennessee State University. With the grant award, the UCA College of Business will establish a … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Patricia Mounce, associate professor of Accounting, Donna Smith, assistant professor of Accounting, and Keith Atkinson, provost and professor of Accounting, recently received the Best Paper Award at the Academic Business World Conference in Nashville, Tenn. The paper, "Assurance of Learning: A Theoretical Approach to Balanced Scorecarding," has been accepted for publication in publication in a … [Read more...]

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...]