Vote Coach Clint Conque for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year

The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award is again up for grabs, and your vote will help determine if UCA Football Coach Clint Conque walks away with the honor as the coach who best exemplifies responsibility and excellence on and off the field. According to Liberty Mutual spokesman Tony Rotondi, "College football coaches are tremendous role models to their student-athletes, undergraduates and … [Read more...]

Chemistry professors receive UCA's largest-ever research grant from NSF

Two UCA chemistry professors recently received the largest pure research grant ever awarded by the National Science Foundation to UCA. The NSF will give Patrick Desrochers and Richard Tarkka of the UCA Department of Chemistry a three-year research grant totaling $252,041 for their collaborative project entitled, "Reactivity, Spectroscopic, and Sensing Properties of Nickel Complexes on Solid … [Read more...]

UCA hosts accounting event, FBLA conference

The UCA Accounting Department and the Theta Lambda Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (the national honors organization for accounting majors) last week hosted the annual Meet the Firms event, a networking opportunity that offers Beta Alpha Psi members the opportunity to meet and learn more about firms that hire accountants. Sixty-four students attended and 20 firms were represented, including BKD (the … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Kim U. Hoffman, assistant professor and director of public administration in the Department of Political Science, recently was appointed secretary for the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA). SECoPA is the largest regional organization of the American Society for Public Administration, an organization dedicated to the education and practice of public administration. Prior … [Read more...]

Daily Show, Saturday Night Live stars highlight UCA Homecoming Comedy Show

Demetri Martin of The Daily Show and Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live will headline the UCA Homecoming Comedy Show on Friday, Oct. 26. Presented by the UCA Student Activities Board and the UCA Centennial Committee, the show will begin at 8 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. Student tickets are only $10 with a UCA ID, and tickets for the general public are only … [Read more...]

UCA Community Language School to offer Chinese classes in Little Rock

Registration begins this week for children's classes at the new UCA Community Language School location in Little Rock. The expansion to Little Rock will start this fall with Chinese classes for children on Mondays at the Thompson Branch Library on Rahling Circle in West Little Rock. Spanish, French, German and Japanese will be added in the spring, and adult language classes will also be offered … [Read more...]

Ph.D. informational session tonight

UCA's College of Education has announced the first call for candidates for the new Ph.D. in Leadership Studies. Applications for spring admission to the program will be accepted through Nov. 1. An informational session about the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Mashburn Hall, room 103. This session will provide an opportunity for dialogue about the program, and … [Read more...]

Public reading of banned books this week

In order to raise awareness of International Banned Books Week and the questions it raises about freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and academic freedom, members of the UCA English faculty this week are holding a public reading of banned books in the courtyard between Irby Hall and the library every day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Readers and books will shift each half-hour. … [Read more...]

UCA kicks off $35 million fundraising campaign

The University of Central Arkansas yesterday announced a $35 million goal during the kickoff of its first-ever comprehensive fundraising campaign, "New Vision, New Century: The Centennial Campaign for UCA." The campaign goal was announced during a pep-rally style event on the campus lawn as hundreds from UCA and the surrounding communities looked on. Tuba players from the marching band helped UCA … [Read more...]

UCA students & staff volunteer at Central High event

About 90 UCA students and staff members were official volunteers at Tuesday's ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School. UCA's volunteer contingent was by far the largest of the higher education institutions, and UCA conducted a training session in advance of the ceremony and provided transporation to and from Little Rock for the … [Read more...]