1,462 students on UCA Dean's List

The University of Central Arkansas today announced the names of 1,462 students who qualified for the undergraduate Dean's List based on their academic performance during the 2007 Spring semester. "The impressive number of UCA students qualifying for the Dean's List is an indication of the high level of academic commitment and achievement at UCA," said UCA President Lu Hardin. "It reflects not … [Read more...]

UCA faculty presentations

William H. Friedman, Associate Professor of Management Information Systems, last month presented a paper titled "Payoff Matrices: New Techniques, New Views," at the Hawaii International Conference on Business. The paper systematically categorizes certain novel techniques of normative decision making according to the different emphases each places on types of payoffs, anticipated gains/losses, … [Read more...]

U.S. Deputy Education Secretary to deliver UCA Centennial Lecture

University of Central Arkansas alumnus Raymond Simon, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, will deliver the College of Education's Centennial Lecture next Tuesday, June 19 at noon in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus. "We are honored that our friend and distinguished alumnus Ray Simon is returning to UCA to deliver the Centennial Lecture for the College of … [Read more...]

UCA to host inaugural Leadership Institute

The College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas will host its first annual Leadership Institute for area educators next Tuesday, June 19 in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus. The Institute is the kick-off event for the College of Education's Leadership Initiative, which is designed to prepare teachers in UCA's service area for educational leadership. School … [Read more...]

UCA wins coveted HP Technology grant

The University of Central Arkansas has been selected as one of 42 two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico to receive a 2007 HP Technology for Teaching grant, which is designed to transform teaching and improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology. UCA is the only Arkansas institution to receive the award. During the 2007-2008 … [Read more...]

UCA hosts summer institute for teachers

The University of Central Arkansas will host a We the People: Citizen and Constitution Institute June 11-12, 2007 on the campus of UCA. This program will be funded by a grant from the Center for Civic Education. The institute offers educators professional development credits and all expenses including meals, room and board and teaching materials at no cost. This institute is designed for K3-12 … [Read more...]

UCA professor featured in U.S. News & World Report

For a fresh academic perspective on current presidential politics, U.S. News & World Report turned to Gary Wekkin, a political science professor at the University of Central Arkansas. In its May 27 "Washington Whispers" section, the magazine considers the historical legacies of President George W. Bush and his father, former president George H.W. Bush. "One scholarly paper provided to … [Read more...]

Congressional resolution marks UCA's centennial

U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder today introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize the 100th anniversary of the University of Central Arkansas. "UCA's Centennial is a special occasion for the entire UCA community," said UCA President Lu Hardin. "We are grateful to Congressman Vic Snyder for sponsoring the congratulatory resolution that will permanently become a part of the … [Read more...]

In the News: UCA institute to advise localities

In a front-page business article in the May 23 edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, reporter David Smith writes: The University of Central Arkansas will begin offering community development consulting for cities June 1 through its new Strategic Growth Institute, the executive director of the program said Monday. The institute will work with communities in Arkansas and other states to … [Read more...]

UCA films featured at Little Rock Film Festival

Three films by University of Central Arkansas filmmakers are among the 65 chosen for the inaugural Little Rock Film Festival this weekend. ?The Old Gray Lady: Arkansas?s First Newspaper,? a 90-minute documentary about the history of the old ?Arkansas Gazette?, will play at 12:45 p.m. Sunday at the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, 1 Chamber Plaza in downtown Little Rock (374-2001). ?The Cleaner,? … [Read more...]