Hutchcraft to receive Buddy Harding Award

John Hutchcraft, a 1975 graduate of UCA, will receive the inaugural Buddy Harding Award during halftime at the UCA football game on Thursday night. The award, which will be presented annually to a UCA alumnus for Arkansas high school coaching excellence, is named in honor of Rush "Buddy" Harding, Jr., who graduated from UCA in 1951. Harding spent over 30 years at Clarendon High School as a coach … [Read more...]

UCA archivist earns professional distinction

UCA archivist Jimmy Bryant recently earned the title of Certified Archivist (CA) from the Academy of Certified Archivists, making him the first certified archivist in the history of UCA. Bryant first qualified to take the Academy's certification exam and then passed it in Baton Rouge. There are very few certified archivists in Arkansas, and Bryant's accomplishment makes UCA one of only two … [Read more...]

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'The Hours' to appear at UCA

Michael Cunningham, who won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award for his novel "The Hours," will appear at the University of Central Arkansas on Oct. 16. As part of UCA's Artists in Residence program, Cunningham will read from his works and take questions at 7:30 p.m. in Stanley Russ Hall Room 103. A book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the … [Read more...]

UCA grad directs AETN WWII exhibit

"In Their Words," the interactive World War II exhibit now on display at AETN's headquarters on the UCA campus, is just one facet of a comprehensive oral history project directed by UCA graduate Gabe Gentry. Gentry and his team have conducted nearly 400 hours of oral archival interviews with World War II veterans in Arkansas. UCA history professor Dr. Roger Pauley has worked as a project … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Victor A. Puleo, Jr., CFP?, assistant professor of insurance and risk management in UCA's College of Business, presented a paper titled, "Financial Planning Internships: An Analysis of For-Credit Internships at CFP Board Certified Undergraduate Programs," at the 2007 CFP Program Directors Conference in Seattle. Over 160 dedicated financial planning educators, including CFP Board staff and Board … [Read more...]

The Oxford American releases 9th edition of award-winning Music Issue

The award-winning Oxford American magazine, which makes its home on the UCA campus, celebrates the diversity of American music and storytelling in its 2007 Music Issue, which hits newsstands nationwide this weekend. The Music Issue, which includes a CD abounding with 26 musical surprises, covers a wide range of subjects. Sheryl St. Germain tells us how it is to be in that number that misses New … [Read more...]

UCA partners with Hendrix for Conway ArtsFest

The unveiling of the Conway Community Mural will highlight the first Conway ArtsFest at Simon Park downtown on Saturday. The theme of the festival is "Uniting Campus and Community," and officials from UCA and Hendrix College have worked with community leaders to plan the event, which will highlight arts opportunities in Conway. The mural is a historically-themed, 26 x 36 foot piece on the south … [Read more...]

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...]