UCA to join Southland Conference in 2006

A much-anticipated move to Division I-AA in athletics at the University of Central Arkansas became a reality on Thursday, Sept. 15. During a special meeting of the UCA Board of Trustees, Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett extended an invitation to UCA to join the Southland Conference after receiving unanimous approval from the Conference Board of Directors. ?It was pretty clear to our … [Read more...]

Message from Interim President Courtway

Welcome to the University of Central Arkansas. Conveniently located in the heart of the state, UCA's bustling, Georgian-style campus is among the most beautiful in the region. With a history that spans over 100 years, UCA is the second-largest university in Arkansas, with about 13,000 students enrolled. UCA's diverse array of academic offerings -- including 160 undergraduate, masters, and … [Read more...]

RSO Fair rescheduled for Sept. 29

The UCA Registered Student Organization Fair will be located outside the Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29. Many RSO's will have tables set up to recruit new members and promote their activities. Entertainment will be provided by the UCA Student Activities Board during X-period.RSO's will also be collecting money for Katrina survivors. Funds collected will be given to the … [Read more...]

Faculty senate supports athletics move

On Tuesday, UCA?s Faculty Senate overwhelmingly passed a motion to support a division change in athletics from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I-AA for the purpose of joining the Southland Conference.UCA President Lu Hardin addressed the senate?s questions and concerns at their Tuesday meeting. Hardin said that a few months ago, he was ?60/40? on the division change issue. ?I was expecting to … [Read more...]

FLY Dance concert to benefit hurricane victims

UCA?s Office of Minority Services will host a FLY Dance concert to benefit the survivors of Hurricane Katrina at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20, at Reynolds Performance Hall. The hip-hop/street dance concert is free, but a suggested donation of $5 will be accepted at the door and contributed to Faulkner County?s United Way fund for disaster relief. Seating is limited to the first 1200 persons at … [Read more...]

Blood Drive set for Sept. 22

A UCA Blood Drive for the American Red Cross will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22. Two mobile blood units will be located between Snow Fine Arts Center and the Student Center.Minimum requirements to be a blood donor: Be in general good health; Be 17 years of age; Weight a minimum of 110 pounds; Show a picture ID/Student ID Patriotic car magnets and refreshments will be given … [Read more...]

Faculty Grants

The following faculty have recently received grants:Dr. Terry James, Dr. Deborah Walz and Nancy Burris, Upward Bound Program, recently received a $3,289 grant for a proposal titled, ?UCA Upward Bound Summer Food Service Program.? The grant is being funded by the Arkansas Department of Human Services. According to James, UCA Upward Bound received supplemental funding from the Arkansas DHS to help … [Read more...]

UCA Foundation accepting grant proposals

The UCA Foundation requests grant proposals from members of the faculty for UCA Foundation funding. The fall deadline for applications (original plus 5 copies) to be received in the UCA Foundation office is Friday, Oct. 14. Information and grant application forms are available at http://www.uca.edu/development/foundation/grantform.pdf For more information, contact Kathy Carroll at (501) … [Read more...]

Graduate School announces McLauchlin Scholars

The Graduate School of the University of Central Arkansas is pleased to announce Angela Quattlebaum and ReShonda Willis as the recipients for the 2005-06 Robert W. McLauchlin Graduate Scholarship. Angela Beth Quattlebaum, from Helena, Ark., graduated from UCA in 2002 with a bachelor of science degree in health sciences with an emphasis in physical therapy. She is a second year graduate student … [Read more...]

Hightable to focus on Africa

The UCA Honors College will host Benito Benedicto as he presents ?Transforming the Way Americans Think About Africa? during the Honors Hightable at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14 in the Honors College Forum, McAlister 302.By and large, the news media in the United States portray Africa in a negative light. In his presentation Benedicto will dispel myths and misconceptions associated with the … [Read more...]