UCA's newest police officer

UCA's newest police officer, Kevin Ford, was sworn in on July 9th. Ford, who is 34, moved to Arkansas from Illinois last year after visiting his mother, who also works for UCA. During his visit to Conway, he decided to take a tour of the UCA Police Department. Not long afterward, he decided to move to Arkansas and pursue a career in law enforcement at UCAPD. Before becoming an officer, Ford … [Read more...]

UCA featured in Soiree

The new edition of Soiree magazine has UCA President Lu Hardin on the cover, and the feature article documents UCA's dramatic growth and academic improvement since Hardin arrived on campus five years ago. "In the next 10 years, I foresee continued growth at UCA while continuing to build a national academic reputation," Hardin says in the article. "For the first time in our history, UCA was … [Read more...]

UCA graduate receives Rotary scholarship

Jessica Jones, a 2006 University of Central Arkansas graduate from Cabot with a Bachelor's Degree in French and English, is the recipient of a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship from Conway Morning Rotary Club. She will travel to France to work on a Master's Degree in French Literature and Language during the 2007-2008 school year at the University Lumire Lyon 2 in Lyon, France. Along with her … [Read more...]

UCA professor contributes to Tennessee Williams Annual Review

The latest issue of the Tennessee Williams Annual Review features an essay by UCA English professor Raymond-Jean Frontain entitled, "Tennessee Williams and 'the Arkansas Ozark Way,'" which is described as "an innovative study of landscape and sexual liberation in Williams's plays and short fiction." The only journal dedicated to the legacy of the great American playwright, the Tennessee Williams … [Read more...]

UCA adds new doctoral program in Leadership Studies

Last Friday, the Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved a new Ph.D. program in Leadership Studies to be administered by UCA's College of Education. It will be the only one of its kind in the region. According to Larry A. Robinson, dean of the College of Education, the Doctor of Philosophy in Leadership Studies will prepare scholar leaders for academic positions and leadership … [Read more...]

UCA's Community Development Institute receives grant

The Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas last Friday received $80,000 from the Nabholz Charitable Foundation to endow an operating fund for CDI. The grant was announced at a luncheon held at UCA to celebrate the 20th anniversary of CDI. During the luncheon, CDI also presented its first "Friends of Community and Economic Development" awards. UCA President … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

UCA English professor Jay Ruud published an article entitled "Female Personae and Women Writers: Chaucer and the Findern Manuscript" in volume 20 of the journal Medieval Perspectives, whcih appeared in July. Jacob Held, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, recently published an article entitled, "Gay Marriage, Liberalism, and Recognition: The Case for Equal Treatment," in the July 2007 edition of … [Read more...]

UCA to present first Community and Economic Development awards

The Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas today will celebrate its 20th anniversary by presenting its first "Friends of Community and Economic Development" award. "This award is to recognize those people who are forward thinking and committed to making life better by investing in community and economic development -- not only for Central Arkansas, but for the … [Read more...]

Buzz about bees

Allison Wallace, assistant professor in UCA?s Honors College, will be the featured guest on the next edition of ?Arkansas Arts Scene? with Ann Nicholson on KUAR public radio. The interview will be broadcast this Sunday, August 5, at 10 a.m., and you can hear it on 89.1 FM in Central Arkansas, 94.5 FM in Monticello, 94.7 FM in Batesville, and 94.7 FM in Forrest City. Or listen online at … [Read more...]

UCA instructor receives IRS award

Ron White, an adjunct marketing instructor at UCA, recently received a Certificate of Appreciation for Community Service Leadership from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. White was recognized for his work in developing a volunteer income tax assistance program for low-income families in the Delta region of Arkansas. Through the program, eligible families receive free tax return preparation and … [Read more...]