'A Taste of Leopold' set for Saturday

Marc Hirrel, of UCA's biology department, will present an introduction to the Leopold Education Project (LEP) entitled, "A Taste of Leopold," this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the South Fork Nature Preserve on Greers Ferry Lake. Hirrel is the state coordinator of the Leopold Education Project, which is an innovative, interdisciplinary, critical thinking, conservation and environmental … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Garry Craig Powell, assistant professor in the Department of Writing, has had his short story, "The Moving Crucifixion," accepted for the next issue of McSweeney's, the literary magazine edited by Dave Eggers. … [Read more...]

Blanche Lincoln to visit UCA

U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln will visit UCA on Thursday to tour the Physical Therapy Center and attend a reception with students and faculty. UCA has one of the leading physical therapy programs in the nation. Lincoln has been an important congressional supporter of physical therapy, and she is the lead Senate sponsor of a bill to allow patients to have direct access to physical therapy through … [Read more...]

UCA's enrollment climbs again; remains 2nd largest in Arkansas

The University of Central Arkansas today has a student enrollment of over 12,500, the largest in its history. More students continue to enroll today, so a higher official figure is expected by Monday. "We are pleased with UCA's fall enrollment of over 12,500," said UCA President Lu Hardin. "UCA has added 350 additional parking spaces and we are in the process of taking bids on the new $15 … [Read more...]

Former UCA golfer wins Senior Amateur Golf Championship

Former UCA golfer Stan Lee yesterday became the youngest USGA Senior Amateur winner in history when he won the 2007 championship at Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, Kan. According to the USGA, "At 55 years and five days, Lee surpassed the previous record of 55 years, three months and 18 days set by Bill Bosshard in 1991." "I cannot believe it," Lee told the USGA. "It is a dream come … [Read more...]

New scholarship available to UCA students

UCA students who graduated from an Arkansas high school or completed the GED in Arkansas after December 31, 2006 may be eligible for an additional $1,000 a year toward paying their education expenses. The Arkansas Department of Higher Education recently introduced the Arkansas Higher Education Opportunities Grant, which provides $1,000 a year for full-time students and $500 a year for part-time … [Read more...]

UCA grad student wins biology fellowship

Krishnapraveen Yadlapalli, a graduate student in UCA's Department of Biology, won the Alan and Marian Kohn Fellowship awarded by the University of Washington's Center for Cell Dynamics (CCD) at Friday Harbor Laboratories. The fellowship, worth $2,000, was presented in recognition of Yadlapalli's work on sensory detection and processing of water flow information. Yadlapalli was advised by UCA … [Read more...]

UCA singer wins artist residency in Bolivia

Bolivia native Andrea Ramos Inchauste, a freshman at the University of Central Arkansas, will appear as a leading soloist in the Songs Unlimited School of Singing 3-week Artist Residency for Fall 2007 in La Paz, Bolivia. The Residency, co-sponsored by Songs Unlimited and the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia, is offered to honor the Bolivian National Conservatory during its Centennial Celebration. Artist … [Read more...]

UCA grad student wins national botany award

John Snider, a graduate student in UCA's Biology Department, was one of only four national recipients of the Vernon I. Cheadle Student Travel Award, which is presented by the Botanical Society of America. Snider was recognized for his papers, "Differences in chlorophyll fluorescence temperature optima of young and mature leaflets of Smooth Sumac (Rhus glabra L.)" and "Gas exchange and leaf … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees to meet Friday

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting tomorrow, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall on the UCA campus. An agenda for the meeting is available at: http://www.uca.edu/divisions/admin/board/documents/070907botagenda.pdf … [Read more...]