UCA student completes U.S. Senate internship

Jason Arthur, a junior Political Science major at UCA, recently completed a summer internship in the Little Rock office of U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln. Arthur, the son of Barry and Patsy Arthur of Little Rock, was exposed to various facets of the federal government and our nation's legislative process while participating in Lincoln's internship program. "Giving young students an opportunity to … [Read more...]

UCA welcomes freshmen to campus

UCA hosted its annual Move In Day on Sunday, welcoming thousands of incoming freshmen students as they arrived on campus for the first time. UCA President Lu Hardin was on hand to greet the students and their families, and he and other UCA faculty and staff answered questions and guided the newcomers to their new homes away from home. To see television news coverage of the day, choose any of … [Read more...]

The economics of college football rankings

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a recent study about national college-football rankings conducted by Noel Campbell and Tammy Rogers, faculty members in the Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management in UCA's College of Business. According to the article, "Wins can take a team only so far in the national college-football rankings, according to a study by three … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mary H. Mosley, associate professor in the department of Early Childhood & Special Education in UCA's College of Education, was one of twelve educators who presented back-to-school staff development for the Helena/West Helena School District last week. Mosley and others presented the three-day Pathwise Mentor Training for teachers in the district Aug. 13 through 15. The staff development … [Read more...]

UCA ranked among 'Top Schools' in South for Master's degrees

The University of Central Arkansas is included among the "Top Schools" for Master's degrees in the South, according to rankings released today in U.S. News and World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" edition. UCA was ranked number 56 in the category, which placed it among the top tier of schools. The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including freshman retention rate, class … [Read more...]

UCA student named 'Outstanding Teacher'

Nancy Schuyler, a master's degree candidate in reading at the University of Central Arkansas, recently was named the "Outstanding Teacher for 2007" at the elementary school level by the South Shore Foundation. Schuyler, a Yellville-Summit Elementary School teacher with 31 years of experience, received a $1,000 cash award. … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Jacquie Rainey, associate professor in health science and associate dean of UCA's College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, recently had an article published in the July/August 2007 edition of the American Journal of Health Education. The article, entitled, "Staff recommendations concerning the delivery of hepatitis-related services in county health departments," was a product of a year-long … [Read more...]

Commencement tonight: UCA graduates increase 22 percent

Over 400 students will graduate from the University of Central Arkansas during Commencement exercises scheduled to take place tonight at 7 p.m. at the Farris Center on the UCA campus. The 426 degrees that will be conferred include 35 doctorates, 159 master's degrees, 225 bachelor's degrees, six associate degrees and one specialist degree. Those numbers represent a 22 percent increase over the … [Read more...]

VIDEO: UCA campus safety

UCA on Wednesday night again was the subject of the top story on KARK news. This time, the topic was campus safety -- specifically, all of the measures that the UCA Police Department has implemented to improve emergency response and crisis communication in the wake of the Virginia Tech incident last Spring. You can watch the segment at: http://arkansasmatters.com/content/fulltext/?cid=58489 … [Read more...]

UCA alumni admitted to Clinton School of Public Service

Two recent UCA graduates are among the 30 students who comprise the third class admitted to the Master of Public Service (MPS) degree program at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Jose Guzzardi, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, graduated from the UCA Honors College with a degree in international studies. Guzzardi also serves as a board member of the Central Arkansas … [Read more...]