UCA Remains an Educational Value

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a $161.6 million operating budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year Friday during its meeting. The budget calls for a 2.08 percent, $5.32 per credit hour, increase in tuition and fees. UCA would be fifth in overall cost - tuition, fees, room and board - among the other state institutions based on the new tuition and fees, said UCA … [Read more...]

Anderson Named Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Dr. Joseph Anderson, the former chair of the Department of Mass Communication and Theatre, has been named a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Central Arkansas. "I spent many years in the university because I wanted to be where learning and thinking were practiced and highly valued," Anderson said. "Sometimes I was able to share my enthusiasm for the pursuit of knowledge with … [Read more...]

UCA Receives National Accreditation

The University of Central Arkansas has been granted national accreditation for its concurrent enrollment program. UCA is among 22 schools in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota and Utah that received accreditation, according to a release by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships. The accreditation validates the quality of college courses offered in high schools and ensures … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Spring Commencement May 5

The University of Central Arkansas will hold its spring commencement on Saturday, May 5 in the Farris Health and Physical Wellness Center. University officials will confer 888 undergraduate degrees and 178 doctorate and masters graduate degrees during the three ceremonies. Commencement for the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics will … [Read more...]

Faculty Honored for Teaching, Research, Public Service

Three UCA professors were honored for their contributions in the areas of research, public service, and teaching by being named recipients of the 2012 Faculty Excellence Awards. Dr. David Dussourd, professor of biology, Dr. Weijiu Liu, associate professor of mathematics,  and Dr. Debra Burris, associate professor of physics and astronomy,  were recognized during the annual Employee Appreciation … [Read more...]

UCA Literary Journal Wins Prestigious Awards

The Toad Suck Review, published annually by the Department of Writing in the College of Fine Arts and Communication has been named one of "the10 best literary magazines launched in 2011" by the Library Journal. This recognition for excellence at the international level will be officially announced in the May 1 issue. Steve Black's "Best Magazines 2011" feature focuses on the recently … [Read more...]

Transition to Teaching Program Deadline May 1

Individuals interested in becoming math or science teachers have until May 1 to apply for the Partnership for Transition to Teaching Program at the University of Central Arkansas. The Partnership for Transition to Teaching is open to individuals with math and science backgrounds. The program's goal is to recruit mid-career professionals and recent graduates with degrees outside of education and … [Read more...]

UCA Student Film Festival Set for April 27

The UCA Film Festival, featuring films made by University of Central Arkansas digital filmmaking students, will be held Friday, April 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public. "The film festival is a great way to showcase the best and brightest filmmakers," said Joe Dull, assistant professor of digital filmmaking. "The students'level … [Read more...]

Schedler Named Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Dr. Norbert Schedler, professor of philosophy and founder of the Honors College, has been named a Distinguished Professor Emeritus. He envisioned and created the Honors College in 1982 with the idea of developing a comprehensive program for gifted students. Since its inception, the Honors College has seen nearly 1,300 students complete its curriculum. More than 80 percent of Honors graduates … [Read more...]

Patterson Named Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Ron K. Patterson has been hired as the new director of undergraduate admissions at the University of Central Arkansas. Patterson had previously served as the director of admissions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He will start his new post on July 1. Dr. Robert Parrent, vice president for enrollment management, said UCA is fortunate to have Patterson serve as … [Read more...]