Vanderslice Named University English Teacher of the Year

Dr. Stephanie Vanderslice's passion for writing and teaching has earned her this year's Arkansas University English Teacher of the Year Award. The award will be presented by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts during a reception Nov. 5 at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock. The ACTELA has recognized outstanding English and Language Arts teachers since 2004. Winners are … [Read more...]

Conway Accountant Pledges $25,000 to UCA College of Business

Conway CPA Michael J. Rasmussen made a $25,000 pledge to the University of Central Arkansas Centennial Campaign. He directed his gift to the university … [Read more...]

Jansen's Collection on Display at UCA Archives

For nearly a year, Anne Jansen's work as a television journalist was packed away in boxes in her kitchen. Her collection of high-profile interviews, letters and photographs are now on display at the University of Central Arkansas Archives. A portion of Jansen's collection was unveiled Oct. 26 during a reception in the Mirror Room in McAlister Hall. Jansen, a former news anchor at Little Rock … [Read more...]

Ben Stein to Open UCA's Distinguished Lecture Series

Ben Stein, the writer, actor and television personality, will open the University of Central Arkansas's new Distinguished Lecture series at Reynolds Performance Hall. Stein will appear at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. Stein has a varied professional background, having worked as a speech writer and lawyer for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Nation's Food System Focus of UCA Honors College Challenge Week

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College will take a closer look at America's food system and the growing issue of obesity in the U.S. as part of Challenge Week 2009. This year's theme " Just Food: Farm-to-Fork Food Systems for 21st Century Communities," addresses the "just food" movement in America. The movement calls for ecologically responsible and economically sound agriculture, … [Read more...]

Boniecki receives Shared Governance Award

Dr. Kurt Boniecki was honored by the University of Central Arkansas's Richard Hudson chapter of the American Association of University Professors and the UCA Faculty Senate for being named this year … [Read more...]

Instructors Partner with William J. Clinton Presidential Center

The University of Central Arkansas recently partnered with the William J. Clinton Presidential Library to provide social studies teachers from around the state a workshop promoting civic competence and responsibility among the nation … [Read more...]

Hargis Appointed to Governor's Council of Economic Advisors

Dr. Michael Hargis, an assistant professor in the Department of Management within College of Business at the University of Central Arkansas, has been appointed to the Arkansas Governor … [Read more...]

Gospel Benefit Concert to Honor Memory of UCA Students

The University of Central Arkansas's National Pan-Hellenic Council will host a gospel benefit concert to raise money for a scholarship to honor two UCA students who were killed during an on-campus shooting last year. The 2009 Henderson-Block Gospel Benefit Concert is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at UCA in the Ida Waldran Auditorium. The scholarship will honor Ryan Henderson and … [Read more...]

UCA Foundation Scholarship Donors, Recipients Recognized

The University of Central Arkansas honored donors and recognized recipients of all private scholarships awarded through the UCA Foundation during a special reception on Thursday. The reception allowed donors and recipients to meet and visit while learning about the importance of privately funded scholarships. President Allen Meadors called the scholarships "highly competitive." More than 1,400 … [Read more...]