UCA faculty award winners named

UCA Provost Lance Grahn recently presented the 2009 Faculty Excellence Awards to three UCA faculty members at a special campus ceremony. Dr. Nolan Carter of the UCA Department of Chemistry won the Teaching Excellence Award. As an Assistant Professor teaching Organic Chemistry I and II, Dr. Carter believes he must convince those students, particularly the non-majors, that organic chemistry is … [Read more...]

UCA publications voted best in state

UCA publications swept top honors at the Arkansas College Media Awards last week at the ACMA's conference at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The Echo was voted the outstanding college newspaper in Arkansas. The Scroll was chosen the state's best college yearbook, and the Vortex was selected the top literary magazine among the state's colleges and universities. In addition to the … [Read more...]

Shakespeare Festival tickets on sale

Subscriptions for the third season of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at UCA are now on sale. This summer's AST Festival will feature four shows to be presented from June 10-28: Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, the Broadway smash The Producers, and the children's classic The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. All four productions will be created from scratch over a one-month rehearsal and … [Read more...]

UCA provides outreach training services to HP

The Division of Academic Outreach at UCA, in collaboration with the UCA College of Business, is currently facilitating a Pre-Employment Training Program for the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC). The Academic Outreach Center for Training and Consulting Services provides this training for the new Hewlett Packard (HP) Conway Facility. The HP training curriculum, developed by College of … [Read more...]

Award-winning documentary filmmaker appears at UCA

In conjunction with the third annual Little Rock Film Festival, award-winning documentary filmmaker Brent Renaud recently visited UCA to present a series of workshops as part of the Artists in Residence series. Arkansas native Renaud, along with his brother Craig, makes up the brains behind several critically acclaimed films, including the Emmy-nominated drug addiction documentary Dope Sick … [Read more...]

UCA Honors Convocation set for Sunday

UCA's 38th annual Academic Honors Convocation will take place this Sunday, April 26, at 2 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. UCA President Tom Courtway and UCA Provost Lance Grahn will recognize superior academic achievement and this year's Outstanding University Students. The event is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]

UCA professor discovers ancient rock painting

Dr. Reinaldo (Dito) Morales Jr., assistant professor of art history at UCA, has confirmed a major discovery in the world of rock art: an ancient rock painting at a burial site from the Inca site of Machu Picchu in Peru.Morales announced his discovery today at the annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Atlanta and plans to submit a manuscript about his discovery, New Rock Art at … [Read more...]

UCA debate team finishes season on high note

The UCA Debate Team finished its strong 2008-09 season by advancing two competitors to semifinals, three competitors to octo-finals and one to double octo-finals at the national tournament as well as finishing fourth overall for their season-long performance. In its second year of existence, the team was recognized for finishing fourth in overall season-long success that consisted of third place … [Read more...]

UCA Foundation awards faculty grants

Six faculty grants, totaling more than $9,000, were awarded recently by the University of Central Arkansas Foundation. The UCA Foundation awards grants each year to faculty for programs that enhance learning opportunities at UCA. These grants, generally in amounts less than $3,000, are intended to encourage creative programs that may serve as "seeds" for future programs and provide for unique and … [Read more...]

UCA student news

Jessica Tabor Lassiter, who graduated from UCA last May, recently received the Best Paper Award at the annual meeting of the International Academy of Business Disciplines in St Louis. "This is not an award for the best student paper," said Dr. Mike Casey, Chair of UCA's Department of Economics. "It is an award received in competition with Ph.D. business faculty members from around the world. I … [Read more...]