UCA to host Gospel Explosion

UCA will host "Gospel Explosion" on Thursday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. Eight gospel choirs and the UCA Ebony Models will take part in the event, which is sponsored by the UCA Financial Aid Office as a tribute and memorial scholarship fund-raising event in honor of the late longtime UCA employee, Fay Dunevant. The goal of the Financial Aid … [Read more...]

UCA to host literature conference

The UCA Department of English will host its third annual Graduate Student Conference on Literature this Thursday and Friday, April 9 and 10, in the UCA Student Center. This year's theme is We Are One People: Writing America. Because there are many "Americas" and many American voices, this conference hopes to create a place where those voices may be heard as we consider the idea and ideal behind … [Read more...]

UCA student news

Ashley Byrd, a graduate English M.A. student, recently won the $200 Ellen Millsaps Prize in American Literature at the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society's National convention in Indianapolis for her paper "'Stop mixin' up mah doings wid mah looks': Exploring Surrogacy, Sex, and Separation in Janie Crawford's Early Self-Image." Byrd originally wrote the paper in Dr. Jeffrey Johnson's … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Raymond-Jean Frontain, professor of English at UCA, delivered a belated Milton Quartercentenary Lecture title "Milton, Theology and Syntax" at four universities in West Bengal, India: Kalyani University, the University of Burdwan, Vidyasagar University in Midnapore, and Viswa Bharati, the experimental "open world" university founded in 1921 by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The lecture will … [Read more...]

CFP renews UCA's financial planning curriculum

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. (CFP Board) recently renewed its registration of the financial planning curriculum offered by the University of Central Arkansas. The CFP Board is the professional regulatory organization for those who hold the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER … [Read more...]

UCA Debate team continues success

The UCA Debate Team followed up strong debate showings in the fall semester with competitive performances in regional competition, and was joined for two tournaments by Honors College individual events competitors who turned in a second place sweeps performance in their third competition. The debate team continued to be led by Ashley Hale who followed up her varsity win at the LSU-Shreveport Red … [Read more...]

UCA to host statewide retention conference

A statewide conference on college retention will be held at the University of Central Arkansas this Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2. The Student Success Symposium is designed to provide two- and four-year institutions in Arkansas the opportunity to create alliances, and it will feature six national speakers and two keynotes. Speakers will present on proven strategies for engaging students, … [Read more...]

UCA professor wins national prize for dissertation

Dr. Michael Rosenow, assistant professor of history at UCA, is the winner of the 2009 Herbert G. Gutman Prize for the outstanding dissertation in U.S. labor and working-class history. The annual award is given by the Labor and Working Class History Association, and it includes a cash prize and a publishing contract for the dissertation manuscript with the University of Illinois Press. Rosenow … [Read more...]

UCA student news

Zoa Ordonez, a senior Psychology major at UCA with minors in Marketing and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies, was awarded a summer research fellowship at the Organizational Science Summer Institute at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This is an interdisciplinary group of management and organizational science researchers designed to prepare undergraduate students into top tier … [Read more...]

Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder Announce $70,000 for UCA Study Abroad Program

U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, and U.S. Representative Vic Snyder, announced that $70,000 in grant funding has been issued to UCA through the Department of Education's Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program. The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program provides grants to support overseas projects for teachers, students, and faculty. This program holds an annual … [Read more...]