Little Rock business owner supports UCA College of Business

Little Rock business owner Ann M. Hortillosa has made a $50,000 pledge to the UCA Centennial Campaign and has directed the contribution to a business scholarship named in her honor as well as the new College of Business building fund. The Ann M. Hortillosa Scholarship Fund supports students in the MBA program with a preference for international students. The additional funds will allow more … [Read more...]

UCA professors, staff receive $560,000 in grants

An assortment of UCA professors and staff across a broad range of academic disciplines has received almost $560,000 in grants awarded by state and federal agencies. These grants include: Dr. Jeff Whittingham, Department of Teaching, Learning, & Technology, College of Education, received $30,855 from the U. S. Department of Education through the Center for Civic Education for the project, "We … [Read more...]

UCA presents Cancer Research Symposium

UCA will present its second annual Cancer Research Symposium featuring a lecture by Dr. Linda deGraffenried at noon on Friday, March 6 in room 100 of the Lewis Science Center on the UCA campus. Students and faculty are invited to hear deGraffenried talk about "Diet, Lifestyle and Cancer Progression: Making the Molecular Connections," which will include an update on current research, prevention, … [Read more...]

UCA hosts annual ArkaText Literary Festival

UCA this week is hosting the annual ArkaText Literary Festival from March 2 through 6. Each year, the festival brings noted Arkansas writers in various genres to campus for public readings and workshops with students. This year, the festival will feature Mark Jackson (creative nonfiction) and Graham Gordy (screenwriting). The first annual Exquisite Corpse Annual Reading will also be featured. … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Ryan Fisher, assistant professor of choral music education in UCA's Department of Music, recently had his article, "Debating Assessment in Music Education" published in Research and Issues in Music Education. Fisher also recently presented his research project, "Effect of Ethnicity on the Age-of-Onset of the Male Voice Change" at the Texas Music Educators Association research poster … [Read more...]

UCA writing professor to present reading at Clinton Center

UCA assistant professor of writing Garry Craig Powell will give a public reading of his works in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock on Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Powell also recently had a story selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2009, which will be published by Houghton Mifflin. The story, titled "Kamila and the King … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Research conducted by four UCA College of Business professors was recently profiled in a news story by a local Little Rock television station. Drs. Mark E. McMurtrey, James P. Downey, Steven M. Zeltmann, and William H. Friedman published their article "Critical Skills of Entry-Level IT Professionals: An Empirical Examination of Perceptions from Field Personnel" in the Journal of Information … [Read more...]

UCA student among American Idol finalists

UCA marketing major Kris Allen is among the 36 finalists in the current season of American Idol, and he will compete for votes from viewers on Wednesday night to make it to the final round of 12. See his performance at 7 p.m. CST on the Fox television network (Fox 16 affiliate in Central Arkansas). His fan page is available at For more information, visit … [Read more...]

UCA alumna Kristin Lewis returns as Artist in Residence

Internationally known soprano and UCA alumna Kristin Lewis returns to campus to perform and teach with UCA's Spring 2009 Artists in Residence Program on Feb. 26-27 and Mar. 2. "It is important that those (students) who strive for the same things that she has achieved can see the example of someone who, a decade ago, was sitting in the same classroom in which they are sitting, practicing in the … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Stephanie Vanderslice, associate professor in UCA's Department of Writing, last month was guest editor of College English, along with her frequent collaborator, Dr. Kelly Ritter of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. College English is a leading national professional journal for the college scholar-teacher. CE publishes articles about literature, rhetoric-composition, critical theory, … [Read more...]