Hargis receives Outstanding Dean Award

University of Central Arkansas College of Business Dean Michael Hargis has been selected to receive the 2022 Outstanding Dean Award from Beta Alpha Psi, an international honor organization for accounting and financial information students and professionals. Hargis was nominated for the award by UCA’s Theta Lambda chapter. "I am honored and humbled to be chosen for this award," Hargis said. " … [Read more...]

UCA professor receives awards from Ethiopian crown

University of Central Arkansas Associate Professor Gizachew Tiruneh has been recognized by The Crown Council of Ethiopia with two awards: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Honour of Ethiopia (GCSE) and the Ethiopian imperial title of Blaten Geta.  “I am truly honored to receive these two prestigious awards from the Crown Council of Ethiopia. It is always a very good thing when one i … [Read more...]

UCA psychologist finds connection between racial stereotypes and perceptions of risk-takers

University of Central Arkansas Assistant Professor James Wages has found that perceptions of risk-takers as reckless or responsible are often based on racial stereotypes. His research was recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.  Wages has always been interested in how people think about others and how those thoughts can lead to judgment and inaccurate … [Read more...]

UCA experts analyze conflict at Ukraine in student-hosted panel

As the world assesses the ramifications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, University of Central Arkansas professors offered an analysis on the roots of the conflict and where it may be headed during a “Ukraine Teach-In” panel on Tuesday, April 4.  The hour-long discussion hosted by the UCA Student Government Association featured Don Jones, an associate professor of history; Joe McGarrity, a profe … [Read more...]

Four children receive modified ride-on cars in UCA’s first Go Baby Go event

Aleeah Rodriguez’s anticipation was palpable as occupational student Destanie Nelson and physical therapy student Aaron Hoschbach strapped her into her newly modified hot pink ride-on car. The 7-year-old from Jonesboro had been waiting on this day for months. Her parents Jesus and Judy Rodriguez stood nearby smiling proudly.  “I had the phone on speaker when I got the news she may be a cand … [Read more...]

Yelen awarded Critical Language Scholarship

By: Amber Austen Office of Media Relations University of Central Arkansas student Nesibe Yelen is the recipient of a Critical Language Scholarship that will allow her to study abroad in South Korea for summer 2022. Yelen, who is already bilingual, is a sophomore biology pre-dental major from Little Rock. Her native language is Turkish, and she has always had a passion for learning about … [Read more...]

Jeromy Hunt selected for 2022-23 Newman Civic Fellow award

By: Amber Austen Office of Media Relations Jeromy Hunt, a student at the University of Central Arkansas, is the recipient of a 2022-23 Newman Civic Fellow award.  The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes and supports community-committed students who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country. The fellowship provides training an … [Read more...]

City of Magnolia unveils new brand

UCA, Thrive, Entergy partner with city in creative process The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED), Thrive, Inc. and Entergy Arkansas partnered with the city of Magnolia to develop a new community brand and logo. It is the first official brand and logo Magnolia has adopted. The new logo features a magnolia blossom and incorporates warm shades … [Read more...]

‘South Pacific’ to sail onto Reynolds Performance Hall stage

The University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall will present the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical theater masterpiece, “South Pacific,” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 22. Tickets start at $30 for adults and are $10 for children and students. Tickets may be purchased online at uca.edu/Reynolds, at the Reynolds Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by calling U … [Read more...]

UCA Researchers Awarded Grant on Ouachita River Basin Water Quality

University of Central Arkansas researchers have received funding from the Arkansas Department of Energy and Environment’s Division of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to study human impacts on water quality in the Ouachita River Basin. Halvor Halvorson, assistant professor of biology; Ginny Adams, associate dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; and Reid Adams, professor of b … [Read more...]