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...]

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...]