Scholarship to Help Bridge Gender Gap in Computer Science

Six University of Central Arkansas students have been awarded the 2012 Computer Science Female Freshman Scholarship to assist them in pursuing a career in the computer science and technology field. The scholarship is funded through the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT) Academic Alliance Seed Fund, a program designed to help bridge the gender gap in computer science … [Read more...]

Donors Honored for Generosity

University of Central Arkansas students shared personal testimonies about how the generosity of others changed their lives during the University of Central Arkansas Foundation’s annual scholarship reception. The reception, held each year, provides donors an opportunity to meet the students who have benefited from their contributions to UCA. Last year, the UCA Foundation awarded more than $ … [Read more...]

Patterns in Presidential Elections Examined at History Symposium

The University of Central Arkansas’ History Department is hosting the 2012 History Symposium “Presidential Elections inHistory” on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. The 2012 History Symposium: Presidential Elections in History is a conference for educators who teach social studies. Keynote speaker Dr. Allan Lichtman will lead the conference by examining the 1 … [Read more...]

Singer Rufus Wainwright to Perform Oct. 18

Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright will continue the UCA Public Appearances season with the first Pops performance Oct. 18. The event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Wainwright has recorded seven albums and numerous tracks on compilation and film soundtracks. His music can be heard in movies such as “Moulin Rouge,” “Shrek” and “Avatar.” “[Wainwright] is … [Read more...]

UCA Receives “Military Friendly School” Designation

The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded the designation of “Military Friendly School,” by G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. UCA ranks in the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that assist military service members and veterans further their education, according to G.I. Jobs. The 2013 Military Friendly Sc … [Read more...]

UT Political Scholar to Discuss Political Cynicism Oct. 11

Dr. Roderick P. Hart, dean of the College of Communication and professor of government at the University of Texas, Austin, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as Scholar-in-Residence for Civic Engagement Oct. 10-11. Hart will give a free public lecture, “Campaign 2012: Political Cynicism When We Need it the Least,” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Bus … [Read more...]

UCA Receives Two Quality Awards by Governor

Two departments within the University of Central Arkansas have been awarded the Governor Quality Challenge Award by the Arkansas Institute for Performance Excellence. The award honors groups in the state striving for performance excellence. The Division of Outreach and Community Engagement and the Community Development Institute-Central were presented the award by Governor Beebe at the 2012 … [Read more...]

UCA Honors College Challenge Week 2012: “Dear Mr. President:”

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College will present Challenge Week 2012 from Oct. 5 - 12. This year's theme, “Dear Mr. President:,” imagines a letter to the next presidential administration that asks for action on issues that affect all Americans regardless of age, ethnic origin, income level, region of residence or party affiliation. Presenters will focus on three key areas of nat … [Read more...]

Mirazozo Luminarium Coming to UCA

The Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas announces the upcoming installation of the Mirazozo luminarium on the UCA  campus Sept. 27-29. A luminarium is an inflatable, building-sized sculptural environment created by Architects of Air, a design firm based in Nottingham, England. The design of the Mirazozo luminarium is based on gothic cathedrals and Islamic architecture … [Read more...]

Cotabish to Receive National Gifted Education Award

Dr. Alicia Cotabish, an assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning in UCA’s College of Education, has been selected to receive the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) Early Leader Award. The Early Leader Award is given to "an individual who has exhibited the highest and most consistent degree of leadership in the gifted education field since receiving his or her d … [Read more...]