Pauly Featured in PBS Special Tonight

CONWAY -- Roger Pauly, an assistant professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, will be among experts featured in tonight's PBS documentary, Ground War. Ground War, a four-part television series, explores the technological innovations that have transformed warfare through the ages, according to the PBS website. The first episode, "Warrior Weapons," will be shown on AETN and … [Read more...]

ADHE Approves Instructional Facilitator Program

The College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas has received approval from the Arkansas Department of Education and the Arkansas Department of Higher Education to prepare educational professionals as instructional facilitators. The program is designed to provide practicing classroom teachers the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to serve as an instructional facilitator/coach. … [Read more...]

UCA Tests Green Roof for Energy Savings

University of Central Arkansas officials are taking green efforts to a higher level -- the roof top. About 2,000 square-foot of sedum, a drought tolerant plant material, has been planted on the roof of Laney Hall. The test area will help officials determine green roof benefits and how it functions. Laney Hall was selected because its roof was structurally able to support the weight associated … [Read more...]

Chamber Choir Set For Concert Tour of France

The University of Central Arkansas Chamber Choir has embarked on a nine-day concert tour of France. The 31-member choir, under the direction of John Erwin, will perform in the Orleans Cathedral, the Protestant Temple in Nantes, the Chartres Cathedral, and the church of St. Germaine-des-Pres in Paris before returning to the United States on May 19. "This concert tour to France will give UCA … [Read more...]

Winners Named for UCA Film Festival

The University of Central Arkansas Digital Filmmaking Program recently announced winners from the sixth UCA Film Festival. Films were screened on April 30 at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on campus. Ouachita Rising won multiple awards, including Best Screenplay, Best Narrative, Best Direction, Best Cinematography, and Best Actor (Christopher Nunez of Hot Springs). It also won the … [Read more...]

UCA Confers 1,200 Degrees During Spring Commencement

More than 1,200 degrees were conferred during Spring Commencement at the University of Central Arkansas Saturday. About 438 graduates walked across the stage in the Farris Health and Physical Education Center Saturday morning to receive their degrees. An additional 766 graduates received their degrees during two other commencement ceremonies Saturday afternoon. Dr. Donald E. Culwell, a former … [Read more...]

Mehl Named VP for Institutional Advancement

The president of the University of Central Arkansas has appointed a new vice president for institutional advancement. Shelley Mehl, who has served as interim vice president since January 2009, was officially named the new vice president May 10. One of the missions of institutional advancement is to build support for the university among alumni, the community, and the state, as well as … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees Approves Tuition,Fee Increase

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved an increase in tuition and fees for the 2010-11 academic year during its meeting on May 7. A $1 per credit hour tuition increase approved by the board will generate approximately $285,000. A $3 per credit hour increase in library fee, recommended by the students and faculty, will help support library resources and services as well as … [Read more...]

Horton Named Resident Master of STEM Residential College

Leah Horton has been named the Resident Master of the new STEM Residential College at the University of Central Arkansas. Horton is currently a faculty member in the Department of Biology at UCA. She will be teaching courses in the residential college as well as guiding the programs that are currently under development. Horton is a 1997 graduate of UCA with a bachelor of science in chemistry. … [Read more...]

Spring Commencement Slated for May 8

The University of Central Arkansas's Spring Commencement will take place Saturday, May 8 at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the UCA campus. UCA President Allen C. Meadors will deliver a challenge to the graduates. Degrees will be conferred to 952 undergraduates and 210 graduates during three ceremonies. Ceremonies are scheduled at: 10 a.m. ceremony Colleges of Education, … [Read more...]