American History Class Holds Mock Election


Students from American Nation I course took part in a mock election on Monday in the style of the 1840s in the courtyard between Irby Hall and Torreyson Library. Students attempted to recreate the energy and excitement of election days from the period. They cheered on voters at the ballot box, chanted songs and slogans, and served free hot cider. The goal of the mock election was to … [Read more...]

UCA 2010 Homecoming This Week


UCA Homecoming 2010 is here! Homecoming week is packed full of events including the UCA Pep Rally Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Farris Center and the UCA Greek Show Friday at 7 p.m. at Ida Waldran. The Alumni & Friends Homecoming Party will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29 at Centennial Center at Centennial Valley Country Club. The event will feature Warren Crow Band from Little Rock. … [Read more...]

UCA Professors Aid in Renewable Energy Research


The University of Central Arkansas is among the seven universities involved in a $20 million National Science Foundation grant to support renewable energy research. UCA will receive $476,000 over a five-year period for biotechnology research called P3 or Plant Powered Production. J.D Swanson, an assistant professor of biology, is the campus lead for the grant. The Center for Plant Powered … [Read more...]

Gospel Benefit Concert to Honor UCA Students


The University of Central Arkansas will host the 2010 Henderson/Block Gospel Benefit Concert on Oct. 25 at 6:30 p.m. in Ida Waldran Auditorium. This event is held in memory of Ryan Henderson and Chavares Block who were victims of an on-campus shooting on Oct. 26, 2008. Henderson, 18, of Little Rock, was a freshman at the time of the shooting. Block, 19, of Dermott, was a sophomore … [Read more...]

CCED Receives $105,000 grant from Rockefeller Foundation

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) Board of Directors voted in September to provide a $105,000 grant to the UCA Center for Community and Economic Development (CCED) to support its efforts to engage public sector leaders of small municipalities in targeted community and economic development training. "There is very little training available for rural municipal government officials," said … [Read more...]

Mashburn Center for Learning Receives $325,000 from the ADE

UCA's Mashburn Center for Learning has been awarded $325,000 grant by the Arkansas Department of Education. The grant will continue funding the Arkansas Adolescent Literacy Intervention designed to increase capacity within the state of Arkansas to improve academic outcomes for students at-risk for school failure. "When you consider that this is the fifth award from the ADE totaling more than … [Read more...]

College of Business Among “The Best 300 Business Schools”


UCA's College of Business is an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company features the school in the new 2011 edition of its book, "The Best 300 Business Schools." According to Robert Franek, Princeton Review Senior VP-Publishing, "We are pleased to recommend the University of Central Arkansas to readers of our book and users of our site, … [Read more...]

Humorist, Author Dave Barry to Speak Oct. 19


The UCA Distinguished Lecture series continues Tuesday, Oct. 19, with the "Funniest Man in America" as humorist and best-selling author Dave Barry will make an appearance at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Barry's Pulitzer Prize-winning work has appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad. He was a humor … [Read more...]

UCA Graduates Exceed State Average on Praxis III

Graduates from the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas exceeded state average in classroom teaching performance assessment, according to 2010 Praxis III results released by the Arkansas Department of Education. The Praxis III assessment is a classroom teaching performance assessment that is required to qualify for a standard teaching license in Arkansas. This assessment … [Read more...]

UCA Recognizes Donors, Unveils New License Plate

The University of Central Arkansas unveiled its new collegiate license plate and recognized scholarship donors during the UCA Foundation Scholarship Reception on Oct. 7 at McCastlain Hall. Donors met with students who received a private scholarship this academic year. There were 283 privately funded scholarships, totaling more than $426,000. "I want to compliment the Alumni Association … [Read more...]