Undergraduate Students Earn Research Fellowships

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has announced seven grants to undergraduate students as part of the prestigious Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). The grants come from the Arkansas Division of Higher Education and give students the opportunity to develop a sustained relationship with a faculty member and carry out in-depth research, scholarship, or creative … [Read more...]

UCA physical therapy program receives $100,000 gift

The University of Central Arkansas physical therapy program has received a $100,000 charitable remainder unitrust from Dr. Sandy '77 and Joyce Quillen. The estate gift will provide for the creation of the endowed William S. and Joyce D. Quillen Physical Therapy Scholarship, in honor of his late wife. The scholarship was created to provide significant financial support toward the success of … [Read more...]

Graduate students share nutritious recipes for National Nutrition Month

The National Nutrition Month campaign is held annually in March in order to highlight the importance of a balanced diet.  For this Nutrition Month, two nutrition graduate students, Anna Marroquin and MiKayla Glass, provided their insights on the importance of nutrition as well as their own recipes for easy and healthy meals.  "Nutrition is really a cornerstone; it is the most important t … [Read more...]

UCA College of Business unveils donor wall honoring its inaugural dean

The University of Central Arkansas and the College of Business unveiled the Dr. Conrad Carroll Society annual giving wall on March 9, as part of the UCA ninth annual Day of Giving. Carroll, who was awarded distinguished professor emeritus recognition in 2003, is the inaugural dean of the College of Business and served at the university for more than 30 years before his retirement in 1991. … [Read more...]

UCA robotics students prepare for national competition

Nah, As the engineering physics program in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics’ Department of Physics and Astronomy focuses on earning its accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, students are learning everyday to become more skilled in their crafts. William Slaton, the program coordinator, says one reason the accreditation is a game-changer is t … [Read more...]

UCA students present research at the state capitol

More than 67 science, technology, engineering and mathematics students from across Arkansas gathered at the state capitol to demonstrate their research findings for the annual Arkansas STEM Posters at the Capitol on Feb. 8. Eight students from the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at University of Central Arkansas presented posters. Since 2012 (with the exception of 2021 due to the … [Read more...]

UCA honors college dean named fellow of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Patricia Smith, dean of the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas, has been recognized as a 2022 fellow for the National Collegiate Honors Council for her substantial time and dedication to furthering the cause of honors education. She was formally recognized during the NCHC awards ceremony on Nov. 5 in Dallas.  To be considered for the Fellows distinction, … [Read more...]

UCA to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

The University of Central Arkansas has been approved by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to receive a Grants for Arts Projects award of $30,000. The funds will support a three-month visual art residency with nationally known, Haitian-born paper sculptor Fabiola Jean-Louis. This grant, authored by Gayle Seymour, associate dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, is one … [Read more...]

UCA biology department gifted Jewel Moore academic regalia

Jewel Moore’s legacy with the University of Central Arkansas has become even more significant now that the Department of Biology in the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has acquired her graduation regalia.  Moore, for whom the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve is named, was a well-known and beloved professor from UCA’s Biology Department. She’s also known for advocating the preservation of t … [Read more...]

Arkansas Coding Academy hosts annual Demo Day

The Arkansas Coding Academy (ArCA) at the University of Central Arkansas held its annual Demo Day on Dec. 8. Thirteen of the 15 graduates showcased websites they built during the six-month accelerated program.  "We teach everything from how to make a website look presentable on the front-end to the business logic running behind the scenes," said Alison Wish, director of ArCA. "Their projects … [Read more...]