UCA to host statewide retention conference

A statewide conference on college retention will be held at the University of Central Arkansas this Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2. The Student Success Symposium is designed to provide two- and four-year institutions in Arkansas the opportunity to create alliances, and it will feature six national speakers and two keynotes. Speakers will present on proven strategies for engaging students, … [Read more...]

UCA professor wins national prize for dissertation

Dr. Michael Rosenow, assistant professor of history at UCA, is the winner of the 2009 Herbert G. Gutman Prize for the outstanding dissertation in U.S. labor and working-class history. The annual award is given by the Labor and Working Class History Association, and it includes a cash prize and a publishing contract for the dissertation manuscript with the University of Illinois Press. Rosenow … [Read more...]

UCA student news

Zoa Ordonez, a senior Psychology major at UCA with minors in Marketing and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies, was awarded a summer research fellowship at the Organizational Science Summer Institute at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This is an interdisciplinary group of management and organizational science researchers designed to prepare undergraduate students into top tier … [Read more...]

Lincoln, Pryor, Snyder Announce $70,000 for UCA Study Abroad Program

U.S. Senators Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor, and U.S. Representative Vic Snyder, announced that $70,000 in grant funding has been issued to UCA through the Department of Education's Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program. The Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad program provides grants to support overseas projects for teachers, students, and faculty. This program holds an annual … [Read more...]

Little Rock business owner supports UCA College of Business

Little Rock business owner Ann M. Hortillosa has made a $50,000 pledge to the UCA Centennial Campaign and has directed the contribution to a business scholarship named in her honor as well as the new College of Business building fund. The Ann M. Hortillosa Scholarship Fund supports students in the MBA program with a preference for international students. The additional funds will allow more … [Read more...]

UCA professors, staff receive $560,000 in grants

An assortment of UCA professors and staff across a broad range of academic disciplines has received almost $560,000 in grants awarded by state and federal agencies. These grants include: Dr. Jeff Whittingham, Department of Teaching, Learning, & Technology, College of Education, received $30,855 from the U. S. Department of Education through the Center for Civic Education for the project, "We … [Read more...]

UCA presents Cancer Research Symposium

UCA will present its second annual Cancer Research Symposium featuring a lecture by Dr. Linda deGraffenried at noon on Friday, March 6 in room 100 of the Lewis Science Center on the UCA campus. Students and faculty are invited to hear deGraffenried talk about "Diet, Lifestyle and Cancer Progression: Making the Molecular Connections," which will include an update on current research, prevention, … [Read more...]

UCA hosts annual ArkaText Literary Festival

UCA this week is hosting the annual ArkaText Literary Festival from March 2 through 6. Each year, the festival brings noted Arkansas writers in various genres to campus for public readings and workshops with students. This year, the festival will feature Mark Jackson (creative nonfiction) and Graham Gordy (screenwriting). The first annual Exquisite Corpse Annual Reading will also be featured. … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Ryan Fisher, assistant professor of choral music education in UCA's Department of Music, recently had his article, "Debating Assessment in Music Education" published in Research and Issues in Music Education. Fisher also recently presented his research project, "Effect of Ethnicity on the Age-of-Onset of the Male Voice Change" at the Texas Music Educators Association research poster … [Read more...]

UCA writing professor to present reading at Clinton Center

UCA assistant professor of writing Garry Craig Powell will give a public reading of his works in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock on Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Powell also recently had a story selected for Best American Mystery Stories 2009, which will be published by Houghton Mifflin. The story, titled "Kamila and the King … [Read more...]