UCA Site of National Conference on Federalism

The University of Central Arkansas will host a select group of political scientists and practicing politicians to discuss the topic of "The Impact of Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Civil Society Organizations upon American Federalism." The conference, called "A Global Dialogue on Federalism," is scheduled for Nov. 6. Those attending the conference will discuss the preparation of a … [Read more...]

Lecture Examines Relationships Between Sports Teams and Fans

Ohio University Professor Roger C. Aden will deliver a lecture on relationships among sports teams and fans Thursday, Nov. 5 at the University of Central Arkansas. The lecture, "Sports Fans and the Teams They Love (and Love to Hate)", is based on Aden's most recent book Huskerville: A Story of Nebraska, Football, Fans, and the Power of Place. The book gives an in-depth look at the football … [Read more...]

Vanderslice Named University English Teacher of the Year

Dr. Stephanie Vanderslice's passion for writing and teaching has earned her this year's Arkansas University English Teacher of the Year Award. The award will be presented by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of English and Language Arts during a reception Nov. 5 at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock. The ACTELA has recognized outstanding English and Language Arts teachers since 2004. Winners are … [Read more...]

Conway Accountant Pledges $25,000 to UCA College of Business

Conway CPA Michael J. Rasmussen made a $25,000 pledge to the University of Central Arkansas Centennial Campaign. He directed his gift to the university … [Read more...]

Jansen's Collection on Display at UCA Archives

For nearly a year, Anne Jansen's work as a television journalist was packed away in boxes in her kitchen. Her collection of high-profile interviews, letters and photographs are now on display at the University of Central Arkansas Archives. A portion of Jansen's collection was unveiled Oct. 26 during a reception in the Mirror Room in McAlister Hall. Jansen, a former news anchor at Little Rock … [Read more...]

Ben Stein to Open UCA's Distinguished Lecture Series

Ben Stein, the writer, actor and television personality, will open the University of Central Arkansas's new Distinguished Lecture series at Reynolds Performance Hall. Stein will appear at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29. Stein has a varied professional background, having worked as a speech writer and lawyer for Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles … [Read more...]

Nation's Food System Focus of UCA Honors College Challenge Week

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College will take a closer look at America's food system and the growing issue of obesity in the U.S. as part of Challenge Week 2009. This year's theme " Just Food: Farm-to-Fork Food Systems for 21st Century Communities," addresses the "just food" movement in America. The movement calls for ecologically responsible and economically sound agriculture, … [Read more...]

Gospel Benefit Concert to Honor Memory of UCA Students

The University of Central Arkansas's National Pan-Hellenic Council will host a gospel benefit concert to raise money for a scholarship to honor two UCA students who were killed during an on-campus shooting last year. The 2009 Henderson-Block Gospel Benefit Concert is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. at UCA in the Ida Waldran Auditorium. The scholarship will honor Ryan Henderson and … [Read more...]

Rwandan Dignitary to Visit UCA

Anglican Bishop John Rucyahana of Rwanda will visit UCA on Monday, October 12 at 4:00 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall. Bishop Rucyahana has been instrumental in helping the Rwandan people move forward after the genocide and war that plagued the country in the early 1990's. In his presentation the Bishop will speak about the current revitalization of his country.He will also touch on some … [Read more...]

Oklahoma Couple Partners with ConocoPhillips for UCA Chemistry Travel Fund

Dr. Joe and Laura Allison of Bartlesville, Okla., in partnership with their employer, ConocoPhillips, have established an endowed travel fund through the University of Central Arkansas Foundation for students studying in the UCA Department of Chemistry. Through a matching gift partnership, the couple has committed to contributing $30,000 to the Joe and Laura Allison Department of Chemistry Travel … [Read more...]