UCA Becomes a Tobacco-Free Campus July 1

The University of Central Arkansas will become a tobacco-free campus beginning July 1, 2010. The Board of Trustees approved a policy Nov. 6 that mirrors the state law that prohibits tobacco products on campus. The use of tobacco products will not be allowed on the grounds, any vehicle owned or leased by the university and all university-owned building including off-campus housing. The ban … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Community Tailgate for Veterans

Faulkner County veterans will be the guests of honor at a patriotic Community Tailgate as part of the University of Central Arkansas's annual Veterans Day celebration. The Community Tailgate is slated for Nov. 11 outside of Estes Stadium. UCA has acknowledged the contributions of service men and women since 1996. This year, the UCA community wanted to do more to thank veterans for their … [Read more...]

Honors College Leads Technology Workshop

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College recently hosted a technology workshop in Washington for the National Collegiate Honors Council. The conference was held Nov. 1 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Washington, DC. UCA Honors College has emerged as a nationally-recognized leader in online learning communities and project-based pedagogies and was selected to lead the workshop, said … [Read more...]

Ten Compete in Miss UCA Scholarship Pageant

Ten women will be vying for the title of Miss University of Central Arkansas during the scholarship pageant Friday, Nov. 6 at Reynolds Performance Hall. The pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. and is hosted by Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. Tickets are $5 for students with their student ID card and $10 for the public. Tickets will be available at 5:30 p.m. the day of the pageant. The contestants for the … [Read more...]

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...]