UCA Gains Full Division I Membership

The long wait is finally over for the University of Central Arkansas Athletic Department, which was notified this week by the NCAA that the school has achieved Division I Active Membership. The notice from the NCAA concludes a five-year transition process for UCA's administration, players coaches and fans. All UCA athletic teams will now be eligible for postseason play in both the Southland … [Read more...]

UCA Public Appearances Announces Biggest Season

UCA Public Appearances will present its 2010-2011 season of 20 events, divided into four series and one special event, in Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The season offerings are divided into the Broadway Series, the Nostalgia Series, A Night Out at Reynolds Series, the UCA Distinguished Lectures and a special event concert by LeAnn Rimes. The … [Read more...]

Summer Program Sparks Interest in Science

Science teachers from more than 20 schools throughout Central Arkansas took part in professional development programs designed to spark students' interest in science. Thirty science teachers participated in a four-day program called “Science Lead Teacher Institute.” The session provided seven through tenth-grade science teachers hands-on, inquiry-oriented method of instruction. Another progr … [Read more...]

Roden Named Interim VP of Enrollment Management

Dr. Sally Roden has been appointed interim Vice President of Enrollment Management. Roden, who has served as associate provost and dean of Undergraduate Studies, began the post on July 1. The Office of Financial Aid, the Office of Admissions, and University College will join the units of the former Division of Undergraduate Studies. The Division of Enrollment Management will provide a more … [Read more...]

Faculty Discusses Impact of Gulf Oil Spill

The BP oil spill has become the worst oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. More than 140.6 million gallons of oil have spilled into Gulf waters since April 20. Dr. Tim Bisping, an associate professor and chair of the Economics Department, and Dr. Laurie Warren, a lecturer in the Biology Department, recently discussed the economic and environmental impact the oil spill will have on the Gulf … [Read more...]

Runge Appointed CNSM Dean

Dr. Steven Runge has been appointed the new Dean of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Central Arkansas. Dr. Runge, who first came to UCA in 1991 as an assistant professor, has served as Interim Dean of the College for the past year and has served as Professor and Chair of the Biology Department for the previous six years. “Dr. Runge is the ideal person to lead … [Read more...]

Scholarship Honoring Will Counts Endowed

A new scholarship has been endowed through the University of Central Arkansas Foundation for students studying journalism. The Dr. Will Counts Journalism Scholarship Fund has been endowed at the $25,000 level and will provide scholarships for students studying in the journalism department at UCA. During a reception at Buffalo Alumni Hall for family and friends, a plaque unveiled in honor of the … [Read more...]

Kennedy Center President to Speak at UCA

Michael M. Kaiser, president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Thurs., July 8, as part of the Arts In Crisis Tour. Arts in Crisis: A Kennedy Center Initiative, is a response to the emergency facing arts organizations throughout the United States. Kaiser will address the challenges facing n … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Festival Begins June 16

The Arkansas Shakespeare Festival kicks off June 16 at the University of Central Arkansas. This fourth season of the festival includes Shakespearean classics Henry V and Comedy of Errors. This year's non-Shakespearean productions include Dracula and children’s classic Alice in Wonderland. All four productions were created from scratch over a one-month rehearsal and building period by a company o … [Read more...]

UCA Receives $1.6 Million for Research

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Central Arkansas will receive more than $1.6 million for biomedical research. The grant is a part of a $14.7 million grant recently awarded to the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Brent Hill, Dr. Kari Naylor, both in the Department of Biology, and Dr. Melissa Kelley, with … [Read more...]