Leading environmental journalist & scholar to present seminar

Juliet Eilperin, the national environmental reporter for the Washington Post, and Andrew Light, the incoming director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University, will present a seminar next Monday, April 14 at UCA. Their seminar, entitled, "The Ethics and Politics of Climate Change: Two Perspectives on the Current Global Warming Debate," will take place on Monday, April 14 at 2:30 … [Read more...]

UCA appoints new student ambassadors

The Office of Admissions is proud to announce that 84 UCA students have been selected to serve as 2008-09 UCA Ambassadors. The UCA Ambassadors are students who volunteer their time in the Admissions office by meeting with prospective UCA students in various capacities. UCA Ambassadors serve as campus tour guides, assist at Bear Facts Days, and serve at other special UCA events. The Admissions … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to present Shakespeare's Twelfth Night

UCA Theatre will present one of Shakespeare's classic comedies, Twelfth Night, on April 9, 10, and 11, 2008 at 7:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall. This fun-filled tale of romance, love, and marriage is hugely entertaining for all audiences. The production is under the direction of Chris Fritzges, assistant professor of Theatre, with set design by Director of Theatre, Greg Blakey. The … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Joe Cangelosi, professor of Marketing Research and Associate Dean at UCA, had his article, "Who is Making Lifestyle Changes Due to Preventive Health Care Information? A Demographic Analysis," will be published in Health Marketing Quarterly, vol. 26, no. 2, to be printed in December. In addition, Cangelosi will attend the Writer's Colony in Eureka Springs during the month of May, with the goal of … [Read more...]

UCA brings top cancer researcher to campus

Dr. LuZhe Sun, a professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and one of the top cancer research scientists in the nation, recently delivered a presidential lecture at UCA as part of a student cancer research symposium. In a lecture hall filled with UCA students, Sun discussed the importance of cancer research. "As the death rate from heart disease decreases among … [Read more...]

UCA students nominated for Jack Kent Cooke scholarship

The UCA Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Nominating Committee has selected Anna-Kate Mayhew and Gretchen Tressler as UCA's 2008 nominees to the prestigious national graduate school scholarship competition. The Foundation will make its selections this summer. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship Program will award approximately 40 scholarships worth up to $50,000 each to seniors and … [Read more...]

UCA professor named Oklahoma-Arkansas Teacher of the Year

Danny Arrigo of UCA's Mathematics department recently received the 2008 Award for Distinguished Teaching of College or University Mathematics from the Oklahoma-Arkansas Section of the Mathematical Association of America. Each year the Section honors one member of the two-state region as the teacher of the year. In announcing the award, Joan Bell of Northeastern State University said, "All of Dr. … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Raymond-Jean Frontain, professor of English, has been awarded a $3,000 Mellon Fellowship to support his research on playwright Terrence McNally at the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Frontain expects to complete a book tentatively titled Something about Grace: The Theater of Terrence McNally. Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of Writing, recently had his Louis-Ferdinand … [Read more...]

UCA's Strategic Growth Institute awarded contract by Asheville HUB Alliance for economic development study

The Asheville HUB Alliance of Asheville, N.C. has selected the Strategic Growth Institute at the University of Central Arkansas to assess the framework of Asheville/Buncombe County's economic development organizations. The analysis will recommend specific measures and strategies to improve the effectiveness of the area's economic development organizations and how they work together. SGI's … [Read more...]

Noted photographer to visit UCA Art department

Internationally-known photographer Shelby Lee Adams will be a visiting artist at UCA's Department of Art on Thursday and Friday. Adams, who has photographed the mountain backwoods families of Appalachia for more than 25 years, will give a presentation this Thursday at 7 p.m. in McCastlain Hall Room 143 on the UCA campus and an informal talk on Friday at 10 a.m. in the Baum Gallery, also located … [Read more...]