Authors to speak at UCA

Two authors scheduled to participate in the Arkansas Literary Festival in Little Rock this weekend will speak at UCA on Friday morning at 9 a.m. in the Torreyson Library Conference Room (206). Robert Leleux will speak about his new book, "Memoirs of a Beautiful Boy," a rollicking laugh-filled tale about growing up in the South; and Joshua Dagon will speak about his books "The Fallen," "Demon … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

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UCA President to attend Clinton Global Initiative meeting

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin is among a select group of college and university presidents who will attend the first Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) this weekend in New Orleans. Hardin's attendance at CGI U is marked by UCA's commitment to devote substantial resources toward research that will alleviate poverty in the rural areas of Arkansas. "I decided to … [Read more...]

UCA poll indicates voters would approve lottery, severance tax increase

According to a public opinion survey released Wednesday by the University of Central Arkansas, voters in Arkansas would approve two proposed ballot initiatives that would create a state lottery to fund college scholarships and raise the state severance tax on natural gas production to fund higher education, highway improvements and local governments. The poll also indicates that the presumptive … [Read more...]

UCA to host applied research conference

UCA tomorrow will host the seventh annual Conference on Applied Research in Information Technology, which is sponsored by Acxiom Laboratory for Applied Research (ALAR). In addition to UCA Computer Science Department, other members of the Acxiom Laboratory for Applied Research include the MIT Information Quality Program, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (Department of Computer Science … [Read more...]

UCA helps develop national community and economic development test

UCA played an instrumental role in developing the new national Professional Community and Economic Developer (PCED) certification test, which was offered for the first time on March 5 at the Texas Community Development Institute in Houston. The PCED test, administered by the Community Development Council, is offered to persons working in community and economic development who are qualified to sit … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Jim Deitrick, director of UCA's Humanities and World Cultures Institute (HWCI), and Raymond-Jean Frontain and Biling Chen of UCA's Department of English recently attended the National Meeting of the Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP) in Chicago. Deitrick gave a presentation entitled "E-jing: Using Technology to Teach China" and participated on a panel, "New Works in the Field: Introduction … [Read more...]

UCA participates in Brain Awareness Week

UCA students and faculty this week are engaged in activites to promote National Brain Awareness Week in Conway and Little Rock. Barbara Clancy, an associate professor of Biology and Neuroscience at UCA who also is an officer in the Arkansas chapter of the Society for Neuroscience, asked Conway Mayor Tab Townsell to officially proclaim Brain Awareness Week in the city, and his proclamation notes … [Read more...]

UCA's Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre casts Festival

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at UCA has completed casting for 2008 Festival after a high turnout and widespread interest. This years acting company will feature performers from all over Arkansas as well as several professional theatre artists from New York. "We were amazed at the turn-out," said Producing Artistic Director Matt Chiorini. "We saw about 110 people -- up from 48 last year -- … [Read more...]

UCA Debate Team continues successful run

The UCA Debate Team recently finished a three-week stretch of success that is effectively preparing them for the National IPDA Debate Tournament, which will take place at the end of March. Chris White, a freshman Political Science major, went 6-0 at the Louisiana State University … [Read more...]