DEBATE AND FORENSICS TEAM TAKES FOURTH PLACE IN NATIONAL COMPETITION

The University of Central Arkansas Debate and Forensics team finished in fourth place at the International Public Debate Association (IPDA) competition held in Shreveport, Louisiana in April. Competitors representing UCA this year were Cagney Kilgroe (Varsity), David Lee (Junior Varsity), Jacob Holland (Professional), Dalton Cook (Professional), Hayden McCormick (Varsity), Autumn Wilson … [Read more...]

UCA FACULTY, STUDENTS RECOGNIZED BY CAFTA

          The Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) annual Arts Awards ceremony recognized faculty and students from the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Central Arkansas. The ceremony was held April 2. Arts Awards recipients are:  Outstanding Student Achievement: Augustine Nguyen, Student, UCA Department of … [Read more...]

STUDENTS EARN RECOGNITION FROM SOUTHWESTERN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION

University of Central Arkansas psychology and counseling students and faculty presented 37 research papers or posters at the Southwestern Psychological Association in Albuquerque, New Mexico held April 5-8. Seven students received research awards. Award recipients are as follows: Fradley, M., & Fagan, E.  (2019, April). The Effect of Alphabetic Position on the Mental Storage of Letters. … [Read more...]

ADDISON SELECTED FOR NCHC ADMINISTRATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD

Lanita Addison, administrative specialist in the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College, has been chosen as the winner of the 2019 NCHC Award for Administrative Excellence. Addison was nominated by Patricia Smith, dean of the Schedler Honors College, for her commitment to honors education. Nearly 20 individuals were nominated for the 2019 award, given by the National Collegiate Honors Council in … [Read more...]

UCA HONORS STUDENTS, FACULTY AND NONPROFITS

Last week, University of Central Arkansas President Houston Davis honored a select group of students, faculty and nonprofit community partners at the inaugural Excellence in Teaching and Community Engagement Reception. Hosted by UCA’s Service-Learning Program and the Center for Teaching Excellence, the event recognized 16 faculty who had completed extensive faculty development over the course of … [Read more...]

UCA TO PRESENT STEM DAY ON MAY 8

More than 460 middle school students from central Arkansas will come to the University of Central Arkansas on Wednesday, May 8, to engage in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) demonstrations, experiments, games and activities. Presented by UCA’s College of Natural Science and Mathematics, the annual STEM Day at UCA offers STEM educational opportunities to under-resourced middle … [Read more...]

STUDENT RECEIVES ‘SPECIAL THANKS’ IN MARVEL COMIC

Creative writing major Quade Reed has received credit in the Marvel comic “The Unstoppable Wasp.” The Conway native said reached out to Jeremey Whitley, the writer, on Twitter to say, “Thanks,” for writing about a character with cerebral palsy, Taina Miranda. Although Reed sent the Tweet during the Thanksgiving holiday, Whitley responded and promised to get back with Quade. “So like a week … [Read more...]

PROFESSOR TO DISCUSS HISTORICAL EVENTS BEHIND ‘GAME OF THRONES’

Roger Pauly, associate professor in the Department of History, will give a presentation on the historical events that inspired HBO’s popular series “Game of Thrones.” The presentation will be held in the College of Business Auditorium on Tuesday, April 23 at 1:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

UCA TO PRESENT SEVENTH GIRL POWER IN STEM DAY

The University of Central Arkansas will present the seventh annual Girl Power in STEM on Friday, April 26, on the UCA campus. Girl Power in STEM allows eighth-grade Arkansas girls to experience hands-on learning opportunities related to careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Participants will spend the day learning from female professionals and UCA students. This … [Read more...]

UCA’S BRUNER ELECTED TO METROPLAN LIVABLE COMMUNITIES REGIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Moriah Bruner, project coordinator for the Center for Community and Economic Development in the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement at the University of Central Arkansas, has been appointed to a four-year term on Metroplan’s Livable Communities Regional Advisory Committee. Metroplan, the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization under Title 23 of the United States Code, serves as … [Read more...]