The economics of college football rankings

The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a recent study about national college-football rankings conducted by Noel Campbell and Tammy Rogers, faculty members in the Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management in UCA's College of Business. According to the article, "Wins can take a team only so far in the national college-football rankings, according to a study by three … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mary H. Mosley, associate professor in the department of Early Childhood & Special Education in UCA's College of Education, was one of twelve educators who presented back-to-school staff development for the Helena/West Helena School District last week. Mosley and others presented the three-day Pathwise Mentor Training for teachers in the district Aug. 13 through 15. The staff development … [Read more...]

UCA ranked among 'Top Schools' in South for Master's degrees

The University of Central Arkansas is included among the "Top Schools" for Master's degrees in the South, according to rankings released today in U.S. News and World Report's annual "America's Best Colleges" edition. UCA was ranked number 56 in the category, which placed it among the top tier of schools. The rankings are based on a variety of factors, including freshman retention rate, class … [Read more...]

UCA student named 'Outstanding Teacher'

Nancy Schuyler, a master's degree candidate in reading at the University of Central Arkansas, recently was named the "Outstanding Teacher for 2007" at the elementary school level by the South Shore Foundation. Schuyler, a Yellville-Summit Elementary School teacher with 31 years of experience, received a $1,000 cash award. … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Jacquie Rainey, associate professor in health science and associate dean of UCA's College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, recently had an article published in the July/August 2007 edition of the American Journal of Health Education. The article, entitled, "Staff recommendations concerning the delivery of hepatitis-related services in county health departments," was a product of a year-long … [Read more...]

Commencement tonight: UCA graduates increase 22 percent

Over 400 students will graduate from the University of Central Arkansas during Commencement exercises scheduled to take place tonight at 7 p.m. at the Farris Center on the UCA campus. The 426 degrees that will be conferred include 35 doctorates, 159 master's degrees, 225 bachelor's degrees, six associate degrees and one specialist degree. Those numbers represent a 22 percent increase over the … [Read more...]

VIDEO: UCA campus safety

UCA on Wednesday night again was the subject of the top story on KARK news. This time, the topic was campus safety -- specifically, all of the measures that the UCA Police Department has implemented to improve emergency response and crisis communication in the wake of the Virginia Tech incident last Spring. You can watch the segment at: … [Read more...]

UCA alumni admitted to Clinton School of Public Service

Two recent UCA graduates are among the 30 students who comprise the third class admitted to the Master of Public Service (MPS) degree program at the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service. Jose Guzzardi, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, graduated from the UCA Honors College with a degree in international studies. Guzzardi also serves as a board member of the Central Arkansas … [Read more...]

UCA VP appointed to AETN Commission

Ronnie Williams, UCA's Vice President for Student Services, recently was appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Commission, which oversees the statewide public television network. Williams was on staff at the University of Central Arkansas from 1980-1983 as assistant dean of students and left UCA to serve as an assistant principal with the Conway School … [Read more...]

VIDEO: UCA continues to grow

UCA's dramatic growth and infrastructure improvements were the focus of the lead story on Tuesday night's KARK 6 p.m. newscast. According to the story, "On the whole, UCA has been the choice of students with higher and higher [test] scores. The entire Honors College of more than 500 students has an average ACT score of 31. Four hundred more parking spaces will be added to the campus this fall … [Read more...]