Enola Gay navigator to be honored at UCA

Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, the navigator on the Enola Gay, which performed the first atomic bombing mission to Hiroshima, Japan, will be honored at a reception on Monday at UCA. Van Kirk is coming to UCA in advance of the Sept. 23 premiere of two World War II documentaries on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN): "The War," a seven-part film by Ken Burns; and "Their Journey: A … [Read more...]

UCA fraternity wins national Outstanding Chapter Award

The Arkansas Zeta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Central Arkansas was awarded the highest individual chapter honor during its 52nd biannual Conclave in Atlanta, Georgia. The Buchanan Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes chapters that excel in all areas of chapter operations, including academics, recruitment, finances and member development. SigEp has consistently … [Read more...]

UCA supply chain expert publishes in Logistics Quarterly

M. Douglas Voss, assistant professor of marketing and logistics, co-wrote an article accepted for publication in Logistics Quarterly. Co-authored by David J. Closs of Michigan State University and Daniel French, the paper is entitled "What Should I do to Secure My Supply Chain?" and focuses on food supply chain security. The research, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland … [Read more...]

Memorial scholarship endowed for UCA athletes

The University of Central Arkansas recently announced the endowment of a private scholarship for freshmen walk-on softball players. The Michelle Short Scholarship Fund was established through the UCA Foundation in memory of the late Michelle Short, a freshman softball walk-on who died in a car accident in 2004. The scholarship was started by Short?s parents, Kevin and Kerry Short of Mayflower, … [Read more...]

'A Taste of Leopold' set for Saturday

Marc Hirrel, of UCA's biology department, will present an introduction to the Leopold Education Project (LEP) entitled, "A Taste of Leopold," this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the South Fork Nature Preserve on Greers Ferry Lake. Hirrel is the state coordinator of the Leopold Education Project, which is an innovative, interdisciplinary, critical thinking, conservation and environmental … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Garry Craig Powell, assistant professor in the Department of Writing, has had his short story, "The Moving Crucifixion," accepted for the next issue of McSweeney's, the literary magazine edited by Dave Eggers. … [Read more...]

Blanche Lincoln to visit UCA

U.S. Sen. Blanche Lincoln will visit UCA on Thursday to tour the Physical Therapy Center and attend a reception with students and faculty. UCA has one of the leading physical therapy programs in the nation. Lincoln has been an important congressional supporter of physical therapy, and she is the lead Senate sponsor of a bill to allow patients to have direct access to physical therapy through … [Read more...]

UCA's enrollment climbs again; remains 2nd largest in Arkansas

The University of Central Arkansas today has a student enrollment of over 12,500, the largest in its history. More students continue to enroll today, so a higher official figure is expected by Monday. "We are pleased with UCA's fall enrollment of over 12,500," said UCA President Lu Hardin. "UCA has added 350 additional parking spaces and we are in the process of taking bids on the new $15 … [Read more...]

Former UCA golfer wins Senior Amateur Golf Championship

Former UCA golfer Stan Lee yesterday became the youngest USGA Senior Amateur winner in history when he won the 2007 championship at Flint Hills National Golf Club in Andover, Kan. According to the USGA, "At 55 years and five days, Lee surpassed the previous record of 55 years, three months and 18 days set by Bill Bosshard in 1991." "I cannot believe it," Lee told the USGA. "It is a dream come … [Read more...]

New scholarship available to UCA students

UCA students who graduated from an Arkansas high school or completed the GED in Arkansas after December 31, 2006 may be eligible for an additional $1,000 a year toward paying their education expenses. The Arkansas Department of Higher Education recently introduced the Arkansas Higher Education Opportunities Grant, which provides $1,000 a year for full-time students and $500 a year for part-time … [Read more...]