UCA wins coveted HP Technology grant

The University of Central Arkansas has been selected as one of 42 two- and four-year colleges and universities in the United States and Puerto Rico to receive a 2007 HP Technology for Teaching grant, which is designed to transform teaching and improve learning in the classroom through innovative uses of technology. UCA is the only Arkansas institution to receive the award. During the 2007-2008 … [Read more...]

UCA hosts summer institute for teachers

The University of Central Arkansas will host a We the People: Citizen and Constitution Institute June 11-12, 2007 on the campus of UCA. This program will be funded by a grant from the Center for Civic Education. The institute offers educators professional development credits and all expenses including meals, room and board and teaching materials at no cost. This institute is designed for K3-12 … [Read more...]

UCA professor featured in U.S. News & World Report

For a fresh academic perspective on current presidential politics, U.S. News & World Report turned to Gary Wekkin, a political science professor at the University of Central Arkansas. In its May 27 "Washington Whispers" section, the magazine considers the historical legacies of President George W. Bush and his father, former president George H.W. Bush. "One scholarly paper provided to … [Read more...]

Congressional resolution marks UCA's centennial

U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder today introduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize the 100th anniversary of the University of Central Arkansas. "UCA's Centennial is a special occasion for the entire UCA community," said UCA President Lu Hardin. "We are grateful to Congressman Vic Snyder for sponsoring the congratulatory resolution that will permanently become a part of the … [Read more...]

In the News: UCA institute to advise localities

In a front-page business article in the May 23 edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, reporter David Smith writes: The University of Central Arkansas will begin offering community development consulting for cities June 1 through its new Strategic Growth Institute, the executive director of the program said Monday. The institute will work with communities in Arkansas and other states to … [Read more...]

UCA films featured at Little Rock Film Festival

Three films by University of Central Arkansas filmmakers are among the 65 chosen for the inaugural Little Rock Film Festival this weekend. ?The Old Gray Lady: Arkansas?s First Newspaper,? a 90-minute documentary about the history of the old ?Arkansas Gazette?, will play at 12:45 p.m. Sunday at the Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, 1 Chamber Plaza in downtown Little Rock (374-2001). ?The Cleaner,? … [Read more...]

Las Vegas man makes UCA his 400th college visit

Steve Lake of Las Vegas today arrived at the University of Central Arkansas for his 400th visit to a four-year college or university. Lake, a pit boss at Caesars Palace hotel and casino, was welcomed with a campus event in front of the fountain at Harding Centennial Plaza featuring UCA President Lu Hardin, Student Government Association President Haley Heath, Staff Senate President Patricia Smith … [Read more...]

UCA announces new radio affiliation

The new voices of University of Central Arkansas Bears football this fall will be familiar to football fans around the state of Arkansas. Well-known television sports anchor Steve Sullivan and Little Rock radio talk show host Justin Acri will be in the booth when UCA opens the 2007 football season on Sept. 1 against Louisiana Tech. The games will also be carried live statewide on KABZ 103.7 The … [Read more...]

UCA graduating class largest in history

The University of Central Arkansas will confer over 1,000 degrees at tomorrow's Commencement exercises, setting an institutional record during a landmark year. "This class is a significant milestone in UCA's history and appropriately coincides with the celebration of our 100th anniversary," said UCA President Lu Hardin. "This large graduating class is due to two factors: First, our extraordinary … [Read more...]

Rush Harding to receive UCA Distinguished Alumnus Award

The University of Central Arkansas at its Saturday Commencement exercises will present the Distinguished Alumnus Award to Rush F. Harding III, chief executive officer of Little Rock investment banking firm Crews & Associates. The Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest honor for an alumnus of UCA. According to the award criteria, "A Distinguished Alumnus for the University of Central … [Read more...]