UCA, Mayflower partnership a model for the nation in education

A two-day collaboration between UCA and the Mayflower Public School District is a step toward forming an alliance that would ensure no child is left behind. The partnership is a pilot project that resulted from a grant from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. UCA President Lu Hardin said that, if successful, the partnership could become a model for the nation. ?A collaboration of … [Read more...]

Veteran?s Day ceremony

The UCA Staff Senate will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 11, in front of Main Hall. President Lu Hardin will begin the ceremony, introduce the keynote speaker and recognize the veterans who are present. The public is cordially invited to attend. The rain location for the ceremony is East McCastlain Hall. … [Read more...]

Campus blood drive

The American Red Cross Blood Mobile will be on campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 10-11 in front of the Student Center. There will be free T-shirts, Sonic coupons and refreshments for all who donate blood. … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre Garnishes Awards

UCA theatre was awarded several honors for its production of ?One Flea Spare,? by Naomi Wallace at the Arkansas Kennedy Center American College Theatre held on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Beebe. The play was awarded Respondent?s Choice and tied with ASU-Beebe for the Director?s Choice award. Either award qualifies the production to be considered for an invitation to perform at … [Read more...]

Bears work toward second November win

The Bears seek to wrap up leg two of what they hope will be an unbeaten November when West Alabama comes to Estes Stadium Saturday for another 3 p.m. kickoff. At Monday's Bearbackers meeting, Head Coach Clint Conque heaped high praise on his outstanding freshman runner Willie Hopson, who rushed for 201 yards on 12 carries, averaging 16.8 yards per carry. In the process, Hobson broke a … [Read more...]

Presentations & Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. Submissions made to UCA Today are posted the following Friday. Dr. Ronald Fritze, Department of History, was elected to the governing council of the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference at it?s annual meeting, Oct. 31, in Pittsburgh, Penn. Council members hold office for a term of three years. Fritze … [Read more...]

UCA a leader in undergraduate research

With his sleeves rolled up and plastic safety goggles strapped tightly to his head, chemistry major Ryan Thurman closely watches his test tube as he waits for a sign that his theory for purifying a compound has worked. Thurman, a senior, is participating in an undergraduate research project at UCA that is allowing him to sharpen his lab skills. Thurman?s objective is to couple two molecules. … [Read more...]

Horton elected business association president

Dr. Joseph Horton, professor of economics, has been elected president of the Arkansas College Teachers of Economics and Business Association. Horton has the unusual distinction of having been elected president of not one, but two state associations. He previously served as president of the Pennsylvania Economic Association in addition to being elected president of three international business … [Read more...]

Computer Science receives funds to update hardware

Dr. Chenyi Hu and Dr. Ron Toll, both of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, were recently awarded a grant from $15,642 from Sun Microsystems Inc. The matching fund grant is being used to enhance the computing environment for the Department of Computer Science at UCA. With the grant, the department has purchased a Sun Fire280R server equipped with two 1.2 GHz UltraSPARK-III … [Read more...]

Tickets on sale for Bowfire performance

Tickets for Bowfire, a concert by 10 critically acclaimed violinists and fiddlers, are on sale now in the Reynolds Performance Hall Box Office for the Nov. 16 performance. The show will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16. Tickets are on sale at the Reynolds Performance Hall Box Office at UCA. Call toll free 1-866-810-0012 from anywhere in Arkansas. Ticket prices range from $5 for UCA students … [Read more...]