Calendar Items Needed for Student Handbook
The Student Handbook is being updated for the 2012-2013 school year and items are needed for the calender of events. The calender will cover the following dates: August 19, 2012 thru August 13, 2013. If you have a program, activity or event that is of general interest to students, please send the information to Denicha Kemp at email@example.com; fax at 450-3248; or campus mail to SHC, 210. Please include the date, time, and location of each event. Items are needed by Wednesday, April 25.
Faculty Senate Seeks Nominations for College Senators
The Faculty Senate is seeking nominations for three-year Senate positions within each of the six colleges. Voting for College Senator positions will be held Friday, April 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in each college dean’s office. Absentee ballots for college elections may be cast in each college dean’s office beginning Wednesday, April 4.
The two continuing College Senators are the election officials for their respective college. No chair may run for the Faculty Senate this year. No more than two Senators may be from the same department. No administrator at the assistant dean or above level shall be eligible. All other full-time, permanent faculty are eligible to run for the Senate.
Please contact the appropriate Senator if you are interested in running for the position in your college: Don Bradley and Jim Downey, College of Business; Jay Ruud and Clayton Crockett, College of Liberal Arts; Janet Filer and Shoudong Feng, College of Education; Ben Rowley and Charles Watson, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics; Kevin Browne and Lanette Grate, College of Fine Arts & Communications; and Lisa Ray and Melissa Shock, College of Health & Behavioral Sciences.
Mid-South Horn Workshop Scheduled for March 30 – April 1
The University of Central Arkansas will host the Mid-South Horn Workshop March 30-April 1 in the Snow Fine Arts Center. Admission for the three-day event, which is open to the public, is $65. Those who are not horn players may register for $30. All ages are encouraged to attend. On-site registration begins at noon on Friday, March 30. The workshop will feature artists Frank Lloyd, who is also the current president of the International Horn Society, and the Meridian Arts Ensemble. All performances will be held in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. Activities are scheduled throughout the day from noon Friday to the final concert on Sunday and will include lectures, competitions, regional artist recitals, participant ensembles and an exhibit hall with horns for sale.
The anticipated performances are Frank Lloyd in recital on Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.; Meridian Arts Ensemble in concert on Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday’s final concert, “A Sunday Horn Service,” at 11:30 a.m., featuring regional artists, featured guests, ensembles and more. Tickets for the Friday or Sunday concerts may be purchased for $15 in advance by visiting the workshop’s website.
Michael Johnathan’s WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour March 31
UCA will welcome Michael Johnathan’s WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour to the Reynolds Performance Hall on March 31, at 7:30 p.m. The event is part of UCA Public Appearances’ Night Out Series. WoodSongs will conduct two one-hour broadcast recordings the same evening and will feature performances by a variety of Arkansas musicians. The show will be webcast live and later rebroadcast as two one-hour shows on 506 radio affiliates, the American Forces Radio Network in 173nations and every U.S. Naval ship at sea, the Bluehighways TV network, public television and online, according to KUAR-FM’s website, www.kuar.org. Tickets, available at the UCA Ticket Central Box Office, are $30-$40 for adults, $27-$37 for senior citizens, $25-35 for UCA alumni, $28-$33 for UCA faculty and staff and $10 for students. For tickets, call (501) 450-3265 or visit www.uca.edu/reynolds. For more information, contact Jerry Biebesheimer at (501) 450-3682 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Abrams to Conclude Lecture Series
The Distinguished Lecture series will conclude Thursday, April 5 with Dan Abrams, attorney, author, legal analyst and television personality on ABC’s Good Morning America. Abrams will speak at Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. His topic will be “On the Law and in the News.”
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students and children, $5 for UCA faculty and staff, and free for UCA students with a current student I.D. (limit of two tickets). For tickets, call (501) 450-3265 or visit www.uca.edu/tickets.
Workshops for Student Work Study Supervisors Set for April
The Office of Student Financial Aid, Human Resources and Career Services will hold workshops for student work study spervisors. The workshop will cover topics such as the hiring process, hiring forms, departmental responsibilities, student responsibilities, job vacancies and answer any questions that you may have concerning student work study process. The dates of the workshops are April 10 at 1:30 p.m. in Student Center Room 213 and April 19 at 10 a.m. in Student Center Room 214. Any person who handles the hiring or supervising of student workers will need to attend one of the meetings. Space is limited so we ask that you contact Nancy Earny at email@example.com or 450-5155 to reserve your spot.
“Exploring Our World Series” Kicks Off April 5
The “Exploring Our World Series” kicks off with Conway’s Creative Approach to Battling Obesity Through Active Infrastructure Projects and Programs, on April 5 at 6 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center.
Dr. Duston Morris, assistant faculty in the Department of Health Sciences and founder of 3 Sport Fitness, will provide information on current projects that are underway to stimulate physical activity through the utilization of active infrastructure. Morris will lead discussions on the impact of active infrastructure on healthy lifestyle characteristics, developing active infrastructure plans, and how to promote that infrastructure to Conway residents.
Other scheduled lectures for this spring include: Persons in the World: Perspectives on Human Ecology, April 17 at 7 p.m.; East and West; Women in the World: Pornography, Abuse and Sexualization of Young Girls, May 1 at 7 p.m.; and Ain’t I a Man: If I Act Like a Women and Think Like a Man?, to be announced. All lectures will be held in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. The Exploring Our World Series is free and open to the public. For more information, visit uca.edu/world or call (501) 450 – 5261. Participants are advised to sign up early.
Lecture on Economics and Entrepreneurship Set for April 10
Robert Frommer, an attorney with the Institute for Justice, will talk about Economics and Entrepreneurship: The Misfortunate Case of Food Truck Regulations on April 10 at 3 p.m. in the College of Business auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
Frommer joined the Institute in August 2008 and litigates cases to protect political speech, promote economic liberty, and secure individuals’ rights to private property.Before joining IJ, Robert was an attorney with the Washington, D.C., office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He is a former law clerk to Judge Morris Sheppard Arnold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. Robert received his law degree magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School in 2004, where he served as both a book review editor for the Michigan Law Review and president of the Federalist Society student chapter.
Talk on “The Entrepreneurship in Grey Markets” Scheduled for April 11
Ashlie Warnick of Towson University will speak about “The Entrepreneurship in Grey Markets: Legalized Prostitution and Drugs” at 3 p.m., April 11 in the College of Business Auditorium. The event is free and opent to the public.
Warnick holds a Ph.D. in economics from George Mason University. In addition to general microeconomic theory, her studies focused on law and economics, public choice economics, and industrial organization. Her dissertation analyzed how a shift from yearly budgeting to biennial budgeting at the federal level would impact spending and the power relationships within Congress.
Her studies in law and economics also interested her in the legal arena. She earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan. During and immediately following her studies, she clerked for a non-profit law firm promoting economic liberty and fighting eminent domain abuse and spent a year in Arkansas working for a federal appellate judge. After completing her clerkships, she practiced law for a short time, mostly handling securities class action defense and antitrust matters.
Following practicing law, she spent two years teaching law courses at George Mason University School of Law and a year as a law fellow at Yale Law School. Her publications include an article concerning employment discrimination by religious organizations receiving public monies as part of their participation in a government program and an analysis of mainstream feminist legal studies. Since leaving Yale, she has taught various courses in microeconomics and constitutional law. Her current research concerns entrepreneurs in black or gray markets.
UCA Care Bears To Host eat2beat Cancer
The UCA Care Bears Relay For Life Team will host eat2beat Cancer on April 11 from 11 a.m – 2 p.m. in the East McCastlain Ballroom. The menu include soup, salad & home-made dessert. There will be an auction of gourmet desserts at noon. Tickets are $6 each (larger donations accepted). All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society for the research and fight against cancer. Soups, salads and drinks courtesy of Aramark. Homemade desserts and auction desserts courtesy of UCA faculty and staff.
For tickets, see Donna Gladwin, Wingo 213, 450-3126, firstname.lastname@example.org; Connie May, Wingo 207, email@example.com; Kerry Nichols, Irby 120, 450-5137, firstname.lastname@example.org or Donna Johnson, Mashburn 230, 450-3282, email@example.com.
“Walk A Mile in Her Shoes” Sexual Assault Awareness March Slated for April 12
UCA’s Interfraternity Council, Police Department and Division of University and Government Relations are organizing “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” in observance of Sexual Assault Awareness Month. “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” is an international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The event will be held Thursday, April 12 at 1:40 p.m. The walk will start at the Crafton Alumni Pavilion on the UCA campus. The march is open to men and women. Men do not have to wear women’s shoes in order to participate.
If you have any questions, please contact Arch Jones, director of organizational and community services with the UCA Police Department, at 450-3111 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Venita Jenkins, associate director of media relations, at 450-5114 or email@example.com.
UCA Theatre to Present Taming of the Shrew
UCA Theatre will present Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare on April 12, 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. Tickets for Taming of the Shrew are $10 each for the general public and 2 free with a current UCA I.D. Reservations are highly encouraged and can be made by calling UCA Ticket Central at 501-450-3265. Further information is available by calling 501-450-5092 or visiting the UCA Theatre web site at www.uca.edu/theatre.
Arkansas Teacher Retirement Counselor Visit Set for April 12-13
A representative from Arkansas Teacher Retirement System will be on campus April 12-13 beginning at 9 a.m. each day for one-on-one counseling sessions in Wingo 105. All counseling sessions will be on a first come first served basis. No appointment required. This opportunity to review your account is open to all members of the Arkansas Teacher Retirement System for information and planning purposes even if you’re not planning retirement in the near future.
New Staff Orientation Set for April 13
A New Staff Orientation is scheduled for 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on April 13 in the Student Center #213-214. A continental breakfast will be served from 8 – 8:30 a.m. If your department has hired a new staff employee this academic year and that individual has not attended a prior New Staff Orientation (October 2011), they are welcome to attend. The program includes information on Human Resources, UCA History, Staff Senate, University Education Seminars, Campus Life, and Purchasing. Lunch and a campus tour are included. To register, send name, department, and ID# to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 9. For more information, contact Charlotte Strickland, education seminar coordinator, at 450-5470 or email@example.com.
Campus Talk Scheduled for April 12
Please mark your calendar for the next “Campus Talk” on Thursday, April 12, 3 p.m. at Ida Waldran Auditorium. These informal meetings are held once a month to give all faculty, staff and students the opportunity to ask questions and to provide the campus with information.
HPER Center End of Year Fun Walk/Run Set for April 14
The HPER Center End of the Year Fun Walk/Run will beheld Saturday, April 14. The race entry fee is $5 or $10 the day of registration. The race begins at 8 a.m. in the HPER Parking Lot. Registration Forms are available at the HPER Fitness Center. Volunteers are needed. Individuals can sign up to volunteer at HPER. Ask a student worker for the sign-up sheet if you would like to volunteer! For more information, contact Brittney Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arkansas Writers MFA Workshop Sponsors Mark McGurl at 2012 Literary Festival
Stanford professor Mark McGurl will be giving a talk about creative writing programs at this year’s Arkansas Literary Festival. Winner of the 2011 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism, McGurl will discuss his book and trace the roots of creative writing instruction in the progressive education movement of the early 20th century, its influence on post-WWII American fiction, and the many complex ways authors have embraced and resisted their own institutionalization through the present day. A discussion about creative writing programs will follow, moderated by Stephanie Vanderslice, director of the new Arkansas Writers MFA Workshop at the University of Central Arkansas, which, along with UCA’s College of Fine Arts and Communication, is sponsoring McGurl’s visit.
This event will take place in Little Rock Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m. on the fifth floor of the Main Library in the Lee Room. Copies of The Program Era will also be available for purchase. For more information, contact Vanderslice at 501-450-3340 or email@example.com.
Professional Development Workshops, Seminars
Participants have the option of attending the Sexual Harassment on-site or online.
April 3, 9 – 10 a.m. Student Center #213
This year’s topic of discussion – Disabilities
April 10, 1:30 – 3 p.m. Student Center #215
April 27, 9 – 10:30 a.m. Student Center #215
April 19, noon -1:30 p.m. SC #223/224 Professional Banquet
A special speaker will help us celebrate the contributions each employee makes on the UCA campus. Expect lunch, door prizes and inspiration!
April 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m. Student Center #205 A Administrative Assistants
This program sponsored by the UCA Staff Senate and the Office of University Training will provide food, door prizes, and socialization for UCA employees who serve as Administrative Assistants. A short inspirational presentation will be provided to remind the individuals of the impact they have on this campus. Space is limited, so reserve your space now!