2-18-14 BIT Club Meting

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its second meeting on Tuesday, February 18th.  The event, which will be held in the College of Business Auditorium (Rooms 107/208) during X-period (1:40 - 2:30 p.m.), is open to all majors on campus.  Mr. Steve Arnold, technical training instructor for Truck Centers of Arkansas, will be the featured speaker.  In his current position since 1996, his primary duties are to keep the technicians trained and up to date on the latest technology involving Freightliner and Western Star trucks.   In addition, he is retired from the Arkansas Air National Guard where he served as the State Command Chief for his last three years.  Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

BIT Club Meeting 1-28-14

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its Spring Welcome Meeting and Kick-Off on Tuesday, January 28th.  The event, which will be held in the College of Business Auditorium (Rooms 107/208) during X-period (1:40 - 2:30 p.m.), is open to all majors on campus.  Mr. Michael Hussman, Purchasing Manager for RockTenn, will be the featured speaker.  RockTenn is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging, with over $9 billion in revenues and ranks #291 on the 2013 Fortune 500 list.  The company has 26,000 employees and operates locations in the US, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and China. Michael is a recent graduate of our College of Business and we are delighted to welcome him back to campus.  Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

11-21-13 ~ BIT Club Meeting

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its final meeting of the fall on Thursday, November 21st.  The event, which will be held in the College of Business Auditorium (Rooms 107/208) during X-period (1:40 - 2:30 p.m.), is open to all majors on campus.  Mr. Luke Coleman, Technical Architect at ABC Financial Services, will be the featured speaker.  Luke also co-founded a technology investment group called Southern Coding which supports startups through advice, training, and creating internally incubated products.   In 2012, he got involved in Startup Arkansas and became a champion for the state.  Refreshments will be served (PIZZA!) and door prizes will be awarded.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

Dr. Puleo speaks about Obamacare Implementation

Victor Puleo

Dr. Victor Puleo

Health care reform -- now almost universally called Obamacare -- kicks into high gear in October, when millions of consumers begin shopping for health insurance on new state and federal exchanges.

But the law has been reshaping the health care landscape for several years now. What grade does Obamacare deserve to date?

"B-minus," says Victor Puleo, associate professor of insurance and risk management at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Read more: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/insurance/obamacare-implementation-1.aspx#ixzz2h8yCaPpl

10/10/13 - BIT Club Meeting - Seth Bartolotta from Acxiom

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its second meeting on Thursday, October 10th.  The event, which will be held in the College of Business Auditorium (Rooms 107/208) during X-period (1:40 - 2:30 p.m.), is open to all majors on campus.  Mr. Seth Bartolotta, Decision Support Analyst with Acxiom Corporation in Conway, will be the featured speaker.  Seth is a recent graduate of our College of Business and we are delighted to welcome him back to campus.  Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

Ubuntu-Blox Inventor to Speak at UCA

Harvey Lacey, social entrepreneur and inventor, taught local women in Haiti how to construct houses using local materials. He’ll provide a public lecture and demonstration of Ubuntu-Blox at the school’s College of Business on Thursday, Sept. 26, from 1:40 to 2:30 p.m. - Click here to read more...

BIT Club Meeting - 9/1913

The Business & Information Technology (BIT) Club is having its Fall Welcome Meeting and Kick-Off on Thursday, September 19th.  The event, which will be held in the College of Business Auditorium (Rooms 107/208) during X-period (1:40 - 2:30 p.m.),is open to all majors on campus.  Mr. Adam Pettit, District Sales Manager for the Delta District (AR, LA, MS, AL, Memphis) of SHI, will be the featured speaker.  SHI is a $4 billion+ global provider of information technology products and services.  Adam is a recent MIS graduate of our College of Business and we are delighted to welcome him back to campus.  Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded.  All students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.

Kaleigh Davis to speak at the International Trade Association Meeting

The International Trade Association will host Kaleigh Davis at 3 pm (today) Monday the 16th in COB 100.

Kaleigh Davis, is an alumni of UCA's College of Business and UCA's Honors College. While attending UCA, she served as president of the International Trade Association, an ambassador for International Programs, a group leader for StuMo as well as additional campus organizations. Ms. Davis graduated from the School of Law at the U of A, Fayetteville. Currently, she is a prosecutor for Pulaski County. Kaliegh will discuss her international experiences including trips to India, Central and South America and Tanzania.

Economics Student Speaks at United We Stand Festival

Brittney Logan is a senior Economics major and one of the "Koch Student Scholars" engaged in research under EFIRM's new program that provides a stipend for a few students to engage in economic research with faculty members. She has been invited to speak about youth activism by Christina Tobin. For more information, visit this link.

Study: Digital Divide Narrowing Between Generations

Researchers at the University of Central Arkansas have completed a study showing that the digital divide between younger and older generations is beginning to narrow.

The study reveals some surprising truths about seniors. They have more money available for technological expenses, are already a significant online presence, and they use technology and the internet in comparable ways to younger generations.

To read more of the article, click here.

Authors: Mark E. McMurtrey, Ronald E. McGaughey, James P. Downey and Steven M. Zeltmann

To read the research, click here.