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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.

Former Governor Mike Huckabee Guest Speaker

Centennial Bank hosted a fund raising event honoring Johnny Allison and his entrepreneurial success. Former Governor Mike Huckabee was the featured speaker for the event and we had between 25 and 30 students in attendance and a packed house in McCastlain Hall.
The event raised $252,000 that will all go into the John W. Allison Entrepreneur Endowed Professorship Fund. Centennial Bank covered 100% of the expenses for the event and 100% of the revenue raised ($252k) will go into this newly created endowment. Half of the money came from selling tables and the other half was a matching gift from the Allison family.
For more information read this article in The Log Cabin Democrat

Economics Professor Named to Public Choice Society Board

Noel Campbell, professor of economics at UCA, was appointed to the Executive Committee’s Board of Directors (2012-2015) of the Public Choice Society during the Society’s 50th anniversary conference. The Public Choice Society was created by the late Nobel Laureate economist, James Buchanan, on the basis of “methodological individualism, rational choice, and politics-as-exchange.” The Public Choice Society is affiliated with the Springer journals Public Choice, Constitutional Political Economy, and the Review of Austrian Economics.

UCA's Beta Alpha Psi Chapter takes a first place during conference

The University of Central Arkansas’ chapter of Beta Alpha Psi — the honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals — earned a first-place award recently at the organization’s 2013 Southwest Regional Conference in Dallas.

UCA students Amber Brewer, Kaci Burrow and Kristen Flynn were awarded first place in the Best Practices competition in the category of Innovation in Developing Soft Skills, according to a news release. The three made a presentation based on a program the UCA chapter of Beta Alpha Psi developed to improve communication skills of its members. Six other schools competed in this category.

For more of the story, click here to read the Log Cabin Democrat article.