UCA COMMENCEMENT SET FOR DECEMBER 14-15

The University of Central Arkansas will hold commencement at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, and at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center. The university will confer 549 undergraduate degrees and 217 graduate degrees during four ceremonies. Graduate school commencement for all colleges is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday. Undergraduate … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS CODING ACADEMY CONTINUES PARTNERSHIP WITH PHILANDER SMITH COLLEGE

The Arkansas Coding Academy (ArCA) announces a continued partnership with Philander Smith College Workforce Innovation and Strategic Economic Public-Private Partnership (WISE-P3). The WISE-P3 program will host part-time ArCA classes on its campus, providing a safe and stable learning environment in the heart of Little Rock. This partnership allows local students an additional option for … [Read more...]

WHITEHEAD ELECTED TO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL

Amy Whitehead, assistant vice president for community and workforce development for the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement at the University of Central Arkansas, has been elected vice chair of the Community Development Council (CDC). The CDC, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is the governing body for the Community Development Institute (CDI) national network, a three-year community … [Read more...]

UCA FACULTY SELECTED TO ATTEND STEM GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

A group of University of Central Arkansas faculty has been selected to attend a workshop intended to improve competitiveness among submissions to the National Science Foundation (NSF) Scholarships in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S-STEM) program. The two-day, all-expense paid workshop seeks to improve the competitiveness of submissions to the National Science Foundation … [Read more...]

PROFESSOR AUTHORS BOOK ABOUT FLU SHOTS

Dr. Ben Rowley, associate professor of biology, has written a book with scientific information on the personal and societal benefits of influenza vaccinations. The book, titled Get Your $&$! Flu Shot, addresses the confusion and myths surrounding flu vaccines and vaccines in general, and it simplifies the science behind both the virus and the vaccine. It confronts misconceptions about … [Read more...]

JEWEL MOORE PHOTOGRAPHY WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Winners of the 2018 Jewel Moore Nature Reserve Photography Contest were recently announced by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. This contest focuses on capturing all-natural photos in UCA’s Jewel Moore Nature Reserve, at the Steel Creek field station along the Buffalo River, and in other natural areas on the UCA campus. UCA student winners are: First place, Stefani Hall, u … [Read more...]

UCA ALUMNA RECEIVES DOROTHY DREYER AWARD FOR VOLUNTEERISM

Carol Fleming ’90, ’91 was named the 2018 recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Dorothy Dreyer Award for Volunteerism. Fleming was formally recognized at the ASHA Awards Ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts, on Friday Nov. 16. During the ceremony, she was presented with a hand-blown glass bowl and a certificate acknowledging her volunteer service and the model she serves for … [Read more...]

JOURNALISM HISTORIANS ASSOCIATION NAMES STEPHENS AS FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

Dr. Donna Lampkin Stephens, interim director of the School of Communication, will serve as the first vice president of the American Journalism Historians Association for 2018-19. Officers were selected and announced during the organization’s 37th annual convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. Stephens was elected second vice president at the Little Rock conference last year. She will become p … [Read more...]

PROFESSOR REAPPOINTED TO FEDERATION OF STATE BOARDS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY

Dr. Chad Lairamore, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, has been reappointed by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) to serve a three-year term as co-chair of the FSBPT Examination Development Committee. This committee oversees development of the National Physical Therapy Examination. Lairamore was first appointed in 2017 to serve a one-year … [Read more...]

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNOUNCES DECEMBER MEETING

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Friday, Dec. 7 at 10:30 a.m. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at www.uca.edu/botagenda. The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 7 in Wingo Hall, room 210. … [Read more...]