NURSING FACULTY CHOSEN AS ‘40 UNDER 40’

Annette Gartman, clinical instructor, and Scott Byrd, adjunct faculty, were both named to the Arkansas Center for Nursing’s 2017 “40 Under 40” list. Gartman and Byrd are both in the School of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas. Forty Arkansas nurses were named to the list, which honors emerging nurse leaders in the state who are under the age of 40. The Arkansas Center for Nursin … [Read more...]

UCA WIND ENSEMBLE, SYMPHONIC BAND TO BE IN CONCERT NOV. 28

By Brody Arnold College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band will be in concert at Reynolds Performance Hall on Nov. 28 at 7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dr. Ricky Brooks, director of bands, will perform four pieces: “Ecstatic Fanfare” by Bryant, “Cent … [Read more...]

STUDENTS COMPETE IN ACTAA STUDENT CONGRESS

Eight students represented the University of Central Arkansas at the 49th ACTAA Student Congress on Human Relations, sponsored by the Arkansas Communication and Theater Arts Association. The delegation competed against teams from Hendrix College, the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The UCA delegation consisted of seniors Alexander Denker, … [Read more...]

UCA BETA ALPHA PSI RECEIVES TOP HONORS AT ANNUAL MEETING

The Theta Lambda chapter of Beta Alpha Psi at the University of Central Arkansas was recognized as a Gold Chapter at the 2017 annual meeting in Anaheim, California. Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals with over 300 chapters on college and university campuses. Gold Chapter status is awarded to the top five percent of all Beta Alpha Psi … [Read more...]

TWO PROFESSORS ELECTED DELEGATES TO AMERICAN PHYSICAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION

Two professors from the Department of Physical Therapy were elected to represent the Arkansas Physical Therapy Association at the annual House of Delegates of the American Physical Therapy Association that meets each June. Dr. Steve Forbush, associate Professor was elected to a three-year term as chief delegate and Dr. Nancy Reese, professor and chair, was elected to a two-year term as … [Read more...]

LAIRAMORE NAMED CO-CHAIR OF NPTE COMMITTEE

Dr. Chad Lairamore, associate professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, was to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy as co-chair of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) Examination Development Committee. The NPTE is the national licensure examination for physical therapists. The Examination Development Committee oversees the item construction and exam review … [Read more...]

PSYCHOLOGY SOCIETY WINS REGIONAL AWARD

University of Central Arkansas students were recognized with the 2017 Alberta Johnson/Ruth Hubbard Cousins Building Bonds Collaboration Award during the Southwestern Psychological Association annual conference. Members of the UCA chapter of Psi Chi, an international honor society in psychology, worked with the Psi Chi chapters at Texas Women’s University and Collin College to create a c … [Read more...]

INAUGURAL CLASS OF CONWAY AREA LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE INCLUDES TWO EMPLOYEES

                Two University of Central Arkansas employees are members of the inaugural class of the Conway Area Leadership Institute. Shelby Fiegel, assistant director of the Center for Community and Economic Development, and LaTonya Matheney, program coordinator in the Division of Student Services, were two of approximately 35 … [Read more...]

UCA WOMEN’S GIVING CIRCLE AWARDS 2017-18 GRANTS

The Women’s Giving Circle at the University of Central Arkansas awarded five grants that focus on development opportunities for women and girls during the annual Grant Awards Luncheon on Nov. 9. The Women’s Giving Circle received ten applications. Grant awards ranged from $700 to $1,500. Established in 2014, the Women’s Giving Circle encourages unique learning and leadership development oppor … [Read more...]

UCA THEATRE TO PRESENT FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS AND SCENES

By Malachi Thornton College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Theatre Program will present the annual Festival of One-Act Plays and Scenes Dec. 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. “The Festival of One-Acts and Scenes is entirely student-chosen and student-directed,” said Dr. Kevin Browne, academic … [Read more...]