27th Annual Community Development Institute at UCA

Over 100 community leaders from Arkansas and surrounding states will meet at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) July 29 through August 2 to participate in the annual Community Development Institute (CDI). Taking place in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, the event promises to be a unique educational experience for participants. Amy Whitehead, CDI Director, said, “CDI empowers c … [Read more...]

Students prep for Microsoft competition

Team Bears Unlimited, a team of four computer science students, is going to St. Petersburg, Russia to compete in the Imagine Cup, which is sponsored by Microsoft. The four students, John White, Ben Tackett, R. Kyle Eichelberger and Michelle Enfinger, developed the Bear Claw System. This is a glove outfitted with sensors to assist physical and occupational therapy patients at the hand, wrist, … [Read more...]

APA grants funding for research

Darshon Anderson, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Central Arkansas, received a grant from the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training in Psychology. This research will assess the number of ethnic minority male and female faculty members hired within departments of psychology from academic years 2000-2012 for t … [Read more...]

Board approves lights and land purchase

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved two items on a teleconference agenda on Monday, June 24, 2013. The board approved a contract with Techline Lighting to install lights at the track and soccer complex, and board members approved the purchase of property at 230 Donaghey Avenue. The track and soccer complex at the corner of Dave Ward Drive and Donaghey Avenue was … [Read more...]

Professor to serve as president for division of APA

University of Central Arkansas psychology professor Dr. Femina Varghese has been elected President of Division 18 of the American Psychological Association (APA) for the 2014-2015 academic year. "I am humbled and honored to have the confidence and trust of the members of APA's Division 18 to have been elected to serve as their president. This election is a testament to the support and … [Read more...]

Board schedules teleconference

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will have a teleconference meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013. To participate in the meeting, dial 1-855-825-5414, and then use this participation code: 8345991230. The call will be placed from Room 210 in Wingo Hall on the campus.   … [Read more...]

Faculty Receives ‘Early Career’ Award

University of Central Arkansas psychology professor, Femina Varghese, has been named the recipient of the 2013 Division 18 Early Career Achievement Award. The award will be presented at the Division 18 Business Meeting at the 2013 American Psychological Association Annual Convention July 31-August 4 in Hawaii. “Colleagues nationally had mentioned to me nearly a year ago their desire to nominate … [Read more...]

Campus mourns the loss of past trustee

The University of Central Arkansas mourns the loss of past board member Dallda F. Womack, who died Friday at a Little Rock hospital. Services for Womack were Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at the D.F. Womack Gymnasium at Star City High School at 11 a.m. The online obituary can be found at www.griffinfuneralservice.net. Womack was appointed to the board in July 1990 and served until February 2004. … [Read more...]

Reception honoring retiring deans

A retirement reception honoring Dr. Neil Hattlestad, dean, College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, and Dr. Elaine McNiece, associate provost and dean of the Graduate School, will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 3 p.m. in the Mirror Room at McAlister Hall on the UCA campus. Dr. Hattlestad and Dr. McNiece retire on June 30.   … [Read more...]

Fall 2013 Schedler Honors Scholars selected

The Schedler Honors College at the University of Central Arkansas has selected 75 incoming first-year students as its newest class of Schedler Honors Scholars. The students were selected from a pool of over 200 applicants, of which 120 were selected for intensive full-day interviews on the UCA campus. Schedler Honors Scholars receive UCA’s most prestigious scholarship package, reside in a l … [Read more...]