UCA RECEIVES FUNDING AWARD TO SUPPORT RESEARCH ON CANCER SURVIVORSHIP

The University of Central Arkansas has been approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in the amount of $49,940. Dr. Lisa VanHoose, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, will serve as project lead. The funds will be used to build a partnership of individuals and groups who share a desire to advance patient-centered outcomes … [Read more...]

AUTHOR CARA BROOKINS TO VISIT UCA AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR C.D. WRIGHT CONFERENCE

By Des’ree Dallmann College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Cara Brookins, keynote speaker for the inaugural C.D. Wright Women’s Writers Conference and author of Rise: How a House Built a Family, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as part of the conference on Saturday, Nov. 4. An author from Little Rock, Brookins will give the keynote lecture at 12:15 p.m. in … [Read more...]

UCA ARCHIVES TO DISPLAY BLOCK/HENDERSON COLLECTION

The UCA Archives will display all the materials held in the Block/Henderson Collection from Oct. 16-27. This collection was created to preserve the many letters and cards of condolence, and banners of condolence that were sent to the UCA Community after the fatal shootings of two UCA students, Chavares Block, 19, and Ryan Henderson, 18, on Oct. 26, 2008. Visitors to the UCA Archives will be … [Read more...]

UCA BEAR BOOTS ON THE GROUND REACTIVATES

Bear Boots on the Ground, a disaster response initiative at the University of Central Arkansas, has been reactivated to work in flood and hurricane-stricken areas in Texas. A delegation of students, staff and faculty will travel to the Houston area from Oct. 18-22 to perform mud-out work. The group will work with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. “Bear Boots on the Ground was reactivated … [Read more...]

BOARD OF TRUSTEES CALLED MEETING WEDNESDAY

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a called teleconference at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11. The call will be placed in Wingo Hall, Room 210. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at www.uca.edu/botagenda. … [Read more...]

UCA DEPARTMENTS COLLABORATE FOR THE CARE OF KIDS

For the past year, the University of Central Arkansas Elementary, Special Education and Literacy (ELSE), Occupational Therapy (OT) and Service-Learning programs have collaborated for the benefit of caring for kids with special healthcare needs through the UCA Bears for Care Program. The Bears for CARE Program, which is part of the WE-CARE Network, is dedicated to providing central Arkansas … [Read more...]

UCA’S BEARBONES TROMBONE CHOIR SETS OCT. 17 CONCERT

By Des’ree Dallmann College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas trombone choir, BearBones, will be in concert Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The 7:30 p.m. event is free and open to the public. “This is the first performance of the year, and this is the biggest we have ever been,” said Dr. Justin Cook, assist … [Read more...]

JACK HANNA’S ‘INTO THE WILD LIVE’ SET FOR REYNOLDS OCT. 27

By Malachi Thornton College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Jack Hanna will bring his “Into the Wild Live!” presented by Nationwide to the University of Central Arkansas's Reynolds Performance Hall on Friday, Oct. 27. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. "This will be a fun night for patrons of all ages to experience ‘Jungle Jack,’ a legendary zoologist who will bring … [Read more...]

UCA JAZZ ENSEMBLES SET OCT. 15 CONCERT

By John Anderson and Malachi Thornton College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will be in concert Oct. 15 at the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The Dixieland Band, Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II will perform in the 7:30 p.m. concert, which is free and open to the public. “Our jazz ensembles serve the purpose … [Read more...]

GOV. HUTCHINSON ANNOUNCES $500,000 GRANT TO UCA, PARTNERSHIP WITH AETN

Students will learn to detect, defeat cyber-attacks on simulated network Governor Asa Hutchinson Wednesday announced that a $500,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education will be provided to the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) to help pay for a fully functional dedicated cyber range for educational training—a first-of-its-kind operation. This “cutting edge tool” in high … [Read more...]