UCA professor featured in PBS series

CONWAY—Dr. Duncan McKinnon, visiting assistant professor in anthropology, will appear in a PBS television series this August, Time Team America. Time Team America is a collaboration of numerous individuals conducting archaeological research in North America. The team is composed of media producers, archaeologists and a suite of scientific specialists and experts that present dynamic stories of t … [Read more...]

Cyber robots bring Homeland Security to UCA

CONWAY—A high ranking official with the Department of Homeland Security will visit the University of Central Arkansas to observe high school students from across the state compete in robotic competitions. Robin “Montana” Williams, branch chief , National Cybersecurity Education & Awareness, Department of Homeland Security, will visit UCA’s Cyber Discovery Camp, hosted by the College of Natur … [Read more...]

Bryant receives citation for Community School of Music Leadership

CONWAY—The Arkansas Senate recognized Jann Bryant, Director of the UCA Community School of Music (CSM) and Coordinator of Music Advising, on May 12 for her years of dedication with the school. Senator Jason Rapert presented Bryant a citation during the Voices of Central Arkansas Spring Concert. Bryant has served the CSM as director since the beginning of the school nearly 25 years a … [Read more...]

Professor elected to ASHA Advisory Council

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) elected Natalie Benafield, Clinical Instructor, to the Audiology Advisory Council. Benafield was notified of her election in a letter from the President of the ASHA on June 3. ASHA is a national professional organization for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology with more than 173,070 members and affiliates. The Audiology Advisory … [Read more...]

UCA hosts ‘book hacking’ training

CONWAY—The Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Arkansas, along with the Arkansas iTunes U initiative, will host a three-day training in multi-touch digital textbook authorship on July 7-9. The training runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day in Mashburn Hall on the UCA campus. Described as a “book hacking” opportunity, this training is intended to teach parti … [Read more...]

DREAM Team awarded grant from Arkansas Black Hall of Fame

Conway, AR —The University of Central Arkansas’ e-Mentoring program, D.R.E.A.M. Team, was awarded a $3,000 grant from the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame Foundation and partnering entity, Arkansas Community Foundation, on June 3, 2014. D.R.E.A.M. team representatives, President Johnathan Mablin and Advisor Shaneil Ealy, accepted the generous award at the reception hosted by the Arkansas Black Hall o … [Read more...]

UCA opens food bank on campus

CONWAY—A “serendipitous” connection between faculty and staff at the University of Central Arkansas has culminated in the creation of a food bank to serve students and employees. The grand opening for the “Bear Essentials Food Bank” is Wednesday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 108, Old Main. At least four different faculty and staff at UCA had the idea of opening a food pantry at varying … [Read more...]

First class of DNP students

Twelve new students at the University of Central Arkansas will leave a historical trail as they become the inaugural class in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice. The students participated in an orientation on June 2. The all-day orientation allowed the 12 students to familiarize themselves with the campus, their peers and professors. The students took part in sessions that explained what they wer … [Read more...]

UCA professor named Distinguished Scholar and Fellow

CONWAY—The National Academies of Practice is pleased to announced in April the election of Julie B. Meaux, Department of Nursing professor, as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow member of the NAP. Meaux was inducted at a Gala Membership Banquet on April 5, 2014 in Alexandria, VA. New members were inducted following a forum on “One Team – One Health.” Founded in 1981, NAP is an interdi … [Read more...]

Annual Teacher Pinning Ceremony at UCA

CONWAY—The UCA College of Education held its eighth annual Teacher Pinning Ceremony on Friday, May 2, 2014, to honor candidates who are becoming teachers. Two hundred sixty-one graduates from December 2013 and May 2014 were honored along with Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) candidates. The Teacher Pinning Ceremony is a time-honored tradition marking the occasion when one is welcomed into the t … [Read more...]