Light installation at track and soccer complex

Lights at recreational field

Installation of lights at the track and soccer complex on the University of Central Arkansas campus is underway. The board approved a contract with Techline Lighting to install lights at the track and soccer complex during a June teleconference meeting. Techline Lighting crews began work this week to install the lights around the field located at the corner of Dave Ward Drive and Donaghey … [Read more...]

HPER center groundbreaking ceremony


The Honorable Mike Beebe, University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway, members of the board of trustees, and other city, state and local leaders will take part in a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. for the expansion of the Health Physical Education and Recreation Center (HPER)  project. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place in the current HPER c … [Read more...]

Team Bears Unlimited in final preps for competition

Michelle Enfinger, Ben Tackett, John White
and Kyle Eichelberger

Faculty, staff, students and media representatives were on hand for one of the last rehearsal sessions of Team Bears Unlimited before the team departs for the Imagine Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Imagine Cup is an international technology competition hosted by Microsoft.The four-member team, John White, Ben Tackett, Kyle Eichelberger and Michelle Enfinger, will represent the United … [Read more...]

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

(l to right) John White, R. Kyle Eichelberger and Ben Tacket. (Back row) Dr. Sinan Kockara and Dr. Tansel Halic. Not pictured is Michelle Enfinger.

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...]

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...]

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...]