UCA to host family & consumer sciences conference

The Arkansas Affiliate of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) will hold its annual conference at UCA this Thursday and Friday. Family and consumer sciences professionals will participate, including university and secondary educators, extension agents, dietitians, and business professionals. The student units from each state university will also attend this … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Joanna Castner Post, assistant professor of Writing at UCA, has an article in Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools, published February 2008 by the University of Minnesota Press. The article is entitled "Getting Real and Feeling in Control: Haptic Interfaces." The collection was edited by Byron Hawk, David M. Rieder, and Ollie Oviedo. … [Read more...]

UCA Arkatext Festival features noted Arkansas authors

UCA's annual Arkatext Festival, sponsored by UCA's Department of Writing, this week brings to campus noted authors for lectures and readings with faculty and students. Today a faculty reading will take place during x-period (1:40 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) in Thompson 104. Tomorrow, Keith "Catfish" Sutton will lecture on Creative Nonfiction at 1 p.m. in Thompson 331, followed by a reading at 3 p.m. in … [Read more...]

UCA receives $1.4 million for visiting chairs

An Oklahoma couple has established the first fully endowed visiting chair for the University of Central Arkansas. The $1.4 million bequest came from a trust established by the late K. Louis Mills Jr., a 1938 graduate of UCA. Mills, who resided in Bartlesville, Okla., was a native Arkansan who also graduated from Conway High School and earned a master … [Read more...]

UCA student & professor win international award

A recent UCA graduate and a UCA professor received the fourth place award in the international Small Business Institute Case of the Year competition. Modupe Ladeji, who graduated in December with an MBA from UCA, was recognized for his business plan and feasibility study for an oil and gas exploration consulting firm in his native country of Nigeria. His advisor was Don B. Bradley III, Executive … [Read more...]

UCA professor receives state award

UCA accounting professor Thomas H. Oxner has been chosen as the recipient of the 2008 Arkansas Society of CPAs (ASCPA) Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award. "The dedication to his students … [Read more...]

UCA student intern receives company award

UCA student J. Luke McCoy was named a "Power of 10 Award Winner" for his work at the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network during the 2007 company awards year. McCoy will be recognized for his achievement at the 2008 College Award Show, held during the 128th Annual Meeting of Northwestern Mutual in Milwaukee, as well as at UCA's Second Annual Internship Banquet in March. The Power of 10 Award … [Read more...]

NBC animation artist holds workshops at UCA

UCA this week welcomed Jason Bube, a 3-D computer animation artist at NBC Artworks in New York City, who presented two workshops and an evening lecture as Artist in Residence for the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Bube creates broadcast graphics and illustrations of current events for MSNBC and is a member of the team that designs and implements the look and feel of the cable news … [Read more...]

UCA biology students well-received at fisheries meeting

Ginny and Reid Adams of UCA's Department of Biology recently accompanied nine UCA students to the Arkansas-Mississippi American Fisheries Society meeting in Tunica, Miss. Seven of the students presented five oral talks and two student poster presentations, and four of the seven presenters were undergraduates. All of the presentations were highly complimented by other universities as well as … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of Writing at UCA, recently had his award-winning essay "Gittin' Myself a Garfish" published in Tight Lines, an anthology published by The Yale Anglers' Journal (New York). Pam Bennett of UCA's Department of Family and Consumer Sciences has received the National Council on Family Relations' Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation. CFLEs have a proven … [Read more...]