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 me for this. Yet, it was a pleasant surprise when I heard that I had won. It is an honor when … [Read More...]
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. During the February 2004 meeting, the board passed a resolution honoring Womack's service. The … [Read More...]
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.
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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 living-learning community in Jefferson W. Farris Jr. Honors Hall, and participate in a unique … [Read More...]
The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and the Presidential Scholars List for the spring 2013 semester.
Recognition on the Dean's List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours to receive the recognition of Presidential Scholar.
Seven hundred eighty-two students were named Presidential Scholars and 1,189 were named to the … [Read More...]
The fourth annual Small City Economic Leadership Empowerment Summit will take place on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at the University of Central Arkansas. The event is hosted by Houseaboutit, a nonprofit community development organization that specializes in implementing educational services and restoring, building, and revitalizing small communities in the Delta and other rural parts of Arkansas.
“This year’s theme for the Summit is Shared Vision, Shared Growth. We are looking to build … [Read More...]
UCA will host the 67th annual National Conference of Academic Deans (NCAD) on July 11 and 12, 2013. The conference theme is “Leading with Integrity and Accountability.”
The conference will be held in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. Dr. Neil Hattlestand, dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, is the host of the conference. Program chair for the 2013 conference is Dr. James Machell, Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies at the University of Central … [Read More...]
Heather E. Hinesley from Conway and Jared M. Cronk from Cabot, both Sophomore Music Education majors from UCA, have been chosen to participate in Drum Corps International (DCI) for the summer of 2013.
Musicians chosen for the annual tour spend several weeks in May living and rehearsing in Indianapolis, Indiana before beginning a summer tour schedule with their individual corps assignments. The musicians visit and perform in several states throughout the summer, living either on the tour bus … [Read More...]
UCA’s five student publications took home a total of 57 awards at the Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA)’s 2013 Media Contest held at Ouachita Baptist University on Friday, April 26.
Each year, the ACMA hosts a conference that includes media workshops for students and advisors followed by an awards banquet. The categories for entry are newspaper, yearbook, magazine, television and online, which are divided into specific awards.
UCA’s online daily newspaper The Fountain … [Read More...]
After four days, the buzz of the chainsaw is over, but the buzz around campus continues. A sculpture of a black bear outside Wingo Hall is now complete.
Gary Keenan, a sculptor from Iowa, began shaping a tree into a life-sized black bear on Monday, May 6. He finished on Thursday, May 9.
UCA students, faculty, staff, and alums, along with local media and community members visited the work site each day to watch Keenan's progression on the carving.
To see images of Keenan’s progression … [Read More...]