UCA police officers complete training

UCA Police Officers Keith McKay and Michael Jones recently graduated from the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy class 2007-A in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Officers McKay and Jones were two of 52 officers who successfully completed the Basic Police Training Course. McKay, 22, is from Silverdale, Washington, came to UCA as a student in 2005, and joined the UCA Police … [Read more...]

State Farm Insurance Grant Funds UCA Online Insurance Course Development

State Farm Insurance recently presented an $11,539 grant to the University of Central Arkansas for the development of an online property and casualty insurance study course. This is the second gift from State Farm to UCA in the last three years. In 2004, State Farm Vice President Rendi Black presented UCA President Lu Hardin with a $75,000 grant for UCA?s Insurance and Risk Management Studies … [Read more...]

UCA instructor is state's first Neurologic Clinical Specialist

Myles Quiben, of UCA's Department of Physical Therapy, recently became the first Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) in Arkansas. Quiben, who recently was certified as a clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), is now one of 535 physical therapists certified in neurology … [Read more...]

UCA Planetarium Show scheduled for Wednesday

There will be a UCA Planetarium Show this Wednesday, August 1st, at 7 p.m. in Lewis Science Center 10. The show includes a tour of the August sky and events, and flights through the universe. Admission is free. No admittance once show has begun. Children under 5 years not recommended. … [Read more...]

U.S. Congress recognizes UCA's 100th anniversary

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution sponsored by U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder to recognize the 100th anniversary of the University of Central Arkansas. UCA was commended for a wide range of accomplishments, including "[having] more than 100 undergraduate courses of study, 33 masters degree programs, and 3 doctoral programs" and "establish[ing] one of the first honors … [Read more...]

UCA physical therapy student wins national award

UCA student Micah Dailey is the 2007 recipient of the Mary McMillan Scholarship Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Dailey, a Batesville native who will graduate on August 10 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, is one of ten students selected from nearly 200 physical therapy programs across the nation. He received a $5,000 cash award and was recognized at the APTA … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Garry Craig Powell of the Department of Writing has just published a short story, "The Perfume Trees of Arkansas," in the literary magazine Zone 3. Terry James, chairman of UCA's Department of Leadership Studies in the College of Education, currently is president of the national Association of Teacher Educators, which is convening this week for its national conference in Milwaukee. Jacquie … [Read more...]

Minton Residential College goes green

When Miranda Morris found out in the Spring that Minton Residential College had to close for scheduled facility upgrades, she had two questions: --What student-learning opportunities could this possibly present for the University? --What will Minton Residential College be when the building reopens? Following the UCA tradition of inventiveness and collaboration, two answers quickly … [Read more...]

UCA psychology professor presents, publishes papers

Dong Xie, Assistant Professor in UCA's Department of Psychology and Counseling, recently presented a paper titled "The Cross-Cultural Reliability and Validity of Career Perspective Inventory (CPI)" at the 2007 National Association of Career Development (NCDA) conference in Seattle, Washington. Supported by a UCA summer research stipend and a URC grant, Xie's research examined the reliability and … [Read more...]

UCA physical therapy student wins national award

Patrick Carnathan, a third-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at UCA, recently was honored with the Outstanding Student Member Clinician Award for 2006 from the Arkansas Physical Therapy Association (ArPTA). This award is annually presented to an ArPTA student member who exemplifies professionalism, promotes both membership and association with the American Physical Therapy … [Read more...]