UCA student selected for Stanford program

UCA Junior Zak Jones has been selected to attend Stanford University?s School of Humanities and Sciences Summer Research-Early Identification Program (SR-EIP) from June 26 through Aug. 18. SR-EIP is a philosophy research program focused on the humanities and the graduate school experience. Jones will receive a $2,000 stipend, round-trip expenses to Stanford University, room and board on the … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 3/31

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff:Marvin Williams, Academic Advising, was named outstanding advisor for the state at the Region VII conference of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) held March 9-11 in Little Rock. Region VII includes Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Eighteen professional … [Read more...]

UCA Observatory open to public Wednesday

If the sky is clear Wednesday, March 15, the UCA Observatory will be open for the public to view Mars, Saturn, nebulae, and star clusters through university telescopes. Everyone is welcome to stop by anytime between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. The stairs to the observatory are located in the front lobby of Lewis Science Center. Admission is free. … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 3/10

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Hao Liu, Margaret McGee, Myles Quiben, Amanda Treadwell, Kristy Loftin, Department of Physical Therapy, presented a poster presentation, titled, " Variations of Extensor Carpi Radialis Muscles: An Anatomical Case Report ", at the American Physical Therapy Association combined sections meeting in … [Read more...]

UCA student selected for Irene Ryan Scholarship

Senior Chad Bradford, a theatre major, was selected as one of two winners of the Region VI Irene Ryan Scholarship during the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival at Tulsa Community College. The Irene Ryan Scholarship was founded by and named after the late Irene Ryan, who is best known for her portrayal of Granny on ?The Beverly Hillbillies? television show. Bradford received his … [Read more...]

RENT to Play Two Shows at UCA

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize, RENT, the Broadway musical written by Jonathan Larson and directed by Michael Greif, is coming to UCA?s Reynolds Performance Hall for performances on Wednesday and Thursday, March 15 & 16, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are still available for both shows. Call UCA Ticket Central at 866-810-0012 (toll-free in Arkansas), or in Conway, … [Read more...]

Voice students win at state conference

Several students of University of Central Arkansas voice faculty earned awards during the National Association of Teachers of Singing State Conference, Feb. 23-24 at Ouachita Baptist University.Drew Ladd won first place in freshmen men; Ron McDaniel won first place in the sophomore men category; Shannah Cummings won first place in high school women; and Kacie Blankenship won first place in the … [Read more...]

Tablet PCs examined at IDC luncheon

Tom Farrell, an expert on the tablet PC, gave UCA faculty members a crash course on the new technology during a luncheon hosted by the Instructional Development Center.Farrell, an associate professor of business information systems at Dakota State University, was a self-described doubting Thomas when the technology emerged on his campus in 2003, but today he is a believer. Like UCA, Dakota State … [Read more...]

UCA earns housing honors

The University of Central Arkansas recently competed with three other regional schools for the Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers? Frank Cloud Award of Excellence and came away with top honors.At the annual conference held in Houston, UCA went up against the University of Tulsa, Texas Tech University and Texas A&M to win this year?s award. The Frank Cloud Award of … [Read more...]

UCA employees earn $3.18 million in grants in 2005

More than 125 University of Central Arkansas faculty and staff were recently recognized for submitting 130 grant proposals in 2005. The total amount of the grant proposals for last year was $3.18 million. Grant funding is used for faculty research and academic programs and services. On Thursday, Feb. 23, the faculty and staff who were instrumental in bringing those dollars into the university … [Read more...]