UCA faculty news

Three professors from UCA's College of Business last month presented papers at the Academy of Business Administration's 2007 Global Trends Conference in Puerto Rico. Jim Bell, a professor in the Management Information Systems department, presented a paper on his research titled, "The International Student and Statistics Anxiety." Bill Friedman, an associate professor of MIS, presented his … [Read more...]

UCA plans events honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The UCA Office of Minority Student Services has organized three events to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on the occasion of the federal holiday marking his birthday. The UCA President's Office will co-sponsor the Minority Student Services Prayer Breakfast tomorrow at 9 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom featuring keynote speaker Pastor E.C. Maltbia of the True Holiness Saints … [Read more...]

TONIGHT: UCA basketball televised on Fox Sports Southwest

The UCA Sugar Bears and Bears will host a unique basketball doubleheader tonight at the Farris Center. The Sugar Bears will play Texas-San Antonio in Southland Conference action beginning at 5:15 p.m. at the Farris Center. Immediately following the game, the Bears' road game against Texas-San Antonio will be shown live in the arena via Fox Sports Southwest. (The television broadcast begins at 7 … [Read more...]

UCA senior receives SURF grant

Eric Deitz of Little Rock, a senior in UCA's Honors College, has been awarded a Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The grant is $2,650, and UCA will add matching funds in the amount of $1,250. Deitz's research project, "Spark", is a short film dealing with issues of tolerance in our society. Bruce Hutchinson and Mike Gunter of the UCA … [Read more...]

UCA researchers receive grant to promote healthy lifestyles

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health Region VI awarded a $3,500 grant to Letha J. Mosley and Felicia D. Taylor of UCA's Occupational Therapy and Health Science departments for a project entitled "Living Legacies: Learning and Choosing Healthy Lifestyles." Their research is focused on increasing awareness of healthy lifestyle choices that might prevent or … [Read more...]

UCA Logistics Program launches, convenes first Central Arkansas CSCMP Roundtable

The UCA Logistics program officially launched yesterday by convening the first-ever meeting of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Central Arkansas Roundtable with featured speaker Julie Flom, Process Leader in Field Operations for Target Corporation. M. Douglas Voss, assistant professor of Marketing & Logistics in UCA's College of Business, introduced the new UCA … [Read more...]

UCA senior wins SURF grant for math research

David Ekrut of Cabot, a senior mathematics major at UCA, has been awarded a Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The grant is $2,650, and UCA will add matching funds in the amount of $1,250. David's research project, "Generalized compatibiity for two dimensional nonlinear diffusion equations," is a generalization of current symmetry … [Read more...]

NAFSA awards grant to improve intercultural communication at UCA

NAFSA: Association of International Educators awarded a $7,300 grant to Lynn Ramage Schaefer of UCA's Intensive English program for a project designed to strengthen intercultural communication and international student Involvement at UCA. The project's goals are to establish a procedure for intercultural training to the staff of Baridon Hall, where the majority of UCA's international students … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing, recently had his book Riding the Unit: Nonfiction 1994-2004 published by Six Gallery Press, Pittsburgh. John Bratton, professor of Insurance and Risk Management in UCA's College of Business, recently had an article entitled "Personal Excess Liability Policy and Rental Property Exposures" published in the January 2008 issue of the Society of Financial … [Read more...]

UCA to organize first annual multi-county 'seed swap'

The University of Central Arkansas Sociology Department and Humanities and World Cultures Institute will partner with the Ozark Folk Center State Park to host the first annual Ozark Seed Swap on March 1st from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ozark Folk Center State Park Conference Center in Mountain View. Arkansas farmers and gardeners have a legacy of heirloom seeds that are in danger of being lost, … [Read more...]