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UCA plans tornado relief effort

UCA's Office of Student Life is organizing a Tornado Relief Effort to assist the victims of the recent storms that recently devastated parts of Arkansas. Buses will depart from the Reynolds parking lot this Saturday, Feb. 23 at 9 a.m. to transport volunteers to the disaster areas. Food will be provided to all who participate, and the buses will return to UCA at 6 p.m. that evening. All UCA … [Read more...]

UCA employees earn $4.33 million in grants in 2007

More than 180 UCA faculty and staff were recently recognized for submitting 212 grant proposals in 2007, resulting in a total of $4.33 million received at UCA during that year. The grant funding was used for faculty research and academic programs and services. The faculty and staff who were instrumental in bringing those funds to UCA were honored at a reception at which UCA President Lu Hardin, … [Read more...]

UCA places third in quiz bowl regionals

The UCA Quiz Bowl team recently placed third at the NAQT Southwest Sectionals held at the University of Tulsa. The accomplishment was notable because it was the first tournament competition for the new team, which was formed this semester. Tobin Williamson of Dardanelle made the All-Region team, and Jason Groves of Morrilton answered two questions in a 3-question overtime to defeat Kansas State … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Garry Craig Powell of UCA's Department of Writing has just had his short story "Kamila and the King of Kandy" accepted for publication by Red Wheelbarrow Literary Magazine. Tim Thornes, assistant professor of linguistics in UCA's Department of Writing, has had his paper 'Historical Pathways in the Development of Complex Predicates in Northern Paiute' accepted for publication as a chapter in the … [Read more...]

UCA to host forum on education reform

The University of Central Arkansas next week will host a public forum about education reform organized in partnership with the Arkansas Policy Foundation. The event will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. in the UCA Student Center Ballroom, and it will feature a panel discussion among UCA President Lu Hardin and professors Roy Whitehead and Walter Block. Reforms enacted in Arkansas … [Read more...]

UCA hosts state civics competition

UCA recently hosted the final Arkansas round of a civics competition called "We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution." Three teams of Arkansas high school students competed for a bid to represent the state at the national finals, which will be held in Washington D.C. in April. Teams from Russellville Junior High School, Vilonia High School and Charleston High School faced each other at … [Read more...]

UCA scientists receive grant for environmental analysis

UCA professors Ginny Adams, Karen Steelman and Laurie Warren received a $50,000 grant from the Perry County, Missouri Soil and Water Conservation District for a contaminant concentration analysis in streams utilized by Grotto Sculpin (Cottus carolinae) in that county. In 2002, the Grotto Sculpin was designated by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a candidate for listing as a Federal … [Read more...]

Search continues for UCA alumnus

Family and friends continue to search for John Glasgow, a Little Rock executive who was last seen in Little Rock on Jan. 28 and is thought to have disappeared on Petit Jean Mountain, where his car and cell phone were found. Glasgow graduated from UCA in 1985 with a degree in accounting. UCA alumni with any information about his whereabouts are encouraged to visit the website … [Read more...]

UCA announces $550,000 scholarship gift

The UCA Foundation recently announced a gift valued at approximately $550,000 from Bobbie Garner Floyd of Conway in memory of her late husband, John M. Garner. The donation is a combination of a cash gift and a planned charitable remainder trust. The John M. Garner and Bobbie Garner Floyd Scholarship Fund will fund scholarships for students with a preference for students from Wynne High School … [Read more...]