UCA students featured on ABC's 'Extreme Makeover'

UCA students will be featured on "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" on the ABC television network this Sunday, April 29 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. as they help renovate a home for a Murfreesboro, Ark. family. The show can be viewed in Central Arkansas on KATV Channel 7, in Northwest Arkansas on KHBS/KHOG-TV 40/29 and in Northeast Arkansas on KAIT Channel 8. The UCA volunteers got involved when former … [Read more...]

Another UCA player on NFL Draft radar

Jacob Ford is not the only UCA football player who is likely to be chosen in this weekend's NFL Draft. According to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reporter Bob Holt, UCA wide receiver Aaron Fairooz "is projected as a sixth- or seventh-round pick after finishing his UCA career with 186 catches for 2,797 yards and 26 touchdowns. He was one of two former UCA players invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, … [Read more...]

UCA professor invited to serve on national journal board

UCA business law professor Roy Whitehead has accepted an invitation to serve on the Editorial Review Board of the CPA Journal, a monthly professional publication of the New York Society of Certified Public Accountants considered among the top national accounting journals. It is targeted toward practitioners and educators, and most of the Editorial Review Board members are from large New York and … [Read more...]

UCA choir concert tonight

The UCA Concert Choir and Chamber Choir Spring Concert takes place tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall at Snow Fine Arts Center. The choir will soon travel to Florence, Italy to participate in the celebration of UCA's Centennial, and they will perform their touring repertoire at tonight's event. Their trip is made possible by UCA's Student Government Association and individual … [Read more...]

UCA hosts state math contest

The UCA Department of Mathematics this Saturday will host the annual High School Mathematics Contest sponsored by the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics (ACTM). Over 300 high school students from junior high and senior high schools throughout Arkansas will convene on the UCA campus (Mathematics and Computer Science Building) to compete for trophies, scholarships and other prizes in one … [Read more...]

UCA composer premieres string quartet

UCA music professor Paul Dickinson will premiere his composition for string quartet, entitled "Transfiguration," this Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Recital Hall at Snow Fine Arts Center. The work, commissioned through a grant from the prestigious Fromm Music Foundation, will be performed by the Quapaw Quartet. … [Read more...]

UCA player likely pick in NFL draft

"Jacob Ford has put himself in position to be picked in the 2007 NFL Draft this weekend," Bob Holt wrote in yesterday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. "Ford, who played defensive end at Central Arkansas the past two seasons, likely will have his name called by an NFL team on Sunday, when rounds four through seven are held." "We?re hearing that he's a solid fifth-round grade," UCA Coach Clint Conque … [Read more...]

UCA Centennial yearbooks available

Copies of the Centennial edition of the Scroll, UCA's yearbook, have arrived and are available at the UCA Bookstore from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through next week. The 2007 yearbooks are free to full-time undergraduate students who paid fees in both the fall of 2006 and spring of 2007, and who can present a valid student ID. Departments, faculty, staff and alumni may purchase yearbooks for $30 each. … [Read more...]

UCA Employees of the Year announced

The UCA Staff Senate last Thursday at the Service Recognition Reception honored Allan Roisen, Charlotte Strickland and Jan Bartley as the Employees of the Year in three separate categories. Roisen, the Instrumentation Tech II for Physics and Astronomy, won the Service Staff Award; Strickland, the Education Seminar Coordinator for the Office of University Training; won the Administrative Staff … [Read more...]

UCA sociology students present at state conference

UCA sociology faculty members and majors participated in the 28th Annual Arkansas Undergraduate Sociology and Anthropology Symposium last Friday at Hendrix College. Student presentations included: Jennifer Dainwood ("He Thinks He'll Keep Her: An evaluation of Cultivation Theory as applied to gender traditional ideals and mass media"); Sarah Larson ( "Who's to Blame? The relationship between … [Read more...]