UCA faculty news

J.D. Swanson, an assistant professor of Biology, last weekend conducted an eight-hour seminar on Shotokan Karate at The Pennsylvania State University. Participants included around 100 students from a variety of area universities, including Penn State, Penn College of Technology, Lycomming College, Cornell University, and Bucknell University. Swanson is the Southern Regional Director of the … [Read more...]

McLauchlin Graduate Scholarship winners honored

Angie Renee Elizandro and Rosemarie Dickinson were honored as the recipients for the 2007-08 Robert W. McLauchlin Graduate Scholarship at a reception hosted by the UCA Graduate Council last Thursday. The Robert W. McLauchlin Graduate Scholarship Fund was endowed in December 1995 after the death of Dr. Robert M. McLauchlin, then Dean of the Graduate School. The scholarship provides funds to … [Read more...]

UCA historian directs Arkansas WWII documentary project

Roger Pauly, a history professor in UCA's College of Liberal Arts, has served as the project historian for the AETN original documentary "Their Journey," an Arkansas accompaniment to "The War," the new Ken Burns film about World War II currently airing on PBS. Pauly's supervisory duties for "Their Journey" also included the creation of an online oral history project called "In Their Words," as … [Read more...]

UCA professor to edit national newsletter

Victor A. Puleo, Jr., CFP ?, assistant professor of insurance and risk management in UCA's College of Business, has accepted an invitation to serve as the Editor of the Risk Management Section Newsletter, a quarterly professional publication of the Society of Financial Service Professionals (FSP). This is a two-year appointment. His responsibilities as Editor include determining the general … [Read more...]

UCA receives federal grant to develop Chinese studies

The University of Central Arkansas will use a federal grant to create an interdisciplinary Chinese studies program that will include an emphasis on Chinese language and culture. Dr. Hui Wu in UCA's Department of Writing was awarded a two-year Title VI grant of $166,339 from the U.S. Department of Education for her proposal entitled, ?Improving the Asian Studies Curriculum through a Focus on … [Read more...]

UCA to host regional Resident Assistant Conference

UCA's Department of Housing & Residence Life has been selected to host the 2007 Annual Resident Assistant Conference for the Southwest Association of College & University Housing Officers (SWACUHO). The regional conference consists of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Mexico, and parts of Louisiana and Missouri. Resident Assistants from colleges and universities around the region will come to … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Tina Mankey, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, has been named Arkansas's delegate to the Representative Assembly of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The Representative Assembly (RA) is the policy-making body of the Association (the "Congress" of AOTA). In this position, she will represent all Arkansas occupational therapists to the national … [Read more...]

UCA kicks off first-ever fundraising campaign one week from today

The University of Central Arkansas will kick off its first-ever comprehensive fund-raising campaign, ?New Vision, New Century: The Centennial Campaign for UCA,? next Thursday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. on the front lawn of McAlister Hall. The event is free and open to the public. During the kickoff, UCA President Lu Hardin and volunteer leaders of the campaign will announce the university?s latest … [Read more...]

Passport Fair this Saturday

The U.S. Postal Service will hold a Passport Fair this Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Conway West post office located at 1060 Hogan Lane. To obtain a passport at that time, a passport application (Form DS-11) must be completed in advance. For an application, and for more information about fees and what to bring (photos, proof of identity) visit usps.com/passport. … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Alex Fayman, assistant professor of finance in UCA's Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance & Risk Management, will present his paper entitled, "Banks, IPOs, Dividends, and Takeovers" at the Financial Management Association Annual Meeting on Oct. 14. Noel Campbell, associate professor of economics in the same department, will publish two articles in the coming months: "Did Caplan Catch a … [Read more...]