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...]

Liberal Arts College plans end-of-year celebration

UCA's College of Liberal Arts will hold its "End-of-the-Year Celebration" this Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Conway Country Club. Four retiring faculty and staff members will be recognized, the winner of the annual Outstanding Faculty Member Award will be named, and a new scholarship and study-abroad funds honoring three of the retirees will be formally announced. … [Read more...]

French horn recital on Friday

UCA music lecturer Brent Shires and piano instructor Terrie Shires will present a program of French horn music this Friday at 5:45 p.m. at the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The recital is preparation for a performance two days later at the University of Illinois, and it is free and open to the public. Brent Shires is a founding member of Pinnacle Brass, the resident quintet at UCA, as well … [Read more...]

Conque's contract extended

As the University of Central Arkansas moves up to NCAA Division I status and joins the Southland Athletic Conference, UCA executed a contract agreement with Head Football Coach Clint Conque to extend his tenure at least through the end of 2011. "I was very impressed and pleased that UCA finished with an 8-3 record and in the national Top 25 during our first year competing at the Division I … [Read more...]

UCA student newspaper named best in state

The University of Central Arkansas's student newspaper, The Echo, won 27 awards at last Friday's Arkansas College Media Association awards, including First Place for General Excellence . The Echo also swept the First, Second and Third Place awards in the Editorial Writing category, and won First Place in News Writing and First Place in Editorial Cartoon. It was a banner day for UCA's literary … [Read more...]

UCA Faculty Excellence Award winners announced

Dr. Mike Martin, Bryan Massey and Bill Bandy are the 2007 recipients of UCA's 2007 Faculty Excellence Awards. Martin, a biology professor, won the Teaching Excellence Award; Massey, in UCA's Department of Art, won the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award; and Bandy won the Public Service Award for his work in UCA's Department of Physical Therapy.Martin has been at UCA since 1995. In … [Read more...]

Diavolo to perform at UCA

Los Angeles Modern Dance Troupe DIAVOLO will perform two concerts and a master class at UCA's Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are available from $12 to $35, and tickets for UCA students are $5 with a valid UCA I.D. To purchase tickets, call UCA Ticket Central at 450-3265 or 1-866-810-0012 or visit www.uca.edu/tickets. The … [Read more...]