Scholarship at UCA to honor former student

Officials will announce plans Friday, Oct. 29, for a scholarship program to be named after a University of Central Arkansas student and basketball player who died in an apartment fire in April. The scholarship is being named after Aaron B. Mackey, a 22 year-old UCA student from Maumelle. He was a member of the UCA basketball team. On April 29, he died in an apartment fire outside of Conway in … [Read more...]

Presentations and publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. UCA graduate Barbara Seedha and Dr. Joseph Horton, College of Business Administration, presented a paper at the meeting of the American Society for Competitiveness, Oct. 14-16 in Washington, D.C. The paper is based on Seedha's Honors College thesis, which Horton supervised. U. S. Secretary of Labor Elaine … [Read more...]

Chamber Orchestra to perform Friday

The UCA Chamber Orchestra will present its first concert of the 2004-05 season at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29 in the Recital Hall of Snow Fine Arts Center. The 40-member chamber orchestra is composed entirely of UCA students. The program is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes in length and is free and open to the public. The concert will include Mozart's "Symphony no. 39 in E flat," … [Read more...]

Faculty enhancement grants available in the spring

The Provost's office has announced that another round of Faculty enhancement grants will be awarded in the spring. The due date for these grants will be January 17, 2005. As before, an applicant from each college will receive a grant of $1,000, and there will also be a grand prize of $2,000. The grant proposal form can be found on the IDC Web page at … [Read more...]

Spanish Club to host Sesame Street actress

The University of Central Arkansas Spanish Club will host Sonia Manzano who plays ?Maria? on Sesame Street. Manzano will give a presentation at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1 at the Recital Hall in Snow Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]

Concert Choir to perform tonight

The internationally-acclaimed University of Central Arkansas Concert Choir, under the direction of John Erwin, will present a fall concert Monday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The choir, just selected to perform for the American Choral Directors Convention in Los Angeles in Feb. 2005, will present a variety of music from the Renaissance to modern compositions … [Read more...]

Honors College Challenge Week: America at the Crossroads

The following events are part of UCA Honors College Challenge Week. All events are free and open to the public. Tuesday, Oct. 26 7 p.m. Peter Galbraith "How to Get Out of Iraq: What Went Wrong and What to Do About It" Ida Waldran Auditorium (UCA Main Hall) Wednesday, Oct. 27 3 p.m. High Table with Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Ron Oliver "Looking Left" Brewer-Hegeman Conference … [Read more...]

Foley receives grant to study E. coli in poultry

Dr. Steven Foley, Department of Biology, recently received a $25,000 grant to conduct an evaluation of E. coli gene expression in the presence of chicken serum. The purpose of the study is to understand the mechanism by which E. coli causes disease in poultry. ?By understanding poultry disease, we may be able to develop strategies to reduce disease in birds and potentially limit the spread of … [Read more...]

Students flock to teach-in for info on election issues

More than 200 students flooded the front lawn of the president?s home Thursday evening as University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin, his wife, Mary, and the Sophomore Year Experience co-hosted a teach-in about this year?s presidential election. Hardin said he was proud of the exceptional turnout. ?To have over 200 students attend a lecture on a voluntary basis shows that UCA students … [Read more...]

Homecoming Schedule of Events

A schedule weekend Homecoming events follows. For event tickets or more info, call (501) 450-3114. Friday, October 22 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Homecoming Welcome Center, Buffalo Alumni Hall 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Baum Gallery Fall Exhibit, Baum Gallery 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Purple and Gray Celebration, Student Center Courtyard 1 p.m. UCA Women's Soccer vs. Harding, UCA Soccer Field 3:30 p.m. … [Read more...]