UCA faculty news

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing, recently had his book Riding the Unit: Nonfiction 1994-2004 published by Six Gallery Press, Pittsburgh. John Bratton, professor of Insurance and Risk Management in UCA's College of Business, recently had an article entitled "Personal Excess Liability Policy and Rental Property Exposures" published in the January 2008 issue of the Society of Financial … [Read more...]

UCA to organize first annual multi-county 'seed swap'

The University of Central Arkansas Sociology Department and Humanities and World Cultures Institute will partner with the Ozark Folk Center State Park to host the first annual Ozark Seed Swap on March 1st from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ozark Folk Center State Park Conference Center in Mountain View. Arkansas farmers and gardeners have a legacy of heirloom seeds that are in danger of being lost, … [Read more...]

UCA alumnus named finalist in national magazine contest

UCA alumnus Demetrius Richmond is one of six finalists in Essence magazine's "Will You Marry Me" contest, in which readers vote for their favorite marriage proposal. A video of Richmond's surprise proposal to Chrissy Hannon is available at Essence's website, where readers can cast their votes online through February 13th. Richmond and Hannon are both higher education professionals and graduate … [Read more...]

UCA competes in national flag football tournament

Several UCA students and staff earlier this month participated in the national flag football tournament sponsored by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) at the University of Texas in Dallas. Deane Amyx, UCA Director of Intramural Sports, was selected to serve on the NIRSA operations committee. UCA students Joe Sloan and R.J. Hawk were selected as football officials, … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

John Vanderslice, assistant professor of writing at UCA, has had his short story collection Island Fog selected as a semifinalist for the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, sponsored by Eastern Washington University Press. Michael B. Hargis, assistant professor in UCA's Department of Marketing and Management, will present a manuscript entitled "Work-family conflict or segmentation? A meta-analytic … [Read more...]

Volunteers needed for UCA physical therapy study

Male volunteers, age 65 years and above, are being recruited to assist with a Motion Analysis study conducted by UCA's Physical Therapy Department. To participate, you must be able to: 1) stand from sitting on a bench without using your arms; and 2) stand from sitting without using your arms and immediately walk. You will be asked to wear shorts to allow the researcher to place small reflective … [Read more...]

UCA student sings in China at Christmas

Kyla Bailey, a music education senior at UCA, last month performed as a soloist with the Fujian Symphony Orchestra in China on Christmas Eve. Her appearance was arranged by UCA director of orchestras Israel Getzov. Bailey performed Christmas carols with the symphony and sang solos on many pieces, including "Silver Bells," "Joy to the World" and "O Holy Night." According to an article in the … [Read more...]

UCA student wins SURF grant

Sydney Yeager of Smackover, a senior at UCA, has been awarded a Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The grant is $2,650, and UCA will add matching funds in the amount of $1,250. Yeager's in-depth research project, "Which Doctor is the Witch Doctor?", is a comparative ethnomedical analysis of Western scientific medicine and traditional … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Micah Abrams, assistant professor of Chemistry at UCA, is one of four national recipients of the 2008 Hewlett Packard Outstanding Junior Faculty Award from the American Chemical Society. The award is "designed to recognize early success and academic potential in computational chemists who are on the tenure track, but had not yet received tenure," and it includes a check for $1,000, a special gift … [Read more...]

UCA Community Education introduces Spring 2008 courses

The Spring 2008 Community Education curriculum at the University of Central Arkansas includes classes on everything from literature and foreign languages to scuba dving and photography. A full brochure is available online at www.uca.edu/aoep/communityed, or call 450-3118 for more information. The literature enrichment series about world classics begins with Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" and will … [Read more...]