UCA to offer new business fraternity

Pi Sigma Epsilon, the country?s only professional business fraternity for men and women interested marketing, sales management, and selling, will charter its 136th active chapter in a ceremony at the University of Central Arkansas on Friday, Dec. 3. ?I am very excited to have University of Central Arkansas as the newest PSE Chapter. The students there have worked very hard and have done a … [Read more...]

Student organizations to host World AIDS Day events

The University of Central Arkansas? Rotaract club will collaborate with the Healthy Environment and Life Protection (HELP) club to host World AIDS Day events on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Members of Rotaract and H.E.L.P. will distribute red ribbons and other awareness materials on campus throughout the day. The day?s events will continue in Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center Rooms 5a-b from 6-8 … [Read more...]

Business plan competition planned

The University of Central Arkansas College of Business Administration has established the UCA Business Plan Competition. All full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at UCA are eligible to enter the competition. The deadline for submitting a business plan is Feb. 8. Winners will be announced March 3. The business plan must represent the original work of each … [Read more...]

Kwanzaa celebration planned

The students of the Griot Society and the Office of Minority Student Services invite you to join in a celebration of culture and family. Kwanzaa is celebrated by millions of Americans and we want to share this experience with you. Come learn about the rituals and the purpose of this holiday. The celebration is free and open to the public. Celebrate Kwanzaa 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 Student … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations, publications and accomplishments by UCA faculty and staff. Drs. Paul Butt, Brooks Green, and Jerry Reynolds, all of the Department of Geography, attended the conference of the Southwest Division of the Association of American Geographers Nov. 12-14 at Nacogdoches, Texas where they each presented papers. Dr. Butt?'s topic was, "Dietary Patterns and … [Read more...]

Grant to to provide streamlined teacher evaluation system

Debbie Barnes, College of Education, received a $10,000 grant for the Arkansas Pathwise Mentoring Program. The grant, funded through the Arkansas Department of Education, will allow UCA faculty and public school faculty to be trained in the Pathwise Observation System which aligns with the curriculum. The grant will allow students, UCA faculty and public school faculty to use the same system … [Read more...]

Grant to allow for ground-breaking spinal cord injury research

Nancy Reese, College of Health and Applied Sciences, received a $74,948 for a grant titled ?Center for Translational Neuroscience at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.? The grant will bring ground-breaking research in spinal cord injury to Arkansas and will result in the development of a non-pharmacological (exercise) method of controlling spasticity in patients with spinal cord … [Read more...]

Grant to promote teacher certification program

Dr. Carolyn Williams, College of Education, recently received a $5,000 grant for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Candidate Support Program. The grant will allow more area teachers to receive the certification and will allow UCA to continue as a leader in teacher preparation. … [Read more...]

UCA recognizes Veteran's Day with ceremony

Miniature star-spangled banners waved in the hands of more than 150 UCA students, employees, alumni and friends who turned out for the University of Central Arkansas? annual Veteran?s Day ceremony. President Lu Hardin welcomed the guests and reminded them that ?we must never forget the price paid by 900,000 American soldiers, nor the 19 million veterans living today who served during wartime … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations, publications and accomplishments by UCA faculty and staff. Dr. Jacquie Rainey, Department of Health Sciences, was recently elected to a five year term on the Board of Commissioners: Division Board of Certification of Health Education Specialist of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. The National Commission for Health … [Read more...]