Hardin's eye surgery a success

President Lu Hardin underwent successful eye surgery on Tuesday morning in Memphis and was slated to be walking later in the afternoon. Doctors at Bowld Hospital University of Memphis said the procedure went perfectly. Hardin was recently diagnosed with malignant melanoma of the right eye. The surgery was to insert a radioactive plaque to shrink the tumor. He will be hospitalized for seven … [Read more...]

Stanitski publishes 13th book

Dr. Conrad Stanitski, chair of the UCA Chemistry Department, is so fascinated with the publishing process that he has spent the last 28 years writing books. His most recent published project is the second edition of the award-winning book he co-wrote in 2001 titled ?Chemistry: The Molecular Science.? Since 1976 he has written 13 books. ?I was just shocked when we wrote the first book,? … [Read more...]

UCA to offer Bachelor of Applied Science degree

The UCA Board of Trustees approved a proposal to establish a Bachelor of Applied Science degree program at its May 7 meeting. Dr. Emogene Fox, chair of the Department of Health Sciences, said the degree program had been requested by people hoping to advance in their careers. ?We?ve had a strong collection of students who have completed associates degrees contact us,? Fox said. ?They are in … [Read more...]

Hardin discusses competition for students at Noon Lions

"Competition is healthy." That was the focus of UCA President Lu Hardin's address to the Conway Noon Lions on May 11 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus. Hardin spoke of the competition that exists between central Arkansas and northwest Arkansas for business, adding a similar competition is now on between the state's institutions of higher learning in those … [Read more...]

Trustees approve record budget, tuition increase

A snappy two-hour meeting, the first for new member Kay Hinkle of Mountain View, saw the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees accomplish a number of items on Friday, May 7, with perhaps the two most significant being approval of a $108 million budget for 2004-2005 - the first time the university has gone over $100 million - and a 6.4 percent tuition increase. The tuition numbers … [Read more...]

Ross receives grant to enhance delivery of therapy services

Sharon Ross, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, recently received a $1,000 grant from the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to provide a service to the board that will enhance the delivery of speech-language therapy services. The project director will provide service activities such as training and monitoring of Speech-Language Pathology Assistant … [Read more...]

Grant to aid math education in state

Dr. Linda Griffith and Belinda Robertson, Department of Math, recently received a $167,949 grant from the National Science Foundation through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. This grant will fund the newly created position of an Elementary Science Specialist within the Arkansas Center for Mathematics and Science Education. The specialist will assist Arkansas school personnel at … [Read more...]

Open auditions for musical announced

UCA Theatre and Conway Community Arts Association will hold open auditions for their upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on Tuesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall. Auditions are open to all area residents, 18 years and older. Call backs will be held Wednesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. The production is under the direction of Chris … [Read more...]

Title III Grant: Transforming the Teaching-Learning Process for Student Success

If you had asked John Rohweder, 30 years ago, about the impact technology would have on education, he?s pretty sure he couldn?t have come close to telling you what it?s allowing faculty to do in the classroom today and how it?s changing the way faculty teach. ?And, personally, I think that?s the value of technology,? Rohweder, a lecturer of writing and speech, said. ?If we simply graft … [Read more...]

Bartos receives grant to assist ADEM

Dr. Phil Bartos, Department of Marketing and Management, recently received $4,201 grant from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management to conduct an organization and planning session during the department?s leadership retreat. In addition to developing and facilitating the planning session, Bartos will provide a follow-up report summarizing the session. In keeping with the University?s … [Read more...]