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...]

UCA announces plans for $18 million business building

UCA President Lu Hardin yesterday announced that UCA will soon break ground on a new $18.1 million building that will be the new home of its College of Business. In a speech to the Conway Rotary Club, Hardin said the 82,000-square-foot facility could be completed by the beginning of the fall 2009 semester. "The new College of Business building will be state-of-the-art, and one of its exciting … [Read more...]

Design announced for Alumni Circle public art project

UCA officials yesterday announced that a design by Minneapolis artist Andrew Leicester was selected for UCA's Public Art for Alumni Circle Centennial Project. Leicester has been working internationally in public art since the 1970s and has won numerous awards for his projects. His resume includes 45 projects in the categories of Public Art, Arts for Transit, Public Art Masterplans, Private … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Tim Thornes, assistant professor of writing and linguistics at UCA, was invited to the third annual Workshop on Syntactic Complexity at the University of Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico, where he presented the paper "The development of complexity in Northern Paiute verb structure." He will also be presenting the paper "Polyfunctionality and the Northern Paiute middle voice marker" at the annual … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces 2008 Festival, new membership campaign

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announced that the second annual Arkansas Shakespeare Festival will present three productions over three weekends in June at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. AST also is introducing a membership campaign to support the Festival, which will include Shakespeare's classic "Romeo and Juliet," the perennial musical favorite "The Sound of Music," and … [Read more...]

'Canned Jordyn' project generates food donations

UCA Honors College student Jordyn Haught recently agreed to live for three days within a tastefully prepared cardboard house inside the lobby of Farris Hall as part of a canned food drive organized by her suitemate and fellow Honors College student Felecia Cagle. Students, staff, and faculty members were encouraged to keep Haught in the house by donating the food items, and donations also were … [Read more...]