UCA faculty news

Tim Bisping, an assistant professor of economics at UCA, recently had an article entitled "An Empirical Assist in Resolving the Classification Dilemma of Workers as Either Employees or Independent Contractors" accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Business Research. The article is co-authored with Ted Englebrecht and Steven Hanke of Louisiana Tech University, and Teresa Webb of the … [Read more...]

UCA hosts lecture series about Judaism in Arkansas

The UCA Department of Philosophy and Religion this week is hosting a three-night humanities lecture series entitled, "Into the Wilderness: Exploring Jewish Arkansas." The lecture series began last night and continues through tomorrow night. The events are being held in Doyne Health Sciences Auditorium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night, and they are open to the public. Refreshments will be … [Read more...]

UCA scholarship endowed in honor of first African-American graduate

A scholarship for African-American students at UCA recently was endowed through the creation of the Joseph Norman Manley Scholarship Fund at the UCA Foundation in memory of the late Dr. Joseph Norman Manley by his family. A Conway native who graduated from the Pine Street High School in 1954, Manley was the first African-American to earn a degree from UCA. He transferred to UCA in the fall of … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

James E. Thurman, an associate professor in UCA's Department of Speech-Language Pathology, recently was appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to serve on the Arkansas Legislative Task Force on Traumatic Brain Injury through June 2009. Thurman came to UCA in 1965 on a football scholarship and went on to receive his B.S. and M.S. degrees at UCA. He received another M.S. from Brigham Young University before … [Read more...]

UCA not selected to host presidential debate

The University of Central Arkansas was not selected as a site for one of the four officially-sanctioned debates among the major-party nominees for president and vice president of the United States. After a unusually long deliberation period, the Commission on Presidential Debates this morning notified UCA President Lu Hardin that the debates will be held at Washington University in St. Louis, … [Read more...]

UCA plays Saturday for Southland conference championship

The UCA football team will travel to Lake Charles, La. this Saturday to play undefeated McNeese State for the Southland Conference title. Incredibly, this is UCA's first season to play a full Southland schedule after moving up to Division I last year. UCA (6-4, 5-1) last week beat Stephen F. Austin 35-23 in its final home game to set up this title matchup. McNeese State (10-0, 6-0) is No. 4 in … [Read more...]

UCA study featured in national journal

A UCA biology study recently was the subject of the cover story in the Sept. 2007 edition of the journal Neurotoxicology. The study, conducted by UCA biology professor Barbara Clancy and undergraduate students James Hyde and Brandon Kersh, developed an accessible, online resource (www.translatingtime.net) that can be used to equate dates in the neurodevelopmental literature across laboratory … [Read more...]

UCA housing official named president of state association

Kevin B. Hamilton, UCA's associate director for housing, has been named president of the Arkansas College Personnel Association (ArCPA) for 2007-08. Since 2000, Hamilton has served in other ArCPA executive positions, including vice president, treasurer, public information officer and webmaster. The ArCPA is a state division of the American College Personnel Association and is charged with … [Read more...]

UCA to host Arkansas Model U.N. Conference

UCA will host the 42nd annual Arkansas Model United Nations (AMUN) Conference at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center and Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17. The AMUN Conference, which is coordinated by the UCA Department of Political Science, involves the participation of about 400 high school students and faculty advisors from Arkansas, Oklahoma, … [Read more...]

UCA Humanities Fair set for Nov. 28

UCA's Fall 2007 Humanities Fair will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and programs will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The conference, organized by UCA's Humanities and World Cultures Institute, is free and open to high school students and their teachers. It is not required for students to submit original … [Read more...]