Trustees approve campus tobacco-use policy

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved the university?s first smoking and tobacco-use policy at it?s meeting on Friday, Aug. 13. Previously, smoking on campus had been addressed individually by departments and building administrators. While all buildings on campus are smoke-free, numerous complaints about smokers congregating near entrances prompted the Student … [Read more...]

Griffith receives grant for secondary mathematics specialist

Dr. Linda Griffith, Department of Mathematics, recently received $64,850 for a grant titled ?Secondary Mathematics Specialist.? This grant, funded through the Arkansas Department of Education, will support the continuation of a secondary mathematics specialist to strengthen the mathematics programs on local secondary levels. Griffith said, ?With the conviction that all children can learn … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. Dr. Stephanie Vanderslice, Department of Writing and Speech, was recently invited to speak on the "State of Play: Creative Writing at Universities in the US and the UK" at the Great Writing Creative Writing Conference at Portsmouth University, in Portsmouth, England. Vanderslice appeared via compressed … [Read more...]

Ross receives grant to study speech pathology services in schools

Sharon Ross, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, received $30,500 for a grant proposal titled ?Implementing the Support Personnel Model in Schools.? The grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Arkansas Department of Education, will provide in-service training for speech pathologists and support personnel working in the schools. Ross also will conduct program approval … [Read more...]

Antolik performs at national convention

Dr. Martha Antolik of the Department of Music recently performed Gustav Mahler?s Songs of a Wayfarer in a chamber setting by Arnold Schoenberg at the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Convention in News Orleans in July 2004. The performance was featured as part of one of several sessions that focused on music for voice and instruments. Members of the UCA Faculty Chamber … [Read more...]

Community Development Institute presents awards, scholarship

The legacy of Bill Miller, the founding director of the University of Central Arkansas? Community Development Institute, was celebrated last Friday as the program ended it?s 18th year with a graduation and awards luncheon. Flave Carpenter, chairman of the CDI Advisory Board, said in a tribute to Miller, ?For many people, Bill Miller is the face of the Community Development Institute and … [Read more...]

UCA to offer online ticket sales for campus events

This week the University of Central Arkansas unveiled a new streamlined ticketing system that will allow UCA students, alumni and friends to purchase tickets for all UCA events from one location. Reynolds Box Office is now UCA Ticket Central and will sell tickets for all UCA Public Appearances, athletic events, UCA Theatre performances, student activities and the Conway Symphony … [Read more...]

Grant to provide drug education to teachers and counselors

Dr. Jane Elphingstone and Dr. Jacquie Rainey, College of Health and Applied Sciences, recently received a $51,000 grant to help prepare elementary education teachers and counselors for drug education. Teachers in Arkansas public schools will be trained to integrate a comprehensive health education curriculum within their other class subjects emphasizing drug nad violence prevention objectives. … [Read more...]

Nursing traineeships grant to help graduate students

Dr. Rebecca Lancaster, Department of Nursing, recently received a grant for $22,947 for advanced education nursing traineeships. With this grant, graduate nursing students will be able to enroll full time, thus completing their program of study more expediently. The grant will assist with providing an increased number of advanced practice nurses which will better meet health care needs of … [Read more...]

13th annual Mashburn Institute held on campus

The 13th annual Christine Greenhaw Mashburn Institute was held recently on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas with a number of area teachers and administrators in attendance. UCA has hosted the Institute since 1991 for the purpose of providing classroom teachers and administrators with research-based instructional strategies and teaching methods for use with students with learning … [Read more...]