Griffith encourages better understanding of math, science

Dr. Linda Griffith has made it her mission to help public school teachers become better at teaching math and science. That may be one of the reasons Texas Instruments selected her as one of only two they would sponsor to attend an international conference on mathematics education. Griffith, director of the Arkansas Center for Mathematics Education and a professor at UCA, attended the … [Read more...]

Theatre performance set

UCA Theatre and Conway Community Arts Association will present encore performances of Jesus Christ Superstar on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Sept. 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Performance Hall. Tickets are now on sale through UCA Ticket Central (formerly Reynolds Box Office). Ticket Central hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Current UCA faculty, staff and students … [Read more...]

McDaniel recieves grant for traineeship

Kathy McDaniel, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, received $19,160 for a grant proposal titled ?Speech-Language Pathology Traineeship.? The grant is funded by Arkansas Children?s Hospital, North Little Rock School District, and Timber Ridge Ranch Neuro-Rehabilitation Center. According to McDaniel, ?It will help to train an SLP and provide financial support to this individual and … [Read more...]

Honors College presents awards at orientation banquet

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College presented nearly 50 of its students with scholarships and awards at the college?s annual orientation banquet on Wednesday. Stacy Hobby, a senior environmental science major from Vilonia, received the Virginia Guffey Scholarship. The Guffey Fund provides scholarships each year to non-traditional Honors College scholars. Guffey was the Honors … [Read more...]

Trustees approve plans for Hilton

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a proposal to lease a six-acre tract of land on the southwest corner of campus, at the intersection of Dave Ward Drive and Farris Road, to Area Hospitality of Conway, LLC, for the construction of a Hilton Garden Inn. A 52-year lease was signed for the property that will hold the three-story, first-class hotel. The Hilton Garden Inn … [Read more...]

Employee health, dental insurance renewed

At the August board meeting, the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a proposal to renew contracts with the university?s health and dental insurance providers. UCA will continue to use QualChoice of Arkansas as its health insurance provider. The renewal comes with a five percent increase in premiums. In 2004, the university established a dental agreement with Blue Cross … [Read more...]

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...]