Lea to market efforts of Academic Outreach and Extended Programs

Ancil Lea, III, has joined the University of Central Arkansas? Division of Academic Outreach and Extended Programs as marketing coordinator. In his new role, Lea will be promoting outreach programs and services offered through the division and will work with other administrators to implement an integrated marketing effort. He joins the staff with more than 16 years of marketing experience in the … [Read more...]

Blood Drive

The Staff Senate will sponsor a blood drive on Tuesday, July 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in front of the Student Center. Our state is currently experiencing an all time low on blood supply. According to Becky Strickland (Red Cross Representative) there is only a day and a half of blood supply and that is due to three or four blood drives each day. Please give blood and help save a life. … [Read more...]

Building better communities

It?s almost a given that everyone would like to live in the best community possible ? one that has more and better jobs, better educational opportunities, a sense of unity; a place to call home. The University of Central Arkansas is the founding center, nationally, for the Community Development Institute, a weeklong professional training program that gives leaders, elected officials and … [Read more...]

Foley to study E. coli resistance

Dr. Steven Foley, Department of Biology, received a $5,197 grant to study E. coli complement resistance. The study will attempt to identify the gene array best suited for Foley?s needs in a separated project determining the function that factors play in avian E coli complement resistance leading to increased disease in humans. Each year, the average American consumes approximately 220 pounds … [Read more...]

Partnership program to waive tuition for Arkansas National Guardsmen

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin and Maj. Gen. Don Morrow, the Adjutant General of the Military Department of Arkansas, will hold a signing ceremony at 11:30 a.m., July 15, in the Fireplace Room of McCastlain Hall. The public is invited to attend. This ceremony may of particular interest to military veterans. The ceremony will establish a Memorandum of Understanding between … [Read more...]

UCA's jumbo screen a 21st century chalkboard

Let?s take it outside. Those are no longer just fighting words. Now University of Central Arkansas faculty has the ability to put a new spin on their lectures by exploring the capabilities of the new outdoor Technology Plaza. The plaza, located behind the new Math/Computer Science/Technology Building, includes a 9 foot by 12 foot LED jumbo screen and wireless Internet connection. UCA has … [Read more...]

Grant to promote civic education programs at public schools

Dr. Jeff Whittingham, College of Education, recently received a $23,855 grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the Center for Civic Education to help establish ?We The People,? a civic education program, at public schools across the state. According to Whittingham, ?We The People? programs promote civic education at the elementary, middle and secondary levels. The grant will … [Read more...]

Grant to support EAST Initiative

Dr. Terry James, Provost?s Division, received a $12,000 grant for Professional Development Support for the EAST (Environmental And Special Technology) Initiative in America's schools. According to James, this grant continues UCA?s relationship with the EAST Initiative and enhances the visibility of UCA in Arkansas and other states where the EAST program is implemented. UCA provides support … [Read more...]

Grant funds summer science research

Dr. Barbara Clancy, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, received a $8,334 grant for Effects of Adverse Perinatal Experiences on Cortical Organization. The grant is being funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources/Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks/UAMS. According to Clancy, one of the best parts about this BRIN funding has been the … [Read more...]

Grant funds mentoring program

Debbie Barnes, College of Education, received a $10,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education for the Arkansas Pathwise Mentoring Program. According to Barnes, UCA faculty and public school faculty will be trained in the Pathwise Observation System which aligns with the curriculum. Students, UCA, faculty and public school faculty will be using the same system to evaluate teaching. … [Read more...]