Faculty, staff honored with service awards

On Tuesday faculty and staff service and achievements were recognized at the 52nd annual Service Awards in the Student Center Ballroom. Service awards were presented to employees who had completed 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years service to the university. UCA President Lu Hardin presided over the event.Awards for Staff Employee of the Year, Teaching Excellence, Scholarship and Creative … [Read more...]

Students recognized at Academic Honors Convocation

Outstanding student achievement was recognized at the 34th annual Academic Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 17 in Reynolds Performance Hall. UCA President Lu Hardin and Provost Gabriel Esteban presided over the event. Following is a list of major award recipients: Highest Ranking Junior Danielle C. Grasser (Conway) Highest Ranking Sophomore Karen L. Gajeski (Conway) Outstanding College … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations, publications and accomplishments by UCA faculty and staff.Dr. Roy Whitehead Jr, Department of Accounting, published an article, ?Compromising the Uncompromisable: a Property Rights Approach to the Abortion Controversy," in the May 2005 issue of the Appalachian Law Journal. Three faculty members from the College of Business Administration recently … [Read more...]

Grant to improve public school teaching and learning

Dr. Carolyn Williams, College of Education, received a grant in the amount of $115,586 for UCA/NLRSD P-16 Education Partnership-Improving Teacher and Principal Quality: No Child Left Behind Collaborative: Part II.According to Williams, the planned outcomes include increasing teachers? knowledge, skills and abilities in reading and writing literacy, science, mathematics and computer information … [Read more...]

Former Massachusetts Senator to give guest lecture on political life

William M. Bulger, the longest serving president of the Massachusetts State Senate, will speak about a lifetime of standing up for the little guy during a special guest lecture at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 18 at Reynolds Performance Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.Bulger served 35 years in the Massachusetts State Senate and seven years as president of the University of Massachusetts. … [Read more...]

UCA to host "Save the Music Days" at UCA

In partnership with "Play It Again Arkansas," and a fine arts grant, the UCA Bands announce "Save the Music Days," Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20, at the Reynolds Performance Hall. Jerry Horne, curator for the Arkansas Band Museum, will bring his collection of rare and antique instruments to the performance hall on both days. Free hourly tours of the museum exhibits for school groups … [Read more...]

Spring hike to explore birds in campus nature reserve

Dr. Vickie McDonald, associate professor of biology, will lead an informative nature hike highlighting the various birds that occupy this area during the springtime beginning at 8 a.m., Sunday, April 24 at the Jewel E. Moore Nature Reserve on the southwest corner of campus. McDonald is an ornithologist whose research involves the behavioral ecology of birds and their songs. Those interested in … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations, publications and accomplishments by UCA faculty and staff.Dr. William H. Friedman, Department of Management Information Systems, presented a paper titled, ?Some Problems with Outsourcing,? at the Society of Business, Industry and Economics annual meeting held March 23-26, in Hot Springs. … [Read more...]

UCA to host regional tuba euphonium conference

The University of Central Arkansas will welcome tuba and euphonium players from across 12 states for the Great Plains Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference, April 28-30. This is the first year for the UCA Department of Music to host the conference.The conference, held every other year for over 30 years, brings together tuba and euphonium faculty, artists and student groups from Arkansas and … [Read more...]

Grant to provide health service knowledge for rural areas

Rehta Zabel, College of Health & Applied Sciences, received an $8,294 grant for the Quentin N. Burdick Rural Health Interdisciplinary Program.The grant is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services through the Health Resources and Services Administration and the University of Arkansas for Medical Services. According to the author the grant will provide, ?More allied health-care … [Read more...]