UCA recognizes outstanding business students

The University of Central Arkansas College of Business Administration recognized the achievements of several outstanding business students at an awards banquet at Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on April 15. The following awards were presented: Sharon Gulutzo received the Becker Conviser CPA Review Scholarship and BKD, LLP Accounting Fellowship, Amy Huddleston received the BKD, LLP … [Read more...]

Faculty attend GIS seminar

Drs. Jeff Allender, Paul Butt and Brooks Green, Department of Geography, attended an Environmental Systems Research Institute Seminar on May 25 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as part of an on-going effort to remain proficient in Geographic Information Systems and GIS-related technology. They participated in a training seminar on ArcGIS 9.0, Mobile GIS and field data collection. … [Read more...]

Oxford American magazine coming to UCA

It's official. The critically-acclaimed Oxford American magazine is coming to the University of Central Arkansas. A contract between UCA and Oxford American founding editor Marc Smirnoff was signed May 17. Jack Gillean, vice president of university relations, served as the liaison for UCA while President Lu Hardin is recovering in Memphis from eye cancer surgery. No state dollars or tuition … [Read more...]

Personnel Changes

The following personnel changes were approved by the Board of Trustees at the May 7 meeting: ADJUSTMENTS Deane Amyx, Intramural Sports & Recreation, change title from Program Coordinator (classified) to Project Coordinator (non classified), change salary, effective July 1, 2004. Jacquie Rainey, Health Sciences, change title from Interim Associate Dean & Associate Professor to … [Read more...]

Grant to fund desegregation documentary

Dr. Sondra Gordy, Department of History, and Documentary Filmmaker Sandy Hubbard recently received a grant for $3,800 for "The Lost Year" Documentary Film Project. The grant is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Arkansas Humanities Council. This grant will result in a one-hour documentary film on ?The Lost Year? showing aspects of the unknown and often … [Read more...]

Hardin's eye surgery a success

President Lu Hardin underwent successful eye surgery on Tuesday morning in Memphis and was slated to be walking later in the afternoon. Doctors at Bowld Hospital University of Memphis said the procedure went perfectly. Hardin was recently diagnosed with malignant melanoma of the right eye. The surgery was to insert a radioactive plaque to shrink the tumor. He will be hospitalized for seven … [Read more...]

Stanitski publishes 13th book

Dr. Conrad Stanitski, chair of the UCA Chemistry Department, is so fascinated with the publishing process that he has spent the last 28 years writing books. His most recent published project is the second edition of the award-winning book he co-wrote in 2001 titled ?Chemistry: The Molecular Science.? Since 1976 he has written 13 books. ?I was just shocked when we wrote the first book,? … [Read more...]

UCA to offer Bachelor of Applied Science degree

The UCA Board of Trustees approved a proposal to establish a Bachelor of Applied Science degree program at its May 7 meeting. Dr. Emogene Fox, chair of the Department of Health Sciences, said the degree program had been requested by people hoping to advance in their careers. ?We?ve had a strong collection of students who have completed associates degrees contact us,? Fox said. ?They are in … [Read more...]

Hardin discusses competition for students at Noon Lions

"Competition is healthy." That was the focus of UCA President Lu Hardin's address to the Conway Noon Lions on May 11 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus. Hardin spoke of the competition that exists between central Arkansas and northwest Arkansas for business, adding a similar competition is now on between the state's institutions of higher learning in those … [Read more...]

Trustees approve record budget, tuition increase

A snappy two-hour meeting, the first for new member Kay Hinkle of Mountain View, saw the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees accomplish a number of items on Friday, May 7, with perhaps the two most significant being approval of a $108 million budget for 2004-2005 - the first time the university has gone over $100 million - and a 6.4 percent tuition increase. The tuition numbers … [Read more...]