Strong storm damages campus

A strong storm on Monday caused flash flooding and wind damage to the UCA campus. During the storm, a 25-foot section of roof blew off State Hall, a co-ed residence hall for freshmen, and landed on a tree in a nearby parking lot. UCA President Lu Hardin said the university was fortunate that no one was injured during the storm. Nineteen students living in State Hall were relocated to a hotel … [Read more...]

Record number of students move in for Fall

One record was shattered on Sunday at the University of Central Arkansas; another is expected to fall when the total enrollment is officially announced in early September. Welcome Week kicked off Sunday morning as administrators, faculty and staff, including President Lu Hardin, assisted new students in moving into residence halls.The university announced that 4,200 students will be in campus … [Read more...]

Former secretary of state donates papers to archives

Former Secretary of State Sharon Priest has donated her papers to the University of Central Arkansas Archives. Priest visited the archives on Tuesday to meet with Director Jimmy Bryant and the rest of the staff. A reception will be held in the summer of 2007 at which time the collection will be open to the public."This is a wonderful gift," said UCA President Lu Hardin. "As the first woman … [Read more...]

UCA faculty earn grant funding 8/4

The following faculty and staff have recently received grant funding:Kathleen Atkins and Larry Robinson, College of Education, received a $55,859 grant for a non-traditional licensure program that will train ?change-of-career? individuals for a new career in teaching. The grant is funded by the Arkansas Department of Education. Donna Fisher-Smiley, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 8/4

UCA faculty and staff recently made the following presentations, publications, etc.: Brent Shires, Department of Music, performed as horn soloist with the Zeeland Community Band, Zeeland, Mich., presenting two movements of a work for horn and band by Claude T. Smith. He is spending nine weeks at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp north of Muskegon, Mich., where he teaches and performs on horn. Among other … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre announces 2006-07 season

The University of Central Arkansas Theatre program has announced its 2006-07 season. The season opens with Autobahn by Neil LaBute. This collection of brief vignettes takes place in the front seat of a car and is filled with edgy humor and witty dialogue. From a kidnapping to a makeout session to a mission involving the rescue of a Nintendo 64, Autobahn explores the confines of this truly American … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 7/21

The following faculty and staff made presentations, publications, etc. recently: Sandra Olson, Torreyson Library, in June attended the American Library Association annual conference and the support staff empowerment conference in New Orleans. Dr. Wen Wang, Department of Physical Therapy, has the article ?The effect of the ingestion of Ginkgo biloba extract (EGb 761) on the pharmacokinetics of … [Read more...]

Registration open for Fall Community Education courses

UCA?s Academic Outreach and Extended Programs is now registering individuals for its Fall Community Education courses. Register before Sept. 1 for an early-bird discount. Classes are available for a variety of hobbies and interests including genealogy, sewing, photography, pilates, line dancing and more. An online version of the Community Education brochure with all of the course listings and a … [Read more...]

UCA to host "Deal or No Deal" Casting Call

The University of Central Arkansas, in conjunction with KARK Channel 4 and B98.5, will host an open casting call for the hit NBC show "Deal or No Deal" at the Farris Center on the UCA campus Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Potential contestants will have 30 seconds to tell NBC producers why he or she should be a contestant on the show. Channel 4 will videotape each plea and send it to the … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 7/6

The following faculty and staff made presentations, publications, etc. recently:Sandy Olson was elected vice president/president-elect of the American Library Association Library Support Staff Interest Roundtable. Dr. Dawn Jakubowski, Department of Philosophy and Religion, presented a paper titled ?Cognitive Enhancement and Liberatory Possibilities? at the Human Enhancement Technologies and Human … [Read more...]