UCA Alumnus Awarded Gilder Lehrman Fellowship

University of Central Arkansas alumnus Calvin White (?97, ?00) was recently awarded a research fellowship by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. A doctoral candidate at the University of Mississippi, White will conduct research at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. His project title is "They Danced and Shouted in Obscurity: A History of the Church of God in Christ … [Read more...]

Independent filmmaker to appear at UCA Film Festival

Independent filmmaker Ly Bolia will appear at the University of Central Arkansas Feb. 23-24 in conjunction with the Second Annual UCA Film Festival as part of the College of Fine Arts and Communication?s Visiting Artist Series. Bolia will be screening some of his short films at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23 in Stanley Russ Hall, Room 103. He will also be a guest judge at the film festival. The … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 2/10

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Michael Rubach, Department of Marketing, Management and Information Systems, recently had an article titled ?Does Good Governance Matter to Institutional Investors? Evidence from the Enactment of Corporate Governance Guidelines? accepted for publication in the Journal of Business Ethics. The … [Read more...]

Honors College graduate earns Rotary scholarship

Rick White, University of Central Arkansas Honors College alumnus, has been awarded a 2006-07 Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. White was selected to represent Rotary District 6150 which includes Jonesboro, Little Rock, and most of eastern Arkansas.While serving as an Ambassadorial Scholar, he will obtain a postgraduate diploma in Social Studies for an academic year of graduate study at Lincoln … [Read more...]

Students earn SURF grants for research

Five University of Central Arkansas students recently earned Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) grants from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The students will work with UCA faculty on the following research projects:Kyle Basham of Mountainburg will work with Biology Associate Professor Steve Runge and Chemistry Associate Professor Patrick Desrochers in a research project … [Read more...]

Religious studies professor to lecture at UCA

Dr. Judith Plaskow, professor of religious studies at Manhattan College, will give a public lecture at UCA on Friday, Feb. 17. The title of the lecture is "Religious Freedom and Gay and Lesbian Rights." Plaskow's lecture will explore the variety of religious positions on homosexuality and discuss the appropriate role of religious discourse in the making of public policy.The lecture will take … [Read more...]

UCA to host International Week, Feb. 13-17

The University of Central Arkansas will celebrate International Week 2006, Feb. 13-17. The theme for this year?s cultural celebration is ?Crossing Cultural Boundaries.? A number of events during the week will focus on international education at UCA.The highlight of the week will be the International Programs Banquet at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17. The dinner will be held in the Brewer-Hegeman … [Read more...]

Faculty Grants 2/3

The following faculty recently received grants to aid in various research projects and programs:Craig Oppel, a graduate student in the Department of Biology, and Dr. David Dussourd have been awarded a $1,000 grant in aid of research from Sigma Xi. The grant will partially fun efforts to adapt a microwave extraction technique for mapping the spatial distribution of alkaloids in leaves and … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 2/3

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Sandra Olson, Torreyson Library, attended the Arkansas Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting on Jan. 20 in San Antonio, Texas. She is also running for a councilor position with the association and for the position of vice president/president-elect of the library support staff interest roundtable … [Read more...]

UCA announces new chief technical officer

The University of Central Arkansas has named John A. Gale as its first Chief Technical Officer. The office of CTO will work to set and prioritize technology goals, to establish and enforce technology protocols and to support the university?s strategic plans. Before assuming the role of CTO, Gale has served as the Director of University College at UCA since 2003. Additionally, he was project … [Read more...]