Counseling Center offering Hurrican Katrina Support Group

The University of Central Arkansas Counseling Center is offering a Hurricane Katrina Support Group for UCA students, faculty and staff.The first group meeting will be at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Student Center, Room 202. For more information, please call the Counseling Center at 450-3138. … [Read more...]

UCA partners with Clinton Presidential Center for New Residency Series

The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication will soon expand its campus residency program with public presentations at the William J. Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock. The series, titled ?The Arts and the Presidency,? will showcase appearances by William J. Ivey, Ellen Gilchrist and Denyce Graves. All events are free and open to the public and will take … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

Following is a listing of presentations, publications and accomplishments submitted by UCA faculty and staff: J. Arthur Gillaspy, Jr., Department of Psychology and Counseling, was recently notified that two of his articles had been accepted for publication: Bailey, R. E., & Gillaspy, J.A. (in press). ?Operant psychology goes to the fair: Marian and Keller Breland in the popular press, 1947 - … [Read more...]

Honors College holds annual alumni association meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College held its annual alumni association meeting on the weekend of July 22-23. Honors College faculty, staff, and about 150 alumni attended the event themed "Celebrating Norb" to honor Dr. Norbert O. Schedler, founding director of the Honors College, who retired last spring.Events kicked off Friday night with a pizza party and social mixer. Saturday?s … [Read more...]

UCA offers free and discounted tuition to hurricane victims

The University of Central Arkansas is offering free tuition and fees to all Arkansas residents who were enrolled for the fall semester at Tulane, Xavier, University of New Orleans or Southern University. For out-of-state residents who were affected by Hurricane Katrina, UCA will waive the out-of-state tuition charge. ?We are admitting these students as quickly as possible,? said UCA President … [Read more...]

Nationally-recognized author speaks on motivation, retention

More than 60 faculty turned out, Thursday, for the first Instructional Development Center (IDC) luncheon of the year to find out from nationally-recognized educator and author Dr. Robert Sherfield how to motivate and retain more students.Sherfield began his presentation by telling one student?s story of poor high school grades, college remediation and near failure in college before becoming … [Read more...]

Hardin announces 'what's next' at fall addresses

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin announced several accomplishments of the university and made new commitments to faculty and staff during two fall addresses on Tuesday. Hardin announced that enrollment at UCA has reached another all-time high with more than 11,000 students. Nearly 4,000 of those students are residing in university housing; and UCA has 2,500 freshmen ? the … [Read more...]

President to give annual address on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin will give his annual fall address to the staff and faculty.The staff address will be at 10 a.m. in Ida Waldran Auditorium of Main Hall, while the faculty will be addressed at X-period (1:40 p.m. ? 2:30 p.m.) in the same location. Staff and faculty senate presidents will also address their respective audiences. Refreshments … [Read more...]

Campus Blood Drive Scheduled

The American Red Cross will bring two blood mobiles to the UCA campus next week beginning Monday, Aug. 29. Both buses will be located near the Student Center courtyard. Donors must be at least 17 years of age and have a photo I.D. A free T-shirt will be given to each donor. The mobile blood units will be available during the following dates and times: Monday, Aug. 29 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, … [Read more...]

Taiwanese Folk Art Exhibit

An exhibit of paintings by Taiwanese Folk Artist Mynor King will on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 in Snow Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will be on display for one day only. It is free and open to the public. The artist will be available to answer questions. … [Read more...]