UCA's international music exchange program continues with performance in China

Israel Getzov, Director of Orchestras at UCA and Music Director/Conductor of the Conway Symphony, led a group of four UCA students to China this summer to perform with the Fujian Symphony Orchestra in Fuzhou, China. The trip was the latest in a series of collaborations between UCA, the Conway Symphony and the Fujian Symphony. Mr. Getzov currently holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor … [Read more...]

UCA faculty publication

Isiah Lavender, Assistant Professor of English at UCA, had the lead essay entitled, "Ethnoscapes: Environment and Language in Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo, Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist, and Samuel R. Delany's Babel-17," in last month's special issue of the journal Science Fiction Studies, which focused on Afrofuturism. … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Arkansas teacher leadership course

More than 50 teachers from around Arkansas are on the UCA campus this week to participate in a program that will train them to help other teachers in their schools. The program, entitled "Developing Mathematics/Science Coaches/Teacher Leaders in Arkansas Schools," is the brainchild of Stephen Addison, professor and chair of UCA's Department of Physics and Astronomy who is also the Director of the … [Read more...]

UCA professor presents food safety research

Assistant Professor of Marketing M. Douglas Voss recently made a presentation entitled "Achieving All-Hazards Preparedness and Response: Review of Joint NEHA and Michigan State University Department of Homeland Security Survey Results" at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference. The purpose of the presentation was to detail results of a survey targeted … [Read more...]

Bus service scheduled for football opener

Hitch a ride with the UCA Athletic Department for the 2007 season opener of Bears Football! UCA is chartering a bus to travel to Ruston, La., for the Bears' game with Louisiana Tech on Sept. 1. Cost is $40 per person, and does not include your game ticket. The bus will leave at 11 a.m. on game day and return that night after the game. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at Joe Ailett Stadium. Deadline to … [Read more...]

UCA researcher makes important 'wake-up' call

Charlotte Yates, of UCA's Department of Physical Therapy, participated in the discovery of a new brain mechanism that may help explain how human beings wake up, as well as how certain anesthetics put us to sleep and how certain stimulants wake us up. Yates joined researchers from UAMS in the first published study on this topic, which found that some neurons in the reticular activating system, a … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Douglas F. George, Assistant Professor of Sociology, recently co-wrote an article entitled "Racial Aspirations for Late Twentieth Century Multicultural America" that was published in Sociological Imagination (43: 52-68). … [Read more...]

UCA police officers complete training

UCA Police Officers Keith McKay and Michael Jones recently graduated from the Black River Technical College Law Enforcement Training Academy class 2007-A in Pocahontas, Arkansas. Officers McKay and Jones were two of 52 officers who successfully completed the Basic Police Training Course. McKay, 22, is from Silverdale, Washington, came to UCA as a student in 2005, and joined the UCA Police … [Read more...]

State Farm Insurance Grant Funds UCA Online Insurance Course Development

State Farm Insurance recently presented an $11,539 grant to the University of Central Arkansas for the development of an online property and casualty insurance study course. This is the second gift from State Farm to UCA in the last three years. In 2004, State Farm Vice President Rendi Black presented UCA President Lu Hardin with a $75,000 grant for UCA?s Insurance and Risk Management Studies … [Read more...]

UCA instructor is state's first Neurologic Clinical Specialist

Myles Quiben, of UCA's Department of Physical Therapy, recently became the first Neurologic Clinical Specialist (NCS) in Arkansas. Quiben, who recently was certified as a clinical specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), is now one of 535 physical therapists certified in neurology … [Read more...]