Homecoming Schedule of Events

A schedule weekend Homecoming events follows. For event tickets or more info, call (501) 450-3114. Friday, October 22 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Homecoming Welcome Center, Buffalo Alumni Hall 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Baum Gallery Fall Exhibit, Baum Gallery 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Purple and Gray Celebration, Student Center Courtyard 1 p.m. UCA Women's Soccer vs. Harding, UCA Soccer Field 3:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Grant to address nursing faculty shortage

The University of Central Arkansas Department of Nursing was awarded a grant of $44,802 to provide loans/scholarships to graduate nursing students seeking to become nurse educators. The Nurse Faculty Loan Program, provided by the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, will pay tuition/fees and related expenses for eligible students enrolled in full-time study to become nurse educators. … [Read more...]

Grant to promote teacher recruitment efforts

Dr. Katheen Atkins, College of Education, received a grant for $46,385 for a program titled, ?Teachers of Tomorrow.? The grant, which was funded through the U.S. Department of Education and Arkansas Department of Education, will allow the college to continue long-range teacher recruitment efforts for Little Rock and Pulaski County School Districts by promoting and expanding the future teacher … [Read more...]

Scholarship available for native speaker of Spanish

Each spring semester, the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultural Traditions offers a presidential scholarship to a native speaker of French, German or Spanish. Next spring, the department will offer a scholarship to a native speaker of Spanish in exchange for working 15 hours per week as a lab assistant in the language lab. The scholarship recipient will tutor Spanish students … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. Dr. Mark E. McMurtrey, Department of Management Information Systems, attended the 15th annual Conference on Future of Global Free Enterprise in Washington, D.C. from Oct. 14-16. He presented a research paper titled "Gone Phishing: Have you been caught?? The article was co-written by Drs. Ken Griffin of … [Read more...]

Senate Education Committee meets on campus

The Arkansas Senate Education Committee met on the University of Central Arkansas campus on Thursday, Oct. 21. UCA President Lu Hardin welcomed the legislators, saying, ?I cannot tell you what an honor it is to have this committee on our campus.? Hardin was chairman of the Senate Education Committee during his tenure as a state senator from 1983 to 1996. He said, ?It was important for me to … [Read more...]

Staff senate book scholarships available

The UCA Staff Senate is now accepting applications for the Staff Senate Student Book Scholarship and for the Staff Senate Employee Book Scholarship for the spring semester of 2005. The Student Book Scholarship is for children of full-time UCA Staff employees who are in good standing academically and have completed at least 30 hours of college credit. The Employee Book Scholarship is for … [Read more...]

High school bands to compete at UCA

The Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association Region 7 Marching Contest will be held at the University of Central Arkansas? Estes Stadium from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 26. Sixteen high school bands will participate in the competition. The event is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]

UCA to co-host Congressional debates

The University of Central Arkansas and Arkansas Educational Television Network will once again host Congressional debates starting next week. All debates are open to the public and will be in the Reynolds Performance Hall. Each will last one hour. The debate schedule is as follows: Monday, Oct. 25 7 p.m. U.S. House District 3 Candidates: John Boozman, Jan Judy and Dale Morfey Tuesday, … [Read more...]

Alcohol awareness program

Randy Haveson, a national recognized speaker, will give a presentation on alcohol awareness and abuse prevention at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 in the Doyne Health Science Center Auditorium. Haveson is well known for his teach, not preach approach that incorporates the tools necessary to make low risk drinking choices that can help lessen the negative effects of alcohol in the lives of … [Read more...]