Trustees approve record budget, tuition increase

A snappy two-hour meeting, the first for new member Kay Hinkle of Mountain View, saw the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees accomplish a number of items on Friday, May 7, with perhaps the two most significant being approval of a $108 million budget for 2004-2005 - the first time the university has gone over $100 million - and a 6.4 percent tuition increase. The tuition numbers … [Read more...]

Ross receives grant to enhance delivery of therapy services

Sharon Ross, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, recently received a $1,000 grant from the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology to provide a service to the board that will enhance the delivery of speech-language therapy services. The project director will provide service activities such as training and monitoring of Speech-Language Pathology Assistant … [Read more...]

Grant to aid math education in state

Dr. Linda Griffith and Belinda Robertson, Department of Math, recently received a $167,949 grant from the National Science Foundation through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. This grant will fund the newly created position of an Elementary Science Specialist within the Arkansas Center for Mathematics and Science Education. The specialist will assist Arkansas school personnel at … [Read more...]

Open auditions for musical announced

UCA Theatre and Conway Community Arts Association will hold open auditions for their upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on Tuesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall. Auditions are open to all area residents, 18 years and older. Call backs will be held Wednesday, June 2 at 7 p.m. The production is under the direction of Chris … [Read more...]

Title III Grant: Transforming the Teaching-Learning Process for Student Success

If you had asked John Rohweder, 30 years ago, about the impact technology would have on education, he?s pretty sure he couldn?t have come close to telling you what it?s allowing faculty to do in the classroom today and how it?s changing the way faculty teach. ?And, personally, I think that?s the value of technology,? Rohweder, a lecturer of writing and speech, said. ?If we simply graft … [Read more...]

Bartos receives grant to assist ADEM

Dr. Phil Bartos, Department of Marketing and Management, recently received $4,201 grant from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management to conduct an organization and planning session during the department?s leadership retreat. In addition to developing and facilitating the planning session, Bartos will provide a follow-up report summarizing the session. In keeping with the University?s … [Read more...]

UCA student-athlete dies in fire

Aaron Mackey, a senior basketball player at the University of Central Arkansas, died in an apartment fire Thursday afternoon outside of Conway. Mackey, from Little Rock, finished his career at UCA last month and helped the Bears to a 20-10 overall record last season and a berth in the Gulf South Conference Tournament. ?Aaron was as nice a kid as you?d ever want to be around,? said UCA head … [Read more...]

TV, radio personality, O'Neill, donates papers to archives

Craig O?Neill, sports director for Little Rock television station KTHV-11, and legendary radio personality, has donated his papers and other memorabilia to the University of Central Arkansas Archives. The O?Neill collection contains personal and professional correspondence, many years worth of radio shows, taped radio programs, photographs and awards O?Neill has received during his career. His … [Read more...]

Memorial service set for UCA friend Cleda Driftwood

Cleda Driftwood, widow of Founding Father of the Ozark Folk Center Jimmy Driftwood, died Monday, April 26. She was 86. The Driftwoods were special friends of the University of Central Arkansas. A memorial service for Mrs. Driftwood, who was born March 1, 1918, will be held Monday, May 3 at the Timbo (Stone County) Assembly of God Church beginning at 11 a.m. In December of 1991, the … [Read more...]

Alumna joins the Peace Corps

Lashondra Rochelle Newton, of Little Rock, a 2003 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, has joined the Peace Corps and accepted an assignment to Bolivia. She departs May 3. Newton, 22, who graduated from UCA with a degree in science and biology, said she is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead for her. "I have always wanted to live in another country, especially a Latin … [Read more...]