UCAPD ready to respond in emergencies

It?s been several days since the chemical explosion at Detco Manufacturing Company, and the campus and most of the surrounding community has settled back into its regular routine. But the frightening cloud of black smoke that hung over industrial park for much of an afternoon will not soon be forgotten. It caused many on the University of Central Arkansas campus to stop in their tracks and … [Read more...]

Conrad Garner named UCA trustee

Dr. Conrad Garner of Harrison has been appointed to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. He replaces Kelley Erstine who resigned from the board in December to become the university?s vice president for development and alumni services. Garner?s term will expire Jan. 14, 2007. Dr. Garner gives the University much credit for his lifetime of achievement in the Air Force. … [Read more...]

Faculty excellence nominees sought

Nominations are now being accepted for the faculty excellence awards. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 1. Three awards will be presented for the following categories: public service; research, scholarship and creative activity; and teaching excellence. Finalists will be honored at the university?s service awards ceremony later in the spring. Nominees must have taught full-time at UCA for … [Read more...]

UCA scholarships available

Scholarships from the UCA Alumni Association and Foundation are currently available for the 2004-05 academic year. Criteria for scholarships vary. Criteria and applications may be picked up at Buffalo Alumni Hall or on-line at: http://www.uca.edu/development/foundation/pdf/brochure.pdf The deadline for applications to be received at Buffalo Hall is Friday, March 19. For more information call … [Read more...]

Employee wellness program informational sessions

The Office of Health, Wellness Promotions is hosting informational sessions about the new employee wellness program in the Students Center Room 214 on the following days and times: Thursday, Jan. 15 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 1:40 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21 9 a.m. - 10 … [Read more...]

Employees may acquire Microsoft Office for work, home computers

The University of Central Arkansas recently purchased a site license for the software package Microsoft Office. Now UCA faculty and staff can load the package on their office computer and one home computer. The change will allow faculty and staff to continue using Microsoft Office applications even when the network is down. Currently, faculty and staff are using a Microsoft Office package that … [Read more...]

UCA offers free wellness program with incentives

If you?re one of the millions of Americans who resolved to become healthier as the clock struck midnight on New Year?s Eve as well as being a UCA employee, then you?re in luck. The university is now offering an employee wellness program that could make your waist slimmer and your wallet fatter. The new program, which began this month, operates on a point system. Employees must accumulate a … [Read more...]

Employee of the Year nominations sought

The UCA Staff Senate is now taking nominations for Staff Employee of the Year. Nominations forms can be found online at: http://www.uca.edu/staffsenate/eoy.pdf The deadline for nominations is Jan. 30. Staff, faculty and students may nominate eligible employees. For more info, contact the staff senate at 450-3422. … [Read more...]

Research team to study bioinformatics

Dr. Chenyi Hu, Department of Computer Science, and student Justin Michaels recently received a $2,650 State Undergraduate Research Fellowship for a computational study of nervous systems. Dr. James Murray, Department of Biology, also will be involved with the research, which will study the representation of biological neural networks as artificial neural network on a computer. By stimulating … [Read more...]

UCA's first Rhodes scholar recounts Oxford experience

Two years ago, Rhett Martin became a celebrity on the University of Central Arkansas campus when he was named the university?s first Rhodes scholar. He was one of only 32 students from the United States, out of 925 applicants, to receive a prestigious Rhodes scholarship, one of the oldest international study awards available to American students. Since October 2002, Martin has been studying … [Read more...]