UCA Employees of the Year announced

The UCA Staff Senate last Thursday at the Service Recognition Reception honored Allan Roisen, Charlotte Strickland and Jan Bartley as the Employees of the Year in three separate categories. Roisen, the Instrumentation Tech II for Physics and Astronomy, won the Service Staff Award; Strickland, the Education Seminar Coordinator for the Office of University Training; won the Administrative Staff … [Read more...]

UCA sociology students present at state conference

UCA sociology faculty members and majors participated in the 28th Annual Arkansas Undergraduate Sociology and Anthropology Symposium last Friday at Hendrix College. Student presentations included: Jennifer Dainwood ("He Thinks He'll Keep Her: An evaluation of Cultivation Theory as applied to gender traditional ideals and mass media"); Sarah Larson ( "Who's to Blame? The relationship between … [Read more...]

Liberal Arts College plans end-of-year celebration

UCA's College of Liberal Arts will hold its "End-of-the-Year Celebration" this Thursday from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Conway Country Club. Four retiring faculty and staff members will be recognized, the winner of the annual Outstanding Faculty Member Award will be named, and a new scholarship and study-abroad funds honoring three of the retirees will be formally announced. … [Read more...]

French horn recital on Friday

UCA music lecturer Brent Shires and piano instructor Terrie Shires will present a program of French horn music this Friday at 5:45 p.m. at the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The recital is preparation for a performance two days later at the University of Illinois, and it is free and open to the public. Brent Shires is a founding member of Pinnacle Brass, the resident quintet at UCA, as well … [Read more...]

Conque's contract extended

As the University of Central Arkansas moves up to NCAA Division I status and joins the Southland Athletic Conference, UCA executed a contract agreement with Head Football Coach Clint Conque to extend his tenure at least through the end of 2011. "I was very impressed and pleased that UCA finished with an 8-3 record and in the national Top 25 during our first year competing at the Division I … [Read more...]

UCA student newspaper named best in state

The University of Central Arkansas's student newspaper, The Echo, won 27 awards at last Friday's Arkansas College Media Association awards, including First Place for General Excellence . The Echo also swept the First, Second and Third Place awards in the Editorial Writing category, and won First Place in News Writing and First Place in Editorial Cartoon. It was a banner day for UCA's literary … [Read more...]

UCA Faculty Excellence Award winners announced

Dr. Mike Martin, Bryan Massey and Bill Bandy are the 2007 recipients of UCA's 2007 Faculty Excellence Awards. Martin, a biology professor, won the Teaching Excellence Award; Massey, in UCA's Department of Art, won the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award; and Bandy won the Public Service Award for his work in UCA's Department of Physical Therapy.Martin has been at UCA since 1995. In … [Read more...]

Diavolo to perform at UCA

Los Angeles Modern Dance Troupe DIAVOLO will perform two concerts and a master class at UCA's Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are available from $12 to $35, and tickets for UCA students are $5 with a valid UCA I.D. To purchase tickets, call UCA Ticket Central at 450-3265 or 1-866-810-0012 or visit www.uca.edu/tickets. The … [Read more...]

Scholarship honors retiring faculty

The UCA English Department has established a scholarship fund with the UCA Foundation to honor Becky Williams and Linda Arnold, who will retire next month from the faculty after a combined 49 years of service to UCA. The Williams/Arnold Scholarship will be presented annually to a junior English major who intends to pursue a career in education. The funds would be applied during the student's … [Read more...]

UCA students to compete for 'Iron Chef' title

Three UCA students will participate in the first-ever UCA "Iron Chef" competition this Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Christian Cafeteria. Javia Jacobs, Whitney Mapes and Julie Storing will have one hour to prepare three appetizer-style dishes from ingredients provided by Aramark, which is sponsoring the event. There will be prizes for all three contenders, and their creations will be … [Read more...]