UCA psychology students receive research awards

UCA psychology students Maranda Leonard, Anthony Thompson, and Brandon Wolfe recently received Regional Research Awards worth $300 from Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology for their paper entitled, "Relationship Between Political Orientation and Defensiveness." The trio found that politically liberal individuals used a level of psychological defense that directly paralleled the … [Read more...]

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to speak at UCA

Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team, will deliver a speech on the UCA campus next Wednesday at 12 noon at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. A North Little Rock native, Jones had a successful career in gas and oil exploration before purchasing the Cowboys in 1989. The event is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]

Oxford American magazine to screen DVD on UCA campus

The award-winning Oxford American magazine, based on the UCA campus, tomorrow night will host a special free screening of its first-ever Southern Movie DVD in Stanley Russ Hall, Room 103. The DVD is a "visual mix tape" of Southern movies from past to present (with lots of contributions by Arkansas filmmakers). Works by Craig Brewer, Ray McKinnon, Joey Lauren Adams, Roger Corman, Phil Chambliss, … [Read more...]

UCA Honors College event to benefit Heifer International

The UCA Honors College tomorrow night will host the tenth annual Livestock 2007, a benefit concert for Heifer International, at Juanita's (1300 Main Street in Little Rock). This year's event is a project of an honors seminar on "The Music Business," co-taught by concert promoter Butch Stone and Rick Scott, director of the Honors College and longtime musician and song writer. It is sponsored by … [Read more...]

Hambuchen wins nursing award

Jessica Hambuchen is the 2007 recipient of the Department of Nursing Graduate Academic Excellence Award at the University of Central Arkansas. Hambuchen, who will receive a Master of Science in Nursing on May 5, was chosen for this honor based on her intellectual curiosity and scholarly writing. Hambuchen also has the highest cumulative grade point average in the graduate nursing program. … [Read more...]

UCA writing professor presents at national conference

Dr. Hui Wu, Associate Professor in the UCA Writing Department, served as a featured speaker at the annual Conference on College Composition and Communication held last month in New York. She presented her paper, "Lost in Translation: Modern Chinese Conceptualization of Rhetoric." … [Read more...]

Lt. Gov. Bill Halter to address UCA students

Arkansas Lt. Gov. Bill Halter tonight will speak at the University of Central Arkansas. Halter's lecture is presented by the UCA Honors College. DATE: Tuesday, April 10 TIME: 6 p.m. LOCATION: McAlister Hall, Room 302 (The Forum) Halter took office in January. He was Acting Commissioner of the Social Security Administration under President Bill Clinton and held other senior White House … [Read more...]

UCA asst. golf coach predicts Master's champion

UCA Assistant Golf Coach Jack O'Keefe was attuned to Zach Johnson's potential before the Master's golf tournament began last week, according to Louisville Courier-Journal columnist Eric Crawford. "O'Keefe made his first visit to Augusta for a practice round Wednesday," Crawford wrote. "His eyes bloodshot from pulling an all-nighter to get there, he told me, 'Look for Zach Johnson.'" Johnson was … [Read more...]

Scotter, Stevenson win nursing awards

North Little Rock native Beth Scotter has been named the recipient of both the 2007 Department of Nursing Undergraduate Academic Excellence Award and the 2007 Department of Nursing Undergraduate Leadership Award at the University of Central Arkansas. Scotter received the Academic Excellence award based on her cumulative grade point average, which was the highest of her senior nursing class. The … [Read more...]

UCA faculty/student publications and presentations

Drs. James Fletcher and Bill Bandy from the Department of Physical Therapy recently published an article titled "Unique Positioning for Using Elastic Resistance Band in Providing Strengthening Exercise to the Muscles Surrounding the Ankle" in the North American Journal of Sports Physical Therapy (2007;2(1):51-54). Ms. Margaret McGee and Dr. Nancy Reese from the Department of Physical Therapy … [Read more...]