Outstanding University Student applications available

Applications for Outstanding University Student recognition are now available. The deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 18. Applicants must have senior status and a minimum grand point average of 3.25. Applications are available at the Information Desk in the Student Center or may be downloaded from http://www.uca.edu/schola/. For more information, contact Dr. Terrance Kearns, Director of … [Read more...]

UCA joins tsunami relief efforts with fund drive

Students, faculty and staff wishing to contribute to the relief of the Dec. 26 tsunami disaster victims in southeast Asia may do so through a special fund that has been set up at UCA. As an Asian Studies Development Program Regional Center, UCA may collect money that will be matched by private donors to the East-West Center, which is spearheading one of the biggest relief efforts in the United … [Read more...]

Honors High Table to feature African music, culture

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College will host a High Table featuring Dr. Kondwani Phwandaphwanda at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 2 in the Honors College Forum, McAlister Hall Room 302. Dr. Phwandaphwanda will give a special presentation and performance of African music. His performance will include traditional Malawian music used in African culture for politics, education, … [Read more...]

Pulitzer Prize winning novelist to speak at UCA

Acclaimed novelist Michael Chabon will read from his work at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8 in Stanley Russ Hall Room 103. A discussion and book signing will follow the reading. The event is free and open to the public. Chabon received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2001 for his novel ?The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay,? which was also named one of the Notable Books of 2000 by the … [Read more...]

Visiting artist to give presentation on photography

The University of Central Arkansas Art Department is pleased to have photographer Thom Bennett as a visiting artist on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Bennett will give a presentation on at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 at McCastlain Hall Room 143. He also will give an informal talk at 8 a.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Feb. 9 in Baum Gallery. The presentations are free and open to the public. Thom Bennett is an editorial and … [Read more...]

UCA to host black history month program

The University of Central Arkansas will host a black history program titled ?The Men, The Music, The Myths and Me: One Hundred Years of African American Male Vocalists? at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Reynolds Performance Hall. The program is free and open to the public. Byron Motley leads the program by singing and telling the stories of several black male vocalists and their historical … [Read more...]

Grant to promote associates degree in business

Norma Farthing, Undergraduate Studies, received a $7,511 Perkins Grant to employ a part-time academic advisor to promote the associate of applied science in business degree. The grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and Southern Arkansas University. According to Farthing ?The Associate of Applied Science in Business degree will … [Read more...]

Grant to provide for mathmatics resources

Belinda Robertson and Linda Griffith, Department of Mathematics, received a $2,000 grant for the SEDL/SCIMAST Collaboration with the Arkansas Center for Mathematics Education. The grant is funded through Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. This grant will provide funds to purchase standards-based curriculum supplemental materials for mathematics and science. The materials purchased … [Read more...]

Clancy receives grant for neuroscience study

Dr. Barbara Clancy, Department of Biology, received a $25,000 grant for a continued study on the differences in brain development and maturation among different species. The study is titled, "The Effects of Adverse Perinatal Experiences on Cortical Organization." The grant is funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources/Biomedical Research Infrastructure … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations, publications and accomplishments by UCA faculty and staff. Sandra Olson, Torreyson Library, attended the American Library Association Midwinter meeting in Boston, Mas., Jan. 14-18. Olson is on the governing council of the American Library Association?s Library Support Staff Interest Roundtable. … [Read more...]