SIFE students win regional competition

Several University of Central Arkansas students have taken what they?ve learned in the classroom and used that knowledge to better the community, and they?ve also received some awards for their service-oriented projects.UCA students involved in a local chapter of the business organization Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) participated in a regional competition for their organization earlier this … [Read more...]

Tour of Nature Reserve set for Sunday

Come enjoy the great outdoors at the University of Central Arkansas?s Jewel E. Moore Nature Reserve on Sunday, May 1. Dr. Don Culwell, a plant taxonomist at UCA, will lead an informative walk through the nature reserve, highlighting the unique plants of the prairie ecosystem. Plants that will be seen are the insectivorous Sundew, perennial grasses and a variety of blooming flowers. The group … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of presentations, publications and accomplishments submitted by UCA faculty and staff.Dr. Dwight E. Langston, Department of World Languages, read a paper titled, "The Absence of Solace: The Ambiguous Emblems of Trees and Wood in Jurek Becker's ?Jakob der Luegner?," at the 58th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference on April 22 in Lexington, Ky. *** Dr. Linda Griffith, … [Read more...]

Grant provides assistance for Very Special Arts

Cathy Acre and Jennifer Johnson, College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, received a $2,000 grant for Very Special Arts. Independent Living Services, Inc. is the funding agency. The outcome of this grant will provide continuation of the Acting Creates Therapeutic Success (ACTS) Program. ACTS is a performing arts program for persons with disabilities in the community. Occupational Therapy … [Read more...]

Complexions Comtemporary Ballet coming to Reynolds

Complexions Contemporary Ballet, comprised of 20 dancers, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 at Reynolds Performance Hall as the final concert on the UCA Public Appearances 2004-05 Season. Tickets are available at the Reynolds Performance Hall Box Office or by phone at 450-3265. Two free tickets are available to all UCA faculty, staff, and students with a valid I.D., pending … [Read more...]

Faculty, staff honored with service awards

On Tuesday faculty and staff service and achievements were recognized at the 52nd annual Service Awards in the Student Center Ballroom. Service awards were presented to employees who had completed 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years service to the university. UCA President Lu Hardin presided over the event.Awards for Staff Employee of the Year, Teaching Excellence, Scholarship and Creative … [Read more...]

Students recognized at Academic Honors Convocation

Outstanding student achievement was recognized at the 34th annual Academic Honors Convocation on Sunday, April 17 in Reynolds Performance Hall. UCA President Lu Hardin and Provost Gabriel Esteban presided over the event. Following is a list of major award recipients: Highest Ranking Junior Danielle C. Grasser (Conway) Highest Ranking Sophomore Karen L. Gajeski (Conway) Outstanding College … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations, publications and accomplishments by UCA faculty and staff.Dr. Roy Whitehead Jr, Department of Accounting, published an article, ?Compromising the Uncompromisable: a Property Rights Approach to the Abortion Controversy," in the May 2005 issue of the Appalachian Law Journal. Three faculty members from the College of Business Administration recently … [Read more...]

Grant to improve public school teaching and learning

Dr. Carolyn Williams, College of Education, received a grant in the amount of $115,586 for UCA/NLRSD P-16 Education Partnership-Improving Teacher and Principal Quality: No Child Left Behind Collaborative: Part II.According to Williams, the planned outcomes include increasing teachers? knowledge, skills and abilities in reading and writing literacy, science, mathematics and computer information … [Read more...]

Former Massachusetts Senator to give guest lecture on political life

William M. Bulger, the longest serving president of the Massachusetts State Senate, will speak about a lifetime of standing up for the little guy during a special guest lecture at 1 p.m. on Monday, April 18 at Reynolds Performance Hall. Admission is free and open to the public.Bulger served 35 years in the Massachusetts State Senate and seven years as president of the University of Massachusetts. … [Read more...]