UCA to co-host Congressional debates

The University of Central Arkansas and Arkansas Educational Television Network will once again host Congressional debates starting next week. All debates are open to the public and will be in the Reynolds Performance Hall. Each will last one hour. The debate schedule is as follows: Monday, Oct. 25 7 p.m. U.S. House District 3 Candidates: John Boozman, Jan Judy and Dale Morfey Tuesday, … [Read more...]

Alcohol awareness program

Randy Haveson, a national recognized speaker, will give a presentation on alcohol awareness and abuse prevention at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 21 in the Doyne Health Science Center Auditorium. Haveson is well known for his teach, not preach approach that incorporates the tools necessary to make low risk drinking choices that can help lessen the negative effects of alcohol in the lives of … [Read more...]

Homeland Security Undersecretary visits campus

Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Dr. Charles McQueary visited the University of Central Arkansas campus on Monday. McQueary, who is undersecretary for science and technology, spoke in the Math, Computer Science and Technology Building to students and faculty about homeland security. While the mission of the Department of Homeland Security is to implement a strategy to secure … [Read more...]

Patti Austin to sing at Reynolds Performance Hall

UCA Public Appearances presents Patti Austin, singing her tribute "for Ella," backed by members of her Quartet and the UCA Big Band, on Thursday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall. Tickets range from $10 to $25. Faculty, Staff, and UCA Retirees tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling toll free 1-866-810-0012 or in Conway, 450-3265. Tickets are also available online at … [Read more...]

Challenge Week 2004: America at the Crossroads

The following events are part of UCA Honors College Challenge Week. All events are free and open to the public. Tuesday, Oct. 19 Guest Speaker: Susan Jacoby, author of Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism "Thinking the Unthinkable: Can Separation of Church and State Survive in 2004?" 7 p.m. Main Hall, Ida Waldran Auditorium Wednesday, Oct. 20 Honor College High … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. The UCA College of Business hosted the 54th annual meeting of the Arkansas College Teachers of Economics and Business on Friday, Oct. 1 in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. The organization was welcomed by Pat Cantrell, dean of the College of Business, and Joe Horton, president of the association and … [Read more...]

TOEFL exam scheduled for November

The Institutional Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam will be given at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 22 at the University of Central Arkansas Student Center in Room 215A. To register for the test, please see Ruth Clayton, Department of World Languages secretary, in Irby Hall Room 207. The deadline to register is Monday, Oct. 18. The fee for the test is $25 (cash or check), which is … [Read more...]

Political columnist discusses impact of presidential debates

As the election draws nearer, discussions and debates are heating up and University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin?s class on presidential elections is no exception. Monday evening, Hardin invited award-winning columnist and reporter John Brummett to speak to his class about the impact of debates on presidential elections and to assess the first two presidential debates. Brummett, … [Read more...]

Future teachers attend conference on secondary education

It was all about secondary teachers-in-training last Friday at the University of Central Arkansas? first Secondary Education Conference. More than 50 senior-level students studying to become secondary teachers, often referred to as pre-service teachers, attended the one-day conference at Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. The group represented nine different disciplines including English, math, … [Read more...]

President awarded raise for 'hard work'

The University of Central Arkansas? Board of Trustees unanimously approved a motion to raise President Lu Hardin?s salary by $12,000, making him the highest paid university president in Arkansas with an annual salary of $227,670. The next highest paid university president in Arkansas is University of Arkansas President Alan Sugg, whose salary is $226,100. Trustee Randy Sims said Hardin … [Read more...]