UCA faculty news

Margaret McGee, Nancy Reese, and Kevin Garrison of UCA's Department of Physical Therapy presented a poster titled "Reliability of balance measurements obtained utilizing the AccuGait portable force platform in children with spastic cerebral palsy," at the 2007 Annual Conference of American Physical Therapy Association in Denver, Colo. At the same conference, David Taylor, also of the Department … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Careers in Public Service Day tomorrow

UCA's annual Careers in Public Service Day will take place tomorrow at the UCA Student Center. The program is designed to raise awareness of career possibilities in the public and non-profit sectors and to provide UCA students with information on graduate programs in the fields of public administration, public policy, sociology, international studies, and political science. The day's events … [Read more...]

Nabholz establishes endowments at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas recently announced the establishment of two endowments by the Nabholz Charitable Foundation. The Charles Nabholz Community Development Institute Endowment and the Nabholz Athletic Facilities Endowment were established as a result of a $100,000 gift from the Nabholz Charitable Foundation. In expressing appreciation for the gift, UCA's Vice President of … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Terri Hebert and Jeff Whittingham, assistant professors in UCA's Department of Teaching, Learning, and Technology, have been appointed to the National Middle School Association Program Review Board. This board makes decisions about national recognition of middle level teacher preparation programs that use the NMSA/NCATE-Approved Middle Level Teacher Preparation Standards. Michael Hargis, of … [Read more...]

Enola Gay navigator to be honored at UCA

Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, the navigator on the Enola Gay, which performed the first atomic bombing mission to Hiroshima, Japan, will be honored at a reception on Monday at UCA. Van Kirk is coming to UCA in advance of the Sept. 23 premiere of two World War II documentaries on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN): "The War," a seven-part film by Ken Burns; and "Their Journey: A … [Read more...]

UCA fraternity wins national Outstanding Chapter Award

The Arkansas Zeta Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at the University of Central Arkansas was awarded the highest individual chapter honor during its 52nd biannual Conclave in Atlanta, Georgia. The Buchanan Outstanding Chapter Award recognizes chapters that excel in all areas of chapter operations, including academics, recruitment, finances and member development. SigEp has consistently … [Read more...]

UCA supply chain expert publishes in Logistics Quarterly

M. Douglas Voss, assistant professor of marketing and logistics, co-wrote an article accepted for publication in Logistics Quarterly. Co-authored by David J. Closs of Michigan State University and Daniel French, the paper is entitled "What Should I do to Secure My Supply Chain?" and focuses on food supply chain security. The research, which was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland … [Read more...]

Memorial scholarship endowed for UCA athletes

The University of Central Arkansas recently announced the endowment of a private scholarship for freshmen walk-on softball players. The Michelle Short Scholarship Fund was established through the UCA Foundation in memory of the late Michelle Short, a freshman softball walk-on who died in a car accident in 2004. The scholarship was started by Short?s parents, Kevin and Kerry Short of Mayflower, … [Read more...]

'A Taste of Leopold' set for Saturday

Marc Hirrel, of UCA's biology department, will present an introduction to the Leopold Education Project (LEP) entitled, "A Taste of Leopold," this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the South Fork Nature Preserve on Greers Ferry Lake. Hirrel is the state coordinator of the Leopold Education Project, which is an innovative, interdisciplinary, critical thinking, conservation and environmental … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Garry Craig Powell, assistant professor in the Department of Writing, has had his short story, "The Moving Crucifixion," accepted for the next issue of McSweeney's, the literary magazine edited by Dave Eggers. … [Read more...]