Minority teacher scholars focus of education grant

Carolyn Williams, Jeff Whittingham, & Shoudong Feng, College of Education, received a $4,555 grant for ?Minority Teacher Scholars Program.? Arkansas Department of Higher Education is the funding agency. The grant will help develop leadership skills among minority teacher scholars. According to the authors, there is a severe shortage of minorities in education. This grant will assist those … [Read more...]

Adams receives AGFC grant to promote environmental education

Ginny Adams, Department of Biology, received a $1,915 grant for a proposal titled, ?The University of Central Arkansas Environmental Education Project.? The grant is being funded by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. According to Adams, the primary objective is to promote environmental stewardship in local K-12 students and provide hands-on training in environmental education for students … [Read more...]

Research project to look at Internet advertising

Dr. Scott Markham, Department of Marketing and Management, and student Meredith Bennett received a $2,025 grant for a proposal titled, ?Internet Advertising: A Study of Internet Advertising with Insights on General Public, College Student, and Advertising Agency Perspectives.? The grant is funded by Scholars Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). The outcome of this grant will be a paper … [Read more...]

Arkansas writers to be featured at campus literary festival

The fourth annual ArkaText Literary Festival will be held Feb. 28-March 4 at the University of Central Arkansas. Each year, the festival brings noted Arkansas writers in various genres to campus for public readings and workshops with students. This year, the festival will feature Marck L. Beggs (poetry), Melissa King (non-fiction), and Jennifer Paddock (fiction). A student reading and a faculty … [Read more...]

Faculty Senate At-Large Election

Election for two Faculty Senate At-Large positions will be held Friday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Torreyson Library lobby. Faculty may vote absentee March 1, 2 and 3 by casting a ballot in the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office, Irby 120, between 8 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.Those eligible to run for an At-Large position include full-time employees of the university who hold the rank of … [Read more...]

Art Department to host photographer O. Rufus Lovett

The University of Central Arkansas Art Department will host internationally-known photographer O. Rufus Lovett as a visiting artist on Monday, Feb. 21. Lovett will be giving a presentation at 7 p.m. on Monday in McClastalin Room 143. The presentation is free and open to the public. O. Rufus Lovett is a nationally recognized photographer and educator. He has taught at Kilgore College for the … [Read more...]

UCA employees earn $2.75 million in grants in 2004

More than 100 University of Central Arkansas faculty and staff were recently recognized for submitting 110 grant proposals in 2004. The total amount of the grant proposals for last year was $2.75 million. Grant funding is used for faculty research and academic programs and services. On Wednesday, Feb. 9, the faculty and staff who were instrumental in bringing those dollars into the university … [Read more...]

Famed Canadian Celtic group LEAHY to play At UCA

The pride of Lakefield, Ontario, the multi-talented family band of eight brothers and sisters, LEAHY will play two evening concerts at 7:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 21 and 22 at Reynolds Performance Hall. LEAHY is a whirlwind triple threat of fiddle-driven music, step dancing, and vocals, augmented by keyboards, percussion, and bass. They leave audiences breathless from the moment they … [Read more...]

International Programs sets week of events

The following events will take place Feb. 21-25 as part of UCA International Week 2005. This year?s theme is ?Going Global.? For more information on UCA International Week, visit www.uca.edu/international or call (501) 450-3445. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Monday, Feb. 21 LEAHY 7:30 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall Leahy, a Canadian group, will perform at the Reynolds Performance Hall. … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations, publications and accomplishments by UCA faculty and staff. David Dennis, Intramural Sports and Recreation, successfully passed the entrance examination for membership into the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP). NAP is the oldest and largest non-profit association of parliamentarians in the world. The organization?s primary objectives are … [Read more...]