Faculty Grants 3/3

The following faculty recently received grant funding for various programs and projects:Lorrie George Wood, Department of Occupational Therapy, and Linda Moore, Department of Speech Language Pathology, recently received a $95,000 grant for the UCA Assistive Technology Equipment Project. The grant is being funded by the U.S. Department of Education through Arkansas Rehabilitation Services. The … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 3/3

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Dr. Bill Bandy, Department of Physical Therapy, recently was featured in a Baltimore Sun article that discussed the timing and other aspects of warm-up stretches. For example, an athlete 25 to 30 years old needs to hold a gentle stretch for at least 30 seconds. "If they're only holding it for 15 … [Read more...]

Former CIA Director to speak at UCA

Former CIA Director Admiral Stansfield Turner will lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 in Reynolds Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Turner graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944 and attained a commission in the United States Navy in June, 1946. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford while serving in the navy. During his naval career he served as commander of U.S. … [Read more...]

2006 Miss UCA Pageant set for Saturday

The 2006 Miss UCA Scholarship Pageant will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 4 at Reynolds Performance Hall. Eudora Mosby, Miss Arkansas 2005 and a top 10 finalist in the 2006 Miss America Pageant, will be performing. She is a graduate of UCA. Also performing will be Abbi Lipsmeyer, Miss UCA 2005; and Renee Lawrence, Miss Conway 2006, and Alexz Clayborn, Miss Johnson Co. 2006, who are both UCA … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 2/24

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Dr. Jacki McMurtrey, Department of Speech Pathology, recently had an article published in "Dysphagia" an international journal of swallowing and swallowing disorders. The title of the article is, ?Effects of neuromuscular stimulation on submental muscle activity". Co-authors of the article … [Read more...]

UCA to host ArkaText Literary Festival

The ArkaText Literary Festival, a celebration of Arkansas writers, will be held the week of Feb. 27 through March 3 at the University of Central Arkansas. The annual festival, sponsored by UCA?s Department of Writing and Speech, features writers with Arkansas ties who give public readings and present public lectures on the craft of writing. This year?s festival features nonfiction writer Mel … [Read more...]

Employee of the Year nominations being accepted

The UCA Staff Senate is now accepting nominations for the annual UCA Employee of the Year awards. Awards will be presented at the Service Awards Program on April 25. This year there are three options for nominating staff based on the staff person's classification status. Any classified or non-classified full-time UCA employee with two years of continuous service as of Dec. 31, 2005, is eligible … [Read more...]

ROCKY Trumpeter Maynard Ferguson Headlines Toad Suck Jazz Daze at UCA

Maynard Ferguson and his Big Bop Nouveau Band will headline UCA's Toad Suck Jazz Daze, Feb. 24-27. Tickets for the concert on Monday, February 27, range from $12 (students 12 years and under) to $35 (general public, center orchestra). Group tickets are available as well. UCA students may receive one free ticket, UCA I.D. required at the Box Office. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday … [Read more...]

Planetarium show set for Wednesday

The University of Central Arkansas Planetarium will host a show at 7 p.m., Wednesday, March 1, in Lewis Science Center, Room 012. The show includes a tour of the March 2006 sky and recent astronomy news. It is recommended for ages 10 and up. Admission is free. No admittance after 7p.m. For more info, contact Scott Austin at (501) 450-5907. … [Read more...]

Non-traditional student scholarships available

Applications are now available for University Women?s annual book scholarships for non-traditional female students. University Women will award three $200 book scholarships to non-traditional women students, who can demonstrate a need for financial assistance. Applicants should be at least 23 years old, currently enrolled at UCA, with a minimum overall GPA of 3.0. Students must already have … [Read more...]