Health insurance changes approved by trustees

University of Central Arkansas faculty and staff who subscribe to the university?s health insurance plan will have a change in provider beginning Jan. 1.Last Friday, the UCA Board of Trustees unanimously approved a recommendation to accept a proposal from United Healthcare replacing QualChoice. Proposals for health insurance were accepted from Blue Cross, Blue Shield and United Healthcare after … [Read more...]

Healthy UCA Program offers health screenings

UCA Department of Health and Wellness is ready to kick off the 2006 Healthy UCA Program. UCA employees are invited to join over 300 fellow employee who have participated in this year?s program. Employee who wish to participate in the program must schedule a health screening to check cholesterol and glucose levels and blood pressure. This screening is a requirement for points toward successful … [Read more...]

Faculty Grants 10/14

The following grants have been received by UCA faculty and staff:Hao Liu, Department of Physical Therapy, recently received $7,767 for a grant proposal titled, ?Influence of Combined L-dopa and Passive Exercise on Restoration of Frequency-Dependent Depression of the H-Reflex in Rats with Spinal Cord Injury.? The grant is being funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for … [Read more...]

UCA to construct new business building

Earlier this fall, University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin announced a recommitment to academics that would begin with a $100 million plan for new and renovated infrastructure over the next 10 years. ?The recent and projected growth in UCA?s student body and faculty suggests that the university will soon face critical shortages in instructional space,? Hardin said. ?These factors led … [Read more...]

Spark Interest in Teaching

The Teachers of Tomorrow, in collaboration with the College of Education, will host the 5th annual Spark Interest in Teaching Conference at the Brewer Hegeman Conference Center on Thursday, Nov. 10. The Theme of the conference is "I am a Life Toucher ? I Teach!?This year over 400 high school participants from across the state, along with the UCA Jazz band, the UCA men?s choral group, public school … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 10/14

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Joe Horton and Nona French, Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, along with Lee Elliot, assistant manager of Texarkana, Ark., presented a paper titled, ?"Taxation and Texarkana" at the 55th annual meeting of the Arkansas College Teachers of Economics and Business on … [Read more...]

SBC Foundation matches private gifts to UCA

On Thursday, University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin accepted on behalf of the UCA Foundation a private matching gift of $5,200 from the SBC (formerly Southwestern Bell) Foundation. The gift matched two private donations given earlier in the year by G.A. Davidson of Plano, Texas, and Joseph Waggoner of Hot Springs, both UCA alumni and retired SBC employees. The $5,000 matched gift … [Read more...]

Housing and Residence Life sponsoring spirit contest

The University of Central Arkansas Department of Housing and Residence Life will sponsor a UCA Spirit Contest for students living in UCA residence halls and apartment complexes. This year?s theme, ?This is Bear Country,? will have residents competing for the best decorated room or apartment in their hall or complex. Judges will be looking for rooms and apartments that display outstanding UCA … [Read more...]

Baum Gallery concluding anniversary with events

The Baum Gallery invites UCA staff and faculty to take advantage of two art opportunities that will conclude celebration of the gallery's 10-year anniversary (1995-2005). Original art works in the 10x10x10 for the Baum exhibition are available through 5p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 for online or in-gallery bidding. All works are within 10 inches in height, width and depth and were donated by artists to … [Read more...]

Sophomore Year Experience to host 'Music in the Park'

Sophomore Year Experience (SYE) invites the campus community to join them for an evening of music and dancing during ?Music in the Park,? a fundraiser for SYE?s Summer 2006 Belize study abroad trip.?Music in the Park? will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Stadium Park Apartments. For a $2 donation, individuals can listen to live bands, learn to Salsa dance and more. T-shirts for … [Read more...]