Visiting artist to give presentation on photography

The University of Central Arkansas Art Department is pleased to have photographer Thom Bennett as a visiting artist on Tuesday, Feb. 8. Bennett will give a presentation on at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8 at McCastlain Hall Room 143. He also will give an informal talk at 8 a.m. and again at 10 a.m. on Feb. 9 in Baum Gallery. The presentations are free and open to the public. Thom Bennett is an editorial and … [Read more...]

UCA to host black history month program

The University of Central Arkansas will host a black history program titled ?The Men, The Music, The Myths and Me: One Hundred Years of African American Male Vocalists? at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 1 at Reynolds Performance Hall. The program is free and open to the public. Byron Motley leads the program by singing and telling the stories of several black male vocalists and their historical … [Read more...]

Grant to promote associates degree in business

Norma Farthing, Undergraduate Studies, received a $7,511 Perkins Grant to employ a part-time academic advisor to promote the associate of applied science in business degree. The grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education and Southern Arkansas University. According to Farthing ?The Associate of Applied Science in Business degree will … [Read more...]

Grant to provide for mathmatics resources

Belinda Robertson and Linda Griffith, Department of Mathematics, received a $2,000 grant for the SEDL/SCIMAST Collaboration with the Arkansas Center for Mathematics Education. The grant is funded through Southwest Educational Development Laboratory. This grant will provide funds to purchase standards-based curriculum supplemental materials for mathematics and science. The materials purchased … [Read more...]

Clancy receives grant for neuroscience study

Dr. Barbara Clancy, Department of Biology, received a $25,000 grant for a continued study on the differences in brain development and maturation among different species. The study is titled, "The Effects of Adverse Perinatal Experiences on Cortical Organization." The grant is funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources/Biomedical Research Infrastructure … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations, publications and accomplishments by UCA faculty and staff. Sandra Olson, Torreyson Library, attended the American Library Association Midwinter meeting in Boston, Mas., Jan. 14-18. Olson is on the governing council of the American Library Association?s Library Support Staff Interest Roundtable. … [Read more...]

Child Study Center receives national accreditation

The Child Study Center at the University of Central Arkansas has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The NAEYC is the nation's leading organization of early childhood professionals. The Child Study Center is an integral part of the early childhood teacher education program at UCA. "The Child Study Center has offered the families of Faulkner … [Read more...]

Grant funds sex assault prevention program

Reesa Ramsahai and Mary Edwards, Counseling Center, recently received a $3,190 grant for "Don?t Get Singled Out ? A Sexual Assault Prevention Program." The grant is funded through Department of Health & Human Services through the Centers for Disease Control and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The grant will be used to buy educational materials that increase awareness of … [Read more...]

Grant to fund gene study

Rahul Mehta, College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, received a $2,000 grant to study gene expression and signal transduction in human endothelial cells under simulated microgravity environment. The grant is funded through The National Aeronautics & Space Agency through the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. … [Read more...]

Grant to support math achievement in public schools

Linda Griffith, Department of Math, received a $2,500 grant for ?Teachers in Special Settings Bonus for Secondary Mathematics Specialist.? The grant is funded through the Arkansas Department of Education. The grant will help support 7-12 mathematics teachers in Arkansas, and will assist in improving mathematics achievement among students. … [Read more...]