Faculty enhancement grants available

The Office of the Provost will fund enhancement grants for the 2004-05 academic year. Each grant will be for $1,000 and may be used by the faculty member for travel, equipment, or support for research. Applications will be considered by the Faculty Development Committee. Grant proposals must be submitted to the committee by Oct. 1, 2004. Send applications to the Instructional Development Center … [Read more...]

Spanish classes available for faculty, staff

Spanish classes for faculty and staff will be offered again this fall. Two classes will be offered beginning Sept. 7 through the end of the semester. There will be two levels: Spanish I at 12 p.m. on MWF in Irby 211; and Spanish II from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on TTH in Irby 116. Both classes will use the textbook Vistas available in the bookstore. Spanish I will cover chapters 1-4 and Spanish II … [Read more...]

Parking lot dedicated at UCA

Parking spaces. They come at a premium at the University of Central Arkansas, which is why on Friday the university celebrated the construction of about 300 new spaces with a dedication ceremony that included U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder. The new parking lot is being built just off Donaghey on a plot of land located behind Wingo Hall. For nearly 50 years prior, the land had been leased to the U.S. Army … [Read more...]

University Women to meet

The UCA University Women will hold a welcome reception and business meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mirror Room at McAlister Hall. Any woman who is a current or former employee of the university, a member of the Board of Trustees, a member of the UCA Alumni Association, or the wife of any of the above is invited to attend and become a member of the organization. UCA Women … [Read more...]

Honors High Table to explore Zen Buddhism

The UCA Honors College will host ?No-self in Zen Buddhism,? by Jeff Shore during the Honors College High Table at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8 in McAlister Room 302. How can Zen Buddhism be accurately described and introduced to an international audience? By clarifying what no-self is all about, we can discern the difficulties inherent in describing and explaining Zen Buddhism and Zen practice. … [Read more...]

Scroll Yearbook Portraits

Have your face in the 2005 yearbook! Individual portrait times for the Scroll yearbook are: Tuesday, Sept. 7 - Friday, Sept. 10 8 a.m. ? 5 p.m. Student Center Room 213A … [Read more...]

Volunteers needed for community clean-up

Volunteers are needed for Faulkner County?s annual fall litter pick-up campaign during the months of September and October. The kick-off event for the clean-up will be Saturday, Sept. 18 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Conway Chamber of Commerce parking lot. Co-sponsored by the Keep Faulkner County Beautiful commission, the clean-up is being held in conjunction with the Great Arkansas Clean-up, … [Read more...]

Spanish conversation sessions set

Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a Spanish conversation session from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. each Wednesday in the back stage area of the Student Center Foodcourt. The Department of World Languages, Literature and Cultural Traditions is offering this extracurricular learning opportunity free of charge to all interested individuals. No Spanish language experience necessary. For more … [Read more...]

Foundation accepting grant proposals

The UCA Foundation is currently requesting grant proposals from members of the faculty for Foundation funding. The Fall 2004 deadline for applications to be received in the Foundation office is Friday, Oct. 1. The Spring 2005 deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 18. Information and grant application forms are available at: http://www.uca.edu/development/foundation/grantform.pdf … [Read more...]

Faculty Senate endorses principles to guide online courses

On Thursday, the UCA Faculty Senate opened the academic year by endorsing a set of principles that will guide the creation and implementation of online courses. Some of the principles include: -?That all courses and programs are consistent with the sponsoring academic college?s and department?s role and mission.? -?That electronically offered courses and programs meet institution-wide … [Read more...]