Ross receives grant to study speech pathology services in schools

Sharon Ross, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, received $30,500 for a grant proposal titled ?Implementing the Support Personnel Model in Schools.? The grant, funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the Arkansas Department of Education, will provide in-service training for speech pathologists and support personnel working in the schools. Ross also will conduct program approval … [Read more...]

Antolik performs at national convention

Dr. Martha Antolik of the Department of Music recently performed Gustav Mahler?s Songs of a Wayfarer in a chamber setting by Arnold Schoenberg at the National Association of Teachers of Singing National Convention in News Orleans in July 2004. The performance was featured as part of one of several sessions that focused on music for voice and instruments. Members of the UCA Faculty Chamber … [Read more...]

Community Development Institute presents awards, scholarship

The legacy of Bill Miller, the founding director of the University of Central Arkansas? Community Development Institute, was celebrated last Friday as the program ended it?s 18th year with a graduation and awards luncheon. Flave Carpenter, chairman of the CDI Advisory Board, said in a tribute to Miller, ?For many people, Bill Miller is the face of the Community Development Institute and … [Read more...]

UCA to offer online ticket sales for campus events

This week the University of Central Arkansas unveiled a new streamlined ticketing system that will allow UCA students, alumni and friends to purchase tickets for all UCA events from one location. Reynolds Box Office is now UCA Ticket Central and will sell tickets for all UCA Public Appearances, athletic events, UCA Theatre performances, student activities and the Conway Symphony … [Read more...]

Grant to provide drug education to teachers and counselors

Dr. Jane Elphingstone and Dr. Jacquie Rainey, College of Health and Applied Sciences, recently received a $51,000 grant to help prepare elementary education teachers and counselors for drug education. Teachers in Arkansas public schools will be trained to integrate a comprehensive health education curriculum within their other class subjects emphasizing drug nad violence prevention objectives. … [Read more...]

Nursing traineeships grant to help graduate students

Dr. Rebecca Lancaster, Department of Nursing, recently received a grant for $22,947 for advanced education nursing traineeships. With this grant, graduate nursing students will be able to enroll full time, thus completing their program of study more expediently. The grant will assist with providing an increased number of advanced practice nurses which will better meet health care needs of … [Read more...]

13th annual Mashburn Institute held on campus

The 13th annual Christine Greenhaw Mashburn Institute was held recently on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas with a number of area teachers and administrators in attendance. UCA has hosted the Institute since 1991 for the purpose of providing classroom teachers and administrators with research-based instructional strategies and teaching methods for use with students with learning … [Read more...]

Shuttles to run with start of school

The University of Central Arkansas will again be running shuttle routes this fall. The shuttle will begin with the start of school on Aug. 19 and will run from 7:15 a.m. until 5 p.m., according to Larry Lawrence, director of the UCA Physical Plant. The shuttle system has been expanded this year to include a total of four vans. Two vans will run a North Purple shuttle route which begins at … [Read more...]

Foley seeks to prevent E.coli in poultry

A sparked interest has a way of starting a fire, and if Dr. Steven Foley?s research continues to develop, he could set the medical and farming worlds ablaze. Foley, an assistant professor of biology at UCA, first experienced the disease Escherichia coli (E. coli) when he was young. In school he had a teacher whose 5-year-old son contracted the disease from eating undercooked meat. It took 13 … [Read more...]

High school students attend Upward Bound program

LaToya Dillard, a 10th grade student from Morrilton, didn?t mind spending her summer taking classes at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. ?It wasn?t as bad as I thought it was going to be,? said the shy teenager. Dillard was one of about 50 high school students from four central Arkansas school districts to attend Upward Bound, a federally-funded program that prepares teens for … [Read more...]