Faculty Senate approves maternity, paternity leave policy

The UCA Faculty Senate adopted a policy for faculty maternity/paternity leave at it?s meeting on Tuesday. The policy places the final decision of maternity/paternity leave requests in the hands of the Provost who may consult with the requesting faculty member, the dean and the department chair. This came after faculty expressed concern that an across-the-board policy was not in place, a … [Read more...]

Hardin to speak at conference Thursday

UCA President Lu Hardin will be the luncheon speaker when UCA hosts the Arkansas College Personnel Association and the Arkansas Collegiate Drug Education Committee Spring Conference on Thursday, April 22 in Brewer Hegeman Conference Center. The theme for the event is "Legislative and Student Issues in Higher Education." Hardin will welcome the group at 9:15 a.m. and then address the delegates … [Read more...]

Spring scrimmage and tailgate

The UCA football team will hold a spring scrimmage game at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 16, at Estes Stadium. Admission is free and open to the public. The President's Tailgate Party will be held prior to the game at 6 p.m. on the South End of Estes Stadium. Admission is free. This is an opportunity to see what the UCA Bears Football Team has in store for us during the 2004 season. Come on out! … [Read more...]

End of the World Greekshow

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Theta Psi Chapter will host the 2004 End of the World Greekshow at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 17, at UCA?s Farris Center. The doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance for $10, or for $15 at the door. For tickets or more information, call the Alpha House at 327-8743. … [Read more...]

Academic Honors Convocation

The 33rd Annual Academic Honors Convocation will be at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 18 at Reynolds Performance Hall. UCA President Lu Hardin and Provost Gabe Esteban will recognize this year?s outstanding college and university students, presidential scholars and honor graduates (both departmental and Honors College). A reception in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center will follow. The public is … [Read more...]

Grant to provide teacher education scholarship

Dr. Sherry Roberts recently received a $1,000 scholarship from the Arkansas Chapter of the American Society for Training & Development to provide the Carol Glenn Scholarship to middle/secondary education & institutional technology track III students. According to Roberts, The ASTD Carol Glenn Scholarship is a rotating scholarship between UCA, the University of Arkansas at Little Rock … [Read more...]

Green receives grant to take teachers abroad

Dr. Brooks Green, Department of Geography, recently received a $64,000 grant from the Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program to take teachers to Russia this summer where they will travel from Moscow to Vladivostok via the Trans-Siberian Railroad stopping in Ekaterinburg, Novosibirsk and Irkutsk. This grant will fund a short-term seminar and enable 11 teachers and two university professors … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. Dr. Joe Horton, Department of Economics and Finance, presented a paper, "The Great Northeast Blackout of '03" at the International Academy of Business Disciplines meeting in San Antonio on March 27. Dr. Gary Wekkin, Department of Political Science, was elected to the Executive Council of the Southwestern … [Read more...]

Concert choir places in international competition

The University of Central Arkansas Concert Choir placed second overall in the 8th International Choir Competition at Riva del Garda, Italy. A total of 63 choirs participated in the competition. Forty-six UCA students accompanied by John Erwin, director of choral activities, performed in the competition yesterday. UCA was the only representative from the U.S. The group received gold medals in … [Read more...]

Third Annual Toad Suck Jazz Daze at UCA

Grammy Award-winning Texas band Brave Combo opens the third annual Toad Suck Jazz Daze at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 22 at Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. On Friday, April 23, noted trumpeter, composer, bandleader, and film scorer Terence Blanchard and his septet play a concert from his latest Blue Note Records release BOUNCE. Three UCA Jazz Ensembles will play a free concert on … [Read more...]