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...]

Former presidential candidate visits campus

It was a reception befitting a presidential candidate, and former candidate Wesley Clark seemed to thoroughly enjoy his visit to the University of Central Arkansas on April 7. Brought to campus by the Serving Central Arkansas Together student organization and introduced by UCA President Lu Hardin, the former Supreme Allied Commander of NATO forces was warmly welcomed by an enthusiastic crowd of … [Read more...]

College Volunteer Day

The 9th Annual Takin? It To The Streets ? College Volunteer Day is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, April 12. Students, faculty and staff from UCA, Hendrix College and Central Baptist College will join forces to go out into the community and volunteer their services to various non-profit agencies and organizations. A kick-off rally will be at 3 p.m. at Central Baptist College near Bates Plaza, … [Read more...]

Murray receives grant for biology study

Dr. James Murray, Department of Biology, recently received a $5,490 grant for a study that will encode the flow direction by a simple nervous network. According to Murray, ?The marine slug Tritonia uses microscopic flow sensors in its head to detect water flow and change the shape of its body which reduces the hydrodynamic drag and may serve as a directional cue in navigation.? He continued, … [Read more...]

Tarkka receives grant to develop methods to synthesize materials

Dr. Richard Tarkka, Department of Chemistry, and undergraduate student Brent Newsom, recently received a $3,000 grant to study the synthesis of new dendrimers for organic/inorganic composite materials. The objective of the project is to develop methods to synthesize materials that have the potential to be used in lightweight displays as sensors, antistatic coatings, optical switching devices … [Read more...]

Arrigo receives math grant

Dr. Danny Arrigo, Department of Mathematics, recently received a $2,500 grant to study the nonclassical symmetry analysis of a nonlinear wave equation system. According to Arrigo, ?The nonlinear wave equation has many important applications including modeling the flows of gases and liquids. Analyzing such equations is important in describing and predicting phenomena such as one-dimensional gas … [Read more...]