Bartos receives grant to assist ADEM

Dr. Phil Bartos, Department of Marketing and Management, recently received $4,201 grant from the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management to conduct an organization and planning session during the department?s leadership retreat. In addition to developing and facilitating the planning session, Bartos will provide a follow-up report summarizing the session. In keeping with the University?s … [Read more...]

UCA student-athlete dies in fire

Aaron Mackey, a senior basketball player at the University of Central Arkansas, died in an apartment fire Thursday afternoon outside of Conway. Mackey, from Little Rock, finished his career at UCA last month and helped the Bears to a 20-10 overall record last season and a berth in the Gulf South Conference Tournament. ?Aaron was as nice a kid as you?d ever want to be around,? said UCA head … [Read more...]

TV, radio personality, O'Neill, donates papers to archives

Craig O?Neill, sports director for Little Rock television station KTHV-11, and legendary radio personality, has donated his papers and other memorabilia to the University of Central Arkansas Archives. The O?Neill collection contains personal and professional correspondence, many years worth of radio shows, taped radio programs, photographs and awards O?Neill has received during his career. His … [Read more...]

Memorial service set for UCA friend Cleda Driftwood

Cleda Driftwood, widow of Founding Father of the Ozark Folk Center Jimmy Driftwood, died Monday, April 26. She was 86. The Driftwoods were special friends of the University of Central Arkansas. A memorial service for Mrs. Driftwood, who was born March 1, 1918, will be held Monday, May 3 at the Timbo (Stone County) Assembly of God Church beginning at 11 a.m. In December of 1991, the … [Read more...]

Alumna joins the Peace Corps

Lashondra Rochelle Newton, of Little Rock, a 2003 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, has joined the Peace Corps and accepted an assignment to Bolivia. She departs May 3. Newton, 22, who graduated from UCA with a degree in science and biology, said she is looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead for her. "I have always wanted to live in another country, especially a Latin … [Read more...]

New dean of Fine Arts and Communication named

Provost Gabriel Esteban has announced that Dr. Rollin Potter has accepted the position of dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication at the University of Central Arkansas. Potter replaces Dr. Robert Everding, who left the university a year ago. Dr. Jonathan Glenn has been acting as interim dean of the college and will remain at the university in other administrative capacities. "Dr. … [Read more...]

Harpist recital scheduled for Saturday

A recital, featuring harpist Elisabeth Chardonnet and her students, will be presented Saturday, May 1, at 4 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall. The program is free and open to the public. The recital is part of the series of Community School of Music recitals presented this spring. For more info, contact Jann Bryant, director of the UCA Community School of Music, at (501) 450-5755. … [Read more...]

Legacy of support to be left in honor of international student

Veronika Hoskova?s three-week vacation from the Czech Republic to Michigan in the Summer of 1999 ended up turning into a five-year stay when an athletics scout spotted her playing volleyball and made her an offer she just couldn?t refuse. While Hoskova was visiting a friend who lived in Michigan, they decided to enter a beach volleyball tournament at Lake Michigan. Impressed with her skills, a … [Read more...]

Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards Presented

The following awards were presented last week to faculty and staff at the 2004 Annual Service Awards Banquet: Public Service Award Dr. Mark Cooper, Department of Early Childhood and Special Education, winner of the 2004 Public Service Award In 1999, Dr. Mark Cooper created and implemented a program called UCA Super Kids for children in first, second and third grades. Each year since, over … [Read more...]

UCA Staff Club is revived

The UCA Staff Club is reforming on campus. That came about over a recent brown bag luncheon with about 15 staff members reminiscing about the old club and eagerly anticipating the new one. Some of those present remembered the old club dating back to at least 1977 and ending about 2002. Meetings will be held the second Monday of each month at noon according to newly-elected President Peggy … [Read more...]