Service

September 26, 2017

Imagine If Buildings Could Talk: OT provides accessibility features in commemorating the Little Rock Nine event

In a collaboration with the College of Fine Arts and Communication, faculty and students from the Department of Occupational Therapy served as accessibility coordinators and assistants for the event Imagine if Buildings Could Talk, to ensure inclusiveness for all.

October 23, 2017

ACTs Presents: A Family Feud of Olympic Proportions

For a good laugh at a family friendly show, come on out to Reynolds Performance Hall on November 1st to cheer on this comedy about the Olympics.

October 7, 2017

Students and Faculty participate in Amigo Fest

OT enjoyed participating in Amigo Fest today! Students discussed OT’s role in stress management and offered various activities, including adult coloring, bag toss, exercise activities (resistance bands/body boards), stress balls/fidget toys, and a stress survey!

OT students L-R: Sam Griffith, Danielle Smith, Kyle Jones and Ethan Cavanaugh

August 25, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Jennifer Moore!

Dr. Jennifer Moore has been invited to serve on the Roster of Accreditation Evaluators for the American Occupational Therapy Association for 2018-2021 term.

August 21, 2017

Neighborhood Block Party at Camp Aldersgate

On Saturday August 19, 2017, 7 energetic occupational therapy students and 1 pre-occupational therapy student joined Mrs. Saviers at the Arkansas Down Syndrome Association’s 3rd annual Neighborhood Block Party at Camp Aldersgate. The students actively engaged approximately 150 kids, adults, families, and community members in a variety of games, selfies, face painting, bubbles, coloring, merry-go-round rides, and snow cones! Way to represent OT and UCA!

June 23, 2017

OT Faculty and Students volunteer through UCA Bears for CARE Program

OT faculty, Mrs. Brittany Saviers and Dr. LaVona Traywick, along with OT student volunteers hosted the third respite care event through the UCA Bears for CARE program!  Ms. Amanda Beaver, clinical instructor in Nursing volunteered as the nurse for the day.  Children in attendance had a fun time playing outdoor and indoor games, seeing a show at the Griffin Planetarium, and working on craft projects.  UCA Bears for CARE strives to provide a time of leisure for special needs families and a time of excitement and fun for children with special health care needs and their siblings.

June 2, 2017

Acting Creates Therapeutic Success (in the Rock) performs at the Argenta Community Theater

ACTS in the Rock presents –   AEDD Tours:  Destinations of Your Dreams!  Our students, faculty, and staff worked with performers from Arkansas Enterprises for the Developmentally Disabled.  Volunteers:  Morganne Gillespie, Scarlett Warren, Mallory Halverson, Kyle Jones, Andree Muldoon, and Lynn Baker.  AEDD Tours is taking a group of eager summer vacationers to enjoy the sunny state of Florida!  The tour guide promises a variety of activities from surfing the beautiful waters off Destin beach, catching a roller coaster at Disney World, hunting the elusive giant alligator, and fulfilling the fantasy of playing basketball for the Miami Heat.  Tourists reach their destinations by traveling on a beautiful bus equipped with its own DJ keeping the passengers in a festive mood!  Who would dream of missing this trip?   Directors:  Jennifer Moore and Brittany Saviers.

May 1, 2017

Juvenile Drug Court

The Log Cabin Democrat posted an [Online] article about Judge Braswell and the Faulkner County Juvenile Drug Court.  They quote him sharing about the Court and all of the resources.  He made very positive remarks about the UCA OT Mentoring Program!

April 15, 2017

Easter Celebration at Salem Place

What better way to end the week than with an Easter Celebration! Students helped make the annual celebration at Salem Place Nursing and Rehabilitation a huge success for the residents and guests! The OT Dept. is grateful for Salem Place’s continued collaboration for our students’ education.

April 11, 2017

Dr. LaVona Traywick among Colleagues
Drs. Ed Rosenberg (Director of graduate studies, Appalachian State University), Graham Rowles (Graduate Center for Gerontology, University of Kentucky) LaVona Traywick (Assistant Professor--OT Dept UCA), Jim Mitchell (Director of center for diversity and inequality research, East Carolina University) and Lorin Baumhover (retired director of the Center for aging and professor of behavioral sciences at University of Alabama, current interim provost for Appalacian State University)

Drs. Ed Rosenberg (Director of graduate studies, Appalachian State University), Graham Rowles (Graduate Center for Gerontology, University of Kentucky) LaVona Traywick (Assistant Professor–OT Dept UCA), Jim Mitchell (Director of center for diversity and inequality research, East Carolina University) and Lorin Baumhover (retired director of the Center for aging and professor of behavioral sciences at University of Alabama, current interim provost for Appalacian State University)

March 30, 2017

UCA OT Students Recognized at Conference

UCA OT Students recognized by the American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee at the AOTA national conference for their contributions during their advocacy project completed in the fall semester Professional Foundations Course!AOTA-PolAct1AOTA-PolAct3

 

March 21,2017

CRAZY SOCKS for World Down Syndrome Day!

UCA OT students, faculty, and staff, along with President Davis rocked 48 pairs of CRAZY SOCKS to raise awareness for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21st! A quick sock game outdoors was full of laughter for all! We encourage everyone to join us in celebrating inclusion and what makes everyone unique…are you rocking your socks today?! #WDSD17 #LotsOfSocks

March 20,2017

Celebrating Dr. Seuss Month
L-R: Brooke Jernigan, Laiken Wilbanks, Brady McCombs, Mrs. Brittany Saviers, Mrs. Tracey Zeiner and Nibs!

Students (L-R): Brooke Jernigan, Laiken Wilbanks, Brady McCombs, with faculty Mrs. Brittany Saviers, Mrs. Tracey Zeiner and Nibs!

 

“Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” OT faculty and students helped All Children’s Therapy celebrate Dr. Seuss month! Mrs. Saviers, Mrs. Zeiner, Nibs, and OT students Brooke Jernigan, Laiken Wilbanks, and Brady McCombs led the kids at All Children’s Therapy in a Dr. Seuss craft and reading “Hop on Pop” and “Go Dog Go” to Nibs. Nibs even showed off a few of her tricks! The kids at All Children’s Therapy were a great audience and we enjoyed sharing about service animals and promoting literacy through Dr. Seuss!

March 8, 2017

“Gettin’ Down for Down Syndrome”

Thirteen OT students were “gettin’ down” on Saturday when they volunteered their time at the annual “Gettin’ Down for Down Syndrome” Dance hosted by the Arkansas Down Syndrome Association. With a western theme, the students ensured all adults and children had a fun time by engaging them in crafts, games, tattoo art, a selfie station, and of course lots of dancing! Way to go OT – you make us proud with your service and fun-loving spirit!