UCA nursing professor earns prestigious award

University of Central Arkansas professor Julie Meaux received the 2022 Outstanding Nurse Educator Award. Meaux, who has been a UCA faculty member for 28 years, is also the undergraduate program coordinator in the School of Nursing.  “I am very honored and humbled,” Meaux said. “To even be nominated reinforces the fact that I have earned respect from faculty and students. It’s a good … [Read more...]

UCA graduate students show up big for inaugural Arkansas para track and field meet

Sarah Malakoff was not sure what to expect when she volunteered to help with the inaugural Meet in the Middle event. But by the time she left, the University of Central Arkansas doctoral student realized the experience had solidified her dreams of becoming a physical therapist.  “It was really encouraging to see all the support among the athletes, volunteers and parents,” said Malakoff, a … [Read more...]

UCA psychologist finds connection between racial stereotypes and perceptions of risk-takers

University of Central Arkansas Assistant Professor James Wages has found that perceptions of risk-takers as reckless or responsible are often based on racial stereotypes. His research was recently published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.  Wages has always been interested in how people think about others and how those thoughts can lead to judgment and inaccurate … [Read more...]

Four children receive modified ride-on cars in UCA’s first Go Baby Go event

Aleeah Rodriguez’s anticipation was palpable as occupational student Destanie Nelson and physical therapy student Aaron Hoschbach strapped her into her newly modified hot pink ride-on car. The 7-year-old from Jonesboro had been waiting on this day for months. Her parents Jesus and Judy Rodriguez stood nearby smiling proudly.  “I had the phone on speaker when I got the news she may be a … [Read more...]

School psychology students celebrate National School Psychology Week with volunteerism

Students in the school psychology program at the University of Central Arkansas are recognizing National School Psychology Week with volunteer activities at a local elementary school. Graduate students from the second-year cohort of the educational specialist program in school psychology are spending the year at Theodore Jones Elementary (TJE) School for their practicum. The … [Read more...]

New UCA clinic offers no-cost services to local community

Health care services provided through new Interprofessional Teaching Center The University of Central Arkansas has launched a health care clinic providing no-cost services to the local community through its new Interprofessional Teaching Center (ITC). The ITC is housed in the newly constructed Integrated Health Sciences Building located at Western Avenue and Bruce Street. The no-cost … [Read more...]

UCA celebrates grand opening of Integrated Health Sciences Building

The University of Central Arkansas hosted the grand opening celebration for its new Integrated Health Sciences Building on Friday, Aug. 13 on the UCA campus. The cutting-edge, 80,000-square-foot facility offers expanded educational opportunities for the university’s health care students and faculty in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. The new facility is home to the School of … [Read more...]