Welcher recipient of 2010 Arkansas Nurse Practitioner State Award

Candace Welcher's dedication to providing quality health care to University of Central Arkansas students has been recognized by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Welcher, the director of student health services, has been named the recipient of the 2010 Arkansas Nurse Practitioner State Award for Excellence. She will receive the award during a conference in June 2010 at the AANP … [Read more...]

Lowe Named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Dr. John Lowe III has joined an elite group of individuals who have been recognized for their contributions in speech-language pathology. Dr. Lowe, chair of the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Central Arkansas, was recently named a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. The award is one of the highest honors the association can bestow. The … [Read more...]

Public Comment Sought for Self-Study

The University of Central Arkansas is seeking the public's input as it goes through its 10-year accreditation. Individuals can submit comments about UCA's academic programs and the quality of the university to the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The Higher Learning Commission is one of six accrediting agencies in the U.S. that provide … [Read more...]

UCA Professor's Sculpture Gift to President Clinton

President Bill Clinton was recently presented a sculpture created by University of Central Arkansas Professor Bryan Massey. The sculpture, "The Jazz Player," was given to President Clinton on Nov. 18 during a luncheon in observance of the 5th anniversary of the William J. Clinton Presidential Center. "It is exciting to have your work presented to someone of his stature," Massey said. "It's a … [Read more...]

Activist Rae Lewis-Thornton to Speak About Living with AIDS

Emmy award winning AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thornton will be the guest speaker for the observance of World AIDS Day. The event, "Catching, Coping and Conquering: The Fight Against HIV/AIDS," will be held Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in Doyne Auditorium on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. The speech is free and open to the public. The University of Central Arkansas Chapter of Keep a Child … [Read more...]

Newton Named Vice President of Finance

Diane Newton has been named the new vice president of finance at the University of Central Arkansas. Newton, who currently serves as vice president of business and administration at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., will begin the post on Jan. 11, 2010. Newton was among 30 applicants who applied for the position. A search committee narrowed the list to four finalists. Two finalists were … [Read more...]

UCA Moves to Online Evaluations

University of Central Arkansas students will have a new method of evaluating instructors. Beginning Nov. 23, evaluations will be available online. The online survey allows students more time to respond and provides greater anonymity. Also, the online evaluation eliminates errors caused by manual processing, reduces paperwork, and streamlines the set-up process. … [Read more...]

Documentary Marks UCA's New Program

The acclaimed documentary film The Linguists will be shown at the University of Central Arkansas on Monday, Nov. 23 to mark the approval of the first linguistics degree program in Arkansas. The 65-minute film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Stanley Russ Hall Room 103. The showing is free and open to the public. The new linguistics degree, approved this fall, will enroll its first students at UCA in … [Read more...]

UCA Signs Covenant to Support Military

The University of Central Arkansas and the City of Conway have joined the 470 communities across America that have signed an Armed Services Community Covenant expressing their commitment in support of the military. The University of Central Arkansas, Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Conway vowed to build a partnership among various groups in support of service members and their … [Read more...]

Salatin Closes Challenge Week

Renowned ecological farmer and author Joel Salatin discussed the government's role in farm politics and the recent movement toward healthier foods during the closing lecture of UCA Honors College Challenge Week. Several hundred people attended the lecture at the Wally Hall Ballroom at the Arkansas Statehouse Convention Center on Nov. 12. The event was co-sponsored by Heifer International. … [Read more...]