UCA Centennial artist selection process begins

The UCA?s Alumni Circle Public Art Selection Panel this month started the process of choosing the artist for the Centennial project. Dr. Gayle Seymour, chair of the UCA Public Art Committee and interim dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication, said the selection panel met for the first time April 10 to discuss the 150 submissions from 32 states, many of whom are nationally known artists … [Read more...]

All-day celebration of UCA nature reserve set for Saturday

UCA will host an all-day celebration of the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve this Saturday, April 21, highlighted by a rededication ceremony at 10 a.m. Biologists will lead tours and activities throughout the day, on topics that will include birds, insects, wildflowers, wetlands, and fire ecology. The events are free and open to the public. For more information and a full schedule, contact the UCA … [Read more...]

UCA faculty: Presentations and publications

UCA management professor JOHN WATT recently presented a paper titled "Effect of Boredom on Underemployment, Employee Engagement, and Job Performance" at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in New York City. UCA writing professor STEPHANIE VANDERSLICE last month debuted her new book at the Conference on College Composition and Communication in New … [Read more...]

Events: Gov. Mike Beebe today; Jerry Jones tomorrow

TODAY: Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe today will be the featured speaker at the "March of Diversity," an on-campus event organized by a UCA student group called Campus Dialogue with assistance from the Student Government Association. The march, which begins at 4:30 p.m. at Harding Centennial Plaza, is designed to celebrate UCA's diversity during the institution's centennial year. Before and after the … [Read more...]

Two in a row: UCA student wins national award

UCA student Micah Dailey is the 2007 recipient of the Mary McMillan Scholarship Award from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), making him the second UCA student in as many years to win this national award. Dailey, who will graduate on August 10 with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, is one of ten students selected from nearly 200 physical therapy programs across the nation. He … [Read more...]

UCA faculty: Papers, presentations, publications, fellowships

UCA political science professor GARY WEKKIN last month presented two papers at the Southwestern Political Science Association meetings in Albuquerque, N.M. The first paper, entitled "George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush: Puzzling Presidents, or the Puzzle of the Presidency?" will be published this month in a special issue of White House Studies devoted to the two Bush presidencies. The second … [Read more...]

UCA Family and Consumer Sciences alumni & students honored

The UCA Family and Consumer Sciences Department earlier this month hosted its 20th annual Alumni Luncheon and Student Recognition Program, with 97 alumni, students and guests in attendance, including retired State Senator Stanley Russ, UCA President Lu Hardin, College of Health and Applied Sciences Dean Neil Hattlestad and Department Chair Dr. Mary Harlan. Scholarship winners included Jessica … [Read more...]

Administrative Professionals Day at UCA this month

UCA?s Division of Academic Outreach will host its 6th Annual Administrative Professionals Day on April 25 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year's program is titled "Winning in a Changing World: How to Survive in the Jungle of Life," and participants will learn survival tactics to help them in their personal and professional lives. A comprehensive schedule of useful sessions and engaging speakers is … [Read more...]

Gov. Beebe to headline UCA 'March of Diversity'

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe tomorrow will be the featured speaker at the "March of Diversity," an on-campus event organized by a UCA student group called Campus Dialogue with assistance from the Student Government Association. The march, which begins tomorrow at 4:30 p.m. at Harding Centennial Plaza, is designed to celebrate UCA's diversity during the institution's centennial year. Before and after … [Read more...]

U.S. News: School psychology among 'best careers'

U.S. News and World Report recently featured School Psychology in its annual "Best Careers" feature, citing the profession as one of only five with an "excellent" job market outlook, as well as a median pay of $63,029. UCA's psychology department has trained Master's-level graduate students in school psychology for over 25 years, and that program has been nationally recognized and approved by the … [Read more...]