Future teachers attend conference on secondary education

It was all about secondary teachers-in-training last Friday at the University of Central Arkansas? first Secondary Education Conference. More than 50 senior-level students studying to become secondary teachers, often referred to as pre-service teachers, attended the one-day conference at Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. The group represented nine different disciplines including English, math, … [Read more...]

President awarded raise for 'hard work'

The University of Central Arkansas? Board of Trustees unanimously approved a motion to raise President Lu Hardin?s salary by $12,000, making him the highest paid university president in Arkansas with an annual salary of $227,670. The next highest paid university president in Arkansas is University of Arkansas President Alan Sugg, whose salary is $226,100. Trustee Randy Sims said Hardin … [Read more...]

Alumni association tailgate canceled due to weather

The UCA Alumni Association "Bear Paws & Maws" Alumni & Friends tailgate party scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 9 is CANCELED due to weather. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. To find out about other Family Day activities, please visit www.uca.edu/familyday. … [Read more...]

Whose Line Is It Anyway tickets available at door

Student Activities Board has a limited number of tickets for "Whose Line is it Anyway?", which will be released at the door on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at UCA Ticket Central (formerly Reynolds Box Office). Ticket prices are $5 for UCA students and $15 for faculty, staff and general public. … [Read more...]

Long-time supporters make largest single gift in UCA history

Long-time University of Central Arkansas supporters Rush F. Harding, III and his wife, Linda, presented President Lu Hardin with the largest single gift in the university?s history on Thursday. An announcement of the $1.25 million gift was made during a noon luncheon at The Little Rock Club before family members and Arkansas educators who have impacted the Harding family. Rush said, ?We … [Read more...]

President Hardin and Sophomore Year Experience to host election 'teach in'

UCA President Lu Hardin and the Sophomore Year Experience will host a presidential election ?teach in? on the lawn in front of President Hardin?s home on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 4?5:30 p.m. The philosophy behind this teach-in is to facilitate discussion between faculty, staff, and students on issues central to the 2004 Presidential elections. Faculty led topics will include: economic, … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. Brent Shires, Department of Music, was invited to perform at the University of Oklahoma Sept. 25-26 with featured artist Lowell Greer (internationally renowned French hornist). Shires was in the performance of Greer?s composition, "Requiem du Chasseur,? a work for tenor voice, organ, solo and ensemble … [Read more...]

Health Fair to be held Oct. 27

UCA?s Career Services will host a Health Career Fair in the Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Companies will be hiring for the following majors: occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, kinesiology, nursing, and family and consumer science. For more info, contact Career Services at 450-3134. … [Read more...]

Healthy UCA Health Screenings

Employees who are completing the employee wellness program, Healthy UCA, or want to joing the program, should make an appointment for a health screening on one of the following dates: Oct. 18, Oct. 19, Oct. 20, Oct. 25-29, Nov. 1, Nov. 3, Nov. 4. The free screenings will be done in the HPER Center Conference Room 205 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. each day. The blood screenings … [Read more...]

Network management software to provide improved computer services

Ron Toll, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Barbara Anderson, Office of the President, recently received a $110,120 grant for the implementation of a new information technology network management software application called Pinnacle. The grant is being funded by PAETEC Communications. The new software application will improve efficiency and data reporting related to local area … [Read more...]