UCA senior receives SURF grant

Eric Deitz of Little Rock, a senior in UCA's Honors College, has been awarded a Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The grant is $2,650, and UCA will add matching funds in the amount of $1,250. Deitz's research project, "Spark", is a short film dealing with issues of tolerance in our society. Bruce Hutchinson and Mike Gunter of the UCA … [Read more...]

UCA researchers receive grant to promote healthy lifestyles

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health Region VI awarded a $3,500 grant to Letha J. Mosley and Felicia D. Taylor of UCA's Occupational Therapy and Health Science departments for a project entitled "Living Legacies: Learning and Choosing Healthy Lifestyles." Their research is focused on increasing awareness of healthy lifestyle choices that might prevent or … [Read more...]

UCA Logistics Program launches, convenes first Central Arkansas CSCMP Roundtable

The UCA Logistics program officially launched yesterday by convening the first-ever meeting of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Central Arkansas Roundtable with featured speaker Julie Flom, Process Leader in Field Operations for Target Corporation. M. Douglas Voss, assistant professor of Marketing & Logistics in UCA's College of Business, introduced the new UCA … [Read more...]

UCA senior wins SURF grant for math research

David Ekrut of Cabot, a senior mathematics major at UCA, has been awarded a Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The grant is $2,650, and UCA will add matching funds in the amount of $1,250. David's research project, "Generalized compatibiity for two dimensional nonlinear diffusion equations," is a generalization of current symmetry … [Read more...]

NAFSA awards grant to improve intercultural communication at UCA

NAFSA: Association of International Educators awarded a $7,300 grant to Lynn Ramage Schaefer of UCA's Intensive English program for a project designed to strengthen intercultural communication and international student Involvement at UCA. The project's goals are to establish a procedure for intercultural training to the staff of Baridon Hall, where the majority of UCA's international students … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing, recently had his book Riding the Unit: Nonfiction 1994-2004 published by Six Gallery Press, Pittsburgh. John Bratton, professor of Insurance and Risk Management in UCA's College of Business, recently had an article entitled "Personal Excess Liability Policy and Rental Property Exposures" published in the January 2008 issue of the Society of Financial … [Read more...]

UCA to organize first annual multi-county 'seed swap'

The University of Central Arkansas Sociology Department and Humanities and World Cultures Institute will partner with the Ozark Folk Center State Park to host the first annual Ozark Seed Swap on March 1st from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ozark Folk Center State Park Conference Center in Mountain View. Arkansas farmers and gardeners have a legacy of heirloom seeds that are in danger of being lost, … [Read more...]

UCA alumnus named finalist in national magazine contest

UCA alumnus Demetrius Richmond is one of six finalists in Essence magazine's "Will You Marry Me" contest, in which readers vote for their favorite marriage proposal. A video of Richmond's surprise proposal to Chrissy Hannon is available at Essence's website, where readers can cast their votes online through February 13th. Richmond and Hannon are both higher education professionals and graduate … [Read more...]

UCA competes in national flag football tournament

Several UCA students and staff earlier this month participated in the national flag football tournament sponsored by the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) at the University of Texas in Dallas. Deane Amyx, UCA Director of Intramural Sports, was selected to serve on the NIRSA operations committee. UCA students Joe Sloan and R.J. Hawk were selected as football officials, … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

John Vanderslice, assistant professor of writing at UCA, has had his short story collection Island Fog selected as a semifinalist for the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction, sponsored by Eastern Washington University Press. Michael B. Hargis, assistant professor in UCA's Department of Marketing and Management, will present a manuscript entitled "Work-family conflict or segmentation? A meta-analytic … [Read more...]