Faculty Grants 2/3

The following faculty recently received grants to aid in various research projects and programs:Craig Oppel, a graduate student in the Department of Biology, and Dr. David Dussourd have been awarded a $1,000 grant in aid of research from Sigma Xi. The grant will partially fun efforts to adapt a microwave extraction technique for mapping the spatial distribution of alkaloids in leaves and … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 2/3

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Sandra Olson, Torreyson Library, attended the Arkansas Library Association Mid-Winter Meeting on Jan. 20 in San Antonio, Texas. She is also running for a councilor position with the association and for the position of vice president/president-elect of the library support staff interest roundtable … [Read more...]

UCA announces new chief technical officer

The University of Central Arkansas has named John A. Gale as its first Chief Technical Officer. The office of CTO will work to set and prioritize technology goals, to establish and enforce technology protocols and to support the university?s strategic plans. Before assuming the role of CTO, Gale has served as the Director of University College at UCA since 2003. Additionally, he was project … [Read more...]

Small Business program earns national awards

The University of Central Arkansas Small Business Institute Program and its Small Business Advancement National Center (SBANC) received the Showcase Award at the recent annual joint meeting between the Small Business Institute and the United State Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship that was held in Tucson, Ariz. The Showcase Award recognizes SBI Programs and Directors for … [Read more...]

Adcock Study Abroad Scholarships

The Department of World Languages is accepting applications for the Robert and Carol Adcock scholarship program for study abroad. These awards are given to UCA students in foreign languages who plan to teach the language after graduation. Recipients must be enrolled in an academic course of study during the time of their travel. Scholarships may be awarded for the summer, semester or full … [Read more...]

Black History Month events scheduled

The UCA Office of Minority Student Services has scheduled the following events in commemoration of Black History Month:Chuck D From Public Enemy ?Race Rap and Reality? Feb. 1 7 p.m. Reynolds Performance Hall His message addresses weighty issues about race, rage and inequality with a jolting combination of intelligence and eloquence never seen before. Chuck D and Public Enemy were celebrated in … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to present comedy

UCA Theatre will present ?Wonder of the World? by David Lindsay-Abaire at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 13-17 on Centre Stage of the Snow Fine Arts Center. This madcap comedy follows Cass, who, after leaving her husband, decides to head to the honeymoon capital of the world, Niagara Falls. With a list of things she?s always wanted to do, Cass ventures into a wacky world of Barbie dolls, pickle barrels, and … [Read more...]

Health Sciences awarded technology grant

Increasing Capabilities Access Network (ICAN) has awarded a $95,000 grant to the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) for the purchase of assistive technology (AT) to be used to educate and train occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech-language pathologists. ICAN is a federally funded program that operates under the umbrella of Arkansas Rehabilitation Services. The funds for ICAN … [Read more...]

UCA students raise money for Heifer Project

University of Central Arkansas students from the Honors College and three residential colleges partnered in 2005 to raise $5,000 for a gift Ark from Heifer Project International (HPI). The residential colleges joined forces with the Honors College after discovering that both were planning to raise money for an Ark. This was the third year Honors had raised money for HPI, but the first year for … [Read more...]

NAACP scholarship applications available

The Faulkner County Branch of the NAACP is accepting applications its 1st Annual Education Scholarship. This scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to those who have successfully completed high school and who plan to continue or are continuing their education in an institution of higher learning. The $500 scholarship is awarded once a year to qualified applicants. Scholarship … [Read more...]