Tablet PCs examined at IDC luncheon

Tom Farrell, an expert on the tablet PC, gave UCA faculty members a crash course on the new technology during a luncheon hosted by the Instructional Development Center.Farrell, an associate professor of business information systems at Dakota State University, was a self-described doubting Thomas when the technology emerged on his campus in 2003, but today he is a believer. Like UCA, Dakota State … [Read more...]

UCA earns housing honors

The University of Central Arkansas recently competed with three other regional schools for the Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers? Frank Cloud Award of Excellence and came away with top honors.At the annual conference held in Houston, UCA went up against the University of Tulsa, Texas Tech University and Texas A&M to win this year?s award. The Frank Cloud Award of … [Read more...]

UCA employees earn $3.18 million in grants in 2005

More than 125 University of Central Arkansas faculty and staff were recently recognized for submitting 130 grant proposals in 2005. The total amount of the grant proposals for last year was $3.18 million. Grant funding is used for faculty research and academic programs and services. On Thursday, Feb. 23, the faculty and staff who were instrumental in bringing those dollars into the university … [Read more...]

Faculty Grants 3/3

The following faculty recently received grant funding for various programs and projects:Lorrie George Wood, Department of Occupational Therapy, and Linda Moore, Department of Speech Language Pathology, recently received a $95,000 grant for the UCA Assistive Technology Equipment Project. The grant is being funded by the U.S. Department of Education through Arkansas Rehabilitation Services. The … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 3/3

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Dr. Bill Bandy, Department of Physical Therapy, recently was featured in a Baltimore Sun article that discussed the timing and other aspects of warm-up stretches. For example, an athlete 25 to 30 years old needs to hold a gentle stretch for at least 30 seconds. "If they're only holding it for 15 … [Read more...]

Former CIA Director to speak at UCA

Former CIA Director Admiral Stansfield Turner will lecture at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 in Reynolds Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Turner graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1944 and attained a commission in the United States Navy in June, 1946. He was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford while serving in the navy. During his naval career he served as commander of U.S. … [Read more...]

2006 Miss UCA Pageant set for Saturday

The 2006 Miss UCA Scholarship Pageant will be at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 4 at Reynolds Performance Hall. Eudora Mosby, Miss Arkansas 2005 and a top 10 finalist in the 2006 Miss America Pageant, will be performing. She is a graduate of UCA. Also performing will be Abbi Lipsmeyer, Miss UCA 2005; and Renee Lawrence, Miss Conway 2006, and Alexz Clayborn, Miss Johnson Co. 2006, who are both UCA … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 2/24

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Dr. Jacki McMurtrey, Department of Speech Pathology, recently had an article published in "Dysphagia" an international journal of swallowing and swallowing disorders. The title of the article is, ?Effects of neuromuscular stimulation on submental muscle activity". Co-authors of the article … [Read more...]

UCA to host ArkaText Literary Festival

The ArkaText Literary Festival, a celebration of Arkansas writers, will be held the week of Feb. 27 through March 3 at the University of Central Arkansas. The annual festival, sponsored by UCA?s Department of Writing and Speech, features writers with Arkansas ties who give public readings and present public lectures on the craft of writing. This year?s festival features nonfiction writer Mel … [Read more...]

Employee of the Year nominations being accepted

The UCA Staff Senate is now accepting nominations for the annual UCA Employee of the Year awards. Awards will be presented at the Service Awards Program on April 25. This year there are three options for nominating staff based on the staff person's classification status. Any classified or non-classified full-time UCA employee with two years of continuous service as of Dec. 31, 2005, is eligible … [Read more...]