Minton Residential College goes green

When Miranda Morris found out in the Spring that Minton Residential College had to close for scheduled facility upgrades, she had two questions: --What student-learning opportunities could this possibly present for the University? --What will Minton Residential College be when the building reopens? Following the UCA tradition of inventiveness and collaboration, two answers quickly … [Read more...]

UCA psychology professor presents, publishes papers

Dong Xie, Assistant Professor in UCA's Department of Psychology and Counseling, recently presented a paper titled "The Cross-Cultural Reliability and Validity of Career Perspective Inventory (CPI)" at the 2007 National Association of Career Development (NCDA) conference in Seattle, Washington. Supported by a UCA summer research stipend and a URC grant, Xie's research examined the reliability and … [Read more...]

UCA physical therapy student wins national award

Patrick Carnathan, a third-year student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at UCA, recently was honored with the Outstanding Student Member Clinician Award for 2006 from the Arkansas Physical Therapy Association (ArPTA). This award is annually presented to an ArPTA student member who exemplifies professionalism, promotes both membership and association with the American Physical Therapy … [Read more...]

UCA students study culture and environment in Tanzania

During the May 2007 intersession, nine UCA Students and one Hendrix College student traveled halfway around the world for a study-abroad experience in East Africa. Sponsored by the UCA Honors College and the Department of Sociology, the trip to Tanzania was led by Rick Scott, Honors College Director and Professor of Sociology, and Allison Wallace, Associate Professor of American Studies in the … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news & publications

UCA political science professor T. Clay Arnold published "The Moral Economy and Politics of Water in the Arid American West" in Charles Brown and Ted Toadvine, ed., Nature's Edge: Boundary Explorations in Ecological Theory and Practice, SUNY Press, pp. 161-175. Mary Sue Passe-Smith, Lecturer in UCA's Department of Geography, this summer presented a paper entitled "Planning for Disaster by … [Read more...]

UCA financial aid director receives national award

Cheryl Lyons, UCA's Director of Financial Aid, this month received a State and Regional Leadership Award from the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators during the organization's annual conference in Washington D.C. The NASFAA State and Regional Leadership Awards are presented to one individual in each region who exhibits high integrity and character, who has shown creative … [Read more...]

UCA hosts summer youth science program

The University of Central Arkansas last week hosted the 2007 UCA Challenge, a summer science program for 4th and 5th grade students organized by the Department of Early Childhood and Special Education within UCA's College of Education. "The UCA Challenge summer program is designed to offer students an exciting curriculum not offered in many schools," said Lisa Herrington, a UCA clinical … [Read more...]

UCA Advancement adds two to staff

The University of Central Arkansas recently added two staff to the Division of Institutional Advancement and Development. Bart Shaw of Conway is the new director of development for the College of Business. He earned a bachelor?s of business administration from UCA in 2004 and a master?s of business administration in 2007. Shaw previously worked for Sigma Phi Epsilon National Headquarters in … [Read more...]

Endowments established for UCA College of Business

The University of Central Arkansas announced on Tuesday two gifts totaling $225,000, with most being designated to the College of Business. During a special reception at the president?s home, alumni Scott and Laura Roussel of Searcy along with Steve and Lana Russell of Little Rock were recognized for their generosity. UCA President Lu Hardin unveiled two plaques honoring their gifts as the … [Read more...]

John Ward Scholarship endowed at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas honored John L. Ward among a host of family and friends during a luncheon on Tuesday as the UCA Foundation announced the John Ward Scholarship Fund reached endowment level. Ward, a former campaign manager and advisor to both Winthrop Rockefeller and Win Paul Rockefeller as well a former editor of the Log Cabin Democrat, served on the UCA staff for eight years. … [Read more...]