UCA presents top home builder with Distinguished Alumnus Award

On Saturday, the University of Central Arkansas presented its Distinguished Alumnus Award to Donald R. Horton, founder and board chairman of one of the top home-building companies in the country. Horton is only the 19th individual in the history of the university to receive this distinction, joining the ranks of five-time NBA All-Star Scottie Pippen, former U.S. Ambassador to Argentina James … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations, publications and accomplishments by UCA faculty and staff. Dr. James Murray recently co-published two papers with students. A paper titled ?Neuronal responses to water flow in the marine slug Tritonia diomedea? was published by Jeff Blackwell and Murray by the journal Impulse. A paper titled ?A single neuron serves a significant role in effecting … [Read more...]

Grant to allow for study of cavefish

Ginny Adams and Reid Adams, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, received a $6,000 grant titled Distribution and Population Status of Spring Cavefish in Missouri. The grant is funded through the Missouri Department of Conservation. Spring Cavefish are small (3 inch) fish that live in caves and springs of Missouri, Illinois, Tennessee, and Kentucky. They belong to the Northern … [Read more...]

Grant to provide marketing scholarship

Joe Cangelosi, College of Business, received a $1,000 grant for the Marketing Research Scholarship. The grant is funded through Central Arkansas American Marketing Association. The grant is an annual award to outstanding marketing research student, and will be used to encourage students toward careers in marketing research. … [Read more...]

Faculty Enhancement Grants

Proposals for faculty enhancement grants are due Jan. 17. A grant of $1,000 will be awarded to a faculty member from each college, and the highest-ranked proposal will receive a grant of $2,000. The proposal form and grant guidelines can be found on the IDC Web page: http://www.uca.edu/divisions/academic/idc/ Faculty are encouraged to read the guidelines before filling out the form. … [Read more...]

Ricky Skaggs to perform Dec. 10 & 11

Ricky Skaggs and his band Kentucky Thunder will play in Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA, Dec. 10 and 11 at 7:30 p.m. Billed as ?An Evening of Bluegrass? the concerts are the fourth show on the UCA Public Appearances 2004-2005 Season. Tickets are available by calling UCA Ticket Central at 450-3265 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by going online at … [Read more...]

Grant to assist documentary film project

Sondra Gordy, College of Liberal Arts, received a $25,000 grant titled ?The Lost Year? a documentary film project. The grant was funded through the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Arkansas Humanities Council. The grant will allow Sondra Gordy, Sandra Hubbard, and Morningstar Studios to make a documentary of an Arkansas event/period known as the ?Lost Year?. According to … [Read more...]

Grant to assist History Day in Arkansas competition

Patsy Ramsey and Harry Readnour, College of Liberal Arts, received a $5,000 grant for History Day in Arkansas. The grant was funded through the Arkansas Department of Higher Education. The grant allows more Arkansas students to attend National History Day competition by paying part of the costs. The money will be used to pay student entry fees for competition at the University of Maryland in … [Read more...]

Dec. 3, 2004 is Bear Facts Day

The next Bear Facts Day at the University of Central Arkansas will be Friday, Dec. 3 with registration set to begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Student Center. Bear Facts Days are special visitation days for interested students. "All prospective students are invited and encouraged to check out UCA firsthand to meet faculty, students and staff and tour the UCA campus," said Penny Hatfield, director of … [Read more...]

UCA to offer new business fraternity

Pi Sigma Epsilon, the country?s only professional business fraternity for men and women interested marketing, sales management, and selling, will charter its 136th active chapter in a ceremony at the University of Central Arkansas on Friday, Dec. 3. ?I am very excited to have University of Central Arkansas as the newest PSE Chapter. The students there have worked very hard and have done a … [Read more...]