Faculty enhancement grants available in the spring

The Provost's office has announced that another round of Faculty enhancement grants will be awarded in the spring. The due date for these grants will be January 17, 2005. As before, an applicant from each college will receive a grant of $1,000, and there will also be a grand prize of $2,000. The grant proposal form can be found on the IDC Web page at … [Read more...]

Spanish Club to host Sesame Street actress

The University of Central Arkansas Spanish Club will host Sonia Manzano who plays ?Maria? on Sesame Street. Manzano will give a presentation at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 1 at the Recital Hall in Snow Fine Arts Center. The event is free and open to the public. … [Read more...]

Concert Choir to perform tonight

The internationally-acclaimed University of Central Arkansas Concert Choir, under the direction of John Erwin, will present a fall concert Monday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The choir, just selected to perform for the American Choral Directors Convention in Los Angeles in Feb. 2005, will present a variety of music from the Renaissance to modern compositions … [Read more...]

Honors College Challenge Week: America at the Crossroads

The following events are part of UCA Honors College Challenge Week. All events are free and open to the public. Tuesday, Oct. 26 7 p.m. Peter Galbraith "How to Get Out of Iraq: What Went Wrong and What to Do About It" Ida Waldran Auditorium (UCA Main Hall) Wednesday, Oct. 27 3 p.m. High Table with Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Ron Oliver "Looking Left" Brewer-Hegeman Conference … [Read more...]

Foley receives grant to study E. coli in poultry

Dr. Steven Foley, Department of Biology, recently received a $25,000 grant to conduct an evaluation of E. coli gene expression in the presence of chicken serum. The purpose of the study is to understand the mechanism by which E. coli causes disease in poultry. ?By understanding poultry disease, we may be able to develop strategies to reduce disease in birds and potentially limit the spread of … [Read more...]

Students flock to teach-in for info on election issues

More than 200 students flooded the front lawn of the president?s home Thursday evening as University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin, his wife, Mary, and the Sophomore Year Experience co-hosted a teach-in about this year?s presidential election. Hardin said he was proud of the exceptional turnout. ?To have over 200 students attend a lecture on a voluntary basis shows that UCA students … [Read more...]

Homecoming Schedule of Events

A schedule weekend Homecoming events follows. For event tickets or more info, call (501) 450-3114. Friday, October 22 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Homecoming Welcome Center, Buffalo Alumni Hall 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Baum Gallery Fall Exhibit, Baum Gallery 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Purple and Gray Celebration, Student Center Courtyard 1 p.m. UCA Women's Soccer vs. Harding, UCA Soccer Field 3:30 p.m. … [Read more...]

Grant to address nursing faculty shortage

The University of Central Arkansas Department of Nursing was awarded a grant of $44,802 to provide loans/scholarships to graduate nursing students seeking to become nurse educators. The Nurse Faculty Loan Program, provided by the U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services, will pay tuition/fees and related expenses for eligible students enrolled in full-time study to become nurse educators. … [Read more...]

Grant to promote teacher recruitment efforts

Dr. Katheen Atkins, College of Education, received a grant for $46,385 for a program titled, ?Teachers of Tomorrow.? The grant, which was funded through the U.S. Department of Education and Arkansas Department of Education, will allow the college to continue long-range teacher recruitment efforts for Little Rock and Pulaski County School Districts by promoting and expanding the future teacher … [Read more...]

Scholarship available for native speaker of Spanish

Each spring semester, the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultural Traditions offers a presidential scholarship to a native speaker of French, German or Spanish. Next spring, the department will offer a scholarship to a native speaker of Spanish in exchange for working 15 hours per week as a lab assistant in the language lab. The scholarship recipient will tutor Spanish students … [Read more...]