UCA to host "Deal or No Deal" Casting Call

The University of Central Arkansas, in conjunction with KARK Channel 4 and B98.5, will host an open casting call for the hit NBC show "Deal or No Deal" at the Farris Center on the UCA campus Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Potential contestants will have 30 seconds to tell NBC producers why he or she should be a contestant on the show. Channel 4 will videotape each plea and send it to the … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 7/6

The following faculty and staff made presentations, publications, etc. recently:Sandy Olson was elected vice president/president-elect of the American Library Association Library Support Staff Interest Roundtable. Dr. Dawn Jakubowski, Department of Philosophy and Religion, presented a paper titled ?Cognitive Enhancement and Liberatory Possibilities? at the Human Enhancement Technologies and Human … [Read more...]

UCA faculty earn grant funding

The following faculty and staff have recently received grant funding: Stephen Dinkelacker, Department of Biology, recently received a $500 grant for a study of the consequences of human construction on aquatic turtle populations. The grant is being funded by the Nebraska Herpetological Society. Dinkelacker also received a $700 grant to study sex-based differences in habitat selection in a … [Read more...]

Doctoral program in school psychology receives accreditation

The doctoral program in school psychology at the University of Central Arkansas has received accreditation by the American Psychological Association. The APA is the world?s largest association of psychologists with 150,000 members. It accredits doctoral-level training programs, pre-doctoral internship sites, and post-doctoral positions in school, clinical, and counseling psychology. UCA is the … [Read more...]

UCA breaks ground on Student Health Services Center

The University of Central Arkansas broke ground on a new 38,000-square-foot Student Health Services Center on Thursday, June 15, at the construction site located just west of Baridon Hall on Student Lane in the center of campus. The three-story facililty will house the university's student health clinic, a women's health clinic, disability support services, counseling center, and health promotion … [Read more...]

Musselman elected to OT council

Dr. Linda Musselman, Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of Central Arkansas, has been elected to the office of chairmanship of the American Occupational Therapy Association Program Directors Education Council (PRODEC)."It is truly an honor to be elected to a leadership role by my program director colleagues across the United States," she … [Read more...]

UCA to offer master's degree in applied math

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Central Arkansas is set to admit students into a new Master of Science Degree program in Applied Mathematics beginning fall 2006.The new graduate program is built on the success of the applied mathematics track of the existing B.S. program in mathematics. The focus of this new program is to train students in the process of mathematical modeling, … [Read more...]

Faculty Grants 5/8

The following faculty recently received grant funding for various programs and projects: Don Perry, Department of Chemistry, recently received a $6,500 grant to study new types of lubricants that may be used on the ball-bearnings of spacecrafts used in future lunar missions. The study is being funded by the NASA through the Arkansas Space Grant Consortium. … [Read more...]

Farris Honors Hall to be dedicated

A dedication ceremony and open house of the new Dr. Jefferson D. Farris Jr. Honors Hall will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, May 5. A reception will follow. Farris Honors Hall is located across from the HPER center on the corner of Farris Road and Student's Lane. The residence hall, which will house Honors College sophomores, juniors and seniors, is named in honor of the university's sixth … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 5/5

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Drs. Hao Liu and Myles Quiben, Department of Physical Therapy, have had the article ?Multivariant Analysis of Stroke Rehabilitation Outcomes: A Pilot Study in Chinese Population? accepted for publication in June 2006 in the journal of Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics. Co-authors … [Read more...]