UCA student newspaper named best in state

The University of Central Arkansas's student newspaper, The Echo, won 27 awards at last Friday's Arkansas College Media Association awards, including First Place for General Excellence . The Echo also swept the First, Second and Third Place awards in the Editorial Writing category, and won First Place in News Writing and First Place in Editorial Cartoon. It was a banner day for UCA's literary … [Read more...]

UCA Faculty Excellence Award winners announced

Dr. Mike Martin, Bryan Massey and Bill Bandy are the 2007 recipients of UCA's 2007 Faculty Excellence Awards. Martin, a biology professor, won the Teaching Excellence Award; Massey, in UCA's Department of Art, won the Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Award; and Bandy won the Public Service Award for his work in UCA's Department of Physical Therapy.Martin has been at UCA since 1995. In … [Read more...]

Diavolo to perform at UCA

Los Angeles Modern Dance Troupe DIAVOLO will perform two concerts and a master class at UCA's Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall this Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are available from $12 to $35, and tickets for UCA students are $5 with a valid UCA I.D. To purchase tickets, call UCA Ticket Central at 450-3265 or 1-866-810-0012 or visit www.uca.edu/tickets. The … [Read more...]

Scholarship honors retiring faculty

The UCA English Department has established a scholarship fund with the UCA Foundation to honor Becky Williams and Linda Arnold, who will retire next month from the faculty after a combined 49 years of service to UCA. The Williams/Arnold Scholarship will be presented annually to a junior English major who intends to pursue a career in education. The funds would be applied during the student's … [Read more...]

UCA students to compete for 'Iron Chef' title

Three UCA students will participate in the first-ever UCA "Iron Chef" competition this Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Christian Cafeteria. Javia Jacobs, Whitney Mapes and Julie Storing will have one hour to prepare three appetizer-style dishes from ingredients provided by Aramark, which is sponsoring the event. There will be prizes for all three contenders, and their creations will be … [Read more...]

UCA Faculty: Fellowships, presentations

Dr. Catherine Acre of the UCA Occupational Therapy Department was officially named a Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association at its annual conference in St. Louis last weekend. Other UCA faculty making presentations at the conference included: Dr. Letha Mosley, Ms. Elizabeth LeQuieu and LaTeasha D. Gaither (Short Course entitled "Bridging Occupation, Obesity, and Motivation from … [Read more...]

UCA to host Boys State

UCA will host the 67th annual Arkansas Boys State from June 3 to 8. The week-long civics education program is organized and sponsored by the American Legion Department of Arkansas, and more information is available at www.arlegion.org. … [Read more...]

UCA speech-language dept. leads state association

UCA's Department of Speech-Language Pathology is well represented in the leadership of the Arkansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association, with John Lowe as President-Elect, Kim McCullough as Vice-President-Elect for Continuing Education and Linda Edwards as Treasurer. This is nothing new for the Department, as Graduate Dean Elaine McNiece and Donna Smiley both served as President of ASLHA, which … [Read more...]

UCA to host foreign language educators

UCA's Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures will welcome foreign language educators from across the state to campus for the 2007 Annual Conference of the Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association, which will be held this Thursday and Friday at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. Faculty conducting workshops on Thursday include Sharon Wilkes, (technology); Shirley … [Read more...]

Markham to retire; reception today

UCA marketing professor Dr. Scott Markham is retiring after 31 years at UCA. He directed the Center for Management Development, taught advertising, public relations and sales classes, and inaugurated field trips to the Dallas Market Center and advertising and PR firms in Dallas, Atlanta and Little Rock. A come-and-go reception will be held today from 12 noon to 2 p.m. in Burdick 220. … [Read more...]