UCA faculty news

UCA English professor Jay Ruud published an article entitled "Female Personae and Women Writers: Chaucer and the Findern Manuscript" in volume 20 of the journal Medieval Perspectives, whcih appeared in July. Jacob Held, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, recently published an article entitled, "Gay Marriage, Liberalism, and Recognition: The Case for Equal Treatment," in the July 2007 edition of … [Read more...]

UCA to present first Community and Economic Development awards

The Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas today will celebrate its 20th anniversary by presenting its first "Friends of Community and Economic Development" award. "This award is to recognize those people who are forward thinking and committed to making life better by investing in community and economic development -- not only for Central Arkansas, but for the … [Read more...]

Buzz about bees

Allison Wallace, assistant professor in UCA?s Honors College, will be the featured guest on the next edition of ?Arkansas Arts Scene? with Ann Nicholson on KUAR public radio. The interview will be broadcast this Sunday, August 5, at 10 a.m., and you can hear it on 89.1 FM in Central Arkansas, 94.5 FM in Monticello, 94.7 FM in Batesville, and 94.7 FM in Forrest City. Or listen online at … [Read more...]

UCA instructor receives IRS award

Ron White, an adjunct marketing instructor at UCA, recently received a Certificate of Appreciation for Community Service Leadership from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. White was recognized for his work in developing a volunteer income tax assistance program for low-income families in the Delta region of Arkansas. Through the program, eligible families receive free tax return preparation and … [Read more...]

UCA's international music exchange program continues with performance in China

Israel Getzov, Director of Orchestras at UCA and Music Director/Conductor of the Conway Symphony, led a group of four UCA students to China this summer to perform with the Fujian Symphony Orchestra in Fuzhou, China. The trip was the latest in a series of collaborations between UCA, the Conway Symphony and the Fujian Symphony. Mr. Getzov currently holds the position of Principal Guest Conductor … [Read more...]

UCA faculty publication

Isiah Lavender, Assistant Professor of English at UCA, had the lead essay entitled, "Ethnoscapes: Environment and Language in Ishmael Reed's Mumbo Jumbo, Colson Whitehead's The Intuitionist, and Samuel R. Delany's Babel-17," in last month's special issue of the journal Science Fiction Studies, which focused on Afrofuturism. … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Arkansas teacher leadership course

More than 50 teachers from around Arkansas are on the UCA campus this week to participate in a program that will train them to help other teachers in their schools. The program, entitled "Developing Mathematics/Science Coaches/Teacher Leaders in Arkansas Schools," is the brainchild of Stephen Addison, professor and chair of UCA's Department of Physics and Astronomy who is also the Director of the … [Read more...]

UCA professor presents food safety research

Assistant Professor of Marketing M. Douglas Voss recently made a presentation entitled "Achieving All-Hazards Preparedness and Response: Review of Joint NEHA and Michigan State University Department of Homeland Security Survey Results" at the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) Annual Educational Conference. The purpose of the presentation was to detail results of a survey targeted … [Read more...]

Bus service scheduled for football opener

Hitch a ride with the UCA Athletic Department for the 2007 season opener of Bears Football! UCA is chartering a bus to travel to Ruston, La., for the Bears' game with Louisiana Tech on Sept. 1. Cost is $40 per person, and does not include your game ticket. The bus will leave at 11 a.m. on game day and return that night after the game. Kickoff is 6 p.m. at Joe Ailett Stadium. Deadline to … [Read more...]

UCA researcher makes important 'wake-up' call

Charlotte Yates, of UCA's Department of Physical Therapy, participated in the discovery of a new brain mechanism that may help explain how human beings wake up, as well as how certain anesthetics put us to sleep and how certain stimulants wake us up. Yates joined researchers from UAMS in the first published study on this topic, which found that some neurons in the reticular activating system, a … [Read more...]