UCA faculty news

Tina Mankey, assistant professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, has been named Arkansas's delegate to the Representative Assembly of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The Representative Assembly (RA) is the policy-making body of the Association (the "Congress" of AOTA). In this position, she will represent all Arkansas occupational therapists to the national … [Read more...]

UCA kicks off first-ever fundraising campaign one week from today

The University of Central Arkansas will kick off its first-ever comprehensive fund-raising campaign, ?New Vision, New Century: The Centennial Campaign for UCA,? next Thursday, Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. on the front lawn of McAlister Hall. The event is free and open to the public. During the kickoff, UCA President Lu Hardin and volunteer leaders of the campaign will announce the university?s latest … [Read more...]

Passport Fair this Saturday

The U.S. Postal Service will hold a Passport Fair this Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at the Conway West post office located at 1060 Hogan Lane. To obtain a passport at that time, a passport application (Form DS-11) must be completed in advance. For an application, and for more information about fees and what to bring (photos, proof of identity) visit usps.com/passport. … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Alex Fayman, assistant professor of finance in UCA's Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance & Risk Management, will present his paper entitled, "Banks, IPOs, Dividends, and Takeovers" at the Financial Management Association Annual Meeting on Oct. 14. Noel Campbell, associate professor of economics in the same department, will publish two articles in the coming months: "Did Caplan Catch a … [Read more...]

Film based on UCA alum's book wins major Emmy Award

"Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee," the HBO movie based on the book by UCA alumnus Dee Brown, took home the award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie at the 2007 Emmy Awards on Saturday night. Brown received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from UCA in 1988. Published in 1971, "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee" is one of the foremost works documenting the systematic subjugation of the American … [Read more...]

Civil rights author to speak at UCA on Thursday

James T. Clemons, author of "Crisis of Conscience: Arkansas Methodists and the Civil Rights Struggle," will speak on campus tomorrow at 1:40 p.m. in the UCA Student Center Ballroom. Clemons' lecture is timed to coincide with the activities commemorating the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock's Central High School. Clemons is Professor Emeritus of Wesley Theological Seminary and … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Margaret McGee, Nancy Reese, and Kevin Garrison of UCA's Department of Physical Therapy presented a poster titled "Reliability of balance measurements obtained utilizing the AccuGait portable force platform in children with spastic cerebral palsy," at the 2007 Annual Conference of American Physical Therapy Association in Denver, Colo. At the same conference, David Taylor, also of the Department … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Careers in Public Service Day tomorrow

UCA's annual Careers in Public Service Day will take place tomorrow at the UCA Student Center. The program is designed to raise awareness of career possibilities in the public and non-profit sectors and to provide UCA students with information on graduate programs in the fields of public administration, public policy, sociology, international studies, and political science. The day's events … [Read more...]

Nabholz establishes endowments at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas recently announced the establishment of two endowments by the Nabholz Charitable Foundation. The Charles Nabholz Community Development Institute Endowment and the Nabholz Athletic Facilities Endowment were established as a result of a $100,000 gift from the Nabholz Charitable Foundation. In expressing appreciation for the gift, UCA's Vice President of … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Terri Hebert and Jeff Whittingham, assistant professors in UCA's Department of Teaching, Learning, and Technology, have been appointed to the National Middle School Association Program Review Board. This board makes decisions about national recognition of middle level teacher preparation programs that use the NMSA/NCATE-Approved Middle Level Teacher Preparation Standards. Michael Hargis, of … [Read more...]