Grant to allow for ground-breaking spinal cord injury research

Nancy Reese, College of Health and Applied Sciences, received a $74,948 for a grant titled ?Center for Translational Neuroscience at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.? The grant will bring ground-breaking research in spinal cord injury to Arkansas and will result in the development of a non-pharmacological (exercise) method of controlling spasticity in patients with spinal cord … [Read more...]

Grant to promote teacher certification program

Dr. Carolyn Williams, College of Education, recently received a $5,000 grant for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Candidate Support Program. The grant will allow more area teachers to receive the certification and will allow UCA to continue as a leader in teacher preparation. … [Read more...]

UCA recognizes Veteran's Day with ceremony

Miniature star-spangled banners waved in the hands of more than 150 UCA students, employees, alumni and friends who turned out for the University of Central Arkansas? annual Veteran?s Day ceremony. President Lu Hardin welcomed the guests and reminded them that ?we must never forget the price paid by 900,000 American soldiers, nor the 19 million veterans living today who served during wartime … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations, publications and accomplishments by UCA faculty and staff. Dr. Jacquie Rainey, Department of Health Sciences, was recently elected to a five year term on the Board of Commissioners: Division Board of Certification of Health Education Specialist of the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. The National Commission for Health … [Read more...]

Faculty Senate withholds support of Summer Reading Program

A plan to revive UCA?s Summer Reading Program came under fire during the faculty senate meeting on Tuesday. A faculty member from the Department of Writing expressed to the senate a ?growing concern among faculty about what processes and/or procedures we have in place for faculty participation in the development of university-wide programs and/or initiatives related to curriculum.? The … [Read more...]

UCA to celebrate GIS Day

The University of Central Arkansas will celebrate GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Displays, videos and professionals employed in the geospatial technology industry will be on hand from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Technology Plaza (the site of the jumbo screen) to visit with students about potential careers in this field. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, GIS has been identified as one of the … [Read more...]

Honors High Table to highlight economic development in Tanzania

H.E. Andrew Mhando Daraja, Tanzania Ambassador to the United States, will present a lecture on economic development in Tanzania for the Honors College High Table at 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 17. Ambassador Daraja began his assignment as ambassador to the United States in July 2002 and accredited to Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela. Prior to his assignment to the U.S., he served as ambassador to … [Read more...]

High school students visit UCA for teaching conference

About 400 Arkansas high school students flooded the University of Central Arkansas campus on Thursday to take part in the fourth-annual Spark an Interest in Teaching Conference co-hosted by the College of Education and Teachers of Tomorrow. Students took part in several workshops organized to help promote teaching as a career choice and begin early preparations for that career. Provost … [Read more...]

Spark Interest in Teaching Conference on Thursday

Teachers of Tomorrow, in collaboration with the College of Education, will host the fourth annual Spark Interest in Teaching Conference on Thursday, Nov. 11, at Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. This year more than 400 high school participants from across the state, along with public school personnel and UCA faulty and administration, will be in attendance. Welcome addresses will be … [Read more...]

Fall Career Fair

UCA Career Services will host the annual Fall Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 10, in the Student Center Ballroom. More than 70 employers have been invited from across the state to speak with students regarding job opportunities within their company. All students and alumni are invited to attend. … [Read more...]