Nationally-recognized author speaks on motivation, retention

More than 60 faculty turned out, Thursday, for the first Instructional Development Center (IDC) luncheon of the year to find out from nationally-recognized educator and author Dr. Robert Sherfield how to motivate and retain more students.Sherfield began his presentation by telling one student?s story of poor high school grades, college remediation and near failure in college before becoming … [Read more...]

Hardin announces 'what's next' at fall addresses

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin announced several accomplishments of the university and made new commitments to faculty and staff during two fall addresses on Tuesday. Hardin announced that enrollment at UCA has reached another all-time high with more than 11,000 students. Nearly 4,000 of those students are residing in university housing; and UCA has 2,500 freshmen ? the … [Read more...]

President to give annual address on Tuesday

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin will give his annual fall address to the staff and faculty.The staff address will be at 10 a.m. in Ida Waldran Auditorium of Main Hall, while the faculty will be addressed at X-period (1:40 p.m. ? 2:30 p.m.) in the same location. Staff and faculty senate presidents will also address their respective audiences. Refreshments … [Read more...]

Campus Blood Drive Scheduled

The American Red Cross will bring two blood mobiles to the UCA campus next week beginning Monday, Aug. 29. Both buses will be located near the Student Center courtyard. Donors must be at least 17 years of age and have a photo I.D. A free T-shirt will be given to each donor. The mobile blood units will be available during the following dates and times: Monday, Aug. 29 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday, … [Read more...]

Taiwanese Folk Art Exhibit

An exhibit of paintings by Taiwanese Folk Artist Mynor King will on display from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25 in Snow Fine Arts Center. The exhibit will be on display for one day only. It is free and open to the public. The artist will be available to answer questions. … [Read more...]

Rhodes Scholarship changes UCA graduate?s life

He has studied with the academic elite at Oxford, he?s worked under the Chief Latinist of the Catholic Church. He has played a game of touch football with former President Bill Clinton and has met the Queen of England at Buckingham Palace.Most recently he has taught at Oxford, interned in a Washington D.C. law office and traveled to the Middle East to study the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. He?s … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to open season with 'Sordid Lives'

UCA Theatre will open its 2005-06 season with ?Sordid Lives,? by Del Shores. This hilarious adult comedy pokes fun at dysfunctional southern families. The play runs Aug. 29-31 and Sept. 1-2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. Tickets are free to everyone but must be secured in advance. Tickets are available through Reynolds Ticket Central at 450-3265 or at the box … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications – Summer 2005

Following is a listing of presentations, publications and accomplishments submitted by UCA faculty and staff during the summer term:Patty Phelps, Department of Middle/Secondary Education and Instructional Technologies, visited in May Kappa Delta Pi?s headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., where she participated in a transition/training meeting to complete her three-year service as academic editor of … [Read more...]

Faculty Grants – Summer 2005

The following grant announcements were released during the summer term:Ron Edwards, Cooperative Education Office, and Reid Adams recently received a $15,200 grant for an internship program. The grant is being funded by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. The grant will afford students an opportunity to apply what has been learned in the classroom to the work environment. ?Students can also … [Read more...]

Alumna selected for Japan Fulbright Teacher Program

This summer University of Central Arkansas alumna Michelle Bones ('03) participated in the Japan Fulbright Teacher Program. She and two other teachers from Arkansas were selected from a national pool of over 2,500 applicants by a panel of educators to earn the honor of going to Japan. The program allows distinguished primary and secondary school educators in the U.S. to travel to Japan for three … [Read more...]