Public Appearances presents Hubbard Street 2

Six young dancers, age 19 to 25, will perform six contemporary dances on the Reynolds Performance Hall stage, Nov. 14-15, as UCA Public Appearances presents Hubbard Street 2, its third show of the 2005-06 Season. Hubbard Street 2 will perform at 7:30 p.m. both nights. Adult ticket prices range from $17 to $25. All student tickets are $5. The performances are not suitable for children under 6 … [Read more...]

UCA Unplugged XI set for Friday

The UCA Division of Student Services and Student Activities Board are sponsoring the 11th Annual UCA Unplugged Concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Student Center Ballroom. The concert will begin with a featured performance by New Orleans blues musician Owen Tufts along with Arkansas acoustic musician Buddy Case. Tufts, also known as Big Daddy 'O', has been playing blues, folk and rock … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications 10/21

The following presentations, publications and accomplishments were submitted by UCA faculty and staff: Dr. Ken Barnes, Department of History, recently received the Arkansiana Award for non-fiction by the Arkansas Library Association for his book titled, ?Journey of Hope: The Back to Africa Movement in Arkansas in the Late 1800s.? He was honored at a banquet on Oct. 2 held at the Double Tree Hotel … [Read more...]

Student organization to host fundraiser

The Student Council for Exceptional Children will be hosting a chili cook-off and silent auction from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 26 in Mashburn Hall Room 103. It is $5 for all you can eat. Drinks and desserts are provided. The silent auction will feature a golf bag, gas cards, a massage and more. The event is a fundraiser to help members of the organization attend a conference and to … [Read more...]

Counseling Center to offer depression screenings

The UCA Counseling Center will offer free depression screenings for all students, faculty and staff from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, in the Student Center Ballroom. In addition to screening, they will also be showing a short (20 min.) videotape on the symptoms of depression and bi-polar disorder. Faculty are invited to support this effort by offering extra credit to students who view … [Read more...]

Health insurance changes approved by trustees

University of Central Arkansas faculty and staff who subscribe to the university?s health insurance plan will have a change in provider beginning Jan. 1.Last Friday, the UCA Board of Trustees unanimously approved a recommendation to accept a proposal from United Healthcare replacing QualChoice. Proposals for health insurance were accepted from Blue Cross, Blue Shield and United Healthcare after … [Read more...]

Healthy UCA Program offers health screenings

UCA Department of Health and Wellness is ready to kick off the 2006 Healthy UCA Program. UCA employees are invited to join over 300 fellow employee who have participated in this year?s program. Employee who wish to participate in the program must schedule a health screening to check cholesterol and glucose levels and blood pressure. This screening is a requirement for points toward successful … [Read more...]

Faculty Grants 10/14

The following grants have been received by UCA faculty and staff:Hao Liu, Department of Physical Therapy, recently received $7,767 for a grant proposal titled, ?Influence of Combined L-dopa and Passive Exercise on Restoration of Frequency-Dependent Depression of the H-Reflex in Rats with Spinal Cord Injury.? The grant is being funded by the National Institutes of Health, the National Center for … [Read more...]

UCA to construct new business building

Earlier this fall, University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin announced a recommitment to academics that would begin with a $100 million plan for new and renovated infrastructure over the next 10 years. ?The recent and projected growth in UCA?s student body and faculty suggests that the university will soon face critical shortages in instructional space,? Hardin said. ?These factors led … [Read more...]

Spark Interest in Teaching

The Teachers of Tomorrow, in collaboration with the College of Education, will host the 5th annual Spark Interest in Teaching Conference at the Brewer Hegeman Conference Center on Thursday, Nov. 10. The Theme of the conference is "I am a Life Toucher ? I Teach!?This year over 400 high school participants from across the state, along with the UCA Jazz band, the UCA men?s choral group, public school … [Read more...]