Long-time supporters make largest single gift in UCA history

Long-time University of Central Arkansas supporters Rush F. Harding, III and his wife, Linda, presented President Lu Hardin with the largest single gift in the university?s history on Thursday. An announcement of the $1.25 million gift was made during a noon luncheon at The Little Rock Club before family members and Arkansas educators who have impacted the Harding family. Rush said, ?We … [Read more...]

President Hardin and Sophomore Year Experience to host election 'teach in'

UCA President Lu Hardin and the Sophomore Year Experience will host a presidential election ?teach in? on the lawn in front of President Hardin?s home on Thursday, Oct. 21 from 4?5:30 p.m. The philosophy behind this teach-in is to facilitate discussion between faculty, staff, and students on issues central to the 2004 Presidential elections. Faculty led topics will include: economic, … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. Brent Shires, Department of Music, was invited to perform at the University of Oklahoma Sept. 25-26 with featured artist Lowell Greer (internationally renowned French hornist). Shires was in the performance of Greer?s composition, "Requiem du Chasseur,? a work for tenor voice, organ, solo and ensemble … [Read more...]

Health Fair to be held Oct. 27

UCA?s Career Services will host a Health Career Fair in the Student Center Ballroom on Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Companies will be hiring for the following majors: occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, kinesiology, nursing, and family and consumer science. For more info, contact Career Services at 450-3134. … [Read more...]

Healthy UCA Health Screenings

Employees who are completing the employee wellness program, Healthy UCA, or want to joing the program, should make an appointment for a health screening on one of the following dates: Oct. 18, Oct. 19, Oct. 20, Oct. 25-29, Nov. 1, Nov. 3, Nov. 4. The free screenings will be done in the HPER Center Conference Room 205 between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. each day. The blood screenings … [Read more...]

Network management software to provide improved computer services

Ron Toll, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and Barbara Anderson, Office of the President, recently received a $110,120 grant for the implementation of a new information technology network management software application called Pinnacle. The grant is being funded by PAETEC Communications. The new software application will improve efficiency and data reporting related to local area … [Read more...]

Grant to provide speech-pathology training opportunity

Kathy McDaniel, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, received a $5,000 grant titled Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Services Speech-Pathology Traineeships. The funding is being provided through the Arch Ford Educational Cooperative. The grant will provide a stipend to a speech-language pathology graduate student and allow the student to gain experience as a clinician. The graduate student … [Read more...]

Grant provides new software application for math, science departments

Ron Toll, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, recently received a grant for $28,700 for the implementation of DyKnow Vision software application. The grant is being funded by Dynamic Knowledge Transfer. The new software application will enhance teaching and learning outcomes in science and mathematics courses. The result of the enhanced learning will be better graduates, better … [Read more...]

Gender studies lecture location changed

The University of Central Arkansas Gender Studies Program will host a public lecture titled, ?Images of African-American Women,? by Dr. Sharon Jones at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7. Due to a large response, the location of the lecture has changed to BBA Room 205. Dr. Jones? lecture examines the eroticization of the black female body in contemporary film and television. For instance, does Hally … [Read more...]

Grant to prepare students for global business environment

The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a grant of $29,383 from the U.S. Department of Education. The recent announcement was made through the office of Sen. Blanche Lincoln. The award covers the first year of a four-year grant which could potentially reach $202,335. According to Dr. Rebecca Gatlin-Watts and Dr. Michael Rubach, program directors from the UCA College of Business … [Read more...]