Johnson donates papers to archives

Bill F. Johnson, a 1961 graduate of UCA, has donated his papers to the UCA Archives. Johnson, president of Simmons First National Bank of Conway, is perhaps best known for his work as sports announcer for the UCA Bears football team. He began sports broadcasting in 1961 and has broadcast sports events for UCA, Hendrix College, Conway High School, and the University of Arkansas. Through 2003, … [Read more...]

Faculty senate recommends decreasing non-tenure-track positions

The UCA Faculty Senate approved a resolution at its meeting on Thursday recommending that the university decrease its reliance on non-tenure-track faculty by increasing the number of tenure-track faculty positions. Provost Gabe Esteban said the university is already advertising 17 new tenure-track positions for the fall semester and will convert two non-tenure-track positions to tenure-track. … [Read more...]

Trustees approve plans to solve housing issues

There should be plenty of housing available for students at the University of Central Arkansas even as enrollment continues to climb. Friday, the board of trustees approved two measures that will provide an additional 400-plus beds for students by the fall of 2005. The first measure allows the university to purchase the Torreyson Place apartment complex located behind the Oak Tree apartment … [Read more...]

Roussel elected chairman of UCA Board of Trustees

Scott Roussel was elected chairman of the UCA Board of Trustees for 2004 at the December board meeting Friday. Roussel, a 1978 graduate of UCA, has been president and owner of SMC Inc., a third-party administrator of insurance products throughout the state. He also is a partner at Roussel, Floyd & Associates, a general insurance agency that has serves Searcy and White County … [Read more...]

UCA biology professor, students conduct neuroscience research

Late on a Friday afternoon rock music wafts from a small radio in a lab in the otherwise deserted Lewis Science Center as five students donning lab coats and protective gloves perform various tasks such as mixing solutions and analyzing tiny matter under powerful microscopes. Their dedication and teamwork is equal to the magnitude of full-fledged research biologists, but these students are … [Read more...]

Winter Commencement information announced

The University of Central Arkansas will hold its Winter Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 13. The location of the events will be the Farris Health and Educational Center. The academic colleges will graduate at the following times: 10:30 a.m. College of Business Administration College of Education College of Fine Arts and Communication Graduate School of Management, … [Read more...]

Archives acquires papers of two Arkansas journalists

The University of Central Arkansas Archives has acquired the papers of two Arkansas journalists. Richard Allin and Charles Allbright, both writers for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, have donated their papers to the UCA Archives. Jimmy Bryant, director of the archives, said that the papers of Allin and Allbright were two of the most significant collections ever obtained by UCA. Bryant said, … [Read more...]

Frederickson conducts research at Naval Research Laboratory

Where did you go on vacation last summer -Walt Disney World, the beach, or maybe on a cruise? Carl Frederickson, associate professor of physics and astronomy, went to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. Frederickson was part of a research team that is working with the Navy to find a technique for scanning shallow water for explosives such as mines and other potential threats that … [Read more...]

Erstine named VP for Development

Kelley Erstine is the new vice president for Development at the University of Central Arkansas. President Lu Hardin made the announcement on Monday. ?It is indeed an honor to be able to come back to my alma mater in a lead role of bringing about positive and sustainable results economically to the institution,? Erstine said. ?I owe a debt of gratitude to President Hardin and the Board of … [Read more...]

UCA rolls over Conque contract

University of Central Arkansas Athletic Director Vance Strange announced Tuesday that head football coach Clint Conque's contract will be rolled over and extended through the 2008 season. "This was a challenging season because of injuries," Strange said, adding, "I felt that Coach Conque provided the leadership and pulled the Bears together for a strong finish." President Lu Hardin stated, … [Read more...]