UCA staff picnic

The annual UCA staff picnic will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 26 on the McAlister Lawn (rain location is East McCastlain). The picnic is free for all staff, but to ensure an accurate head count, everyone must pick up a ticket before Monday, May 24. Tickets may be picked up at the following locations: Physical Plant - Debbie Edgmon Doyne Health Science - Pat Poindexter Main … [Read more...]

Pinchback shows how math applies to daily life

A common question math teachers face is how can the concepts students learn be applied to daily life. Dr. Carolyn Pinchback, professor of mathematics education at UCA, has found that the best way to answer that question is by showing students potential real life examples, and she has learned that integrating literature into lesson plans is the key to doing just that. As part of her … [Read more...]

Baum Gallery receives educational award

At the 2004 Arkansas Museums Association conference in March, the Baum Gallery of Fine Art received the 2004 Educational Program of the Year Award for the January seminar "Ownership and Advocacy: The Logistics of Preserving Arkansas' Post Office Murals." The seminar was organized to encourage informed advocacy for the care and preservation of Arkansas? nineteen WPA-era post office murals. It … [Read more...]

Academic Honors Convocation

The 33rd Annual Academic Honors Convocation was held at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 18, in the Reynolds Performance Hall. President Lu Hardin and Provost Gabriel Esteban recognized this year's graduates from the Honors College and the departmental Undergraduate Scholars program, as well as students earning Presidential Scholar status in the previous calendar year. The major award winners … [Read more...]

Librarian fights book censorship

Fighting on the front lines for public access to offensive materials doesn?t seem like a routine job, but that?s exactly what librarian Ellen Johnson is prepared to do every day. After teaching second grade during the 1960s in Austin, Texas, Johnson became very interested in children?s books. ?I had always liked books and reading and thought that becoming a librarian would be quite … [Read more...]

Employee of the Year Finalists Named

The UCA Staff Senate has named the finalists for the 2004 Employee of the Year award. This year?s nominees are: Terry Brewer, Operations Manager for Computer Services Terry Brewer has been employed with Computer Services for 22 years. During that time, Brewer has been involved with upgrading the mainframe server and the optical scanner. Brewer says that he keeps up with the computer … [Read more...]

Campus blood drive

The last Blood drive of this school year will take place Friday, April 16; Monday, April 19; and Tuesday, April 20 from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The Bloodmobile will be located in front of the Student Center - and all donors will be given free baseball caps! As you may know, blood levels in our area are in short supply so this blood drive is extremely important! Please give blood! Sponsored … [Read more...]

Conway recognized as ?City of Colleges?

On Wednesday, the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a flag-raising ceremony to officially declare Conway the ?City of Colleges.? Representatives from the University of Central Arkansas, Hendrix College and Central Baptist College were on hand as each flag was raised to the tune of each school?s alma mater. The presidents of each school Lu Hardin, UCA; Tim Cloyd, Hendrix and Charles … [Read more...]

Choir reception to be held

President Hardin is pleased to host a reception honoring the UCA Concert Choir's recent award-winning performance at the Riva Del Garda International Choral Competition in Italy. The reception will be held: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 X-Period (1:40-2:30 pm) Fireplace Room of McCastlain Hall Members of the UCA community are cordially invited to drop by and congratulate our choir students and … [Read more...]

Whittingham receives grant for summer institute

Dr. Jeff Whittingham, Department of Middle, Secondary Education and Instructional Technology, received a $40,000 grant to host a summer institute titled ?We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution.? The summer institute will help elementary, middle and secondary school teachers to be better prepared to teach civic education in Arkansas classrooms. The grant is being funded by the U.S. … [Read more...]