UCA to offer online ticket sales for campus events

This week the University of Central Arkansas unveiled a new streamlined ticketing system that will allow UCA students, alumni and friends to purchase tickets for all UCA events from one location. Reynolds Box Office is now UCA Ticket Central and will sell tickets for all UCA Public Appearances, athletic events, UCA Theatre performances, student activities and the Conway Symphony … [Read more...]

Grant to provide drug education to teachers and counselors

Dr. Jane Elphingstone and Dr. Jacquie Rainey, College of Health and Applied Sciences, recently received a $51,000 grant to help prepare elementary education teachers and counselors for drug education. Teachers in Arkansas public schools will be trained to integrate a comprehensive health education curriculum within their other class subjects emphasizing drug nad violence prevention objectives. … [Read more...]

Nursing traineeships grant to help graduate students

Dr. Rebecca Lancaster, Department of Nursing, recently received a grant for $22,947 for advanced education nursing traineeships. With this grant, graduate nursing students will be able to enroll full time, thus completing their program of study more expediently. The grant will assist with providing an increased number of advanced practice nurses which will better meet health care needs of … [Read more...]

13th annual Mashburn Institute held on campus

The 13th annual Christine Greenhaw Mashburn Institute was held recently on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas with a number of area teachers and administrators in attendance. UCA has hosted the Institute since 1991 for the purpose of providing classroom teachers and administrators with research-based instructional strategies and teaching methods for use with students with learning … [Read more...]

Shuttles to run with start of school

The University of Central Arkansas will again be running shuttle routes this fall. The shuttle will begin with the start of school on Aug. 19 and will run from 7:15 a.m. until 5 p.m., according to Larry Lawrence, director of the UCA Physical Plant. The shuttle system has been expanded this year to include a total of four vans. Two vans will run a North Purple shuttle route which begins at … [Read more...]

Foley seeks to prevent E.coli in poultry

A sparked interest has a way of starting a fire, and if Dr. Steven Foley?s research continues to develop, he could set the medical and farming worlds ablaze. Foley, an assistant professor of biology at UCA, first experienced the disease Escherichia coli (E. coli) when he was young. In school he had a teacher whose 5-year-old son contracted the disease from eating undercooked meat. It took 13 … [Read more...]

High school students attend Upward Bound program

LaToya Dillard, a 10th grade student from Morrilton, didn?t mind spending her summer taking classes at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. ?It wasn?t as bad as I thought it was going to be,? said the shy teenager. Dillard was one of about 50 high school students from four central Arkansas school districts to attend Upward Bound, a federally-funded program that prepares teens for … [Read more...]

UCA hosts National Dean's Conference

The National Dean?s Conference was held recently on the University of Central Arkansas campus for the fourth consecutive year. A total of 47 deans representing 10 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands attended. After 58 years, it is the oldest continuing conference for academic deans in the country. … [Read more...]

UCA senior holds state bodybuilding title

He?s got everything, discipline, consistency, work ethic and a tan. OK, the tan is just painted on. John Johnson, a senior dietetics major from Nashville, recently came home with top honors from the Arkansas State Body Building Championship in the super heavyweight and novice divisions. The competition was held June 12 at the Statehouse Convention Center. Johnson did not have plans to be a … [Read more...]

Grants assist with insurance institute

Dr. John Bratton, Department of Economics, Finance & Insurance, and Risk Management, received two grants to assist with the Insurance Education Foundation Institute. Bratton received a $1,000 grant from Farm Bureau Casualty Insurance Company and a $500 grant from Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield. The purpose of the Insurance Education Foundation Institute was to improve the understanding … [Read more...]