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...]

Advancement team receives awards at conference

The University of Central Arkansas Institutional Advancement team returned from the recent Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District IV Conference in Houston with a total of seven awards in the collegiate publications competition. Publications Director Russ Hancock received six awards, including a Grand Award/Gold (first place) in the Publications and Creative Services … [Read more...]

Faculty Senate approves maternity, paternity leave policy

The UCA Faculty Senate adopted a policy for faculty maternity/paternity leave at it?s meeting on Tuesday. The policy places the final decision of maternity/paternity leave requests in the hands of the Provost who may consult with the requesting faculty member, the dean and the department chair. This came after faculty expressed concern that an across-the-board policy was not in place, a … [Read more...]

Hardin to speak at conference Thursday

UCA President Lu Hardin will be the luncheon speaker when UCA hosts the Arkansas College Personnel Association and the Arkansas Collegiate Drug Education Committee Spring Conference on Thursday, April 22 in Brewer Hegeman Conference Center. The theme for the event is "Legislative and Student Issues in Higher Education." Hardin will welcome the group at 9:15 a.m. and then address the delegates … [Read more...]