UCA Foundation grants requested

The UCA Foundation is currently requesting grant proposals from members of the faculty for Foundation funding. The Spring 2004 deadline for applications to be received in the Foundation office is Friday, Feb. 27. Information and grant application forms are available at: http://www.uca.edu/development/foundation/grantform.pdf … [Read more...]

KATV to host severe weather forum at UCA

On Thursday, Feb. 5, KATV Channel 7 will host a severe weather forum at UCA's Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. Meteorologists Ned Perme and Barry Brant will host the event. Weather-related subjects will be discussed. Audience members will be able to ask questions and interact with the hosts. The presentation will be televised for future programming. The … [Read more...]

Confessions of a student newspaper editor

Kerri Keefe is usually the one giving the interviews. But for once the Echo editor sits on the other side of the table and discusses her time at the student newspaper and what the future will hold. Keefe has been a part of the Echo team since her freshman days as at UCA. ?From my first day here, I knew I wanted to do journalism. When I first started, there were a handful of people who got me … [Read more...]

UCA football signing day reception

The University of Central Arkansas football coaching staff will host a Signing Day Reception on Wednesday morning. The reception will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Estes Stadium on National Signing Day for football. The reception is for all faculty, staff, students and supporters of the UCA Bears. Refreshments will be served. A press conference with coach Clint Conque detailing the … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre presents Fuddy Meers

As part of their second season, UCA Theatre will present Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 16-20, in the studio theatre of Snow Fine Arts Center. This hilarious story follows Claire who suffers from a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she sleeps. For Claire, each new day reveals a whole new world. The play is under the direction of senior … [Read more...]

UCA launches Web site redesign

On Friday, Jan. 30, the Office of Web Development launched the University of Central Arkansas' new Web site. Over the next week, a schedule will be posted for converting existing sites to this new look (including UCA Today). Please be patient as we begin this process. Once complete, the UCA Web site will reflect a sense of continuity and community. If you have questions, please contact … [Read more...]

Health screenings for employee wellness program

Employees who would like to participate in the Healthy UCA, employee wellness program, should sign up for the required health screening. Employees may call Lara Garner in Academic Outreach at 450-5372 to schedule an appointment for the 15-minute screening. The screening will test individuals? blood glucose levels, cholesterol and blood pressure. Employees must sign up for a health screening … [Read more...]

Library faces budget challenges

This semester, the deans and faculty in each academic college will have some tough choices to make as they decide which print journal subscriptions to renew and which to nix. These decisions will have to be made as the library cuts back on the number of print journal subscriptions it purchases each year. During a presentation before the UCA Faculty Senate last semester, Torreyson Library … [Read more...]

Strategic plan draft ready for review

The first public draft of UCA?s strategic plan is ready for review, and the Strategic Thinking Steering Committee is looking for feedback from individuals on and off campus. Because the steering committee hopes to complete the "framework" stage of the Strategic Thinking Initiative by early April, feedback is due by Friday, Feb. 27. All of the framework documents are available online at … [Read more...]

Post office murals on display at Baum

There?s no doubt, life was difficult in America during the Great Depression. As the economy collapsed and the Dust Bowl brewed, the ?American Dream? seemed to vanish. In an effort to reach out to Americans in their time of despair, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the New Deal, which extended federal programs and support to American business, agriculture, labor and the … [Read more...]