Partnership program to waive tuition for Arkansas National Guardsmen

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin and Maj. Gen. Don Morrow, the Adjutant General of the Military Department of Arkansas, will hold a signing ceremony at 11:30 a.m., July 15, in the Fireplace Room of McCastlain Hall. The public is invited to attend. This ceremony may of particular interest to military veterans. The ceremony will establish a Memorandum of Understanding between … [Read more...]

UCA's jumbo screen a 21st century chalkboard

Let?s take it outside. Those are no longer just fighting words. Now University of Central Arkansas faculty has the ability to put a new spin on their lectures by exploring the capabilities of the new outdoor Technology Plaza. The plaza, located behind the new Math/Computer Science/Technology Building, includes a 9 foot by 12 foot LED jumbo screen and wireless Internet connection. UCA has … [Read more...]

Grant to promote civic education programs at public schools

Dr. Jeff Whittingham, College of Education, recently received a $23,855 grant from the U.S. Department of Education through the Center for Civic Education to help establish ?We The People,? a civic education program, at public schools across the state. According to Whittingham, ?We The People? programs promote civic education at the elementary, middle and secondary levels. The grant will … [Read more...]

Grant to support EAST Initiative

Dr. Terry James, Provost?s Division, received a $12,000 grant for Professional Development Support for the EAST (Environmental And Special Technology) Initiative in America's schools. According to James, this grant continues UCA?s relationship with the EAST Initiative and enhances the visibility of UCA in Arkansas and other states where the EAST program is implemented. UCA provides support … [Read more...]

Grant funds summer science research

Dr. Barbara Clancy, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, received a $8,334 grant for Effects of Adverse Perinatal Experiences on Cortical Organization. The grant is being funded by the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources/Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks/UAMS. According to Clancy, one of the best parts about this BRIN funding has been the … [Read more...]

Grant funds mentoring program

Debbie Barnes, College of Education, received a $10,000 grant from the Arkansas Department of Education for the Arkansas Pathwise Mentoring Program. According to Barnes, UCA faculty and public school faculty will be trained in the Pathwise Observation System which aligns with the curriculum. Students, UCA, faculty and public school faculty will be using the same system to evaluate teaching. … [Read more...]

Nursing program receives accreditation from CCNE

This spring the university?s College of Health and Applied Sciences was notified that both its bachelor of science and masters of science degrees in nursing were accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The nursing program has had continuous accreditation through the National League for Nursing and now through the commission since the program started at UCA. The CCNE is a … [Read more...]

Grant assists Junior University

Carolyn Kelley, Department of Middle/Secondary Education & Instructional Technologies, received a grant of $12,007 from the Pulaski County Special School District to support Junior University. Junior University is a collaborative effort between the Pulaski County Special School District and UCA to provide an early college campus experience for fifth-graders identified as potential first … [Read more...]

Grant to assist with Community Development Institute

Kim Bradford, Laura Garner, Dr. Robert Pittman and Dr. David McCalman, Department of Academic Outreach and Extended Programs, recently received a $1,500 grant from the Conway Advertising and Promotion Committee for a Community Development Institute. The Institute serves to prepare community developers with professional skills and knowledge in grass root economic development and capacity … [Read more...]

Accreditation renewed for dietetic internship program

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences has been notified that its dietetic internship program has had its accreditation status continued by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association. The program is accredited for a non-degree dietetic internship enrolling a maximum of 10 students annually on a full-time basis and a general … [Read more...]