Tarkka receives grant to study detection of aquatic toxins

Dr. Richard Tarkka, Department of Chemistry, recently received an $18,383 grant to study nanosensors for detection of aquatic toxins. The grant is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the National Center for Research Resources, Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Tarkka will be working with Bob Gawley, from the … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. Dr. Joe Horton and Lauren Maxwell, Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance, and Dr. Rebecca Gatlin-Watts, Department of Marketing, Management and Information Systems, presented a paper "Cross-Cultural Virtual Teaming" at the meeting of the Association of Private Enterprise Education in Nassau, … [Read more...]

Central Arkansas Children?s Choir to hold auditions

Auditions for the Central Arkansas Children's Choir will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, June 7, at the University of Central Arkansas? Snow Fine Arts Center, Room 107. The intent of the choir is to promote musical literacy and performance by providing a challenging, high-quality choral experience for its members. The choir is open to boys and girls in grades 3-12, and is made up of two … [Read more...]

UCA recognizes outstanding business students

The University of Central Arkansas College of Business Administration recognized the achievements of several outstanding business students at an awards banquet at Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on April 15. The following awards were presented: Sharon Gulutzo received the Becker Conviser CPA Review Scholarship and BKD, LLP Accounting Fellowship, Amy Huddleston received the BKD, LLP … [Read more...]

Faculty attend GIS seminar

Drs. Jeff Allender, Paul Butt and Brooks Green, Department of Geography, attended an Environmental Systems Research Institute Seminar on May 25 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as part of an on-going effort to remain proficient in Geographic Information Systems and GIS-related technology. They participated in a training seminar on ArcGIS 9.0, Mobile GIS and field data collection. … [Read more...]

Oxford American magazine coming to UCA

It's official. The critically-acclaimed Oxford American magazine is coming to the University of Central Arkansas. A contract between UCA and Oxford American founding editor Marc Smirnoff was signed May 17. Jack Gillean, vice president of university relations, served as the liaison for UCA while President Lu Hardin is recovering in Memphis from eye cancer surgery. No state dollars or tuition … [Read more...]

Personnel Changes

The following personnel changes were approved by the Board of Trustees at the May 7 meeting: ADJUSTMENTS Deane Amyx, Intramural Sports & Recreation, change title from Program Coordinator (classified) to Project Coordinator (non classified), change salary, effective July 1, 2004. Jacquie Rainey, Health Sciences, change title from Interim Associate Dean & Associate Professor to … [Read more...]

Grant to fund desegregation documentary

Dr. Sondra Gordy, Department of History, and Documentary Filmmaker Sandy Hubbard recently received a grant for $3,800 for "The Lost Year" Documentary Film Project. The grant is funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities through the Arkansas Humanities Council. This grant will result in a one-hour documentary film on ?The Lost Year? showing aspects of the unknown and often … [Read more...]

Hardin's eye surgery a success

President Lu Hardin underwent successful eye surgery on Tuesday morning in Memphis and was slated to be walking later in the afternoon. Doctors at Bowld Hospital University of Memphis said the procedure went perfectly. Hardin was recently diagnosed with malignant melanoma of the right eye. The surgery was to insert a radioactive plaque to shrink the tumor. He will be hospitalized for seven … [Read more...]

Stanitski publishes 13th book

Dr. Conrad Stanitski, chair of the UCA Chemistry Department, is so fascinated with the publishing process that he has spent the last 28 years writing books. His most recent published project is the second edition of the award-winning book he co-wrote in 2001 titled ?Chemistry: The Molecular Science.? Since 1976 he has written 13 books. ?I was just shocked when we wrote the first book,? … [Read more...]