Trustees honor former, current senator

Former State Sen. Stanley Russ was awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from the University of Central Arkansas during the university?s board of trustees meeting Friday. UCA President Lu Hardin called Russ a tenacious senator and a friend of the university. ?If you look at the funding, you?ll see that Sen. Russ secured $200,000 more in capital improvement money for UCA than for … [Read more...]

Alumna to perform at UCA

Soprano Kristin Lewis, a UCA alumnus and two time Metropolitan Opera National Council Finalist, will be featured in a recital as part of the Stella Boyle Smith Recital Series on Wednesday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall. Admission is free and the recital is open to the public. Lewis will be accompanied by pianist Stratsimir Pavlov and will be assisted in duets from … [Read more...]

ASID silent auction

The UCA student chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers will host a silent auction fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 2, in the Mirror Room of McAlister Hall. Many home d?cor items will be auctioned off including framed art, candles, rugs, lamps and wall hangings. For more information, contact Crystal Johnson at (870) 592-7574 or Toni Johnson at (501) 450-5950. … [Read more...]

College of Education to host ?Spring Fling?

The UCA College of Education will host Spring Fling from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 24 in Mashburn Hall, Room 103. All education majors and undeclared majors are invited to the event. Faculty and staff are also invited. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jane McHaney, dean of the College of Education. The Spring Fling is sponsored by Teachers United, a teacher education club based in the … [Read more...]

Kindermusik class begins in March

The UCA Community School of Music will offer an 8-week Kindermusik course for babies and their parents beginning Friday, March 5. Imagine your child swinging softly in a blanket or dancing with you around a maypole. Kindermusik Village provides a delightful environment unlike any other. Through a unique blend of multi-level activities that includes creative movement, vocal play, object and … [Read more...]

UCA employees earn $3 million in grants in 2003

The biggest gift to the University of Central Arkansas in 2003 came from its own employees who brought in nearly $3.3 million in grant money for academics and research, nearly $1 million more than in 2002. On Wednesday, the 127 faculty and staff who were instrumental in bringing those dollars into the university were honored during a reception. UCA President Lu Hardin, Provost Gabe Esteban and … [Read more...]

Researchers conducting cancer study

Dr. Steven Runge, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and student Brandon Walser received a $2,650 State Undergraduate Research Fellowship to conduct a study that could lay the groundwork for future cancer therapies. The team will study the identification of the proteins contributing to the regulation of intracellular pH in human breast cancer cells. … [Read more...]

Grant to develop state prevention efforts

Dr. Jane Elphingstone, College of Health and Applied Sciences, received a $76,716 grant from the Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services to assist with planning and development of the Arkansas Prevention Incentive. According to Elphingstone, the grant is designed to develop strong inter-agency collaboration and a common vision for the state?s prevention system. The goal of this grant … [Read more...]

UCA student organizes local currency project

That?s not George Washington staring back at you ? it?s a toad that graces the front of some unusual local currency. The currency is part of the Conway Community Hours project that is designed to bring the community together while boosting the local economy. UCA Honors College senior Chris Massingill, who is spearheading the project, first learned about local currency in a UCA Honors College … [Read more...]

Grant round-up

Following is a list of grants that recntly have been awarded to UCA faculty: Dr. Danny Arrigo, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and student Luke Brown received a $2,650 State Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The grant money will be used to conduct research on the generalized compatibility for the two-dimensional nonlinear diffusion equation. Arrigo said he hopes the results of … [Read more...]