UCA unveils WWII memorial

The University of Central Arkansas obviously warmed hearts and rekindled memories for many in the huge crowd who turned out for the unveiling of the World War II memorial on an otherwise damp, gray Friday afternoon. The ceremony took place in front of McAlister Hall, which is the site of the memorial. The monument is made of black granite with gold lettering. It is over four feet wide and … [Read more...]

Trustees approve raises for faculty, non-classified staff

It?s official. Faculty and non-classified staff will see an increase in their paychecks at the end of the month ? a 3 percent increase, that is. The UCA Board of Trustees approved the salary increase at its meeting on Friday. In July, classified staff received an across-the-board salary increase of 2.7 percent from the Arkansas General Assembly. An increase in tuition dollars as a result of … [Read more...]

UCA Family Day

UCA will host Family Day on Saturday, Oct. 11. The families of all UCA students, faculty and staff are invited to take part in the festivities. Event Schedule 10 a.m.?2 p.m. Freshman Honors College Brunch, East McCastlain Hall Freshman Honors College students and parents are invited to a brunch coordinated by the Honors College. For more information, call Glenda Middleton (501) … [Read more...]

Scoles receives grant to assist with charter schools

Michael Scoles, Department of Psychology and Counseling, received an $18,240 grant for public charter schools from the U.S. Department of Education through the Arkansas Department of Education. The grant will allow Scoles and a graduate assistant to provide assistance to the ADE Charter School Office, which will, in turn, help UCA maintain its reputation as a leader in education reform. … [Read more...]

Temptations sold out at UCA

The Temptations performance for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, in Reynolds Performance Hall in now officially sold out. Tickets for the general public have been sold out for three weeks. Yesterday, a block of UCA student tickets went on sale, and was sold within three hours. … [Read more...]

Conque tells Bearbackers team will 'keep pushing'

"We need to keep pushing, stay healthy and stay smart," Head Football Coach Clint Conque told the weekly Bearbackers meeting Monday. Noting that he was a "little disappointed" in the team's performance the last couple of weeks which has resulted in losses to Henderson and Ouachita, Conque added, "that's football and that's life.? "It's how we respond to adversity," he continued. While the … [Read more...]

UCA shares microscope technology with students, teachers across state

Have you ever seen a tick?s tongue, a grain of pollen or a single cell? Well, thanks to an $85,000 grant from Toyota USA Foundation, the University of Central Arkansas will be able to share these rare sights with hundreds of students and teachers across the state. In 2000, the university received a grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase a Scanning Electron Microscope. The nearly … [Read more...]

Grant awarded to support History Day in Arkansas

Patsy Ramsey and Dr. Harry Readnour, Department of History, recently received a $41,170 grant for History Day in Arkansas. History Day in Arkansas is supported in part by funds from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program will help students in Arkansas learn to appreciate the discipline of history, learn how to conduct historical research … [Read more...]

WWII memorial to be dedicated on Friday

A dedication ceremony for the permanent World War II memorial on the UCA campus will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 3. The memorial honors the memory of the 41 Arkansas State Teachers College (now UCA) alumni who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the war. The ceremony will take place at the memorial site in front of McAlister Hall. President Lu Hardin will speak as will Director of … [Read more...]

Nelson to study persistence of anxiety and drug-abuse disorders

James Byron Nelson, Department of Psychology and Counseling, recently received a $125,159 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health. The three-year grant will allow Nelson and several undergraduate research assistants to conduct research that could produce knowledge of basic learning mechanisms that will help to explain the persistence of anxiety and … [Read more...]