Grants provide insurance program scholarships

Dr. John Bratton, Department of Economics and Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, received two grants worth $1,000 each to establish scholarships for the Insurance and Risk Management program. The Arkansas Adjusters Association and Rebsamen Insurance Foundation provided the grants. The scholarships will assist in attracting more students to the insurance program at UCA, which will, in turn, … [Read more...]

Murray receives grant to study motor control of marine slug

Dr. Jim Murray, Department of Biology, and undergraduate student Josh Morrison received a $2,650 State Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The team will study the role of specific brain cells in the control of navigational behavior in a marine slug. Their study will illustrate general principles of motor control. The work will train students in neurophysiology techniques and contribute to … [Read more...]

UCA to host Volunteer Fair

The 9th annual Volunteer Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 28, in the Student Center Ballroom. Students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to meet with various Faulkner and Pulaski County volunteer and non-profit organizations. Students can learn about organizations where they can share the talents, while having fun and adding valuable experience to their … [Read more...]

Rep. Vic Snyder sponsors student health insurance conference at UCA

Nearly a quarter of the nation's 14.5 million college students are without health insurance. Many more are underinsured. The problem is a major national issue that U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder wants to shed light on, so he sponsored a student health insurance conference at the University of Central Arkansas on Jan. 14. Snyder said the importance of health care coverage came to his attention last … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. Submissions made to UCA Today are posted the following Friday. Dr. William H. Friedman, Department of Management Information Systems, had his paper, ?Perspectives on Privacy,? published in the March 2004 issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Business, Cambridge. His article examines issues such as … [Read more...]

Sunaura Trio Concert

Faculty in the Department of Music will perform in the Sunaura Trio Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Recital Hall at Snow Fine Arts Center. Faculty performing in the free chamber music concert include: Carolyn Brown (flute), Lorraine Duso (oboe) and Min-Ho Yeh (clarinet). The program includes music by Beethoven, Marcel Gennero, Serge Kaufmann and Richard Wilson. … [Read more...]

Local events mark Martin Luther King Jr. holiday

The UCA community is invited to attend the following public events marking the celebration of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday. 2004 King Holiday Celebration Schedule of Events Saturday, Jan. 17 11 a.m. Remembering King: A Time of Reflection* Rev. Samuel "Billy" Kyles - speaker Agora Conference and Special Events Center 705 East Siebenmorgan Road *Sponsored by Hendrix College and … [Read more...]

UCAPD ready to respond in emergencies

It?s been several days since the chemical explosion at Detco Manufacturing Company, and the campus and most of the surrounding community has settled back into its regular routine. But the frightening cloud of black smoke that hung over industrial park for much of an afternoon will not soon be forgotten. It caused many on the University of Central Arkansas campus to stop in their tracks and … [Read more...]

Conrad Garner named UCA trustee

Dr. Conrad Garner of Harrison has been appointed to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. He replaces Kelley Erstine who resigned from the board in December to become the university?s vice president for development and alumni services. Garner?s term will expire Jan. 14, 2007. Dr. Garner gives the University much credit for his lifetime of achievement in the Air Force. … [Read more...]

Faculty excellence nominees sought

Nominations are now being accepted for the faculty excellence awards. The deadline for nominations is Feb. 1. Three awards will be presented for the following categories: public service; research, scholarship and creative activity; and teaching excellence. Finalists will be honored at the university?s service awards ceremony later in the spring. Nominees must have taught full-time at UCA for … [Read more...]