UCA a leader in undergraduate research

With his sleeves rolled up and plastic safety goggles strapped tightly to his head, chemistry major Ryan Thurman closely watches his test tube as he waits for a sign that his theory for purifying a compound has worked. Thurman, a senior, is participating in an undergraduate research project at UCA that is allowing him to sharpen his lab skills. Thurman?s objective is to couple two molecules. … [Read more...]

Horton elected business association president

Dr. Joseph Horton, professor of economics, has been elected president of the Arkansas College Teachers of Economics and Business Association. Horton has the unusual distinction of having been elected president of not one, but two state associations. He previously served as president of the Pennsylvania Economic Association in addition to being elected president of three international business … [Read more...]

Computer Science receives funds to update hardware

Dr. Chenyi Hu and Dr. Ron Toll, both of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, were recently awarded a grant from $15,642 from Sun Microsystems Inc. The matching fund grant is being used to enhance the computing environment for the Department of Computer Science at UCA. With the grant, the department has purchased a Sun Fire280R server equipped with two 1.2 GHz UltraSPARK-III … [Read more...]

Tickets on sale for Bowfire performance

Tickets for Bowfire, a concert by 10 critically acclaimed violinists and fiddlers, are on sale now in the Reynolds Performance Hall Box Office for the Nov. 16 performance. The show will be at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16. Tickets are on sale at the Reynolds Performance Hall Box Office at UCA. Call toll free 1-866-810-0012 from anywhere in Arkansas. Ticket prices range from $5 for UCA students … [Read more...]

UCA students link cancer patients with insurance companies

A community service project that began with students wanting to help link uninsured cancer patients with insurance companies is setting its foundation for the future. UCA business students, Nicole Daigle and Jordan Rosenbaum, along with the business organization, Student in Free Enterprise, have created a service that would help uninsured cancer patients learn about affordable insurance … [Read more...]

World-class photographer and printmaker to visit campus

World-class photographer and printmaker Byron Brauchli will visit the UCA campus on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 6-7 and make three presentations about his work. At 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, Brauchli will give a slide presentation in McCastlain Hall Room 143. At 9 a.m. and then at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, Brauchli will give an informal talk about his work in Baum Gallery, which is located in … [Read more...]

Presentation on Navajo Culture

Sunny Dooley, a native Dine? (Navajo) storyteller will present ?An Introduction to Navajo Culture,? at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 7 in the Student Center Room 215A. Dooley comes to UCA from a community called Chi Chil? Tah (Where the Oaks Grow) in New Mexico. Her presentation will use objects of everyday life to show the spiritual basis of Navajo life. As she describes the things she uses each day … [Read more...]

Staff senate plans tailgate for Saturday

The UCA Staff Senate has planned a tailgate for the final home football game on Saturday in an effort to bring more staff together and to support the UCA community. Senator Bobby Tucker proposed the tailgate idea to the senate at its meeting last Wednesday. "I feel like we don't do enough to get the staff together," he said. "I would like to see the staff senate host a tailgate party next … [Read more...]

Flu shots available this week

The annual flu shot campaign will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4 and 5, in the Student Center, rooms 214 and 215. The cost is $10. Please bring correct cash amount or check. For more information, call Student Health Services at 450-3136. … [Read more...]

Hardin rewarded for outstanding first year

Last week, the UCA Foundation affirmed the board of trustees previous action increasing President Lu Hardin's salary from $190,000 to $210,000 recognizing a highly successful first year at the helm. Earlier this month, the board of trustees voted unanimously to raise Hardin's salary from $190,000 to $210,000 including the Foundation supplementing the salary with private funds to bring it line … [Read more...]