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...]

"Six Feet Under" producer to lecture at UCA

Noted television producer and Emmy Award-winning scriptwriter Rick Cleveland will give a lecture and multimedia presentation at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, in Stanley Russ Hall 103. A short question and answer session will follow the lecture. The event is free and open to the public. Cleveland is a writer and supervising producer on HBO?s award-winning series ?Six Feet Under.? In 2000, … [Read more...]

FBI profile to speak on campus

The Student Activities Board invites you to come hear one of the leading profilers and experts on serial killers. FBI Profiler, Robert Ressler Wednesday, February 25 7 p.m. Student Center Ballroom Robert Ressler is considered the world's leading authority on violence in contemporary society. Founder and former director of the FBI's acclaimed Violent Criminal Apprehension Program, Ressler … [Read more...]

Nuclear Whales to play at UCA

Their name, the Nuclear Whales, may have a contemporary flair, but their concert feels like a bit of a throwback to vaudeville. It is, in fact, just that. Adolph Sax invented the saxophone in the late 19th century. In the teen years of the 20th century, when the sax craze was at its peak, more saxophones were purchased than guitars were purchased in the 1960?s. Numerous saxophone orchestras … [Read more...]

Book scholarships available

The UCA Staff Senate is now accepting applications for the Staff Senate Student Book Scholarship and for the Staff Senate Employee Book Scholarship for the fall semester. The Student Book Scholarship is for children of full-time UCA staff employees who are in good standing academically and have completed at least 30 hours of college credit, while the Employee Book Scholarship is for full-time … [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. Jane McHaney, College of Education, recently accepted an Arkansas House Resolution on behalf of UCA recognizing the university?s outstanding work in teacher education and preparation. Reps. Roebuck, Chesterfield, Dickinson, Elliot, Fite, C. … [Read more...]

Stress Management Program

Earn one Healthy Knowledge Wellness point by attending a Stress Management program on Wednesday, Feb. 18, from Noon-12:50 p.m. in Student Center 203B. The program will be facilitated by Ernie Ness, Counseling Center Director. He will discuss tips for reducing daily stress and take participants through a relaxation exercise. Participation will count towards the current Employee Wellness … [Read more...]

UCA art students place public art in community

UCA art students have transformed the Tucker Creek Walking and Bike Trail into a place where public art is displayed for all to see. A number of the pieces are subtle, and others stand out beneath trail-goers feet. The project was originated and implemented by Dr. Gayle Seymour, professor of art history, and her senior art class. ?The art projects were designed to give people a sense of delight … [Read more...]