Trustees approve plans to solve housing issues

There should be plenty of housing available for students at the University of Central Arkansas even as enrollment continues to climb. Friday, the board of trustees approved two measures that will provide an additional 400-plus beds for students by the fall of 2005. The first measure allows the university to purchase the Torreyson Place apartment complex located behind the Oak Tree apartment … [Read more...]

Roussel elected chairman of UCA Board of Trustees

Scott Roussel was elected chairman of the UCA Board of Trustees for 2004 at the December board meeting Friday. Roussel, a 1978 graduate of UCA, has been president and owner of SMC Inc., a third-party administrator of insurance products throughout the state. He also is a partner at Roussel, Floyd & Associates, a general insurance agency that has serves Searcy and White County … [Read more...]

UCA biology professor, students conduct neuroscience research

Late on a Friday afternoon rock music wafts from a small radio in a lab in the otherwise deserted Lewis Science Center as five students donning lab coats and protective gloves perform various tasks such as mixing solutions and analyzing tiny matter under powerful microscopes. Their dedication and teamwork is equal to the magnitude of full-fledged research biologists, but these students are … [Read more...]

Winter Commencement information announced

The University of Central Arkansas will hold its Winter Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 13. The location of the events will be the Farris Health and Educational Center. The academic colleges will graduate at the following times: 10:30 a.m. College of Business Administration College of Education College of Fine Arts and Communication Graduate School of Management, … [Read more...]

Archives acquires papers of two Arkansas journalists

The University of Central Arkansas Archives has acquired the papers of two Arkansas journalists. Richard Allin and Charles Allbright, both writers for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, have donated their papers to the UCA Archives. Jimmy Bryant, director of the archives, said that the papers of Allin and Allbright were two of the most significant collections ever obtained by UCA. Bryant said, … [Read more...]

Frederickson conducts research at Naval Research Laboratory

Where did you go on vacation last summer -Walt Disney World, the beach, or maybe on a cruise? Carl Frederickson, associate professor of physics and astronomy, went to the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington D.C. Frederickson was part of a research team that is working with the Navy to find a technique for scanning shallow water for explosives such as mines and other potential threats that … [Read more...]

Erstine named VP for Development

Kelley Erstine is the new vice president for Development at the University of Central Arkansas. President Lu Hardin made the announcement on Monday. ?It is indeed an honor to be able to come back to my alma mater in a lead role of bringing about positive and sustainable results economically to the institution,? Erstine said. ?I owe a debt of gratitude to President Hardin and the Board of … [Read more...]

UCA rolls over Conque contract

University of Central Arkansas Athletic Director Vance Strange announced Tuesday that head football coach Clint Conque's contract will be rolled over and extended through the 2008 season. "This was a challenging season because of injuries," Strange said, adding, "I felt that Coach Conque provided the leadership and pulled the Bears together for a strong finish." President Lu Hardin stated, … [Read more...]

UCA student receives recycling award

Taldi Walter thought it would take only a couple of months to organize a campus-wide recycling program. Two-and-a-half years later, she began to wonder if all the work she put into it was really worth it. Now, as Walter approaches the end of her college career she is finally seeing the program come together and because of her dedication, the Arkansas Recycling Coalition recently recognized her as … [Read more...]

UCA dedicates Old Gym in honor of long-time supporter

The Old Gym at the University of Central Arkansas was filled to the brim on Friday as it was dedicated in honor of Dr. Denver Prince, a retired faculty member, and his family, who are long-time supporters of the university. UCA President Lu Hardin said he recently recognized that the name ?Old Gym? wasn?t befitting of the heritage of the university?s first physical education building, which was … [Read more...]