Accreditation renewed for dietetic internship program

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences has been notified that its dietetic internship program has had its accreditation status continued by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association. The program is accredited for a non-degree dietetic internship enrolling a maximum of 10 students annually on a full-time basis and a general … [Read more...]

UCA to offer degree in African/African-American studies

The University of Central Arkansas will soon offer a degree program that will mesh cultures and teach a non-traditional American history that continues to shape the culture today. In May, the UCA Board of Trustees approved a proposal to create a Bachelor of Arts degree in African/African-American Studies ? the first of its kind in the state. In 1998, UCA established a minor in … [Read more...]

Grant to continue Central Arkansas Writing Project

Dr. Stephanie Vanderslice, Lisa Mongno and Sophie Bradford, Department of Writing and Speech, recently received a $43,000 grant for the Central Arkansas Writing Project. The grant, which was funded by the U.S. Department of Education through the National Writing Project, will help improve student writing and learning in K-16 classrooms. The National Writing Project extends the uses of … [Read more...]

Grant to provide internship opportunities at AGFC

Ron Edwards, Cooperative Education, received a $25,000 grant to begin a student internship program at the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. By awarding internships to student intern applicants, the University of Central Arkansas and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are striving to encourage students to pursue careers in fish and wildlife conservation, including jobs in wildlife law … [Read more...]

Tarkka receives grant to study detection of aquatic toxins

Dr. Richard Tarkka, Department of Chemistry, recently received an $18,383 grant to study nanosensors for detection of aquatic toxins. The grant is funded by the National Institutes of Health through the National Center for Research Resources, Biomedical Research Infrastructure Networks, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Tarkka will be working with Bob Gawley, from the … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. Dr. Joe Horton and Lauren Maxwell, Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance, and Dr. Rebecca Gatlin-Watts, Department of Marketing, Management and Information Systems, presented a paper "Cross-Cultural Virtual Teaming" at the meeting of the Association of Private Enterprise Education in Nassau, … [Read more...]

Central Arkansas Children?s Choir to hold auditions

Auditions for the Central Arkansas Children's Choir will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, June 7, at the University of Central Arkansas? Snow Fine Arts Center, Room 107. The intent of the choir is to promote musical literacy and performance by providing a challenging, high-quality choral experience for its members. The choir is open to boys and girls in grades 3-12, and is made up of two … [Read more...]

UCA recognizes outstanding business students

The University of Central Arkansas College of Business Administration recognized the achievements of several outstanding business students at an awards banquet at Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on April 15. The following awards were presented: Sharon Gulutzo received the Becker Conviser CPA Review Scholarship and BKD, LLP Accounting Fellowship, Amy Huddleston received the BKD, LLP … [Read more...]

Faculty attend GIS seminar

Drs. Jeff Allender, Paul Butt and Brooks Green, Department of Geography, attended an Environmental Systems Research Institute Seminar on May 25 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock as part of an on-going effort to remain proficient in Geographic Information Systems and GIS-related technology. They participated in a training seminar on ArcGIS 9.0, Mobile GIS and field data collection. … [Read more...]

Oxford American magazine coming to UCA

It's official. The critically-acclaimed Oxford American magazine is coming to the University of Central Arkansas. A contract between UCA and Oxford American founding editor Marc Smirnoff was signed May 17. Jack Gillean, vice president of university relations, served as the liaison for UCA while President Lu Hardin is recovering in Memphis from eye cancer surgery. No state dollars or tuition … [Read more...]