Verveer bring West Wing to UCA

Melanne Verveer brought the West Wing experience to Reynolds Performance Hall last Tuesday night as she discussed former First Lady Hillary Clinton?s effect on U.S. foreign policy during her time in the White House. Verveer was the assistant to the president and chief of staff to First Lady Hillary Clinton during the Clinton administration. Dr. Gary Wekkin, a professor in the Department of … [Read more...]

Wallace receives grant for social study

Dr. Lora Ebert Wallace, Department of Sociology, recently received a $4,999 grant to study the social context of infant feeding choices. Wallace will use the grant money, which comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture through the Arkansas Department of Health to make presentations about her study, to publish the results in academic journals and to provide a basis for future a larger, more … [Read more...]

Art students unveil competitive works at Baum

UCA?s Baum Gallery was packed, Tuesday, as art students and spectators flooded in to find out the winners of the 2004 Annual Student Competitive Art Exhibition. A total of 111 of the 176 artworks submitted for the competition were selected for display. A wide array of artwork is on display including ceramic sculptures, photography, mixed media installations and paintings. Erin Branham, … [Read more...]

UCA to host Parents? Night Out

The University of Central Arkansas Bears and Sugar Bears student-athletes will host a ?Parents? Night Out? on Friday, March 12 at the Farris Center. The UCA student-athletes will be entertaining children ages 5 through the fifth grade to allow parents a night off to enjoy dinner, a movie or shopping without their children. While the parents are out, the children will be taking part in a host … [Read more...]

Spring job fair

The Office of Career Services will host the spring job fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, March 10 in the Student Center Ballroom. More than 55 employers will be available to discussion post-graduation options with students. For more information, contact Career Services at 450-3134. … [Read more...]

3rd Annual Arkansas Literary Festival to be held at UCA

The third annual Arkansas Literary Festival will be March 8-12 at UCA. Each year, the festival brings noted Arkansas writers in various genres to campus for public readings and workshops. This year, the festival will feature Jennifer Christman (journalism), Jo McDougall (poetry), and David Jauss (fiction). A student reading and a faculty reading also will be held. A complete schedule for … [Read more...]

Concert Choir to perform next week

The UCA Concert Choir will present two on-campus performances next week and one performance at Robinson Auditorium in Little Rock. Performance schedule: Sunday, March 7, at 3 p.m. at Reynolds Performance Hall Monday, March 8, at 7:30pm at the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall Thursday, March 11, at 10:15 a.m. at Robinson Auditorium in Little Rock as part of the Southwest American … [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. Jim Guinee, College of Education, presented two workshops at the annual conference of the Georgia Counseling Association on ?PTSD? and ?For dad?s only: A childbirth education class for men.? Also, he recently was included in the 2004 edition … [Read more...]

TRAIN concert set for March 15

The University of Central Arkansas Student Activities Board Presents: An Evening with TRAIN Monday, March 15 8:00 p.m. UCA Farris Center Tickets on sale beginning Monday, March 1, for UCA students ($10) and Wednesday, March 3, for general public, faculty and staff ($15). Tickets on sale from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m., First Floor Student Center For more information, please call (501) 450-5873 … [Read more...]

Biology professor to study pain, anesthesia effects on newborns

Dr. Barbara Clancy, from the Department of Biology, and students Brian Bowden and Kate Street recently received a $2,650 grant from the State Undergraduate Research Fellowship to study the effects of adverse neonatal experience on cortical neurons. Several other UCA students and Dr. K.S. Anand from the Arkansas Children?s Research Institute will be involved with the study which seeks to better … [Read more...]