UCA receives grant for nurse educators

In order to continue educating nursing majors who will eventually go into the field and help ease the state?s burdensome nursing shortage, the state needs more educators to train future nurses. The UCA Department of Nursing was recently awarded a $27,728 grant to help encourage more students to consider the nurse education field. The Nurse Faculty Loan program, underwritten by the U.S. … [Read more...]

UCA United Way campaign to kick off soon

The UCA United Way campaign is scheduled to begin soon according to Governmental Relations Director Jeff Pitchford, who is this year?s chair. ?We are excited about this year and expect some good results. There is a great committee and we are all working hard to ensure a successful effort,? he said. This year?s committee includes Pat Cantrell, dean of the College of Business Administration; … [Read more...]

Flu shots available in November

Flu shots will be available to faculty, staff and students at UCA from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4-5, in Student Center rooms 214 and 215. The cost for a flu shot is $10. Exact change is preferred. Checks also will be accepted. The flu shot campaign is sponsored by UCA senior nursing students and UCA Student Health Services. For more information, call 450-3136. … [Read more...]

Clothesline Project to be on display

On Friday, Oct. 24, staff from the Women?s Shelter of Conway will be on campus displaying the Clothesline Project which promotes awareness of domestic violence. This display consists of more than 177 T-shirts representing women murdered by their husbands or boyfriends since 1989. The display will be shown in the Student Center Courtyard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. For more information, … [Read more...]

UCA Faculty Chamber Series

The UCA Faculty Chamber Series will present a program of vocal chamber music at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at UCA. This concert is open to the public and free of charge. Performing in this concert is a guest from Germany, Walter Barth, who will be singing bass. He will be joined by soprano Patricia Ludvigson-Oeste, tenor Wolfgang Oeste, and pianist … [Read more...]

Bearbackers told of Bears 'Herculean' effort against Valdosta

Athletic Director Vance Strange perhaps best summed the Herculean effort by the Bears Saturday on the road at Valdosta against either the No. 1 or No. 2 team in the country depending on the polls when he said, ?It made the hair on the back of your neck stand up, and it brought tears to your eyes.? UCA fell 26-21 to the NCAA II powerhouse in a game that literally went down to the final … [Read more...]

Merits of Intelligent Design debated during Challenge Week

The annual Challenge Week symposium came to a close Thursday on the University of Central Arkansas campus with a snappy question and answer session that focused on the complex theory of Intelligent Design. Held in the Student Center Ballroom, the event drew a large audience and featured Dr. William A. Dembski, associate research professor in the conceptual foundations of science at Baylor … [Read more...]

Hardin delivers keynote at AAUP conference

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin and Assistant Professor of English Becky Williams returned to the American Association of University Professors meeting on Friday...but under very different circumstances from their previous time before that organization. Last June 14, Hardin presented the case for the university to be removed from censure, which had been imposed on UCA in … [Read more...]

Cantrell named business dean

After a national search, the best candidate to head the College of Business Administration turned out to be right here on campus. Dr. Pat Cantrell has been named dean of the college. She succeeds Dr. Gabriel Esteban who became provost at UCA after serving for a year and a half as business dean. ?I am pleased that Dr. Cantrell has agreed to serve as dean. After a national search and lengthy … [Read more...]

Shaolin Warriors to bring Kung Fu to UCA

For more than one thousand years, the Shaolin Temple has been the heart and soul of Chinese Kung Fu. It was there in 525 AD that the Buddhist monk Ta Mo laid the foundation for the martial art, out of the commitment to enhancing harmony between mind, body, and spirit through Ch'an (Chinese for Zen), an intense form of meditation. Now, in a fully choreographed theatrical production, the Shaolin … [Read more...]