Strategic plan draft ready for review

The first public draft of UCA?s strategic plan is ready for review, and the Strategic Thinking Steering Committee is looking for feedback from individuals on and off campus. Because the steering committee hopes to complete the "framework" stage of the Strategic Thinking Initiative by early April, feedback is due by Friday, Feb. 27. All of the framework documents are available online at … [Read more...]

Post office murals on display at Baum

There?s no doubt, life was difficult in America during the Great Depression. As the economy collapsed and the Dust Bowl brewed, the ?American Dream? seemed to vanish. In an effort to reach out to Americans in their time of despair, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the New Deal, which extended federal programs and support to American business, agriculture, labor and the … [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. Roy Whitehead, College of Business Administration, recently published an article ?Pleasing the Interested Investor: The Rational Basis for Compensation of Corporate Officers? in the Financial Management Journal. … [Read more...]

Kearns named director of General Education

Dr. Terrance Kearns, professor of English, has accepted a new role at the university ? director of General Education. ?I feel that general education is the basis for everything we do at UCA. We help students with their communication skills and their ability to think critically before they go into a more specialized field,? Kearns said. While many responsibilities come with being director of … [Read more...]

Bihm receives grant to preserve psychology materials

Dr. Elson Bihm, Department of Psychology and Counseling, recently received a $47,238 grant from the National Science Foundation to establish an educational Web site that will preserve the history of behavioral psychology and provide an interactive learning tool for students. Bihm is working in conjunction with UCA faculty members Art Gillaspy, Bill Lammers and Stephanie Huffman. Bihm?s Web … [Read more...]

Community Arts Association to perform at Reynolds

The Conway Community Arts Association presents a special production of ?Love Letters? by A.R. Gurney as a fundraiser for the renovation of their future home on Court St. This production will be held at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus on Friday through Sunday, Feb. 20-22. ?Love Letters? tells the story of Andy and Melissa, friends and lovers whose relationship spans decades. … [Read more...]

Summer internship deadlines approaching

With the semester already in full swing, deadlines for summer internship positions are quickly approaching. Now is the time for students to make their way to UCA?s Career Services and Cooperative Education Department in Bernard Hall and apply for internships that will be available this summer within their major field. Competitive internships are available; they can be either paid or unpaid, … [Read more...]

Tickets available for Titanic

Titanic ? The Musical arrives at Reynolds Performance Hall on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Joyous, breathtaking, and often heartbreaking, Titanic ? The Musical captures the ship's historic 1912 voyage. Tickets are available at the Reynolds Box Office or by calling 450-3265. The toll free number for persons outside the Conway calling area is 1-866-810-0012. Box Office hours are 10 a.m. to 2 … [Read more...]

Grants provide insurance program scholarships

Dr. John Bratton, Department of Economics and Finance, Insurance and Risk Management, received two grants worth $1,000 each to establish scholarships for the Insurance and Risk Management program. The Arkansas Adjusters Association and Rebsamen Insurance Foundation provided the grants. The scholarships will assist in attracting more students to the insurance program at UCA, which will, in turn, … [Read more...]

Murray receives grant to study motor control of marine slug

Dr. Jim Murray, Department of Biology, and undergraduate student Josh Morrison received a $2,650 State Undergraduate Research Fellowship. The team will study the role of specific brain cells in the control of navigational behavior in a marine slug. Their study will illustrate general principles of motor control. The work will train students in neurophysiology techniques and contribute to … [Read more...]