UCA Theatre presents Fuddy Meers

As part of their second season, UCA Theatre will present Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 16-20, in the studio theatre of Snow Fine Arts Center. This hilarious story follows Claire who suffers from a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she sleeps. For Claire, each new day reveals a whole new world. The play is under the direction of senior … [Read more...]

UCA launches Web site redesign

On Friday, Jan. 30, the Office of Web Development launched the University of Central Arkansas' new Web site. Over the next week, a schedule will be posted for converting existing sites to this new look (including UCA Today). Please be patient as we begin this process. Once complete, the UCA Web site will reflect a sense of continuity and community. If you have questions, please contact … [Read more...]

Health screenings for employee wellness program

Employees who would like to participate in the Healthy UCA, employee wellness program, should sign up for the required health screening. Employees may call Lara Garner in Academic Outreach at 450-5372 to schedule an appointment for the 15-minute screening. The screening will test individuals? blood glucose levels, cholesterol and blood pressure. Employees must sign up for a health screening … [Read more...]

Library faces budget challenges

This semester, the deans and faculty in each academic college will have some tough choices to make as they decide which print journal subscriptions to renew and which to nix. These decisions will have to be made as the library cuts back on the number of print journal subscriptions it purchases each year. During a presentation before the UCA Faculty Senate last semester, Torreyson Library … [Read more...]

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...]