Conque tells Bearbackers team will 'keep pushing'

"We need to keep pushing, stay healthy and stay smart," Head Football Coach Clint Conque told the weekly Bearbackers meeting Monday. Noting that he was a "little disappointed" in the team's performance the last couple of weeks which has resulted in losses to Henderson and Ouachita, Conque added, "that's football and that's life.? "It's how we respond to adversity," he continued. While the … [Read more...]

UCA shares microscope technology with students, teachers across state

Have you ever seen a tick?s tongue, a grain of pollen or a single cell? Well, thanks to an $85,000 grant from Toyota USA Foundation, the University of Central Arkansas will be able to share these rare sights with hundreds of students and teachers across the state. In 2000, the university received a grant from the National Science Foundation to purchase a Scanning Electron Microscope. The nearly … [Read more...]

Grant awarded to support History Day in Arkansas

Patsy Ramsey and Dr. Harry Readnour, Department of History, recently received a $41,170 grant for History Day in Arkansas. History Day in Arkansas is supported in part by funds from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. The program will help students in Arkansas learn to appreciate the discipline of history, learn how to conduct historical research … [Read more...]

WWII memorial to be dedicated on Friday

A dedication ceremony for the permanent World War II memorial on the UCA campus will take place at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 3. The memorial honors the memory of the 41 Arkansas State Teachers College (now UCA) alumni who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the war. The ceremony will take place at the memorial site in front of McAlister Hall. President Lu Hardin will speak as will Director of … [Read more...]

Nelson to study persistence of anxiety and drug-abuse disorders

James Byron Nelson, Department of Psychology and Counseling, recently received a $125,159 grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Mental Health. The three-year grant will allow Nelson and several undergraduate research assistants to conduct research that could produce knowledge of basic learning mechanisms that will help to explain the persistence of anxiety and … [Read more...]

Faculty Senate learns about summer school plans

The faculty senate learned during their meeting yesterday about plans to offer more classes during the next summer session. According to Associate Provost Dr. Elaine McNiece, offering more summer courses could help the university raise funds for instructional technology. She said, ?One of the goals is to create a schedule that has a profitable bottom line.? In an effort to recruit more … [Read more...]

Staff Senate book scholarship

The UCA Staff Senate is now accepting applications for the Staff Senate Student Book Scholarship and for the Staff Senate Employee Book Scholarship for the Spring Semester of 2004. The Student Book Scholarship is for children of full-time UCA Staff employees who are in good standing academically and have completed at least 30 hours of college credit. The Employee Book Scholarship is for … [Read more...]

Stone receives Eichenberger Scholarship

Jayme Millsap Stone has been awarded the Sharon Eichenberger Scholarship by the Arkansas Council for Women in Higher Education. The Sharon Eichenberger Scholarship is awarded annually to a woman currently working in higher education in Arkansas who is also pursuing an advanced degree. The ACWHE functions as a networking group for women in higher education in Arkansas. Stone has been at UCA … [Read more...]

Clark to take redshirt year

University of Central Arkansas quarterback Zak Clark will redshirt this season because of the broken finger he suffered in preseason practice, UCA head coach Clint Conque said Wednesday. ?Although he has been cleared to play medically,? Conque said, ?it has been a policy of mine since becoming head coach to never risk short-term gain at the potential of long-term injury. That?s in our mission … [Read more...]

UCA has new weapon for fighting cardiac arrest

On May 12, 2001, Maj. Glenn Stacks of the UCA Police Department used CPR to resuscitate an elderly man who had taken ill at one of the commencement ceremonies. The man was revived, but for some victims, CPR is not enough. Today, Stacks has a new weapon for fighting cardiac arrest ? an Automated External Defibrillator. In July, the university purchased three of the briefcase-sized portable … [Read more...]