Students attend national Model United Nations conference in New York
Five UCA students – Willis Arnold, Ecehan Bayrak, Joseph Walsh, Juan Mayen and Logan Spurlock – traveled to New York city to participate in the annual National Model U.N. Conference March 17-21. Delegates attended the Plenary Session of the General Assembly and the Closing Ceremony at the United Nations Headquarters. The students were accompanied by UCA Model U.N. faculty adviser and political science professor Mark Mullenbach.
Professor emeritus to receive George Pimentel Award
Professor Emeritus Conrad Stanitski will receive the 2013 George Pimentel Award in Chemical Education April 9. A certificate and a $5,000 award will be presented at the American Chemical Society meeting in New Orleans, La. Stanitski coordinated an expansion of the chemistry department. He was also involved in the department getting ACS certification. Stanitski is nationally known for authoring or co-authoring more than 25 books. He was chemistry chair at UCA before retiring in 2005.
Nursing professor attends policy session
Mary Garnica, nursing professor, attended the inaugural Faculty Policy Intensive program of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing March 18-21. During the four-day event in Washington, D.C., Garnica experienced the legislative process and relationships between national nursing organizations. She serves as Health Policy Chair for the Arkansas Nurses Association and leads the “practice pillar” group in the Arkansas Action Coalition.
Provost’s office establishes student research fund
UCA’s Provost Office has established a student research fund for students interested in conducting or disseminating information during the spring semester. To apply, undergraduates must have at least a 2.0 GPA and graduate students must have a 3.0 GPA. Guidelines and additional information can be found at uca.edu/urc/student-research/.
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