The Online Wire for November 20, 2013

International Education Week this week
UCA’s International Engagement is coordinating International Education Week, an event to increase awareness about international cultures. The national event also encourages students to study abroad. Several smaller events going on throughout the week are coordinated by EDGE Residential College, the Intensive English Program and several international Recognized Student Organizations. The event runs until Nov. 25. A complete list of events can be found at

Jazz ensembles to perform
The UCA Jazz ensembles will perform Nov. 24 in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The concert, which begins at 3 p.m., is free and open to the public. The Dixieland Band will play pieces by Bob Crosby and King Oliver. Jazz Ensemble II will play some funk style music from composers such as Quincy Jones and Sammy Nestico. The concert will conclude with Jazz Ensemble I playing songs from artists such as Duke Ellington and Count Basie.

New study to focus on women’s education in Arkansas
UCA faculty and students in the Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership (LEAD) program are working with the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas to study the economics of educating Arkansas women. The study builds on past findings by taking an updated look at why Arkansas women choose to puruse or not pursue higher levels of education. Kristy Carter, LEAD student member and Outreach and Community Engagement executive director, says the team needs more than 1,000 women in the state, 18 and older, to complete a short online survey. To complete the survey, go to

University chemistry chapter ‘Outstanding’
The UCA American Chemical Society (ACS) student chapter has been selected to recieve an Outstanding award for activities conducted during the 2012-2013 academic year. Marinda Wu, ACS president, wrote a letter to UCA saying that professors Faith Yarberry and Karen Steelman, faculty advisors for the chapter, “certainly represent the best in undergraduate science education and mentoring around the country.” The chapter will attend the 247th ACS National Meeting in Dallas, Texas in March 2014 to accept its award.

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