Events Announced

SEPTEMBER 30, 2013
CONTACT: Jeff Pitchford, vice president for university and government relations, at or (501) 450-3185.
Fredricka Sharkey, associate director for media relations, at or (501) 450 -5114.


CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas celebrates its condensed mission statement the week of October 7 with several events focused on academic vitality, integrity, and diversity.

The events are as follows:

Academic Vitality
Tuesday, October 8 at 1:40 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
College of Business Auditorium
A faculty member from each of the six colleges will discuss what academic vitality means within their colleges and at the University of Central Arkansas. Audience members will view a new video entitled, “This is UCA.” The audience may also ask questions. The session will be moderated by David Keith, lecturer of journalism.

Attendees can also attend an Ice Cream Social at 3 p.m. on the McAllister Lawn.

Thursday, October 10 at 1:40 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom
Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Jim Hannah will address the topic of integrity as it relates to the justice system, including fair and impartial courts and transparency. Refreshments will be served.

Thursday, October 10 at 11 a.m.
Student Center Ballroom
Dr. Paul Wachtel, an award-winning psychologist skilled in the application of psychological theory and research to challenging social issues, will facilitate a student discussion on the current status of race relations. All members of the campus community are invited to observe Dr. Wachtel engage a panel of students in a frank conversation about ongoing struggles related to issues of race and diversity. Refreshments will be served.

To learn more about the University of Central Arkansas full mission, vision, and core values, visit