UCA HOSTS CYBER CAMP FOR FOURTH YEAR

The University of Central Arkansas is hosting the 2017 Analysis and Investigation through Cyber-Based Scenarios (AICS) Camp for high school students and teachers. The weeklong camp begins June 25. The Department of Homeland Security through the National Integrated Cyber Education Research Center (NICERC) funds this camp. Dr. Stephen Addison, dean of the College of Natural Sciences and … [Read more...]

UPWARD BOUND AT UCA RECEIVES CONTINUED FUNDING

The Upward Bound program at the University of Central Arkansas has received its continuation award for the 2017-18 school year, its fifth year of funding in its current grant cycle. The program has likewise been awarded another five-year grant cycle beginning in September 2018. This grant was refunded at $257,500 per year. Upward Bound, the first of eight federal TRIO programs, is funded … [Read more...]

UNCLE T’S AND UCA PARTNER FOR FOOD DRIVE

Uncle T’s Deli-Market has partnered with the University of Central Arkansas Bear Essentials Food Pantry for a canned food drive. The “1,000 Cans Food Drive” started in June and continues until the end of July. The Conway location of the popular eatery and grocery store will donate canned goods and other nonperishable foods to the UCA Bear Essentials Food Pantry when customers make a purchase … [Read more...]

UCA ANNOUNCES SPRING 2017 PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARS AND DEAN’S LIST

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Presidential Scholars and Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester. Presidential Scholar and Dean’s List honors are based on grades earned during each semester of the regular academic year. Students must achieve a 4.0 GPA with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours to qualify for recognition as a Presidential Scholar. Recognition on the D … [Read more...]

STUDENT MEDIA WIN 5 GENERAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS

By Taelor Pickett College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — University of Central Arkansas student media outlets won five general excellence awards at the recent Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA) conference. UCA student journalists and editors swept awards for Magazine Editor of the Year, Newspaper Editor of the Year, Television Anchor of the Year, Magazine of the … [Read more...]

COMMUNITY SCHOOL OF MUSIC REGISTERING STUDENTS FOR SUMMER LESSONS

The University of Central Arkansas Community School of Music (CSM) is registering students for summer music lessons. Smokey Emerson, CSM director, said that for more than 26 years, the CSM has offered exceptional musical training and instruction to children and adults in the Central Arkansas area. The faculty consists primarily of UCA music faculty and selected graduate and undergraduate … [Read more...]

HONORS COLLEGE PROJECTS LARGEST, MOST DIVERSE INCOMING CLASS IN RECENT YEARS

The University of Central Arkansas Norbert O. Schedler Honors College anticipates its incoming 2017 class to be one of the largest and most academically competitive in recent years, but also the most diverse class in the program’s 35-year history. This year the Schedler Honors College will welcome 90 new students. The incoming class will be comprised of 75 freshmen and 15 sophomore scholars. T … [Read more...]

UCA MASHBURN CENTER FOR LEARNING HONORS LOCAL EDUCATORS

The University of Central Arkansas Mashburn Center for Learning recognized local educators at the Kaleidoscope mini-conference Thursday, May 18 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus. Dr. John Tackett, director of secondary education in the Pulaski County School District, was awarded the J.D. and Mary Lou Mashburn Award for Outstanding Advocacy for Students in Arkansas. The award … [Read more...]

FEDERAL GRANT FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR MAT STUDENTS

Grads will address state teacher shortage CONWAY—Individuals interested in becoming a teacher and earning a master’s degree still have time to apply for up to $5,000 tuition through a grant program at the University of Central Arkansas. The grant allows up to $5,000 in tuition and other incentives to students earning a Master of Arts in Teaching at UCA commit to teach in a partnership school … [Read more...]

UCA, COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO ANNOUNCE GROWTH PLAN FOR LONOKE

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development in partnership with the City of Lonoke, Lonoke Area Chamber of Commerce and the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service will unveil “Kick Start Lonoke,” a community action plan outlining the strategic blueprint for the growth and development of Lonoke over the next five years. The announcement is 10 a.m … [Read more...]