Durff Joins UCA as New Registrar

Beth Durff has joined the University of Central Arkansas as the new registrar. Durff has more than 18 years of higher education student registration and records experience, with specialization in technology and training. She replaces Tony Sitz, who retired after 30 years. Durff began the position July 16. Durff served as the associate registrar at Texas A&M University-Commerce in … [Read more...]

AMC/Fairmont Pledges $100,000

AMC/Fairmont has pledged $100,000 to become the lead donor and strategic partner in the advancement of the Insurance and Risk Management program by creating the Dr. John Bratton Endowed Professorship at the University of Central Arkansas. The growth and strength of the curriculum of UCA's program is directly attributable to the leadership of Dr. John Bratton, stated Stephen L. Strange, … [Read more...]

Reese Appointed SPARC Chair

The University of Central Arkansas is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nancy Reese as chair of UCA's Strategic Planning and Resource Council (SPARC). She will replace Dr. Mike Schaefer as his two-year term concludes. SPARC is charged with the continued examination of our mission, vision, and core values. SPARC's membership includes representatives from all areas of campus. “I would l … [Read more...]

High School Students Explore Information Technology Careers

For the sixth year, the University of Central Arkansas and Acxiom have provided high school students an opportunity to learn more about careers in information technology. The university and Acxiom hosted the annual Information Technologies Careers Camp from June 20-23 on the UCA campus. The camp is offered each year to high school students in grades eight through 12. Its goals are to generate a … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts 2012 National Conference of Academic Deans

The University of Central Arkansas will host the National Conference of Academic Deans from July 12-13 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus and the Hilton Garden Inn in Conway. This two-day conference attracts provosts, vice presidents for academic affairs, deans and associate deans from colleges and universities across the nation. Dr. Ann Die Hasselmo, president of the … [Read more...]

UCA Students Build Relationships in Rwanda

A group of UCA students, faculty and Rwanda Presidential Scholars spent three weeks teaching science lessons to primary students and visiting sites of the Rwanda genocide. The students interacted with teachers and conducted hands-on, inquiry-based science activities with fifth graders at a school in Kigali. They led several science experiments including  an activity about water molecules and an … [Read more...]

Henry Named Interim General Counsel

Katie Henry has been named interim general counsel for the University of Central Arkansas. Her new post was effective July 1. Her salary is $80,000. Henry’s duties will include preparing legal documents, reviewing university contracts and representing UCA in legal actions. UCA President Tom Courtway said he is excited that Henry is taking this position and possesses the skills to excel in the j … [Read more...]

UCA Launches Website Refresh

The University of Central Arkansas has launched a refresh of its website uca.edu. The updated site features content that visitors are looking for and easier navigation. The new site uses information from Google analytics to determine what is most important for the home page, said Brent Passmore, director of web development. “The site features responsive design, a method of designing content t … [Read more...]

Report: No Detection of Toxic Chemicals in Burdick Hall

In response to symptoms exhibited recently by a limited number of faculty and students, extensive air quality testing by multiple independent agencies has been done in A. E. Burdick Hall on the UCA campus. On June 22, the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health (CTEH) collected air samples from inside and outside of Burdick. Preliminary results were received Thursday. The CTEH Principal … [Read more...]

UCA STEMTeach Program to Begin Fall 2012

The University of Central Arkansas is among three state universities selected to implement UTeach in the fall. UTeach is part of STEM Works, an initiative of Gov. Mike Beebe's Workforce Cabinet designed to bring systemic change to teaching and learning in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. The UTeach program originated at the University of Texas at … [Read more...]