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...]

UCA Announces Dean’s List and Presidential Scholars

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and the Presidential Scholars List for the spring 2012 semester. There are 750 students who are named Presidential Scholars and 1,186 students who are Dean's List recipients. Students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours to receive the recognition of Presidential Scholar. Recognition … [Read more...]

Officials to Continue Testing of Burdick Hall

Classes will not be held in Burdick Hall until a toxicology firm has completed its testing of the building, according to UCA officials. Classes have been moved to another location on campus. One professor and at least six students complained of feeling ill about 10:40 a.m., Friday. The building was evacuated. No one was transported to the hospital. The building was reopened for faculty and … [Read more...]

Burdick Afternoon Classes Relocated

Afternoon classes in Burdick Hall have been moved to the Speech Language Pathology building due to further testing of the Burdick building.  Burdick is open to faculty and staff. One professor and at least six students complained of feeling ill about 10:40 a.m., Friday. The building was evacuated. No one was transported to the hospital. Officials with the Conway Fire Department, MEMS, the … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Reception, Public Reading for International Conference

The University of Central Arkansas will assist in hosting the 12th International Conference on the Short Story in English. This conference, held every two years, brings together renowned writers of fiction from all over the globe including Ireland, France, England, the Netherlands, Australia, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Portugal, Canada, Indonesia, and the United States. The event will feature … [Read more...]

Burdick Hall Update

Classes will resume in Burdick Hall on June 18th following a week of air quality testing. Emtec Environmental Solutions Company, an independent company specializing in environmental concerns, conducted several air quality tests this week. Those tests show oxygen levels at acceptable levels. Carbon monoxide detectors and oxygen level meters have been installed on each floor of the building to … [Read more...]

Provost Announces New Appointments

Interim Provost Steve Runge has announced two new appointments to the Office of the Provost. Dr. Kurt Boniecki has been appointed as the associate provost for instructional support. Dr. Wendy Castro has been named the director of assessment. They will begin their new positions on July 1. Boniecki received his master's and doctorate degrees in social psychology at the University of Florida in … [Read more...]