UCA Foundation Scholarship Application period begins

The University of Central Arkansas has recently announced the opening of the application process for Foundation Scholarships. The Foundation Scholarship Application for the 2016-2017 Academic Year began January 11, 2016. Applications are available up until the deadline to apply, which is March 11, 2016. The UCA Foundation has 303 named scholarship funds and has awarded over $8.5 million in … [Read more...]

UCA dean inducted as kinesiology association fellow

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Dr. Jimmy Ishee, dean of the University of Central Arkansas College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, has been designated a 2016 Fellow of the National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education (NAKHE). Ishee was inducted as the 15th Fellow during the 2016 Annual Conference of NAKHE in San Diego, California on Thursday, Jan. 7. NAKHE’s mission is to foster leadership in kinesiology a … [Read more...]

Monterey Jazz Festival to visit UCA on Jan. 22

Pictured left to right are Joe Sanders, Nicholas Payton, Gerald Clayton, Raul Midón, Justin Brown (will not be performing) and Ravi Coltrane. Photo credit R.R. Jones.

By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The world-renowned Monterey Jazz Festival will visit the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Friday, Jan. 22, for a 7:30 p.m. performance. The performance is part of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s fourth North American Tour, featuring critically-acclaimed GRAMMY®-winning jazz artis … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees 2016 meeting schedule

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall on the following dates: Friday, February 12, 2016 Friday, May 13, 2016 Friday, August 19, 2016 Friday, October 7, 2016 Friday, December 9, 2016 The Board of Trustees will meet for a retreat and budget workshop on Thursday, March 31. The University of … [Read more...]

UCA Downtown grand opening and ribbon cutting


The University of Central Arkansas will host a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony for the new UCA Downtown at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 14 at 1105 Oak Street in Conway. As part of the grand opening and ribbon cutting, original art works created by UCA students in the Department of Art will be featured in the front, gallery section of the building. The approximate 2500-square-foot … [Read more...]

UCA to host 15 Argentine students

The University of Central Arkansas will host 15 Argentine students as part of the Friends of Fulbright program from January 8 to February 26. Friends of Fulbright is a U.S. Department of State supported program, sponsored by the Fulbright Commission Argentina and U.S. Embassy in Argentina. This program is designed to increase student mobility for outstanding junior and senior level … [Read more...]

UCA receives $215,500 gift

UCA nursing students Alex Shaffer, Maggie Mehl and Grace Tolliver join Ashley M. Blakenship and Elizabeth Blankenship during a check presentation to the UCA Department of Nursing.

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation, Inc. has received $215,500 to support the Nursing Simulation Lab in the Department of Nursing. “Nursing has afforded me the opportunity to care for a lot of individuals,” said Elizabeth A. Blankenship, CEO of Southridge Village Nursing and Rehabilitation. “With our ability to gift to the nursing program, the students will have some of the best techn … [Read more...]

Whitehead appointed to regional planning council

Amy Whitehead, Director of UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development, has been approved as a new member of the Regional Planning Advisory Council (RPAC) by the Metroplan Board of Directors. The Regional Planning Advisory Council is a citizen-based body charged by Metroplan with development and oversight of long-range planning for the Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway metropolitan a … [Read more...]

TEDx Salon #4: Reinventing Liberal Arts Education

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 12/16/15 Contact: Kandace Keeney  |  tedx@uca.edu TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansasSalon #4: Reinventing Liberal Arts Education Conway, AR – TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas will hold the fourth TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansasSalon themed “Reinventing Liberal Arts Education” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at UCA Downtown, the new University of Central Arkansa … [Read more...]

President Tom Courtway announces plans for the future

CONWAY—University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway will transition to teaching in the UCA College of Business at the end of his current contract. The UCA Board of Trustees voted to amend his contract to reflect his decision at today's regular board meeting. "We will begin discussing the process of a presidential search in the spring,” said Brad Lacy, chair of the UCA Board of Tru … [Read more...]