Scholarship recipients announced for 2015

The University of Central Arkansas recently announced that approximately 1,130 students will receive academic scholarships starting fall 2015. UCA awards six different academic scholarships to first-time entering freshmen based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. The following scholarships are awarded for up to eight consecutive semesters excluding summer semesters: UCA Out-of-State … [Read more...]

CFAC Dean chosen for Delta Exhibition


Terry Wright, dean of the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, is one of the 46 Arkansas artists chosen for the 57th annual Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, scheduled for July 10-Sept. 20 at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Wright’s piece, “Trapeze Anxiety,” is the only tie to UCA selected for the exhibition. “The Delta is widely conside … [Read more...]

UCA receives grant to preserve history of Japanese Americans

The University of Central Arkansas was recently awarded a $75,908 grant from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program and the National Park Service. UCA was one of 20 institutions across the nation awarded funding from the federal program. The goal of the program is to teach present and future generations about the history of 120,000 Japanese Americans who were relocated from their … [Read more...]

Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas summer productions

UCA Theatre’s Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas (YTCA) has been in full gear with their Summer Intensive Program for young people ages 10-18. This training culminates in a rehearsed performances open to the public on Friday, June 26 at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, June 27, at 2:00 PM in the Bridges/Larson Theatre. This year, the Junior Academy, ages 10-13, will be performing “The Ice Wolf” by Joanna Hal … [Read more...]

UCA hosts ninth annual IT Careers Camp

By Zach Carter Division of University Relations and Creative Services CONWAY – The University of Central Arkansas hosted its ninth annual Information Technology (IT) Careers Camp from June 17 to June 20 on the campus. Approximately 50 high school students from across the state were selected to attend the camp, after submitting applications.  The camp is designed to increase student aw … [Read more...]

Spring 2015 Presidential and Dean’s Scholars announced

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and the Presidential Scholars List for the spring 2015 semester. Recognition on the Dean's List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours to receive the recognition of Presidential … [Read more...]

Schedler Honors Scholars for fall 2015 announced

The University of Central Arkansas Norbert O. Schedler Honors College has selected 75 incoming first-year students as its newest class of Honors Scholars. The students were selected from a pool of over 250 qualified applicants, of which 120 were selected for intensive full-day interviews on the UCA campus. “Evidence suggests that the admissions process that selected these students is among the m … [Read more...]

Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame launches

Arkansas insurance industry leaders, led by Steve Russell, president of Risk Services of Arkansas, along with insurance executives from around the state announce the establishment of the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame (AIHF) at the University of Central Arkansas. The AIHF will be housed in UCA’s College of Business. The inaugural ceremony for the first group of inductees is Thursday, October 1 … [Read more...]

UCA receives $3M endowment

The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded $3 million from the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program. The funds will endow a chaired faculty position in the College of Business to support and expand the Supply Chain Logistics Management program, beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year. The Arkansas Highway Commission recently announced the award, along with … [Read more...]

Heber Springs Selected for CDI Program

Heber Springs was selected to host the University of Central Arkansas’ Community Development Institute Advanced Year program in August 2015. Heber Springs was selected through a competitive process of potential communities seeking to work with the CDI Community Development Institute (CDI). The Advanced Year class of CDI focuses on the application of community and economic development principles … [Read more...]