UCA ACCREDITATION STATUS REAFFIRMED

The Higher Learning Commission has continued the accreditation of the University of Central Arkansas. “Our students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees all worked collaboratively to ensure we met and exceeded criteria to continue our accreditation status,” said UCA President Houston Davis. “A special thank you to our former president, Tom Courtway, for his leadership and guidance through this … [Read more...]

UCA DAY OF GIVING CAMPAIGN SET FOR MARCH 16

CONWAY— The University of Central Arkansas will kick off its third annual UCA Day of Giving campaign on Thursday, March 16 from 12:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Social media, videos, and email will be used to update donors throughout the day and to encourage participation in the event. As pressures rise on universities to increase amounts of private funding to make up for relatively flat state funding, … [Read more...]

UCA WIND ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM MARCH 16

By Taelor Pickett College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble is set to perform Thursday, March 16, in Reynolds Performance Hall. Conducted by Director of Bands Dr. Ricky Brooks, the concert will be the first performance this semester of the Department of Music’s concert series at Reynolds. The 7:30 p.m. concert is free and … [Read more...]

TONY AWARD-WINNING ‘ANNIE’ TO MAKE STOP AT UCA

By Jamal Rashaun Burton College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The Tony Award-winning production of Annie will make a stop at the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Tuesday, April 4, at 7:30 p.m. “We are pleased to present this beloved, classic tale of little orphan Annie and her search for family,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds. “T … [Read more...]

CONDUCTOR CREATES PARTNERSHIP FOCUSED ON YOUTH ENTREPRENEURS

Partnership announces new programs, scholarships for students The University of Central Arkansas’s Conductor and Junior Achievement of Arkansas announced a partnership to create programming that will equip K-12 students with expertise in entrepreneurship, innovative thinking, financial literacy and intrapersonal skills and have planned two major events in the coming weeks and more throughout t … [Read more...]

UCA PLANS 2017 SAFE SPRING BREAK ACTIVITIES

The University of Central Arkansas has planned a week of safety-related activities to prepare students for their time away from the university during Spring Break. The Office of Student Wellness and Development and the University of Central Arkansas Police Department planned Safe Spring Break 2017 activities to take place from Monday, March 6 through Thursday, March 9. The events consist of … [Read more...]

UCA PROFESSOR ELECTED TO DISTINGUISHED FELLOWSHIP FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY

A University of Central Arkansas professor has been elected to Distinguished Fellowship of the National Academy of Practice in Physical Therapy. Dr. Chad Lairamore, assistant physical therapy professor and chair of the Interprofessional Education Committee in the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences will receive the National Academy of Practice in Physical Therapy medallion at the Annual … [Read more...]

UCA OFFERS RECORD NUMBER OF SCHOLARSHIPS

The University of Central Arkansas is offering a record number of scholarships for the fall 2017 academic year. The university has sent scholarship offers to 2,079 potential first-time students for the fall, 308 more than last year. “Our prospective class for the fall may yield the most qualified incoming freshman class in the history of this institution,” said UCA President Houston Davis. “I … [Read more...]

STUDENTS PLACE FIRST IN BETA ALPHA PSI REGIONAL COMPETITION

CONWAY—The Theta Lambda Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi at the University of Central Arkansas earned two first place awards at the organization’s Southwest Regional meeting in Dallas, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Anastasiya Klimiankova of Belarus, Obed Onyemakonor of Nigeria and Nathan Scheuter of Conway competed in the Strategic Planning category of Best Practices using their project, “Bu … [Read more...]

CREATIVE WRITING PROFESSOR TO BE FEATURED ON KUAR’S ‘ARTS AND LETTERS’

Dr. John Vanderslice, associate professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas, will talk about his new book on KUAR’s radio program “Arts & Letters” on March 17. The 29-minute episode, “Days On Fire: The Life and Work of Vincent Van Gogh” will air at 7 p.m. and was produced for NPR-member station KUAR (89.1 FM). It explores the tumultuous days of painter Vincent Van Gog … [Read more...]