60th Annual Service Awards

UCA employees were honored during the 60th Annual Service Awards on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The Employee of the Year Award for classified and non-classified employees were Donna Johnson, administrative specialist, Department of Leadership Studies and Jane Andis, DegreeWorks coordinator/curriculum specialist, respectively. Dr. Lynn Burley, associate professor, Department of Writing, … [Read more...]

UCA student is Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar

University of Central Arkansas student Kelsey Randell has been named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service. The Nancy Larson Foundation proudly supports students majoring in elementary education across the country by awarding scholarships to deserving students each year. Randell is one out of … [Read more...]

College of Liberal Arts announces first undergraduate research symposium

The students, faculty, and staff of UCA’s College of Liberal Arts announce the first Undergraduate Research Symposium, to be held starting at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Student Center on the UCA campus. “I am pleased to see this component of our Educating for Global Engagement (EDGE) initiative move forward with the first College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium,” said … [Read more...]

Super Kids Summer Program at UCA

The College of Education and Department of Early Childhood and Special Education will host “Super Kids 2013,” a camp with three science-driven courses for students entering Grades 1-3. Courses offered this year are: Young Oceanographers and the Ocean – Super Kids will investigate what makes the ocean salty, where the water comes from, and characteristics of ocean creatures. Young Zoolo … [Read more...]

UCA Night of Distinction

The University of Central Arkansas hosts its annual awards gala, Night of Distinction, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Farris Center and the only black-tie event of its kind in Conway. The University of Central Arkansas will present the Distinguished Alumni Award to Terry Pillow, Chief Executive Officer of Tommy Bahama, ’76, and Dr. Joe Allison, Research Fellow at Phillips 66, ’ … [Read more...]

Upcoming ceremony to rename Honors College

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College will be renamed the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College in a ceremony on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom. Visitors also can attend the Open House at 1 p.m. in the Honors Center at McAlister Hall, prior to the naming ceremony. The UCA Board of Trustees approved the renaming at its February 2013 … [Read more...]

UCA students and grads screen films at Film Festival

Four UCA student films have been accepted into the 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival, which will take place from May 15-19 in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. The UCA-produced films that were accepted into the festival are “Death of a Superhero,” written and directed by UCA graduate Brandon Bristol; “The Sky Begins to Storm,” a documentary by UCA graduate Ron Walter; “Foot Trackers … [Read more...]

Nursing department awards scholarships

The Department of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas recently announced the award of four scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Johnelle Hunt Scholarship Laura Gillis from Conway, Ark., has been selected as the recipient of the Johnelle Hunt Nursing Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. This scholarship is for a graduate nursing student, enrolled in the nurse … [Read more...]

Rec field breaks ground

UCA administrators and the Student Government Association broke ground on what will be a student recreational field on Tuesday, April 16. During the ceremony before about 20 people, SGA President Spencer Sims talked about how the field will enhance the full student experience for UCA students. The field will be located behind the Physical Plant and the HPER center. This project will … [Read more...]

UCA announces endowed professorship

The University of Central Arkansas announces the creation of the John W. Allison Entrepreneur Endowed Professorship Fund. This endowment will recognize teaching excellence and provide salary supplement for a professor in the areas of entrepreneurship or finance.The John W. Allison Professor will also be responsible for administering the John Allison Entrepreneurship Speaker Series. The … [Read more...]