UCA Approved for Doctor of Nursing Practice

CONWAY—The Arkansas Department of Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the Doctor of Nursing Practice at the University of Central Arkansas, effective Summer 2014. The decision came today, Friday, February 1, 2013. The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is a 36-hour practice-focused program that will be offered as a post-master’s nursing degree. The coursework will be offered online, and s … [Read more...]

UCA Students Host Pizza Party and Game Day for Big Brothers Big Sisters

The Hughes Leadership Institute students will host a pizza party for 30 students in Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Central Arkansas, then take the students to the UCA Men’s Basketball Game on Saturday, January 26, 2013. The “littles” in Big Brothers Big Sisters will meet coaches and some players of the Bears team, as well as take pictures with Bruce D. Bear, the university mascot. The stude … [Read more...]

Instructor Receives Proclamation

Arkansas Sen. Jason Rapert will present a proclamation to University of Central Arkansas Professor Stephanie Vanderslice for 2012 Arkansas Professor of the Year award at 1 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013 in the Board of Trusteens Room at Wingo Hall. Professor Vanderslice was presented with the award in November 2012, and it is sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and t … [Read more...]

‘Become a Dreamer,’ the message at MLK Prayer Breakfast

About 150 students, faculty, staff, and community leaders were encouraged to become “dreamers” at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast. The event is hosted each year in recognition of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday. UCA President Tom Courtway offered greetings to attendees reinforcing the importance of celebrating the legacy of King. “We need to remember his work and his lega … [Read more...]

Orientation Staff Announced

The Office of Orientation at the University of Central Arkansas recently announced its 2013 Student Orientation Staff. These volunteers will lead the 72 member-Student Orientation Staff (SOS), which is responsible for UCA’s Summer Orientation and Academic Registration (SOAR) program and for Welcome Week activities in August. By the time the Fall 2013 semester begins, each of these students will … [Read more...]

15 UCA Students Headed to Washington D.C. for Inauguration

CONWAY—Fifteen students from the University of Central Arkansas will travel to Washington D.C. for the 2013 Presidential Inauguration. The 15 UCA students will be among about 330 people traveling from Arkansas to Washington D.C. with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission. UCA is sponsoring the students’ trip. Two graduate assistants will travel with the students. “A trip to Washington, D.C., … [Read more...]

January JumpStart Welcomes Students

Posters, welcome tables, friendly faces, hot chocolate, and cookies welcome students back to campus as part of January JumpStart. January JumpStart is part of the spring semester Welcome Students Initiative sponsored by the Division of Enrollment Management. Faculty and staff will volunteer between 7:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, January 10 and 11, at the Student Center, Torreyson … [Read more...]

CAAH! Cosponsors 2013 Seed Swaps throughout Arkansas

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas’s Conserving Arkansas’s Agricultural Heritage (CAAH!) project will co-sponsor 14 Seed Swaps across Arkansas this spring.   Also cosponsored by churches, farmer groups, libraries, a state park, and the Southern Seed Legacy, the communities of Yellville, Mountain View, Little Rock, Ashdown, Russellville, Harrison, Fayetteville, Hot Springs, Walnut Ridge, S … [Read more...]

Prayer Breakfast Celebrates King Legacy

The Office of Multicultural Student Services will host their annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, January 18, 2013 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in the Student Center Ballroom 205. The keynote speaker will be Mrs. Thelma Moton, founder and executive director of Choosing to Excel. This year’s theme is “Evolution of the Dream” m … [Read more...]

ROTC Instructor Honored as Solider Hero

Fort Knox, Ky. – One of the University of Central Arkansas’ Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) instructors will be honored as a Soldier Hero while attending the 13th annual Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday, January 5, 2013. Master Sgt. Joel D. Fehl, who is the Military Science (MS) III instructor at UCA, is one of 25 “soldier heroes” who will take part in a mul … [Read more...]