Grant to Recruit Women to Computer Science Field

The University of Central Arkansas has received a $10,000 grant that will help bridge the gender gap in computer science. NCWIT Academic Alliance Seed Fund grant will help build a more female-friendly environment for computing majors by recruiting a first-year cohort of women and retaining them with opportunities for learning, research, service and leadership. The grant is funded by the … [Read more...]

UCA, Hendrix College to host Theatre of Voices

The Hendrix College Department of Music and the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication will host the international vocal ensemble Theatre of Voices on Monday, Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in Greene Chapel. The performance is free and open to the public. There will be a reception in Trieschmann Gallery after the concert. Widely recognized as one of the Europe's … [Read more...]

New Scholarship Honors Police Officer

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Jeremy Duplessis UCA Police Department Student Assistance Fund. This fund was created in memoriam and honor of Jeremy Duplessis, a former officer of the UCA Police Department who served the UCA campus community from 2005 to 2009. This scholarship, started by his sister Jeannine Hamilton, was created to … [Read more...]

Activist Afeni Shakur-Davis to Speak at UCA

Revolutionist and activist Afeni Shakur-Davis will give a lecture at the University of Central Arkansas on Feb. 13 at Reynolds Performance Hall. Shakur-Davis, former Black Panther and mother of hip hop artist and actor Tupac Shakur, is the founder of Amaru Entertainment/Records and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. Her lecture, "Road to Peace & Empowerment," begins at 7:30 p.m. The event … [Read more...]

MLK Celebration Moves to Farris Center

The location of the statewide celebration of the life of Dr.Martin Luther King has been moved to the Farris Center due to mechanical problems with the stage lift at Reynolds Performance Hall. "A Day of Service" celebration will begin Monday, Jan. 16 at noon. The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission is partnering with the UCA, Hendrix College, Central Baptist College, Conway public … [Read more...]

Farris, Lacy Appointed to UCA Board of Trustees

Governor Mike Beebe announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Farris of Hot Springs and Brad Lacy of Conway to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. Farris will replace Dr. Harold Chakales. Her appointment expires January 14, 2014. She graduated from UCA with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1977. She has served two terms on the UCA Foundation Board and was a … [Read more...]

College of Business Maintains Prestigious Accreditation

The College of Business at the University of Central Arkansas has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting. Only 643 schools of business, … [Read more...]

Officials Celebrate “Topping Out” of Bear Hall

University officials hosted a "Topping Out" ceremony Thursday afternoon to celebrate a milestone in the construction of Bear Hall. The ceremony is a tradition in the construction and engineering fields and takes place when the highest piece of steel is placed on a building's frame. However, high winds prevented the beam from being raised. More than 50 students, staff, administrators and … [Read more...]

UCA Site of 2012 “A Day of Service”

The University of Central Arkansas will be the site of this year's "A Day of Service - A Day On, Not Day Off." The statewide celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Monday, Jan. 16 at noon in Reynolds Performance Hall. The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission has decided to move its annual celebration event throughout the state to help get the word out about … [Read more...]

UCA to Host “Topping Out” Ceremony of New Residence Hall

The University of Central Arkansas is hosting a "Topping Out" ceremony of Bear Hall on Thursday, Jan. 12. The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the southwest corner of Bear Hall in the parking lot area. Students, staff, administrators and construction workers will be given the opportunity sign the beam before it is placed on the structure. Individuals can sign the beam between 2:30 - 3 p.m. … [Read more...]