Williams Named Director of International Engagement

Jane Ann Williams has been named the assistant provost and director of international engagement at the University of Central Arkansas. Williams, the former executive director of international education at Miami Dade College, began on July 16. She brings over 20 years of experience in international education. While at Miami Dade College, Williams established the Center for Latin American and … [Read more...]

UCA Continues to Build Reserves

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees discussed the university’s future growth, critical maintenance needs, and its budget during a retreat Friday. UCA President Tom Courtway told the board the university has made significant progress over the last fiscal year. The university had $12 million in unrestricted cash on July 31 compared with $5.4 million the same time last year. The i … [Read more...]

UCA Honors Students to Attend National Conventions

Two students from the University of Central Arkansas will be attending the National Party Conventions in August and September as part of The Washington Center’s Campaign 2012: Academic Seminar Series. Each presidential election year, The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars provides students an opportunity to study and volunteer to work at the Republican and Democratic N … [Read more...]

Summer Commencement Set for Aug. 10

Summer Commencement for the University of Central Arkansas will be held Friday, August 10 at 7 p.m. at the Farris Center. More than 430 degrees will be conferred during the ceremony. UCA President Tom Courtway will deliver a challenge to the graduates and present the President's Medallion to  “Outstanding Students of the University." SGA President Spencer Sims and Dr. Kevin Browne, president … [Read more...]

UCA to Host 26th Annual Community Development Institute

Over 100 community leaders from Arkansas and surrounding states will meet at the University of Central Arkansas campus on Aug. 6-10 to participate in the annual Community Development Institute (CDI). The event will take place in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. It promises to be a unique educational experience for participants. “Our curriculum is focused on educating participants on the … [Read more...]

UCA Digital Filmmaking Program Shoots Second Feature Film

Principal photography of UCA’s second feature film, Sympathy Pains, began July 1. The film is directed by Joe Dull, associate professor of digital filmmaking and coordinator of undergraduate studies at the University of Central Arkansas. The crew consists of UCA film students with a cast of actors from all across the state .UCA is one of only a handful of film school in the country making f … [Read more...]

REU Program Encourages Undergraduate Research

The University of Central Arkansas hosted the Research Experiences for Undergraduate students (REU) program for the second year. The program encourages undergraduate students to pursue graduate study and research careers in computer science by providing them a competitive research experience. UCA’s REU program, called "HIT@UCA: Applied Research in Health Information Technology,” integrates fun … [Read more...]

Miss UCA Named First Runner-Up in Miss Arkansas Pageant

Miss UCA Morgan Holt was named first runner-up in the 2012 Miss Arkansas pageant. Holt, a senior and history major, was awarded an $8,000 scholarship. She also won overall presence and poise in evening gown and was given a $1,000 scholarship. Holt received an $800 scholarship for winning preliminary presence and poise in evening gown. Holt, 21, is the 47th Miss UCA to compete for the title … [Read more...]

Durff Joins UCA as New Registrar

Beth Durff has joined the University of Central Arkansas as the new registrar. Durff has more than 18 years of higher education student registration and records experience, with specialization in technology and training. She replaces Tony Sitz, who retired after 30 years. Durff began the position July 16. Durff served as the associate registrar at Texas A&M University-Commerce in … [Read more...]

AMC/Fairmont Pledges $100,000

AMC/Fairmont has pledged $100,000 to become the lead donor and strategic partner in the advancement of the Insurance and Risk Management program by creating the Dr. John Bratton Endowed Professorship at the University of Central Arkansas. The growth and strength of the curriculum of UCA's program is directly attributable to the leadership of Dr. John Bratton, stated Stephen L. Strange, … [Read more...]