UCA Instructor Named Arkansas Teacher of the Year


Kathy Powers, an adjunct instructor at the University of Central Arkansas and a UCA alumnus,was named the 2010 Arkansas Teacher of the Year. Powers has taught a graduate course in reading instruction for the College of Education Department of Early Childhood and Special Education since 2006. She is a fifth- and sixth-grade literacy teacher at Raymond and Phyllis Simon Intermediate School in … [Read more...]

UCA Open on Tuesday, Jan. 11

The University of Central Arkansas will be open on Tuesday, Jan. 11 at 8 a.m. … [Read more...]

Sold-Out Cats To Roar Into Reynolds


The University of Central Arkansas's Broadway Series roars into 2011 with a sold-out performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Cats, on Jan. 18. The musical will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Cats is the second-longest running show in Broadway history and won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. "There is a lot of excitement with this … [Read more...]

UCA Officials Discuss Teacher Training in China


Representatives from the University of Central Arkansas, Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas public schools took part in an education forum on teacher training issues in China. The "Xingzhi Education Forum," held recently in Hangzhou City, China, was initiated by Zhejiang International Studies University and University of Central Arkansas, in conjunction with Department of Education … [Read more...]

UCA Receives Target Campus Grant

A grant from Target will provide UCA business students an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to the workforce. The university has been approved for a Target Campus Grant for a Target Case Study Competition for the spring. Student teams in Advanced Financial Management classes will prepare a case study provided by Target. The teams will present their results to a panel of business faculty. … [Read more...]

UCA Honors Students Knit for a Good Cause


Honors College students used their knitting and crocheting skills to make hats for teen parents and their children. The hats were presented to parents recently at Conway Cradle Care, which provides daycare and skills training for teenagers. Service learning projects such as this is key to the strategic mission of the Honors College's motto, said Donna Bowman, associate dean of the Honors … [Read more...]

702 Graduates Receive Degrees


More than 700 graduates received their degrees Saturday during Winter Commencement at the University of Central Arkansas. Degrees were conferred during two ceremonies held at the Farris Center on the UCA campus. During the commencement address, UCA President Allen Meadors told the graduates they were about to embark on a new journey. "You are, individually and collectively, passing … [Read more...]

UCA Among Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has selected the University of Central Arkansas for inclusion in their 4thAnnual Guide to Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. "This guide has become an invaluable tool for both education service officers/specialists and base transition officers when advising their service members about degree and certification opportunities currently available … [Read more...]

UCA Breaks Ground for Bear Hall


UCA officials broke ground on an $18 million resident hall on Dec. 17 during a ceremony near the visitor's stand at Estes Stadium. Bear Hall, a 120,000-square-foot facility, will be the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) facility on campus. UCA President Allen Meadors said the LEED designation is just another step toward UCA becoming a more environmentally responsible … [Read more...]

Winter Commencement Slated Dec. 18


Winter commencement exercises at the University of Central Arkansas are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Farris Center on the UCA campus. More than 700 degrees will be conferred during two ceremonies. Commencement exercises for the Colleges of Business, Education, and Fine Arts and Communication will be held 10 a.m. Graduates from the Colleges of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Liberal … [Read more...]