Bear Facts Days Announced for Spring

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas will host Bear Facts Days for prospective students on Saturday, February 16, 2013 and Saturday, March 9, 2013 beginning with registration from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Bear Facts Days provides an opportunity for prospective students and their families to tour the UCA campus; meet UCA professors and current students; attend information sessions on financial aid … [Read more...]

Jayme Millsap Stone to Receive National Honor

Dr. Jayme Stone, Director of Learning Communities and instructor of History, was recently selected as one of the top 10 First Year Student Advocates in the country by the National Resource Center for the First Year Experience and Students in Transition. Stone will be honored at the 32nd Annual Conference on the First Year Experience in Orlando, Florida on February 23, 2013. Stone’s l … [Read more...]

STEM Students Visit the Arkansas State Capitol

CONWAY—Over 90 undergraduate students from 14 Arkansas universities and colleges will present posters highlighting their original research in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Arkansas State Capitol Rotunda in Little Rock. As part of Arkansas STEM Posters at the State Capitol, students will present a total of 62 p … [Read more...]

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...]