High School Students Explore Information Technology Careers

For the sixth year, the University of Central Arkansas and Acxiom have provided high school students an opportunity to learn more about careers in information technology. The university and Acxiom hosted the annual Information Technologies Careers Camp from June 20-23 on the UCA campus. The camp is offered each year to high school students in grades eight through 12. Its goals are to generate a … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts 2012 National Conference of Academic Deans

The University of Central Arkansas will host the National Conference of Academic Deans from July 12-13 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus and the Hilton Garden Inn in Conway. This two-day conference attracts provosts, vice presidents for academic affairs, deans and associate deans from colleges and universities across the nation. Dr. Ann Die Hasselmo, president of the … [Read more...]

UCA Students Build Relationships in Rwanda

A group of UCA students, faculty and Rwanda Presidential Scholars spent three weeks teaching science lessons to primary students and visiting sites of the Rwanda genocide. The students interacted with teachers and conducted hands-on, inquiry-based science activities with fifth graders at a school in Kigali. They led several science experiments including  an activity about water molecules and an … [Read more...]

Henry Named Interim General Counsel

Katie Henry has been named interim general counsel for the University of Central Arkansas. Her new post was effective July 1. Her salary is $80,000. Henry’s duties will include preparing legal documents, reviewing university contracts and representing UCA in legal actions. UCA President Tom Courtway said he is excited that Henry is taking this position and possesses the skills to excel in the j … [Read more...]

UCA Launches Website Refresh

The University of Central Arkansas has launched a refresh of its website uca.edu. The updated site features content that visitors are looking for and easier navigation. The new site uses information from Google analytics to determine what is most important for the home page, said Brent Passmore, director of web development. “The site features responsive design, a method of designing content t … [Read more...]

Report: No Detection of Toxic Chemicals in Burdick Hall

In response to symptoms exhibited recently by a limited number of faculty and students, extensive air quality testing by multiple independent agencies has been done in A. E. Burdick Hall on the UCA campus. On June 22, the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health (CTEH) collected air samples from inside and outside of Burdick. Preliminary results were received Thursday. The CTEH Principal … [Read more...]

UCA STEMTeach Program to Begin Fall 2012

The University of Central Arkansas is among three state universities selected to implement UTeach in the fall. UTeach is part of STEM Works, an initiative of Gov. Mike Beebe's Workforce Cabinet designed to bring systemic change to teaching and learning in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. The UTeach program originated at the University of Texas at … [Read more...]

UCA Announces Dean’s List and Presidential Scholars

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and the Presidential Scholars List for the spring 2012 semester. There are 750 students who are named Presidential Scholars and 1,186 students who are Dean's List recipients. Students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours to receive the recognition of Presidential Scholar. Recognition … [Read more...]

Officials to Continue Testing of Burdick Hall

Classes will not be held in Burdick Hall until a toxicology firm has completed its testing of the building, according to UCA officials. Classes have been moved to another location on campus. One professor and at least six students complained of feeling ill about 10:40 a.m., Friday. The building was evacuated. No one was transported to the hospital. The building was reopened for faculty and … [Read more...]

Burdick Afternoon Classes Relocated

Afternoon classes in Burdick Hall have been moved to the Speech Language Pathology building due to further testing of the Burdick building.  Burdick is open to faculty and staff. One professor and at least six students complained of feeling ill about 10:40 a.m., Friday. The building was evacuated. No one was transported to the hospital. Officials with the Conway Fire Department, MEMS, the … [Read more...]