College of Business professor offers insights

John Bratton, UCA professor of insurance and risk management, provided insights about auto insurance to Bankrate.com in an article that went live today, April 17. The article entitled, “Peek beneath your car insurance rates,” was also picked up by Yahoo! Finance. In the article, Bratton answers a series of questions about auto insurance rates. Bankrate.com enlists university professors acr … [Read more...]

New Rec Field to Break Ground

WHAT: Groundbreaking of student recreational field WHEN:  1:40 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2013 WHERE: Far south end of the parking lot east of the HPER Center DETAILS: The groundbreaking ceremony for a new student recreational football field will take place on Tuesday, April 16 at 1:40 p.m. This project will allow intramural teams to play two simultaneous flag football games … [Read more...]

Corporate representatives speak to students

Corporate representatives came to UCA to speak to students in communication and public relations classes at Thompson Hall as part of the annual “Exploring Your Career Field Day” on Friday, April 5. Over 50 students heard from company representatives who spoke about what is expected of students who apply for professional positions offered in the various corporations after graduation. The annua … [Read more...]

Inaugural Communication Week set for April 15-18

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION April 9, 2013 CONTACT: Dr. Nelle Bedner, (501) 450-5601; nelleb@uca.edu  INAUGURAL COMMUNICATION WEEK SET FOR UCA By Spencer Mercy College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Communication will host the first Communication Week on … [Read more...]

Board discusses retention and graduation rates

Student retention and graduation rates became the focus of much of the discussion during the UCA Board of Trustees budget workshop on Friday, April 5. The board met to discuss the budget for the next academic year, 2013-2014. They reviewed a variety of potential budget scenarios that included tuition increases and other budget modifications. During their discussion, the board also discussed … [Read more...]

UCA launches academic service learning program

The University of Central Arkansas (UCA) will launch its first academic Service-Learning program to advance student learning and make a positive impact on Conway and surrounding communities. Service-learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich classroom learning, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen … [Read more...]

UCA Board to meet for workshop

The UCA Board of Trustees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013 in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall for a budget workshop. A copy of the budget booklet can be found at the following link: http://uca.edu/budget/files/2012/01/FY14.pdf The board also will have a short action agenda at the beginning of the workshop. … [Read more...]

UCA men in high heels to raise awareness

Male students, faculty and staff will sport women’s high heel shoes to raise awareness about sexual violence. The men, as well as female supporters, will be participating in a Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® event on Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 1:40 p.m. Walk a Mile in Her Shoes® is the international men’s march to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence. The walk starts at the Crafton Alumni … [Read more...]

UCA recognized for communication efforts

University of Central Arkansas was recognized by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District IV for three of its communication efforts. Honors were bestowed during the annual CASE conference earlier this month. The office of web development received two awards. A silver award was given for UCA's website in the "Best Homepage" category, while an honorable mention … [Read more...]

UCA Names Chief of Staff

University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway announced today that Kelley Erstine will join the UCA executive staff, effective July 1, 2013 as Chief of Staff. A native of Sheridan, Ark, Erstine is a 1979 graduate of UCA with a degree in journalism. Previously, he served UCA as a member of the University’s Board of Trustees, and also served as Vice President for Institutional A … [Read more...]