Graduates Begin New Chapter

Mizuki Sasaki's hometown was devastated in March after an earthquake and tsunami struck the city of Tagajo in northern Japan. Although she was concerned about her family and friends, Sasaki continued to focus on her studies. On Saturday, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Central Arkansas. Sasaki, 23, was among the more than 700 graduates who received a degree during winter … [Read more...]

Courtway Appointed UCA President

The UCA Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to appoint Tom Courtway as president of the University of Central Arkansas for up to three years. Courtway has been serving as interim president of the university since Sept. 2. Courtway's salary will remain at $162,577 through June 30, 2012. His new salary will be set May 12, 2012. Courtway requested not to receive a contract, severance … [Read more...]

Reynolds Elected UCA Board of Trustees Chairman

Searcy businessman Bobby Reynolds has been named the new chairman of the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. Reynolds was elected to the post Friday during the quarterly board meeting. Reynolds had served as the board's vice-chairman. He was appointed to the UCA Board of Trustees in 2009. Reynolds, 60, owned and operated Reynolds Oil Co. in Searcy for 32 years. He received a … [Read more...]

UCA to Hold Winter Commencement Dec. 17

The University of Central Arkansas will hold its Winter Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 17 in the Farris Health and Physical Wellness Center. University officials will confer 543 undergraduate degrees and 180 graduate degrees during two ceremonies. Commencement for the College of Business, College of Education and the College of Fine Arts and Communications will be held at 10 a.m. Commencement … [Read more...]

Campus Mourns Death of UCA Trustee

The University of Central Arkansas faculty, staff and students mourn the recent passing of UCA Trustee Harold Chakales. Dr. Chakales died Tuesday morning, according to UCA officials. "Dr. Harold Chakales was a man who devoted many years of service to this institution as a member of the Board of Trustees," said UCA Interim President Tom Courtway. "He truly loved the University of Central … [Read more...]

UCA, Conway Emergency Personnel Hold Disaster Exercise

The University of Central Arkansas and the City of Conway emergency personnel took part in an exercise to review the university's emergency operations plans. More than 70 UCA faculty, staff, and administrators participated in "Natural Disaster 2011," a table top exercise designed to generate discussion among UCA officials and Conway fire and police about the university's response to a natural … [Read more...]

PrivacyStar Announces Partnership with UCA’S EPIC Residential College

PrivacyStar,maker of the smartphone application that enables users to manage their mobile device with industry leading privacy features, today announced its participation in the Entrepreneurship, Public Scholarship, Innovation, & Community Engagement (EPIC) Residential College program at University of Central Arkansas(UCA). PrivacyStar will serve as a catalyst to a growing entrepreneurial … [Read more...]

Pat Boone to Perform Holiday Concert

Pat Boone will be in concert for A Holiday Celebration with the Central Arkansas Children's Choir at the University of Central Arkansas. The concert at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall is set for 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. Boone, perhaps best known as the white-shoed rock'n'roll singer of the 1950s, had a run of chart success during that decade that rivaled Elvis Presley's. Among his hits … [Read more...]

Network Outage Scheduled for Nov. 30

All systems - email, Banner, myUCA, network, internet -will be down at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30 due to repairs to the university's datacenter. Information Technology staff plan to have systems back up by midnight. A vital part of the university's emergency power for the datacenter was lost as a result of the campus power outage that occurred on Nov. 9. All power has to be removed from … [Read more...]

Lecture Exams Sustainability Theory and Practice

Brian Campbell, an assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Central Arkansas, will give a lecture Thursday, Dec. 1 on Sustainability Theory and Practice. The lecture will begin at 6 p.m. in the College of Business Room 105. Campbell will discuss the key components of sustainable ecological systems and how those ideas apply to our contemporary human society. He will touch on … [Read more...]