UCA Offers New Program In Leadership

The University of Central Arkansas is developing the state's and region's first interdisciplinary doctor of philosophy program in the field of leadership. The new program is slated to begin this fall. "The program will focus on the complex organizations that are found within education and government/non-profit settings. It is specifically geared toward training persons who are already … [Read more...]

UCA Partners with Conway Regional to Build Healthcare Education Center


The University of Central Arkansas and Conway Regional Health System are working together to advance healthcare in the region by establishing a healthcare education center. The UCA Board of Trustees passed a resolution Friday to use property at Western Avenue and College for the construction of The Center for Collaborative Healthcare Education. The building will be shared by the university and … [Read more...]

Darwin Day Celebration Set for March 3

The UCA Biology Department and Pearson Higher Education will host "Darwin Day" on March 3. Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held near the birthday of Charles Darwin, who was born Feb. 12. However, inclement weather forced this year's celebration  to be postponed. The goals for this event are to inform the public about the importance of evolution as the unifying theme o … [Read more...]

Best-Selling Author Nicholas Sparks to Visit UCA


The University of Central Arkansas's Distinguished Lecture Series will continue with literary sensation Nicholas Sparks at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The evening will include a lecture followed by a question and answer session and a book signing. As one of the world's most loved authors, Sparks has landed at the top of the New York Times Best … [Read more...]

Blood, Sweat & Tears,The Buckinghams to Perform


The University of Central Arkansas's Nostalgia Series will rock out Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. March 4 when The Buckinghams and Blood, Sweat & Tears bring their acts to campus. Blood, Sweat & Tears, formed in New York City in 1967, is known for such 1960s and '70s hits as "And When I Die," "You've Made Me So Very Happy," and "Spinning Wheel," all of which reached No. 2 on … [Read more...]

Lorien Foote Finalist for Lincoln Prize


Lorien Foote, an associate professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, was among the seven finalists competing for the 2011 Lincoln Prize. The Lincoln Prize is awarded annually for scholarly work on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier or a subject related to the Civil War era. The winner receives a $50,000 prize. Foote's book, "The Gentlemen and the Roughs: … [Read more...]

Hinkle Reappointed to UCA Board of Trustees


Kay Hinkle has been reappointed to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees by Gov. Mike Beebe. Hinkle, of Mountain View, was first appointed to the board in 2004. She is a 1970 graduate of UCA with a degree in business. Hinkle's current term will expire January 2018. "I am honored and excited about serving another term on the UCA Board of Trustees," Hinkle said. "It is a … [Read more...]

More than 2,000 Achieve Academic Honors

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and the Presidential Scholars List for the fall 2010 semester. There are 1,243 students who are Dean's List recipients and 759 students who are named Presidential Scholars. Recognition on the Dean's List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve a 4.0 grade … [Read more...]

Old Main Named to National Register

Old Main has joined the prestigious list of landmarks in the state. The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program announced Feb.11 that Old Main, formerly Main Hall, has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. Old Main was among the 11 properties in the state under consideration for the designation. The National Historic Register recognizes properties based on its history, … [Read more...]

UCA Campus Closed Friday

UCA will be closed Friday, Feb 11 due to inclement weather and hazardous travel conditions. Essential personnel such as physical plant employees, College Square staff, and UCAPD should report. Christian Cafeteria will be open on Friday. Brunch will be served from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and dinner from 4-6 p.m. The Starbucks in Torreyson Library will be open from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Bear Village C-Store … [Read more...]