Black bear carving complete

After four days, the buzz of the chainsaw is over, but the buzz around campus continues. A sculpture of a black bear outside Wingo Hall is now complete. Gary Keenan, a sculptor from Iowa, began shaping a tree into a life-sized black bear on Monday, May 6. He finished on Thursday, May 9. UCA students, faculty, staff, and alums, along with local media and community members visited the work … [Read more...]

UCA Night with the Arkansas Travelers

Join UCA alumni, students, friends, and supporters on Friday, June 14 for UCA Night with the Arkansas Travelers at Dickey Stephens Park. UCA Students Bring your UCA ID card and get $3 off the general admission cost or reserved seating. Be one of the first 1,000 guests in the gates and receive a FREE purple camo hat. UCA Alumni Reserve a seat and enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet at the … [Read more...]

Amy Whitehead named director of CCED

The University of Central Arkansas has named Amy Whitehead Director for the Center of Community and Economic Development (CCED). Whitehead will oversee the Community Development Institute, development of training and technical assistance activities for Arkansas communities, and the development of external partnerships that will further the university’s outreach and engagement goals. Josh M … [Read more...]

Nursing Department awards scholarships

The Department of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas recently announced the award of five scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Clara M. Forsberg Nursing ScholarshipLinda Fuller, from Conway, Ark., has been selected as the recipient of the Clara M. Forsberg Nursing Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. The scholarship is for a junior or senior nursing student, … [Read more...]

Commencement ceremonies

Family and friends celebrated alongside graduates at Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 4. The ceremony for the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics was at 10 a.m. The ceremony for the College of Business, College of Fine Arts and Communication, and University College was at 1 p.m. The ceremony for the College of Health and Behavioral … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees approves budget

The UCA Board of Trustees approved the university operating budget for 2013-2014 at their Friday, May 3 meeting. The operating budget totals $167,173,721 and includes cost of living adjustments for employees and an increase in student tuition and fees. “We are pleased that the Board of Trustees approved the proposed budget,” said Diane Newton, vice president of finance and administration. “We … [Read more...]

UCA creates partnership to support new film

UCA’s Interdisciplinary PhD in Leadership students and faculty, UCA Outreach and Community Engagement, UCA English and Political Science faculty, the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas, and the UALR Office of Campus Life are bringing a screening of the new film Girl Rising to Little Rock. It will be screened at the UALR Student Service Center Auditorium on May 1, 2013 at 6 p.m. Girl Rising pre … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees May meeting

The UCA Board of Trustees will meet in a regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013 in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. Members of the Board of Trustees will have lunch at the President’s Home after the meeting. The Audit Committee will meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Room 201 in Wingo Hall. … [Read more...]

60th Annual Service Awards

UCA employees were honored during the 60th Annual Service Awards on Thursday, April 25, 2013. The Employee of the Year Award for classified and non-classified employees were Donna Johnson, administrative specialist, Department of Leadership Studies and Jane Andis, DegreeWorks coordinator/curriculum specialist, respectively. Dr. Lynn Burley, associate professor, Department of Writing, … [Read more...]

UCA student is Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar

University of Central Arkansas student Kelsey Randell has been named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service. The Nancy Larson Foundation proudly supports students majoring in elementary education across the country by awarding scholarships to deserving students each year. Randell is one out of … [Read more...]