Horton Named Resident Master of STEM Residential College

Leah Horton has been named the Resident Master of the new STEM Residential College at the University of Central Arkansas. Horton is currently a faculty member in the Department of Biology at UCA. She will be teaching courses in the residential college as well as guiding the programs that are currently under development. Horton is a 1997 graduate of UCA with a bachelor of science in chemistry. … [Read more...]

Spring Commencement Slated for May 8

The University of Central Arkansas's Spring Commencement will take place Saturday, May 8 at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the UCA campus. UCA President Allen C. Meadors will deliver a challenge to the graduates. Degrees will be conferred to 952 undergraduates and 210 graduates during three ceremonies. Ceremonies are scheduled at: 10 a.m. ceremony Colleges of Education, … [Read more...]

2nd Congressional District Debate May 4

Five Democrats vying for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder will face off in a debate May 4 at the University of Central Arkansas. The debate will begin at 6 p.m. in the Ida Waldran Auditorium. It will give voters an opportunity to hear the candidates’ platforms before the May Primary.The candidates are: Joyce Elliott, 59, is a state senator and educator from L … [Read more...]

Pinning Ceremony Honors New Teachers

The College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas will hold its fourth annual Pinning Ceremony on May 6 at the Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus to honor candidates who are becoming teachers. Graduates from December 2009 and May 2010 will be honored along with Masters of Arts in Teaching candidates. Two hundred and sixty-six candidates are eligible to participate in the … [Read more...]

CLEAR Center to Lead Research

The Center for Cooperative Logistics Education, Advancement, and Research (CLEAR Center) has been asked to lead a research effort benchmarking the environmental supply chain sustainability best practices of Distribution Business Management Association's members. CLEAR Center will collaborate with the Association and faculty from Central Michigan University. DBMA is composed of a select, limited … [Read more...]

UCA Unveils Carol Adcock International House

The University of Central Arkansas unveiled the Carol Adcock International House at 360 Farris Rd. during a reception on Friday. After being called to the front of the room to help UCA President Allen Meadors unveil the new nameplate for the building, a surprised Adcock said she didn’t know what to say upon learning the building was being named in her honor. "I could not believe it," she said. " … [Read more...]

Sustainablity Focus of ACWHE Meeting

More than 130 women throughout the state gathered at UCA on April 23 to hear ways institutions of higher education can maintain sustainability during turbulent economic times.The discussion was a part of the spring meeting of the Arkansas Council for Women in Higher Education. The group represented 24 institutions and the Governor’s Office. Guest speakers shared information on creating fiscal s … [Read more...]

Centennial Bank Honors Founder, Chairman With Gift to UCA

Centennial Bank of Conway surprised founder and board chairman John W. Allison Tuesday evening at the annual shareholders meeting at the Peabody Hotel in Little Rock with an announcement that a $35,000 gift was made to the University of Central Arkansas in his honor. The check signified the completion of a $35,000 commitment to New Vision, New Century: The Centennial Campaign for UCA. Centennial … [Read more...]

UCA Athletics Receives Certification

The University of Central Arkansas Athletics Department has received notice that it has been fully certified by the NCAA Division I Committee on Athletics Certification, the next step in becoming a full Division I program. The certification process is carried out to ensure the integrity of an institution's athletic department and to assist institutions in improving their athletic departments. … [Read more...]

Program Aids English Language Learners

A pilot program at the Reading Success Center at the University of Central Arkansas is helping non-English speakers and their parents improve their literacy skills. "Sed De Saber," (Thirst for Learning), provides struggling readers with literacy instruction once a week at the Reading Success Center. While the children receive reading/literacy lessons from graduate students, their parents are … [Read more...]