UCA Employees Elected to Statewide Nonprofit Board

Two University of Central Arkansas employees were elected to the Arkansas Coalition for Excellence Board of Directors at the ACE Annual Meeting held at the Clinton Presidential Center. Dr. Amy H. Amy, assistant professor in the Department of Communication, and Kelly Lyon, director of the Center for Community and Economic Development, were among 11 professionals from across the state elected by … [Read more...]

UCA Observes National Campus Safety Awareness Month

The University of Central Arkansas will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month with a series of events designed to promote safety awareness among students, faculty and staff. UCA Police Department is partnering with the UCA Counseling Center,  Student Wellness & Development, and the Student Government Association to provide programing on issues including sexual assault, underage … [Read more...]

Storm Preparations – Tropical Storm Isaac

UCA officials will continue to monitor the weather asTropical Storm Isaac makes its way across Arkansas. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for most of the state. Remnants of Tropical Storm Isaac will move into Arkansas through tonight. Showers will become widespread through the day with the possibility of isolated thunderstorms. The rain will be heavy at times … [Read more...]

U.S. Navy Band Country Current to Perform Sept. 7

The United States Navy Band Country Current, the Navy's premier country-bluegrass ensemble, will perform at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Friday, Sept. 7. The 7:30 p.m. performance is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Doors will open at 7 p.m. “It’s always fun to host the military’s bands because they’re always so good,” said J … [Read more...]

New Course to Help Writers

A new course designed to help writers develop as literary artists is set to begin this fall at the University of Central Arkansas. The course, The MFA Experience: A Professional Development Seminar, is a part of the new the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. The MFA degree in Creative Writing is considered a terminal degree in the discipline. The professional development course is … [Read more...]

Baum Gallery Opens New Exhibit

The Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas announces its new show So Tiny: An Exhibition of Small Works in 3-D . The exhibit will on display through Thursday, Oct. 25. A reception for the exhibition will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Artists from all over the country submitted their tiny … [Read more...]

Courtway Challenges Freshmen During Convocation

UCA President Tom Courtway stressed the importance of an education during Opening Convocation Monday at Reynolds Performance Hall. Convocation marks the beginning of the academic year. Classes will start on Thursday. During his remarks, Courtway asked the freshmen to recite a promise to stay in school. He encouraged students to visit him if they contemplate quitting. “The challenge for us and … [Read more...]

Welcome Week Kicks Off Aug. 19

More than 2,000 freshmen will converge on the University of Central Arkansas this weekend as “2012 Welcome Week” kicks off with Move-In Day. Hundreds of UCA students, faculty, staff and residents from the Conway community will assist students as they move into their residence halls. "Welcome Week," held a week before the start of classes, gives freshmen a chance to become acclimated with the … [Read more...]

Atkinson Elected to Grants Resource Center Advisory Board

Dr. Tim Atkinson, an assistant provost and assistant professor at the University of Central Arkansas, has been elected to serve on the Grants Resource Center Advisory Board. The Grant Resource Center provides comprehensive research and sponsored programs information services to faculty and administrators at member institutions who are pursuing federal and private funding, according to its … [Read more...]

Graduate Achieves Goal After 50 Years

Carolyn Mitchell never gave up on her dream of completing her undergraduate degree. After 50 years, the 72-year-old grandmother of three achieved her lifelong goal. Mitchell, a 1958 graduate of Little Rock Central High School, was among the more than 430 graduates who received their degrees during commencement Friday night at the University of Central Arkansas. She graduated with honors. “I a … [Read more...]