UCA Receives Target Campus Grant

A grant from Target will provide UCA business students an opportunity to apply classroom knowledge to the workforce. The university has been approved for a Target Campus Grant for a Target Case Study Competition for the spring. Student teams in Advanced Financial Management classes will prepare a case study provided by Target. The teams will present their results to a panel of business faculty. … [Read more...]

UCA Honors Students Knit for a Good Cause


Honors College students used their knitting and crocheting skills to make hats for teen parents and their children. The hats were presented to parents recently at Conway Cradle Care, which provides daycare and skills training for teenagers. Service learning projects such as this is key to the strategic mission of the Honors College's motto, said Donna Bowman, associate dean of the Honors … [Read more...]

702 Graduates Receive Degrees


More than 700 graduates received their degrees Saturday during Winter Commencement at the University of Central Arkansas. Degrees were conferred during two ceremonies held at the Farris Center on the UCA campus. During the commencement address, UCA President Allen Meadors told the graduates they were about to embark on a new journey. "You are, individually and collectively, passing … [Read more...]

UCA Among Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has selected the University of Central Arkansas for inclusion in their 4thAnnual Guide to Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. "This guide has become an invaluable tool for both education service officers/specialists and base transition officers when advising their service members about degree and certification opportunities currently available … [Read more...]

UCA Breaks Ground for Bear Hall


UCA officials broke ground on an $18 million resident hall on Dec. 17 during a ceremony near the visitor's stand at Estes Stadium. Bear Hall, a 120,000-square-foot facility, will be the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) facility on campus. UCA President Allen Meadors said the LEED designation is just another step toward UCA becoming a more environmentally responsible … [Read more...]

Winter Commencement Slated Dec. 18


Winter commencement exercises at the University of Central Arkansas are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Farris Center on the UCA campus. More than 700 degrees will be conferred during two ceremonies. Commencement exercises for the Colleges of Business, Education, and Fine Arts and Communication will be held 10 a.m. Graduates from the Colleges of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Liberal … [Read more...]

Old Main Being Considered for National List

Main Hall

One of the university's most beloved landmarks is being considered for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Old Main, formerly known as Main Hall, is among the 11 properties in the state under consideration for the designation. The National Historic Register recognizes properties based on its history, architectural, or archaeological significance. The National Parks … [Read more...]

UCA Team Makes U.S. Finals in Microsoft Competition

A software application created by two UCA students to track the speed of a skin lesion's progression to better diagnose and treat skin cancer is among the software designs selected to compete in the U.S. finals of the Imagine Cup. The Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft. More than 200,000 teams from over 100 countries participate … [Read more...]

UCA to Break Ground for Bear Hall Dec. 17


UCA officials will break ground on an $18 million residential hall on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. near the visitor's stand at Estes Stadium. Bear Hall, a 120,000-square-foot five-story facility, will replace Minton Hall, which has been closed for the past three years. The residential hall will include 385 beds, three seminar rooms, two apartments, a large lobby area with a kitchen and laundry and study … [Read more...]

Consul of Education Visits UCA, Announces Scholarships


Consul of Education Dr. Yan Guohua from the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Houston met with UCA officials recently to discuss educational opportunities for the university including scholarships for students to study abroad and training Chinese health care professionals. Dr. Yan announced during his visit that the consulate will offer UCA three full scholarships each year … [Read more...]