Atkinson to Lead Economic and Workforce Development Committee

Tim Atkinson, assistant provost and director of Sponsored Programs at the University of Central Arkansas, has been appointed to co-chair the Economic and Workforce Development Committee with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Grant Resource Center. The committee's goal is to raise awareness of sponsored programs as a source of financing and capacity building for … [Read more...]

Harding to Teach at UCA

Rush Harding III of Crews and Associates will be teaching at the University of Central Arkansas as a guest lecturer on a volunteer basis during the Fall 2011 semester. Harding will teach a special problems course titled "Fixed Income and Municipal Finance" for the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance and Risk Management in the UCA College of Business. The course is designed to … [Read more...]

UCA Celebrates 25th Annual Community Development Institute

Community leaders from across Arkansas and surrounding states will gather at the University of Central Arkansas on August 1-5 to participate in the annual Community Development Institute. This year's CDI is filled with special events to commemorate the 25th annual institute and promises to be a rewarding experience for participants. "We worked hard this year to make the 25th annual CDI an … [Read more...]

Higher Education Leaders to Gather for National Conference

The 65th annual National Conference of Academic Deans will be held on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas on July 28-29. The conference provides continuing education in-service development opportunities for provosts, vice presidents of academic affairs, academic deans and associate deans. Sixty provosts and deans from across the state as well as Minnesota, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, … [Read more...]

Summit Promotes Business Opportunities in China

More than 160 business leaders, educators, and elected officials gathered at the University of Central Arkansas Thursday to hear executives from international firms and the College of Business faculty discuss ways to expand business opportunities in China. Executives from Acxiom, Walmart, and Tyson shared insight on various topics including financial and business startup issues; Chinese legal … [Read more...]

Parrent Joins UCA as VP for Enrollment Management

Dr. Robert Parrent has joined the University of Central Arkansas as the vice president for enrollment management. Parrent, 59, began his new post on July 1. He previously served as the vice president of student affairs at the University of Southern Indiana. Parrent has more than 30 years experience in higher education. He received his doctor of education in higher education administration from … [Read more...]

Executives to Share Tips on Business Opportunities in China

Top executives from several national corporations will share their insight on international trade and business opportunities in China during the inaugural Arkansas & China Business and Economic Summit scheduled for July 21 at the University of Central Arkansas College of Business. The summit will provide executives and entrepreneurs a forum to network, share business experiences related to … [Read more...]

Dr. Nancy Reese Honored For Service

Dr. Nancy B. Reese, professor and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, is the recipient of this year's Lucy Blair Service Award by the American Physical Therapy Association. The association is a national professional organization representing more than 74,000 members. Each year, the association recognizes a small group of individuals nationwide for their contributions to the association … [Read more...]

New Evening, Online Classes to Start Fall 2011

The University of Central Arkansas will offer new evening and online classes in the Fall 2011 to accommodate working adults. The new evening program will allow individuals to earn a bachelor's degree in the areas of general business, history or speech communication. Additional online courses will be offered for those interested in earning a graduate certificate or master's degree in school … [Read more...]

UCA Announces Honors Scholars for Fall 2011

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College has selected 60 incoming first-year students as its newest class of Honors Scholars. The students were selected from a pool of over 200 applicants, of which 115 were selected for intensive full-day interviews on the UCA campus. Honors Scholars receive UCA's most prestigious scholarship package, reside in a living-learning community in Jefferson W. … [Read more...]