UCA Among “Most Desirable Large Schools”


The University of Central Arkansas ranks 23rd among the top 25 "Most Desirable Large Schools" in the Fall 2010 Kaplan/Newsweek "Finding the Right College for You" guide. "Most Desirable Large Schools" category includes schools such as Harvard University, Cornell University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the University of Virginia and the University of Southern … [Read more...]

Deborah Norville to Open Lecture Series

Two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Deborah Norville will open the UCA Distinguished Lecture series on Sept. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Norville's appearance will be the first of four Distinguished Lectures of the 2010-11 Reynolds season. "Tough," "savvy" and "a survivor" are among the words used to describe … [Read more...]

Association of Future Alumni Receives National Recognition

The UCA Association of Future Alumni was recently recognized among the best in the nation for its Freshmen Survival Kit program. The student organization received national recognition for outstanding internal program at the Council for the Advancement and Support for Education (CASE) Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (ASAP) network convention conference held in August in Kansas City, … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Mexican Bi-Centennial Events


The University of Central Arkansas will host several events commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Mexican Independence and the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution. The events are part of Arkansas Celebrates Mexico 2010, a partnership between the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, the city of Little Rock, the city of North Little Rock, the William J. Clinton Foundation, University of … [Read more...]

Bonner Named UCA Distinguished Alumnus


Tom Bonner, a former local TV personality for KARK-TV in Little Rock and senior vice president at Arkansas Children’s Hospital, has been selected as the 2010 recipient of the University of Central Arkansas Distinguished Alumnus Award. In August, the UCA Board of Trustees approved a resolution to recognize Bonner with the award. Bonner, a 1959 graduate, will be formally honored during UCA H … [Read more...]

UCA Promotes Campus Safety

The University of Central Arkansas will kick off National Campus Safety Awareness Month during the UCA Bears football game on Sept. 2. UCA is among several colleges and universities that will promote safety awareness during the month of September. The university is partnering with Security on Campus Inc., a non-profit organization whose goal is to prevent violence, substance abuse and other … [Read more...]

UCA’s Debt Rating Remains Stable


The University of Central Arkansas's debt rating remains stable, according to a recent report by Moody's Investors Service. The stable outlook reflects expectations of a gradual improvement in cash and financial resource levels, management's ongoing successful implementation of cash flow enhancement efforts and continued support from the state, the report states. The university maintained … [Read more...]

Chamber Hosts Conway Daze at UCA

Conway Daze

University of Central Arkansas students got a taste of what the City of Conway has to offer during Conway Daze Wednesday on the UCA campus. More than 30 local vendors lined Bruce Street to share information about their services and products. Students sampled food from local restaurants, received back massages, and learned about opportunities to volunteer in the community. Other activities … [Read more...]

UCA Receives Accreditation from HLC

The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools approved a visiting team's recommendation to accredit University of Central Arkansas for seven years. The 10-member evaluation team conducted a site visit March 8-10. Its goal was to verify the university's self-study findings, make judgments about UCA's compliance with … [Read more...]

Convocation Marks Start of Academic Year

More than 1,000 freshmen were officially welcomed to the University of Central Arkansas Monday during Opening Convocation at Reynolds Performance Hall. The ceremony marked the start of the 2010-2011 academic year. Classes begin Thursday. UCA President Allen Meadors congratulated the students for making the choice to continue their education. Fewer than 20 percent of Arkansans have earned … [Read more...]