Activist Afeni Shakur-Davis to Speak at UCA

Revolutionist and activist Afeni Shakur-Davis will give a lecture at the University of Central Arkansas on Feb. 13 at Reynolds Performance Hall. Shakur-Davis, former Black Panther and mother of hip hop artist and actor Tupac Shakur, is the founder of Amaru Entertainment/Records and the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation. Her lecture, "Road to Peace & Empowerment," begins at 7:30 p.m. The event … [Read more...]

MLK Celebration Moves to Farris Center

The location of the statewide celebration of the life of Dr.Martin Luther King has been moved to the Farris Center due to mechanical problems with the stage lift at Reynolds Performance Hall. "A Day of Service" celebration will begin Monday, Jan. 16 at noon. The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission is partnering with the UCA, Hendrix College, Central Baptist College, Conway public … [Read more...]

Farris, Lacy Appointed to UCA Board of Trustees

Governor Mike Beebe announced today the appointment of Elizabeth Farris of Hot Springs and Brad Lacy of Conway to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. Farris will replace Dr. Harold Chakales. Her appointment expires January 14, 2014. She graduated from UCA with a bachelor of business administration degree in 1977. She has served two terms on the UCA Foundation Board and was a … [Read more...]

College of Business Maintains Prestigious Accreditation

The College of Business at the University of Central Arkansas has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International. Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the longest serving global accrediting body for business schools that offer bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in business and accounting. Only 643 schools of business, … [Read more...]

Officials Celebrate “Topping Out” of Bear Hall

University officials hosted a "Topping Out" ceremony Thursday afternoon to celebrate a milestone in the construction of Bear Hall. The ceremony is a tradition in the construction and engineering fields and takes place when the highest piece of steel is placed on a building's frame. However, high winds prevented the beam from being raised. More than 50 students, staff, administrators and … [Read more...]

UCA Site of 2012 “A Day of Service”

The University of Central Arkansas will be the site of this year's "A Day of Service - A Day On, Not Day Off." The statewide celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Monday, Jan. 16 at noon in Reynolds Performance Hall. The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission has decided to move its annual celebration event throughout the state to help get the word out about … [Read more...]

UCA to Host “Topping Out” Ceremony of New Residence Hall

The University of Central Arkansas is hosting a "Topping Out" ceremony of Bear Hall on Thursday, Jan. 12. The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the southwest corner of Bear Hall in the parking lot area. Students, staff, administrators and construction workers will be given the opportunity sign the beam before it is placed on the structure. Individuals can sign the beam between 2:30 - 3 p.m. … [Read more...]

Registration for Classes Open

Registration is still open for the spring semester at UCA. Classes begin Jan. 12. Students can register online through the Banner Self-Service at Enrollment into a closed class or for more than the allowable maximum number of hours may have to be processed in person at the Office of the Registrar front counter in McCastlain Hall. A step-by-step guide to register for classes is … [Read more...]

Travel Author Rick Steves to Speak During Inaugural “Bravo!”

Travel author Rick Steves will be the guest speaker for the inaugural "Bravo!" event on Friday, March 16 at Reynolds Performance Hall. "Bravo!" is a partnership between community volunteers and the College of Fine Arts and Communication to raise funds for the college. Each year, the event will focus on a different department within the college. This year, "Bravo!" will benefit students in the … [Read more...]

UCA Begins Restoration of Ida Waldran

The restoration of a 75-year-old auditorium on the University of Central Arkansas campus is under way. Renovations of Ida Waldran include a lift that will allow access to the stage, new stage stairs, stage floor refinishing, refinishing of auditorium flooring, new seating installation, resurfacing of acoustical panels, and installation of brass railing around the orchestra pit and stage … [Read more...]