UCA Maintains NCATE Accreditation

The Professional Education Unit of the College of Education at the University of Central Arkansas has been granted continuing accreditation by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). NCATE is one of the two organizations approved by the U.S. Department of Education to offer accreditation to professional education units. UCA has maintained its NCATE accreditation … [Read more...]

75 Years of Ida Waldran Auditorium

Wednesday marks the 75th anniversary of the Ida Waldran Auditorium. Ida Waldran Auditorium opened on May 23, 1937 and has become one of UCA's most recognizable facilities on campus. Ida Waldran, located in Old Main, has been the host location of significant people and events including the opening ceremonies of the Women's Army Corps Branch No. 3 in 1943, a vocal concert by President Truman's … [Read more...]

Fant, Burns Named Employee of the Year

Charlotte Fant and Larry Burns are the recipients of the 2012 Employee of the Year Award. The award is given each year in recognition of the employee's dedication and service to the university. The awards were presented at the recent Employee Appreciation Reception. Fant was named the Classified Employee of the Year and Burns was recognized as the Non-Classified Employee of the Year. … [Read more...]

Adcock Appointed to Board of Trustees

Gov. Mike Beebe has appointed Robert "Bunny" Adcock to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. Adcock, of Conway, will replace Trustee Scott Roussel who resigned on May 6. Adcock is the vice chairman and member of the Board of Directors for Centennial Bank. "I am really excited about serving on the UCA Board of Trustees," Adcock said. "...I've told people that of all the jobs … [Read more...]

Two UCA Students Receive Fulbright Award

Brittany Edwardes and Kathy Hill of the University of Central Arkansas have been awarded the Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarship, the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced recently. Edwardes and Hill are among the more than 1,700 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad for the 2012-2013 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. … [Read more...]

UCA Students Fare Well in Media Contest

The University of Central Arkansas's Vortex earned the General Excellence award for literary magazines in the recent Arkansas College Media Association awards. The award highlighted a strong showing by UCA writing and journalism outlets. "I'm delighted," said Garry Craig Powell, the faculty adviser for Vortex. "It's a testament to the talent, passion and dedication of our students that we so … [Read more...]

UCA Public Appearances Announces 2012-13 Season

Fifteen performances are scheduled for the 2012-13 UCA Public Appearances season at the University of Central Arkansas. The season has been tweaked a bit and is divided into three series (Broadway, Pops and A Night Out at Reynolds) and two Distinguished Lectures. "Our biggest departure from last year's format is changing the Nostalgia Series into our new Pops Series," said Jerry … [Read more...]

UCA Gala to Honor Distinguished Alumni

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation will host its second annual Night of Distinction on Saturday, May 12. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the HPER Center on the UCA campus. The annual gala and awards ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of distinguished alumni. Sen. Stanley Russ and the late James Bridges will be named the 2012 Distinguished Alumni. Sen. Stanley Russ, who … [Read more...]

Graduates Pause to Give Thanks

University of Central Arkansas graduates had to complete one last assignment before receiving their degrees during commencement Saturday in the Farris Center. UCA President Tom Courtway asked the graduates to take a moment to write a thank you note to those who helped them get to this point in their lives. The university provided note cards, pens, envelopes and postage to mail the … [Read more...]

UCA Remains an Educational Value

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a $161.6 million operating budget for the 2012-13 fiscal year Friday during its meeting. The budget calls for a 2.08 percent, $5.32 per credit hour, increase in tuition and fees. UCA would be fifth in overall cost - tuition, fees, room and board - among the other state institutions based on the new tuition and fees, said UCA … [Read more...]