UCA recognized for communication efforts

University of Central Arkansas was recognized by the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District IV for three of its communication efforts. Honors were bestowed during the annual CASE conference earlier this month. The office of web development received two awards. A silver award was given for UCA's website in the "Best Homepage" category, while an honorable mention … [Read more...]

UCA Names Chief of Staff

University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway announced today that Kelley Erstine will join the UCA executive staff, effective July 1, 2013 as Chief of Staff. A native of Sheridan, Ark, Erstine is a 1979 graduate of UCA with a degree in journalism. Previously, he served UCA as a member of the University’s Board of Trustees, and also served as Vice President for Institutional A … [Read more...]

Brake for Bears Takes to Crosswalks

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department and the Student Government Association are promoting pedestrian safety through the “Brake for Bears” campaign scheduled for Wednesday, March 27. Pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists along traffic light crosswalks will receive educational flyers from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. from UCAPD and volunteers. In the United States, 4,280 pedestrians were kil … [Read more...]

Psi Chi Chapter Wins National Award

The UCA Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, is the 2012-2013 winner of the Ruth Hubbard Cousins Chapter Award. The award will be presented at the Psi Chi/American Psychological Association National Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii in August. This award is given annually to the one chapter that best accomplishes Psi Chi’s mission. The award recognizes the Chapter’s ac … [Read more...]

Professor Emeritus to Receive Prestigious Award

Professor Emeritus Conrad Stanitski will receive the 2013 George Pimentel Award in Chemical Education in April. The award will be presented by at the American Chemical Society at its national meeting in New Orleans on Tuesday, April 9. The award consists of $5,000 and a certificate. Sponsored by Cengage Learning and friends and colleagues of George and Jeanne Pimentel, Stanitski will receive … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Inaugural Girls of Promise Conference

The University of Central Arkansas will host the Women’s Foundation of Arkansas “Girls of Promise” conference on Saturday, April 6 at Lewis Science Center on the campus. The conference will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with registration starting at 8:15 a.m. Cosponsored by the UCA Foundation, Inc., the Girls of Promise conference will feature keynote speaker Kimberly Hambuchen, NASA aeronautics … [Read more...]

Nursing Faculty Member Selected to Attend Policy Session

University of Central Arkansas nursing professor, Mary Garnica, has been selected to attend the inaugural Faculty Policy Intensive (FPI) program of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) scheduled for March 18 to March 21. During the four-day event in Washington D.C., faculty members have the opportunity to enhance existing knowledge of policy and advocacy through sessions that … [Read more...]

UCA Professor Named ATE President

Nancy P. Gallavan, Ph.D., Professor of Teacher Education, College of Education, has been elected to serve as the 2013-2014 president of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE). The theme that Gallavan has chosen for ATE throughout 2013-2014 is “Advancing Teacher Education that Matters in Teaching, Learning, and Schooling” with strands examining characteristics of success, satisfaction, sign … [Read more...]

Spring Break Safety Activities

Safe Spring Break 2013 will take place prior to students leaving campus for Spring Break (March 11-14). The events will consist of several activities designed to provide educational information to students in order to encourage responsible decision-making regarding alcohol and to prevent or reduce the risks involved in the college Spring Break experience. The university's Health and Wellness … [Read more...]

UCA Students Take Top Honors at Regional Competition

The University of Central Arkansas’s chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary organization for Financial Information students and professionals, earned a first place award this month at the organization’s 2013 Southwest Regional Conference in Dallas, Texas. UCA students, Amber Brewer, Kaci Burrow, and Kristen Flynn, were awarded first place in the Best Practices competition in the category of Inn … [Read more...]