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...]

College of Business Receives Target Grant

The College of Business at the University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a $4,000 Target Case Study Grant for a case study competition between finance students. The grant competition allows students to see how an actual corporation approaches defining a business problem and finding solutions.This is the second year the College of Business has received the grant, said Tammy Rogers, interim … [Read more...]

Officers Given Opportunity to Further Education

The University of Central Arkansas will be collaborating with the Criminal Justice Institute to provide law enforcement officers specialized and supervisory courses in the Spring of 2012. The two tracks that are open exclusively to law enforcement officers are: Law Enforcement Administration and Crime Scene Investigation. Officers can obtain Certificates of Proficiency, Technical Certificates … [Read more...]

Graduates Begin New Chapter

Mizuki Sasaki's hometown was devastated in March after an earthquake and tsunami struck the city of Tagajo in northern Japan. Although she was concerned about her family and friends, Sasaki continued to focus on her studies. On Saturday, she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Central Arkansas. Sasaki, 23, was among the more than 700 graduates who received a degree during winter … [Read more...]

Courtway Appointed UCA President

The UCA Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to appoint Tom Courtway as president of the University of Central Arkansas for up to three years. Courtway has been serving as interim president of the university since Sept. 2. Courtway's salary will remain at $162,577 through June 30, 2012. His new salary will be set May 12, 2012. Courtway requested not to receive a contract, severance … [Read more...]

Reynolds Elected UCA Board of Trustees Chairman

Searcy businessman Bobby Reynolds has been named the new chairman of the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. Reynolds was elected to the post Friday during the quarterly board meeting. Reynolds had served as the board's vice-chairman. He was appointed to the UCA Board of Trustees in 2009. Reynolds, 60, owned and operated Reynolds Oil Co. in Searcy for 32 years. He received a … [Read more...]

UCA to Hold Winter Commencement Dec. 17

The University of Central Arkansas will hold its Winter Commencement on Saturday, Dec. 17 in the Farris Health and Physical Wellness Center. University officials will confer 543 undergraduate degrees and 180 graduate degrees during two ceremonies. Commencement for the College of Business, College of Education and the College of Fine Arts and Communications will be held at 10 a.m. Commencement … [Read more...]

Campus Mourns Death of UCA Trustee

The University of Central Arkansas faculty, staff and students mourn the recent passing of UCA Trustee Harold Chakales. Dr. Chakales died Tuesday morning, according to UCA officials. "Dr. Harold Chakales was a man who devoted many years of service to this institution as a member of the Board of Trustees," said UCA Interim President Tom Courtway. "He truly loved the University of Central … [Read more...]

UCA, Conway Emergency Personnel Hold Disaster Exercise

The University of Central Arkansas and the City of Conway emergency personnel took part in an exercise to review the university's emergency operations plans. More than 70 UCA faculty, staff, and administrators participated in "Natural Disaster 2011," a table top exercise designed to generate discussion among UCA officials and Conway fire and police about the university's response to a natural … [Read more...]

PrivacyStar Announces Partnership with UCA’S EPIC Residential College

PrivacyStar,maker of the smartphone application that enables users to manage their mobile device with industry leading privacy features, today announced its participation in the Entrepreneurship, Public Scholarship, Innovation, & Community Engagement (EPIC) Residential College program at University of Central Arkansas(UCA). PrivacyStar will serve as a catalyst to a growing entrepreneurial … [Read more...]