Summer Commencement on Friday, August 7

The University of Central Arkansas will hold Summer Commencement at 7 p.m. Friday, August 7 in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the campus. University administration will confer 242 undergraduate and 250 graduate degrees. UCA President Tom Courtway will deliver a challenge to the graduates. Dr. Steven Runge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees to meet Friday

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a called meeting at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 31 in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, rooms 111/113. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at  Board of Trustees agenda. … [Read more...]

UCA recognized for student retention strategies

(l to r) Sean Sullivan, general manager of Skyfactor Mapworks, presenting a Mapworks Excellence Award to Thomas Bruick, UCA’s campus coordinator for Mapworks

The University of Central Arkansas was one of 10 universities honored by Skyfactor Mapworks with a Mapworks Excellence Award during the organization's annual Mastering Mapworks Summer Conference. The awards recognize institutions through a process of self-nomination. Universities submit information that highlights the many ways they use Mapworks data to build strategic partnerships, develop … [Read more...]

UCA to host 29th annual Community Development Institute

Elected officials and community leaders from across the mid-south will meet at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus on August 3-6 to participate in the annual Community Development Institute (CDI).  Taking place in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, the institute promises to be a rewarding learning experience for participants. Participants will be involved in engaging class … [Read more...]

Professors to be featured on NPR

Two University of Central Arkansas professors will be featured on KUAR's radio show Arts & Letters (89.1 FM) on July 30, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. Fish writer and writing professor Mark Spitzer and biology professor Dr. Reid Adams will appear on the 30-minute program. Hosted by J. Bradley Minnick, the special program will focus on Spitzer’s nonfiction book, Return of the Gar, recently published by t … [Read more...]

Scholarship recipients announced for 2015

The University of Central Arkansas recently announced that approximately 1,130 students will receive academic scholarships starting fall 2015. UCA awards six different academic scholarships to first-time entering freshmen based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. The following scholarships are awarded for up to eight consecutive semesters excluding summer semesters: UCA Out-of-State … [Read more...]

CFAC Dean chosen for Delta Exhibition

TrapezeAnxiety

Terry Wright, dean of the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, is one of the 46 Arkansas artists chosen for the 57th annual Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, scheduled for July 10-Sept. 20 at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Wright’s piece, “Trapeze Anxiety,” is the only tie to UCA selected for the exhibition. “The Delta is widely conside … [Read more...]

UCA receives grant to preserve history of Japanese Americans

The University of Central Arkansas was recently awarded a $75,908 grant from the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program and the National Park Service. UCA was one of 20 institutions across the nation awarded funding from the federal program. The goal of the program is to teach present and future generations about the history of 120,000 Japanese Americans who were relocated from their … [Read more...]

Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas summer productions

UCA Theatre’s Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas (YTCA) has been in full gear with their Summer Intensive Program for young people ages 10-18. This training culminates in a rehearsed performances open to the public on Friday, June 26 at 7:00 PM, and Saturday, June 27, at 2:00 PM in the Bridges/Larson Theatre. This year, the Junior Academy, ages 10-13, will be performing “The Ice Wolf” by Joanna Hal … [Read more...]

UCA hosts ninth annual IT Careers Camp

By Zach Carter Division of University Relations and Creative Services CONWAY – The University of Central Arkansas hosted its ninth annual Information Technology (IT) Careers Camp from June 17 to June 20 on the campus. Approximately 50 high school students from across the state were selected to attend the camp, after submitting applications.  The camp is designed to increase student aw … [Read more...]