UCA AWARDED $500,000 BRIDGES-LARSON FOUNDATION GRANT

Funds to support film, theater, creative writing initiatives The Bridges-Larson Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to the University of Central Arkansas Department of Film, Theatre and Creative Writing in the College of Fine Arts & Communication. Awarded this past fall, the grant is the largest gift in the history of the department, and $100,000 will be awarded over five … [Read more...]

UCA RECEIVES GIFT TO SUPPORT SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HISPANIC STUDENTS

The University of Central Arkansas will receive $50,000 to establish and endow the Drew Marshall Gainor Scholarship for Hispanic students in certain business disciplines. The fund is being established by Lauren and Drew Gainor ’10 in honor of Drew’s late father, Drew Marshall Gainor. “This is an opportunity to leave a legacy to honor my father, the late Drew Marshall Gainor, while extending t … [Read more...]

UCA PROFESSOR HONORED BY ETHIOPIAN CROWN

University of Central Arkansas associate professor Gizachew Tiruneh was recognized by The Crown Council of Ethiopia for his outstanding scholarship on Africa, and particularly for his 2015 book, The Rise and Fall of the Solomonic Dynasty of Ethiopia: Is the Kebra Negast a Time-Bound Document? Tiruneh has been made an officer of the Order of the Star of Honor of Ethiopia, one of the oldest … [Read more...]

MCGEE TO PRESENT SYMPOSIUM AT CONFERENCE

Margaret McGee, associate professor, Department of Physical Therapy, will be presenting a symposium at the American Physical Therapy Association NEXT Conference and Exposition 2018, to be held in Orlando, Florida, June 27-30, 2018. The title of McGee's symposium is “Let’s Go! Fitness Testing to Promote Physical Literacy in Children with Disabilities.” … [Read more...]

UCA STUDENTS AWARDED IN BETA ALPHA PSI REGIONAL COMPETITIONS

The University of Central Arkansas Theta Lambda chapter of Beta Alpha Psi earned a first-place and second-place award at the 2018 Southwest Regional Meeting in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on Feb. 24. Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals with more than 300 chapters on college and university campuses. During the conference, students attended … [Read more...]

UCA HIRES NEW PROVOST

The University of Central Arkansas has named Patricia S. Poulter as its new provost and executive vice president of Academic Affairs. The announcement was made Wednesday, March 14. As the university’s chief academic officer, Poulter will oversee UCA’s six colleges, the Graduate School, the Schedler Honors College and University College. She will also develop a strategic direction and supervise a … [Read more...]

UCA, CONWAY REGIONAL ANNOUNCE $390,000 IN GRANTS TO SUPPORT STATE’S NURSING SHORTAGE

  The University of Central Arkansas and Conway Regional Health System announced their latest partnership today, which is aimed at addressing shortages in the numbers of registered nurses. The Conway Regional Health Foundation is providing a total of $390,000, with $240,000 for student scholarships and $150,000 for faculty development and School of Nursing initiatives. The … [Read more...]

BETSY GREER TO VISIT UCA, LECTURE AS SCHEDLER SCHOLAR-IN-RESIDENCE

Craftivism.com founder, author and artist Betsy Greer will lecture at the University of Central Arkansas McCastlain Ballroom on Monday, March 12. Greer is the 2018 Norb and Carol Schedler Scholar-in-Residence, and her visit is also part of UCA’s celebration of Women’s History Month. The free lecture, titled “Tiny Stitches, Maximum Impact,” is scheduled for 6 p.m. and is open to the public. Atten … [Read more...]

UCA PRESENTS BLACK ALUMNI WEEKEND

The University of Central Arkansas Black Alumni Chapter will host the third Black Alumni Weekend from April 13-15, 2018. The Black Alumni Chapter, an affiliate group of the UCA Alumni Association, was established in 2013 to foster a sense of community among UCA’s black graduates and the alumni community while working to advance the university’s mission. Black Alumni Weekend, which is held every … [Read more...]

UCA’S 24-HOUR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN SURPASSES ALL EXPECTATIONS

By giving donors more options from which to choose, the University of Central Arkansas not only met its goal for its fourth annual Day of Giving but also far exceeded it. During the 24-hour drive Thursday, March 8, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, students and friends easily surpassed the challenge, raising a total of $434,526.95. The 2018 goal was $50,000, but donors were encouraged to make a … [Read more...]