UCA Police to Join "Booze and Belts" Campaign

The UCA Police Department is joining the Arkansas State Police and local law enforcement agencies around the state for the "Booze and Belts" traffic safety campaign. Law enforcement officers will be stepping up enforcement of traffic safety laws looking for impaired drivers, as well as those who are not buckled up, during the Labor Day holiday beginning Aug. 20. Arch Jones Jr., public … [Read more...]

UCA Among the Best in the South

The University of Central Arkansas ranks17th out of 69 public universities in the category of “Top Public Schools” among regional universities in the South, according to the 2011 Best Colleges rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Overall, UCA ranks 47th out of 121 private and public institutions in the South. The university remains the highest ranked Arkansas public university among reg … [Read more...]

More than 450 Degrees Conferred Aug. 13

More than 450 degrees were conferred during summer commencement held Aug. 13 at the Farris Center. Tyler Morehart, of Fort Smith, gave the student address before hundreds who gathered for the ceremony. Morehart, who received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, told his fellow graduates they are now members of an elite group. “We are no longer teacher and student, but colleagues,” he said … [Read more...]

Commencement Slated for Aug. 13

The University of Central Arkansas's Summer Commencement will take place 7 p.m., Aug. 13 at the Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the UCA campus. More than 450 degrees will be conferred during the ceremony. Tyler Moreheart, a Doctor of Physical Therapy candidate, will give the student address. UCA President Allen C. Meadors will deliver a challenge to the graduates. Katy … [Read more...]

AEDC Receives "Friend of Community Development Award"

The Arkansas Economic Development Commission is the 2010 recipient of the "Friend of Community Development Award" given by the Community Development Institute (CDI) Central at the University of Central Arkansas. The award is given to organizations for their support of community and economic development throughout the state. Maria Haley, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development … [Read more...]

UCA to Become All-Steinway School

The University of Central Arkansas rolled out five new Steinway pianos Friday as the university announced its commitment to become the next All-Steinway School in Arkansas, a distinction achieved by only 118 schools across the globe. For more than 150 years, Steinway & Sons has remained the benchmark by which all other pianos are measured. They remain dedicated to the ideal of making each … [Read more...]

Civil War Scholar to Speak at UCA

Dr. Gary Gallagher, the John L. Nau III Professor of the History of the Civil War at the University of Virginia, will speak at UCA at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 5 in the Student Center. Dr. Gallagher's topic will be “Waging War and Dealing with Defeat: The Confederate Nation and Its Memory.” The lecture is free and open to the public. One of the most widely acclaimed authorities on the Civil War, D … [Read more...]

Community Leaders Talk Economic Development

UCA will host the 23rd annual Community Development Institute Central (CDI) on Aug. 2-6 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. CDI trains community and economic development professionals in Arkansas and surrounding states. It builds the capacity of individuals and communities to positively impact economic and social development. Professionals from chambers of commerce, private and public … [Read more...]

UCA Alumni Association Honors Prince

Conway resident Mickey Prince was recognized as the 2010 recipient of the University of Central Arkansas Alumni Service Award during the alumni association's annual award dinner on Friday, July 23. The award is presented annually to an individual or couple who, through their deeds or actions, reflects the importance of the UCA Alumni Association and demonstrates extraordinary commitment, … [Read more...]

CNSM Students Study in New Zealand

Thirty UCA students and two faculty members explored active volcanoes and toured a cloning lab as part of a study abroad trip to New Zealand. The trip, led by Biology faculty member and New Zealand native Dr. J .D. Swanson, focused on the impact humans have on their environment. The group left for New Zealand May 8 for the 24-day study abroad trip. This was UCA's first trip to the South … [Read more...]