UCA Launches Website Refresh

The University of Central Arkansas has launched a refresh of its website uca.edu. The updated site features content that visitors are looking for and easier navigation. The new site uses information from Google analytics to determine what is most important for the home page, said Brent Passmore, director of web development. “The site features responsive design, a method of designing content t … [Read more...]

UCA STEMTeach Program to Begin Fall 2012

The University of Central Arkansas is among three state universities selected to implement UTeach in the fall. UTeach is part of STEM Works, an initiative of Gov. Mike Beebe's Workforce Cabinet designed to bring systemic change to teaching and learning in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. The UTeach program originated at the University of Texas at … [Read more...]

UCA Announces Dean’s List and Presidential Scholars

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and the Presidential Scholars List for the spring 2012 semester. There are 750 students who are named Presidential Scholars and 1,186 students who are Dean's List recipients. Students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours to receive the recognition of Presidential Scholar. Recognition … [Read more...]

Officials to Continue Testing of Burdick Hall

Classes will not be held in Burdick Hall until a toxicology firm has completed its testing of the building, according to UCA officials. Classes have been moved to another location on campus. One professor and at least six students complained of feeling ill about 10:40 a.m., Friday. The building was evacuated. No one was transported to the hospital. The building was reopened for faculty and … [Read more...]

Burdick Afternoon Classes Relocated

Afternoon classes in Burdick Hall have been moved to the Speech Language Pathology building due to further testing of the Burdick building.  Burdick is open to faculty and staff. One professor and at least six students complained of feeling ill about 10:40 a.m., Friday. The building was evacuated. No one was transported to the hospital. Officials with the Conway Fire Department, MEMS, the … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Reception, Public Reading for International Conference

The University of Central Arkansas will assist in hosting the 12th International Conference on the Short Story in English. This conference, held every two years, brings together renowned writers of fiction from all over the globe including Ireland, France, England, the Netherlands, Australia, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Portugal, Canada, Indonesia, and the United States. The event will feature … [Read more...]

Provost Announces New Appointments

Interim Provost Steve Runge has announced two new appointments to the Office of the Provost. Dr. Kurt Boniecki has been appointed as the associate provost for instructional support. Dr. Wendy Castro has been named the director of assessment. They will begin their new positions on July 1. Boniecki received his master's and doctorate degrees in social psychology at the University of Florida in … [Read more...]

Monroe Among New Superstars of Southern Art

Mark Monroe, a recent graduate from the College of Fine Arts and Communication, was recognized in a recent issue of The Oxford American as one of the "100 under 100" New Superstars of Southern Art. The magazine featured 100 most talented and up-and-coming artists in the South who paint, photograph or draw. The group was selected by art gallery directors, gallery owners, curators, critics and … [Read more...]

UCA Ranks Among Top 50 in National Board Certified Teachers

The University of Central Arkansas was ranked 28th among the top 50 institutions of higher education to produce 2011 National Board Certified Teachers, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. UCA produced 33 National Board Certified Teachers in 2011. Three other Arkansas universities also ranked among the top 50. National Board Certification requires classroom … [Read more...]

UCA Officials to Continue Testing of Burdick Hall

University of Central Arkansas officials will be taking additional measures to ensure that Burdick Hall is safe for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Officials announced Friday there will be additional testing following an incident in Burdick Hall. The building was evacuated Thursday morning after several students reported feeling ill. The building's air system was inspected. Results from … [Read more...]