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...]

Spring Registration Open for UCA Community Education

NEWS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS DEC. 12, 2011 Contact: Lawana Hawkins, Coordinator of Community Education UCA, Outreach and Community Engagement, at 501.450.5811   SPRING REGISTRATION OPEN FOR UCA COMMUNITY EDUCATION CONWAY - Registration is now open for Spring 2012 Community Education courses offered through Outreach and Community Engagement at the University of Central … [Read more...]

Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts Names 2011 Teachers of the Year

NEWS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS DEC. 12, 2011 CONTACT: Kristy Carter, Interim Executive Director Outreach & Community Engagement, at (501) 450- 3139 or at   Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts Names 2011 Teachers of the Year Little Rock – The Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts (ACTELA) named four teachers of t … [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...]

Percussion Ensemble set for Dec. 8 performance

By Andrew McClain College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Percussion Ensemble will perform in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8. The ensemble, consisting of percussion majors and minors, will perform four pieces for percussion instruments: “Stained Glass,” a work for large percussion ensemble by D … [Read more...]