UCA Receives Accreditation from HLC

The Institutional Actions Council of the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools approved a visiting team's recommendation to accredit University of Central Arkansas for seven years. The 10-member evaluation team conducted a site visit March 8-10. Its goal was to verify the university's self-study findings, make judgments about UCA's compliance with … [Read more...]

Convocation Marks Start of Academic Year

More than 1,000 freshmen were officially welcomed to the University of Central Arkansas Monday during Opening Convocation at Reynolds Performance Hall. The ceremony marked the start of the 2010-2011 academic year. Classes begin Thursday. UCA President Allen Meadors congratulated the students for making the choice to continue their education. Fewer than 20 percent of Arkansans have earned … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Annual Move-In Day

Hundreds of parents and new students converged on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas Sunday morning for the annual Move-In Day. UCA faculty, staff, students and local organizations helped unload vehicles and hauled televisions, clothes, and mini-fridges to dorm rooms. UCA President Allen Meadors greeted the students and their families and helped with the move in. Meadors along … [Read more...]

Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Receives Credentials

A UCA program that focuses on developing pediatric physical therapists has been credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association. The University of Central Arkansas's Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency Program is the first physical therapy residency program in the state and one of six pediatric programs nationally to be credentialed. Other pediatric physical therapy residency programs … [Read more...]

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...]