UCA Site of 2012 “A Day of Service”

The University of Central Arkansas will be the site of this year's "A Day of Service - A Day On, Not Day Off." The statewide celebration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be held Monday, Jan. 16 at noon in Reynolds Performance Hall. The Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission has decided to move its annual celebration event throughout the state to help get the word out about … [Read more...]

UCA to Host “Topping Out” Ceremony of New Residence Hall

The University of Central Arkansas is hosting a "Topping Out" ceremony of Bear Hall on Thursday, Jan. 12. The event will begin at 3 p.m. in the southwest corner of Bear Hall in the parking lot area. Students, staff, administrators and construction workers will be given the opportunity sign the beam before it is placed on the structure. Individuals can sign the beam between 2:30 - 3 p.m. … [Read more...]

Registration for Classes Open

Registration is still open for the spring semester at UCA. Classes begin Jan. 12. Students can register online through the Banner Self-Service at my.uca.edu. Enrollment into a closed class or for more than the allowable maximum number of hours may have to be processed in person at the Office of the Registrar front counter in McCastlain Hall. A step-by-step guide to register for classes is … [Read more...]

Travel Author Rick Steves to Speak During Inaugural “Bravo!”

Travel author Rick Steves will be the guest speaker for the inaugural "Bravo!" event on Friday, March 16 at Reynolds Performance Hall. "Bravo!" is a partnership between community volunteers and the College of Fine Arts and Communication to raise funds for the college. Each year, the event will focus on a different department within the college. This year, "Bravo!" will benefit students in the … [Read more...]

UCA Begins Restoration of Ida Waldran

The restoration of a 75-year-old auditorium on the University of Central Arkansas campus is under way. Renovations of Ida Waldran include a lift that will allow access to the stage, new stage stairs, stage floor refinishing, refinishing of auditorium flooring, new seating installation, resurfacing of acoustical panels, and installation of brass railing around the orchestra pit and stage … [Read more...]

College of Business Receives Target Grant

The College of Business at the University of Central Arkansas has been awarded a $4,000 Target Case Study Grant for a case study competition between finance students. The grant competition allows students to see how an actual corporation approaches defining a business problem and finding solutions.This is the second year the College of Business has received the grant, said Tammy Rogers, interim … [Read more...]

Officers Given Opportunity to Further Education

The University of Central Arkansas will be collaborating with the Criminal Justice Institute to provide law enforcement officers specialized and supervisory courses in the Spring of 2012. The two tracks that are open exclusively to law enforcement officers are: Law Enforcement Administration and Crime Scene Investigation. Officers can obtain Certificates of Proficiency, Technical Certificates … [Read more...]

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...]