UCA hosts 28th Annual CDI

Over 100 community leaders from Arkansas and surrounding states will meet at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus on August 4-8 to participate in the annual Community Development Institute (CDI). Taking place in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, the event promises to be a unique educational experience for elected officials, economic development professionals, nonprofit managers and … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees called meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a called teleconference meeting at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 22. The call will be placed in Room 210 in Wingo Hall on the campus. The call-in number is 1-855-332-4181 and the access code is 4503173. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at uca.edu/botagenda.     … [Read more...]

UCA names chief of staff

CONWAY— University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway announced Thursday that Kelley Erstine will be joining the UCA executive staff effective September 1, 2014. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, a position he has held since July 2008. Mr. Erstine, a native of Sheridan, Arkansas, is a 1979 graduate of UCA with a degree in j … [Read more...]

First Distinguished International Student Scholarship

Ha Ram, Lara Bersano, and Gerson Semedo (BAICA School tutor)

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Office of International Engagement awarded its first ever Distinguished International Student Scholarship to Ha Ram Kim, a student at Buenos Aires International Christian Academy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kim was chosen for this scholarship based on his outstanding academic achievement, as well as his excellent record in community service in acting as … [Read more...]

Physics students receive Blake Lilly Award

UCA students in the Society of Physics Students participate in local “Science Nights” at local elementary schools.

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Society of Physics Students chapter has been selected as a 2014 Blake Lilly Award winner. The award was based on the chapter’s science outreach activities on campus and within the local community. Some of the SPS chapter’s activities include collaborating with other science clubs in the KidsZone during football games and participating Bear Facts Days to … [Read more...]

UCA to gauge potential retail tenant interest

Donaghey Rendering

CONWAY—Today the University of Central Arkansas announced that it will spend the next few weeks determining the level of interest various businesses might have for a possible first phase of the University’s development of the “Donaghey Corridor.” Last year, the UCA Board of Trustees authorized the engagement of an architectural firm to begin initial planning for a mixed-use development along Don … [Read more...]

Marketing professor receives fellow award

Dr. George Solomon (left) presenting Wilford L. White Fellow Award to Dr. Don B. Bradley

The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) awarded Dr. Don B. Bradley III the Wilford L. White Fellow Award at the 59th annual World Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Bradley is currently a Professor of marketing and the executive director of the Small Business Advancement National Center at UCA. Dr. George Solomon, Wilford L. White Fellow Chair, presented the award to Bradley and two … [Read more...]

UCA professor featured in PBS series

duncan-mckinnon

CONWAY—Dr. Duncan McKinnon, visiting assistant professor in anthropology, will appear in a PBS television series this August, Time Team America. Time Team America is a collaboration of numerous individuals conducting archaeological research in North America. The team is composed of media producers, archaeologists, and a suite of scientific specialists and experts that present dynamic stories of … [Read more...]

Cyber robots bring Homeland Security to UCA

Robin Montana Williams

CONWAY—A high ranking official with the Department of Homeland Security will visit the University of Central Arkansas to observe high school students from across the state compete in robotic competitions. Robin “Montana” Williams, branch chief , National Cybersecurity Education & Awareness, Department of Homeland Security, will visit UCA’s Cyber Discovery Camp, hosted by the College of Natur … [Read more...]

Bryant receives citation for Community School of Music Leadership

Sen. Jason Rapert presents citation to Jann Bryant

CONWAY—The Arkansas Senate recognized Jann Bryant, Director of the UCA Community School of Music (CSM) and Coordinator of Music Advising, on May 12 for her years of dedication with the school. Senator Jason Rapert presented Bryant a citation during the Voices of Central Arkansas Spring Concert. Bryant has served the CSM as director since the beginning of the school nearly 25 years a … [Read more...]