UCA announcing new coding academy

University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway, UCA Board of Trustees Member and President and CEO of Conway Area Chamber of Commerce Brad Lacy, Associate Vice President for Outreach and Community Engagement Shelley Mehl and Arkansas Coding Academy Director Mary Dunlap will announce the establishment of the Arkansas Coding Academy at 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 19 at the Board of Trustees … [Read more...]

Journalism professor to be inducted into Sportswriters Hall of Fame

Dr. Donna Lampkin Stephens, associate professor of Journalism at the University of Central Arkansas, will be part of the 10th class inducted into the Arkansas Sportscasters/Sportswriters Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 9. Stephens, a sportswriter in Arkansas since 1984, will join Rex Nelson, the play-by-play voice of the Ouachita Baptist University Tigers for the last 40 years, who will be … [Read more...]

2015 ‘Scroll’ wins national awards

The 2015 Scroll, the University of Central Arkansas’s yearbook, won three Pinnacle College Media Awards — Best of Collegiate Design, sponsored by the College Media Association. The Scroll won first place in Best Yearbook Division Page/Spread, beating entries from Texas Tech and Miami. It placed second in Best Yearbook Sports Page/Spread, finishing behind Miami and ahead of Rice; and was judged t … [Read more...]

Metova opens intern office at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas has partnered with Metova, Inc. to open an on-campus intern office. The new office will provide student interns with the experience required for gainful employment in one of the many openings in the technology industry, ranging from coding to marketing, available in Arkansas and across the country. “Arkansas has quickly become a top destination for w … [Read more...]

UCA seeks public comment

The University of Central Arkansas seeks comments from the public about UCA in preparation for the university’s periodic evaluation by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), its regional accrediting agency. The public is invited to submit written comments regarding the university to the following address: Public Comment on the University of Central Arkansas Higher Learning Commission 230 S … [Read more...]

UCA nursing department awards scholarships

The Department of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas recently announced the award of four scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students for the 2016-2017 academic year. Scholarship recipients are as follows: Clara M. Forsberg Nursing Scholarship Lauren Hirsch, of Conway, has been selected as the recipient of the Clara M. Forsberg Nursing Scholarship for the 2016-2017 … [Read more...]

UCA selects Lonoke for community development program

The Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas has chosen the city of Lonoke as the 2016 Advanced Year Community. As the 2016 Advance Year Community, Lonoke will undergo a thorough assessment of the community’s challenges and opportunities, with recommendations on how to utilize local assets. “I feel honored that Lonoke was selected as the 2016 Community Dev … [Read more...]

Audit and Finance Committee called meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Audit and Finance Committee will meet in a called meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 16 in Room 309 in Wingo Hall to conduct a fiscal year-end review. No formal agenda is planned. … [Read more...]

UCA launches virtual tour of campus

The University of Central Arkansas is expanding its recruitment toolbox by introducing a new virtual tour of the campus that launched today. Hosted by Youvisit, prospective students and parents can take a walking tour of the campus that includes a 360-degree view and virtual reality component. Users will be able to see videos and pictures to explore various campus stops along the tour. “I’m s … [Read more...]

Spring 2016 graduates announced

The University of Central Arkansas held Commencement on Saturday, April 30 in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center. University officials conferred 978 undergraduate degrees and 204 graduate degrees during three ceremonies. The university awarded Distinguished Professor Emeriti designation to retired professors Dr. Dave Naylor and Dr. Ben McNew. Students who received the Pr … [Read more...]