UCA announces ‘Allen & Baber: Back at Home’ concert

The University of Central Arkansas announces an acoustic night of star-studded musical entertainment, featuring five highly successful performing artists. Kris Allen, Barrett Baber, Matthew Huff, Adam Hambrick and Hannah Blaylock are all alumni of UCA and will be coming together for one night to perform at their alma mater. The concert will be October 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. and tickets will be … [Read more...]

Executive Director of Development named

Arkansas native Joycelin Randle has joined the University of Central Arkansas Division of Advancement as the new executive director of Development. In this role, Randle will coordinate all development programs such as major gift, annual giving and planned giving programs. She will serve as a principal gifts officer for the university’s top prospects while working collaboratively with college d … [Read more...]

Reynolds 2016-17 tickets on sale Aug. 1

On Monday, August 1 at 10:00 a.m., single tickets to the 2016-17 season in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas will be on sale to the general public. They will be available online at uca.edu/reynolds, at the box office or over the phone at (501) 450-3265. “We’ve had a great deal of interest and support from our subscribers this summer,” said Amanda Ho … [Read more...]

Governor to Open 30th Annual CDI

Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson will open the 30th Annual Community Development Institute (CDI) with a special proclamation beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, August 1 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Elected officials, development professionals and nonprofit leaders will convene at UCA on August 1-5 to commemorate three decades of educating … [Read more...]

Professor Jesse Butler chosen as Fulbright Scholar

University of Central Arkansas Associate Professor Jesse Butler has been selected as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. The Fulbright Program aims to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries, and it is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government. “I am very excited,” Butler said. “This is a trem … [Read more...]

Professor awarded 2016 Porter Fund Literary Prize

University of Central Arkansas Professor Sandy Longhorn is the recipient of the 2016 Porter Fund Literary Prize. The Porter Prize is presented annually to an Arkansas writer with a substantial and impressive body of work that merits enhanced recognition. The $2,000 prize makes it one of the state’s most lucrative as well as prestigious literary awards. Eligibility requires an Arkansas c … [Read more...]

Arkansas Coding Academy announced

The University of Central Arkansas announced on Tuesday the establishment of its new Arkansas Coding Academy (ACA), which will provide turnkey education and training opportunities to individuals seeking new careers in information technology. The new academy is part of UCA’s Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, which is the university’s noncredit, continuing education and outreach uni … [Read more...]

COB maintains prestigious AACSB accreditation

The College of Business at the University of Central Arkansas has maintained its business accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International. “Our approach to maintaining accreditation has been to engage in practices that lead to continuous improvement in all aspects of our work. Our faculty are dedicated to conducting meaningful research, engaging i … [Read more...]

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...]