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...]

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...]