DNP inaugural class introduced

CONWAY—Twelve students have been accepted to the University of Central Arkansas’ inaugural class for the Doctor of Nursing Practice. The twelve students will meet for a one-day orientation on the UCA campus on Monday, June 2 starting at 9 a.m. in the Doyne Health Science Center. The university was approved for the 36-hour practice-focused program in 2013. The program is offered as a pos … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees meeting

MEDIA ADVISORY UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS MAY 28, 2014 CONTACT: Christina Madsen, associate vice president for communications, public relations, and marketing, at or 501-852-2659. Fredricka Sharkey, associate director for media relations, at or (501) 450 -5114. UCA Board of Trustees May meeting CONWAY—The UCA Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. F … [Read more...]

UCA receives $800,000 grant from ANCRC

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Division of Advancement has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) for renovation and restoration of McCastlain Hall on the campus. The grant will be used to restore many of the original features of McCastlain Hall, as well as update technology within the structure. Renovations in the East Commons … [Read more...]

UCA professor named AANP Fellow

CONWAY—Nelda New, assistant professor, has been selected as a 2014 Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. New will be inducted at the organization’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on June 19. Upon induction, New will become the sixth Arkansas nurse practitioner (NP) recognized as an AANP Fellow from a total of 416 nationally. Established by the American Academy of Nurse P … [Read more...]

UCA Public Appearances to celebrate 15th anniversary season

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 13, 2014 PRESS CONTACT: Amanda Horton, (501) 450-3682; Ashley Love, (501) 852-7889;   UCA PUBLIC APPEARANCES TO CELEBRATE 15TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON   CONWAY — UCA Public Appearances will celebrate its 15th season in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance … [Read more...]

Donald Fan joins UCA Confucius Institute Board

CONWAY—Donald Fan joins the UCA Confucius Institute Board of Directors, an advisory council that works to assist in developing and advancing the Confucius Institute. As a member of the Board of Directors, Fan will serve on this advisory council regarding the development and advancement of the UCA Confucius Institute including the Teach Chinese in Arkansas program, which oversees the placement o … [Read more...]

Anhui Normal University delegation at UCA

CONWAY—A delegation from Anhui Normal University (ANU) in China visited the University of Central Arkansas on Tuesday, April 29 to meet with President Tom Courtway and sign Global Education Project and exchange student programs agreements. The Global Education Project (GEP) is a special program that gives students of select universities the opportunity to study for one semester or one academic y … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre prepares to open 8th season

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 12, 2014 CONTACT: Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, (501) 428-4165; ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE TO OPEN 8TH SEASON ON JUNE 5 CONWAY — More than 100 theatre actors, artists and technicians are about to descend on the University of Central Arkansas campus to prepare for Arkansas Sh … [Read more...]

Orientation staff chosen

The Office of Orientation at the University of Central Arkansas recently announced its 2014 Student Orientation Staff Leadership Team. These volunteers will lead the 72 member-Student Orientation Staff (SOS), which is responsible for UCA’s Summer Orientation and Academic Registration (SOAR) program and for Welcome Week activities in August. By the time the Fall 2014 semester begins, each of t … [Read more...]

Nursing Department awards scholarships

The Department of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas recently announced scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Barbara Harpe Nabholz Nursing Scholarship Elizabeth Beck, of Solgohachia, Ark., has been selected as the recipient of the Barbara Harpe Nabholz Nursing Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year. This scholarship endowment was established by the children and … [Read more...]