Welcome Week takes off Aug 18

The 2013 Welcome Week kicks off on Sunday, August 18 with freshmen moving into their residence halls and a new way of getting them there. This year’s Move-In Day is split into two groups, one from 8 a.m. to noon and the second from noon to 4 p.m. The first group includes freshmen moving into Baridon, Bear, Carmichael, Conway, and Hughes halls and the second group includes freshmen moving into A … [Read more...]

Delegation from Argentina visits UCA

The University of Central Arkansas Office of International Engagement hosted the Argentina Education and Culture Delegation recently. Members of the delegation arrived on Monday, July 29 and departed on Friday, August 2. Delegation members included: • Dr. Maria Cristina Camacho - Advisor to the Secretary of Labor and Education. Government of the City of Buenos Aires. • Dr. Jorge L Pas … [Read more...]

27th Annual CDI concludes with awards ceremony

Over 100 community leaders from Arkansas and surrounding states participated in the 27th annual Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas. The event, held July 29-August 2, concluded with a special graduation and awards ceremony. The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation was honored with the Friend of Community Development Award, offered each year to an individual or … [Read more...]

UCA to host summer commencement

Summer commencement for the University of Central Arkansas will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 9 at the Farris Center. Degree candidates can pick up cap and gowns and stage cards by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, August 8, 2013. Approximately 425 undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred to degree candidates from all colleges. Students will line up at the Lewis Science Center before … [Read more...]

Psi Chi Chapter receives award

The UCA Chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, was awarded the Ruth Hubbard Cousins Chapter Award at the Psi Chi/American Psychological Association National Convention in Honolulu, Hawaii. Shawn Charlton, associate professor of psychology, was awarded the Advisor of the Year. The UCA Psi Chi chapter was founded in 1970 and has inducted 773 members. Minimum … [Read more...]

Professor appointed to foundation board

Patty Phelps has been appointed to the Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation Board. The Kappa Delta Pi Educational Foundation secures funding and manages endowment programs that advance the goals of the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. The Foundation provides scholarships and grants to educators in their pursuit of excellence. “I am delighted and honored to be asked t … [Read more...]

Students take ARK Challenge

Three students from the University of Central Arkansas are participating in the ARK Challenge for a chance to earn $150,000 in business funding. Matthew Bowlin, Luke Pittman and Lukas Deem, all from Conway, are members of the Impulsive team. Other team members are Dan Fisher, associate professor, and Jon Ulrich, a program developer. They developed Impulsive, a mobile application that acts as a … [Read more...]

Light installation at track and soccer complex

Installation of lights at the track and soccer complex on the University of Central Arkansas campus is underway. The board approved a contract with Techline Lighting to install lights at the track and soccer complex during a June teleconference meeting. Techline Lighting crews began work this week to install the lights around the field located at the corner of Dave Ward Drive and Donaghey … [Read more...]

HPER center groundbreaking ceremony

The Honorable Mike Beebe, University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway, members of the board of trustees, and other city, state and local leaders will take part in a groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10 a.m. for the expansion of the Health Physical Education and Recreation Center (HPER)  project. The groundbreaking ceremony will take place in the current HPER c … [Read more...]

Team Bears Unlimited in final preps for competition

Faculty, staff, students and media representatives were on hand for one of the last rehearsal sessions of Team Bears Unlimited before the team departs for the Imagine Cup in St. Petersburg, Russia. The Imagine Cup is an international technology competition hosted by Microsoft.The four-member team, John White, Ben Tackett, Kyle Eichelberger and Michelle Enfinger, will represent the United … [Read more...]