Best-Selling Author ReShonda Tate Billingsley To Speak Feb.25

National best-selling author and former news reporter ReShonda Tate Billingsley will speak Thursday, Feb. 25 at the University of Central Arkansas. The lecture and book signing will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom. Billingsley’s topic is "Pursuing your Passion." The event is free and open to the public. Billingsley is a national best-selling author of 18 books, i … [Read more...]

Dedication Held for New College of Business

The University of Central Arkansas's new College of Business was officially dedicated during a reception Feb. 11. The construction of the new $16 million building began in May 2008. Highlights of the building include a 160 seat auditorium, eight tiered lecture halls, two flat classrooms, two computer labs, and 61 faculty offices. The new building also features several conference rooms, a … [Read more...]

CNN's Soledad O'Brien to Speak Feb. 18

Soledad O’Brien, CNN television anchor and correspondent, will speak at the University of Central Arkansas on Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall as part of the university’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Her lecture will be titled, "The Power of Respect." The university is delighted to bring an individual of O'Brien's professional background, said UCA President Allen Meadors. "S … [Read more...]

UCA Professors Awarded Grant for Online Institute

Two University of Central Arkansas professors have been awarded a grant to conduct an online Insurance Education Institute for teachers in South Carolina. Dr. John Bratton, professor of Insurance & Risk Management and the director of Center for Insurance Studies, and Dr. Victor A. Puleo, associate professor of Insurance & Risk Management, were given a $46,410 grant from the Griffith … [Read more...]

Exquisite Corpse Annual Launchapalooza Extravaganza Slated for Feb. 20

The second annual Exquisite Corpse Annual Launchapalooza Extravaganza will debut its second issue Sat., Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. at the Bear's Dean Pizza, 235 Farris Rd. The event is free and open to the public and will feature readings and performances by contributors and editors. The line up includes legendary American writer Andrei Codrescu, Bill Lavender, Philip Martin, John Vanderslice, Terry … [Read more...]

UCA Surpasses $35 Million Campaign Goal

The University of Central Arkansas has announced that it raised $36,765,084 for New Vision, New Century: The Centennial Campaign for UCA, the university’s first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign which ended on Dec. 31. The original goal of $35 million was publicly announced in the fall of 2007, coinciding with the university’s 100-year anniversary. During the course of the five-year fun … [Read more...]

UCA Athletics Unveils New Logo

The University of Central Arkansas, just a few short months away from full NCAA Division I classification, unveiled a new athletics logo on Feb. 5 at a news conference in the board room of Wingo Hall. The primary athletics trademark and the various secondary marks were produced by The Joe Bosack Graphic Design Company and approved by a steering committee made up of a wide range of campus … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees Approves Room, Board Increase

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved a three percent increase in room and board fees for the 2010-11 academic year during its meeting Feb. 5. Diane Newton, vice president of finance and administration, said the three percent increase in room fees is due to the university‘s daunting maintenance list. Currently, repairs to the residence halls and university-owned a … [Read more...]

UCA Announces Dean’s List and Presidential Scholars

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Dean's List and the Presidential Scholars List for the Fall 2009 semester. There were 1,411 students who qualified for the Dean's List. Recognition on the Dean's List requires at least a 3.5 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. This past semester, 793 students were named Presidential Scholars. Students must … [Read more...]

School Psychology Program Granted Full Approval by NASP

The University of Central Arkansas's school psychology programs were recently granted full approval by the National Association of School Psychologists. NASP approval is a vital component of quality assurance and national recognition for UCA's master's and doctoral programs. The NASP approval is good until Dec. 31, 2014. "Both prospective and current students know that NASP approval means … [Read more...]