UCA dietetic interns research communities across the state

CONWAY— The University of Central Arkansas Dietetic Internship Program is collaborating with the Arkansas Coalition for Obesity Prevention’s Growing Healthy Communities to provide health assessments in 20 Arkansas communities. Through the internship, students use critical thinking skills to identify strengths, gaps, and opportunities in their selected communities. The information gathered by … [Read more...]

Dream Team offers new alternative to mentoring

conference group photo

Conway, AR —The University of Central Arkansas’ e-Mentoring program, D.R.E.A.M. Team, presented to a standing room crowd of school administrators and elementary, middle, and secondary educators at the Arkansas Association of Alternative Educators (AAAE) Conference in Rogers. The Diversity, Responsibility, Engagement, Academics, Mentorship (D.R.E.A.M.) Team is an Outreach-based program, spo … [Read more...]

UCA hosts 28th Annual CDI

Over 100 community leaders from Arkansas and surrounding states will meet at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus on August 4-8 to participate in the annual Community Development Institute (CDI). Taking place in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, the event promises to be a unique educational experience for elected officials, economic development professionals, nonprofit managers and … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees called meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a called teleconference meeting at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 22. The call will be placed in Room 210 in Wingo Hall on the campus. The call-in number is 1-855-332-4181 and the access code is 4503173. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at uca.edu/botagenda.     … [Read more...]

UCA names chief of staff

CONWAY— University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway announced Thursday that Kelley Erstine will be joining the UCA executive staff effective September 1, 2014. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina, a position he has held since July 2008. Mr. Erstine, a native of Sheridan, Arkansas, is a 1979 graduate of UCA with a degree in j … [Read more...]

First Distinguished International Student Scholarship

Ha Ram, Lara Bersano, and Gerson Semedo (BAICA School tutor)

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Office of International Engagement awarded its first ever Distinguished International Student Scholarship to Ha Ram Kim, a student at Buenos Aires International Christian Academy in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Kim was chosen for this scholarship based on his outstanding academic achievement, as well as his excellent record in community service in acting as … [Read more...]

Physics students receive Blake Lilly Award

UCA students in the Society of Physics Students participate in local “Science Nights” at local elementary schools.

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Society of Physics Students chapter has been selected as a 2014 Blake Lilly Award winner. The award was based on the chapter’s science outreach activities on campus and within the local community. Some of the SPS chapter’s activities include collaborating with other science clubs in the KidsZone during football games and participating Bear Facts Days to … [Read more...]

UCA to gauge potential retail tenant interest

Donaghey Rendering

CONWAY—Today the University of Central Arkansas announced that it will spend the next few weeks determining the level of interest various businesses might have for a possible first phase of the University’s development of the “Donaghey Corridor.” Last year, the UCA Board of Trustees authorized the engagement of an architectural firm to begin initial planning for a mixed-use development along Don … [Read more...]

Marketing professor receives fellow award

Dr. George Solomon (left) presenting Wilford L. White Fellow Award to Dr. Don B. Bradley

The International Council for Small Business (ICSB) awarded Dr. Don B. Bradley III the Wilford L. White Fellow Award at the 59th annual World Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Bradley is currently a Professor of marketing and the executive director of the Small Business Advancement National Center at UCA. Dr. George Solomon, Wilford L. White Fellow Chair, presented the award to Bradley and two … [Read more...]

UCA professor featured in PBS series


CONWAY—Dr. Duncan McKinnon, visiting assistant professor in anthropology, will appear in a PBS television series this August, Time Team America. Time Team America is a collaboration of numerous individuals conducting archaeological research in North America. The team is composed of media producers, archaeologists, and a suite of scientific specialists and experts that present dynamic stories of … [Read more...]