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...]

UCA to Open State's First Residential College for Science and Math

The first residential college in Arkansas with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics will open on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in the fall of 2010. The STEM Residential College will provide opportunities for greater student engagement and serve as a recruiting tool for students seeking a high quality, learning environment in the areas of math, … [Read more...]

UCA Student-Athletes Raise Nearly $5,000 for Haiti

University of Central Arkansas student-athletes raised nearly $5,000 for Haiti Relief at Sunday's Pancake Breakfast at Stoby's Restaurant. The Pancake Breakfast, organized by UCA's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, brought in $4,481.50, which will be donated directly to the American Red Cross to go to Haiti relief. "Our student-athletes did an outstanding job with the breakfast," said Natalie … [Read more...]

Bright Scholarship Endowed for Student Athletes

Family and friends of Doretta Bright and her late husband, Coach Raymond Bright, gathered at the University of Central Arkansas on Saturday to celebrate the $25,000 endowment of a scholarship honoring the late coach’s career. Bright coached football and track for 22 years. In 1949, he began his coaching career. He was the first officially hired junior high coach at Conway Junior High School. From … [Read more...]

UCA Helps Haiti Raises More Than $3,000

UCA professors, staff and students used their talent to raise money for Haiti during the UCA Helps Haiti Benefit Concert on Jan. 23. More than $3,056 was donated to the American Red Cross to assist in relief efforts. In less than an hour, $800 was donated to the cause, with $300 given by Students for the Propagation of Black Culture. "The support of the community, the students, faculty and … [Read more...]

Victor Green Appointed to UCA Board of Trustees

Victor Green, a member of the UCA Foundation, has been appointed to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees. Gov. Mike Beebe appointed the Conway businessman and UCA alumnus on Wednesday to serve a seven-year term on the board. He replaces Patricia Bassett of Sherwood whose term expired. "It is a great honor to be appointed by the Governor to such a prestigious position," Green … [Read more...]

Retirement of Jersey Honor for Pippen

The University of Central Arkansas will retire NBA legend Scottie Pippen's No. 33 jersey Wednesday night during a halftime ceremony. UCA's most recognized alumnus will have his jersey retired in the Farris Center during the UCA-Nicholls State men's basketball game. Pippen wrote in a column Tuesday on the Chicago Bulls' official website that Wednesday's presentation will be emotional for him. … [Read more...]

Cantrells Endow UCA Football Scholarships

The University of Central Arkansas Foundation recently received a $100,000 gift from Paul and Mary Cantrell of Little Rock that will benefit the football program. The Cantrells established the Alumni Scholarship Endowment Fund for Athletics with their gift. This endowment will provide much-needed private scholarships for UCA football players. The establishment of the fund also creates an avenue … [Read more...]