UCA student is Nancy Larson Foundation Scholar

University of Central Arkansas student Kelsey Randell has been named a Nancy Larson Foundation scholar and awarded a $1000 scholarship in recognition of her outstanding academic record and community service. The Nancy Larson Foundation proudly supports students majoring in elementary education across the country by awarding scholarships to deserving students each year. Randell is one out of … [Read more...]

College of Liberal Arts announces first undergraduate research symposium

The students, faculty, and staff of UCA’s College of Liberal Arts announce the first Undergraduate Research Symposium, to be held starting at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 25, in the Student Center on the UCA campus. “I am pleased to see this component of our Educating for Global Engagement (EDGE) initiative move forward with the first College of Liberal Arts Undergraduate Research Symposium,” said … [Read more...]

Super Kids Summer Program at UCA

The College of Education and Department of Early Childhood and Special Education will host “Super Kids 2013,” a camp with three science-driven courses for students entering Grades 1-3. Courses offered this year are: Young Oceanographers and the Ocean – Super Kids will investigate what makes the ocean salty, where the water comes from, and characteristics of ocean creatures. Young Zoolo … [Read more...]

SGA picnic

A picnic for members of the UCA Student Government Association and their families will be today, April 22, 2013 at 6 p.m. at the President’s Home in the backyard. Two or more members of the UCA Board of Trustees may be in attendance. UCA President Tom Courtway and his wife, Melissa, are hosting the event. UCA senior staff also have been invited. … [Read more...]

UCA Night of Distinction

The University of Central Arkansas hosts its annual awards gala, Night of Distinction, on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Farris Center and the only black-tie event of its kind in Conway. The University of Central Arkansas will present the Distinguished Alumni Award to Terry Pillow, Chief Executive Officer of Tommy Bahama, ’76, and Dr. Joe Allison, Research Fellow at Phillips 66, ’ … [Read more...]

Upcoming ceremony to rename Honors College

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College will be renamed the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College in a ceremony on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 2 p.m. in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom. Visitors also can attend the Open House at 1 p.m. in the Honors Center at McAlister Hall, prior to the naming ceremony. The UCA Board of Trustees approved the renaming at its February 2013 … [Read more...]

UCA students and grads screen films at Film Festival

Four UCA student films have been accepted into the 7th Annual Little Rock Film Festival, which will take place from May 15-19 in downtown Little Rock and North Little Rock. The UCA-produced films that were accepted into the festival are “Death of a Superhero,” written and directed by UCA graduate Brandon Bristol; “The Sky Begins to Storm,” a documentary by UCA graduate Ron Walter; “Foot Trackers … [Read more...]

Nursing department awards scholarships

The Department of Nursing at the University of Central Arkansas recently announced the award of four scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students. Johnelle Hunt Scholarship Laura Gillis from Conway, Ark., has been selected as the recipient of the Johnelle Hunt Nursing Scholarship for the 2013-2014 academic year. This scholarship is for a graduate nursing student, enrolled in the nurse … [Read more...]

College of Business professor offers insights

John Bratton, UCA professor of insurance and risk management, provided insights about auto insurance to Bankrate.com in an article that went live today, April 17. The article entitled, “Peek beneath your car insurance rates,” was also picked up by Yahoo! Finance. In the article, Bratton answers a series of questions about auto insurance rates. Bankrate.com enlists university professors acr … [Read more...]

New Rec Field to Break Ground

WHAT: Groundbreaking of student recreational field WHEN:  1:40 p.m., Tuesday, April 16, 2013 WHERE: Far south end of the parking lot east of the HPER Center DETAILS: The groundbreaking ceremony for a new student recreational football field will take place on Tuesday, April 16 at 1:40 p.m. This project will allow intramural teams to play two simultaneous flag football games … [Read more...]