UCA Theatre Announces Season

Our Town by Thornton Wilder will run February 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17, 2012 at 7:30 pm in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center.  Change comes slowly to the people of Grover’s Corners, as life’s fundamental meaning and significance are contemplated in this Pulitzer Prize winning drama. We follow the Gibbs and Webb families as they come to grips with life’s joys and sorrows in this … [Read more...]

Graduate Assistants Train to Respond to Disasters


More than 20 graduate assistants in the university's Housing Department participated in emergency response and preparedness training at the Faulkner County Office of Emergency Management on Aug. 4-6. The training is a part of the Community Emergency Response Team Program, which educates people about disaster preparedness and how to respond to hazards that may impact their communities. CERT … [Read more...]

UCA Selected for Complete College America’s Challenge

The University of Central Arkansas is one of nine universities selected to participate in a program that would boost the number of Arkansans completing their college degree. Arkansas has been awarded a $1 million grant that will fund efforts to increase college completion. The grant, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is a part of Complete College America's Completion Innovation … [Read more...]

Undergraduates’ Research Examines Health Information Technology


Ten undergraduate students from across the country completed a nine-week competitive research program aimed at improving the overall quality, safety and efficiency of the health delivery system. The program is part of the Computer Science Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) project funded by the National Science Foundation. The University of Central Arkansas was selected earlier this … [Read more...]

Atkinson to Lead Economic and Workforce Development Committee


Tim Atkinson, assistant provost and director of Sponsored Programs at the University of Central Arkansas, has been appointed to co-chair the Economic and Workforce Development Committee with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' Grant Resource Center. The committee's goal is to raise awareness of sponsored programs as a source of financing and capacity building for … [Read more...]

Harding to Teach at UCA


Rush Harding III of Crews and Associates will be teaching at the University of Central Arkansas as a guest lecturer on a volunteer basis during the Fall 2011 semester. Harding will teach a special problems course titled "Fixed Income and Municipal Finance" for the Department of Economics, Finance, and Insurance and Risk Management in the UCA College of Business. The course is designed to … [Read more...]

UCA Celebrates 25th Annual Community Development Institute

Community leaders from across Arkansas and surrounding states will gather at the University of Central Arkansas on August 1-5 to participate in the annual Community Development Institute. This year's CDI is filled with special events to commemorate the 25th annual institute and promises to be a rewarding experience for participants. "We worked hard this year to make the 25th annual CDI an … [Read more...]

Higher Education Leaders to Gather for National Conference

The 65th annual National Conference of Academic Deans will be held on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas on July 28-29. The conference provides continuing education in-service development opportunities for provosts, vice presidents of academic affairs, academic deans and associate deans. Sixty provosts and deans from across the state as well as Minnesota, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, … [Read more...]

Summit Promotes Business Opportunities in China


More than 160 business leaders, educators, and elected officials gathered at the University of Central Arkansas Thursday to hear executives from international firms and the College of Business faculty discuss ways to expand business opportunities in China. Executives from Acxiom, Walmart, and Tyson shared insight on various topics including financial and business startup issues; Chinese legal … [Read more...]

Parrent Joins UCA as VP for Enrollment Management


Dr. Robert Parrent has joined the University of Central Arkansas as the vice president for enrollment management. Parrent, 59, began his new post on July 1. He previously served as the vice president of student affairs at the University of Southern Indiana. Parrent has more than 30 years experience in higher education. He received his doctor of education in higher education administration from … [Read more...]