UCA Hosts 2012 National Conference of Academic Deans

The University of Central Arkansas will host the National Conference of Academic Deans from July 12-13 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus and the Hilton Garden Inn in Conway. This two-day conference attracts provosts, vice presidents for academic affairs, deans and associate deans from colleges and universities across the nation. Dr. Ann Die Hasselmo, president of the … [Read more...]

UCA Students Build Relationships in Rwanda

A group of UCA students, faculty and Rwanda Presidential Scholars spent three weeks teaching science lessons to primary students and visiting sites of the Rwanda genocide. The students interacted with teachers and conducted hands-on, inquiry-based science activities with fifth graders at a school in Kigali. They led several science experiments including  an activity about water molecules and an … [Read more...]

Youth Theatre to Present Performances

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Liz Parker, 501-450-5092     YOUTH THEATRE OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS TO PRESENT PERFORMANCES   The Youth Theatre of Central Arkansas, sponsored by the UCA Theatre Foundation, will present two short plays on Thursday and Friday, July 12 and 13 at 7:00 pm in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center.   The Junior … [Read more...]

UCA Launches Website Refresh

The University of Central Arkansas has launched a refresh of its website uca.edu. The updated site features content that visitors are looking for and easier navigation. The new site uses information from Google analytics to determine what is most important for the home page, said Brent Passmore, director of web development. “The site features responsive design, a method of designing content t … [Read more...]

UCA STEMTeach Program to Begin Fall 2012

The University of Central Arkansas is among three state universities selected to implement UTeach in the fall. UTeach is part of STEM Works, an initiative of Gov. Mike Beebe's Workforce Cabinet designed to bring systemic change to teaching and learning in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines. The UTeach program originated at the University of Texas at … [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 spring 2012 semester. There are 750 students who are named Presidential Scholars and 1,186 students who are Dean's List recipients. Students must achieve a 4.0 grade point average with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours to receive the recognition of Presidential Scholar. Recognition … [Read more...]

Officials to Continue Testing of Burdick Hall

Classes will not be held in Burdick Hall until a toxicology firm has completed its testing of the building, according to UCA officials. Classes have been moved to another location on campus. One professor and at least six students complained of feeling ill about 10:40 a.m., Friday. The building was evacuated. No one was transported to the hospital. The building was reopened for faculty and … [Read more...]

Burdick Afternoon Classes Relocated

Afternoon classes in Burdick Hall have been moved to the Speech Language Pathology building due to further testing of the Burdick building.  Burdick is open to faculty and staff. One professor and at least six students complained of feeling ill about 10:40 a.m., Friday. The building was evacuated. No one was transported to the hospital. Officials with the Conway Fire Department, MEMS, the … [Read more...]

UCA to Host Reception, Public Reading for International Conference

The University of Central Arkansas will assist in hosting the 12th International Conference on the Short Story in English. This conference, held every two years, brings together renowned writers of fiction from all over the globe including Ireland, France, England, the Netherlands, Australia, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Portugal, Canada, Indonesia, and the United States. The event will feature … [Read more...]

Provost Announces New Appointments

Interim Provost Steve Runge has announced two new appointments to the Office of the Provost. Dr. Kurt Boniecki has been appointed as the associate provost for instructional support. Dr. Wendy Castro has been named the director of assessment. They will begin their new positions on July 1. Boniecki received his master's and doctorate degrees in social psychology at the University of Florida in … [Read more...]