UCA Students First in Nation to Complete UACIC Program


Seven University of Central Arkansas students were honored recently for being first in the nation to complete the University Associate Certified Insurance Counselor (UACIC) designation program. The University Associate Certified Insurance Counselor designation was created to give college students pursuing an insurance and risk management undergraduate degree the opportunity to attain a new … [Read more...]

The Crisis Mr. Faubus Made Wins Indie Fest Award

The Crisis Mr. Faubus Made: The Role of the Arkansas Gazette in the Central High Crisis, has won a prestigious Award of Merit from The Indie Fest. The 30-minute film, released in 2010, was honored in the Short Documentary category. "Our film shows an important part of American history that has not been fully explained before, and it is gratifying for it to be recognized with an Indie for its … [Read more...]

Professor Bryan Massey Selected for Monument


UCA Professor Bryan Massey Sr. has been commissioned by the University of Arkansas Public Art Oversight Committee to create a monument to honor Silas Hunt, the first black student to attend a major Southern public university when he was admitted to the University Of Arkansas School Of Law in 1948. The Public Art Oversight Committee began seeking established professional artists to send … [Read more...]

Bus Stop to Continue Broadway Series


The Montana Repertory Theatre's production of William Inge's Tony-nominated play Bus Stop will continue the University of Central Arkansas's Broadway Series with a 7:30 p.m. performance on Monday, March 14 in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Bus Stop tells the comedic story of eight characters who find themselves in a weather-enforced layover in a Kansas street corner diner. During the … [Read more...]

UCA Offers New Program In Leadership

The University of Central Arkansas is developing the state's and region's first interdisciplinary doctor of philosophy program in the field of leadership. The new program is slated to begin this fall. "The program will focus on the complex organizations that are found within education and government/non-profit settings. It is specifically geared toward training persons who are already … [Read more...]

UCA Partners with Conway Regional to Build Healthcare Education Center


The University of Central Arkansas and Conway Regional Health System are working together to advance healthcare in the region by establishing a healthcare education center. The UCA Board of Trustees passed a resolution Friday to use property at Western Avenue and College for the construction of The Center for Collaborative Healthcare Education. The building will be shared by the university and … [Read more...]

Darwin Day Celebration Set for March 3

The UCA Biology Department and Pearson Higher Education will host "Darwin Day" on March 3. Darwin Day is a global celebration of science and reason held near the birthday of Charles Darwin, who was born Feb. 12. However, inclement weather forced this year's celebration  to be postponed. The goals for this event are to inform the public about the importance of evolution as the unifying theme o … [Read more...]

Best-Selling Author Nicholas Sparks to Visit UCA


The University of Central Arkansas's Distinguished Lecture Series will continue with literary sensation Nicholas Sparks at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. The evening will include a lecture followed by a question and answer session and a book signing. As one of the world's most loved authors, Sparks has landed at the top of the New York Times Best … [Read more...]

Blood, Sweat & Tears,The Buckinghams to Perform


The University of Central Arkansas's Nostalgia Series will rock out Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. March 4 when The Buckinghams and Blood, Sweat & Tears bring their acts to campus. Blood, Sweat & Tears, formed in New York City in 1967, is known for such 1960s and '70s hits as "And When I Die," "You've Made Me So Very Happy," and "Spinning Wheel," all of which reached No. 2 on … [Read more...]

Lorien Foote Finalist for Lincoln Prize


Lorien Foote, an associate professor of history at the University of Central Arkansas, was among the seven finalists competing for the 2011 Lincoln Prize. The Lincoln Prize is awarded annually for scholarly work on Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War soldier or a subject related to the Civil War era. The winner receives a $50,000 prize. Foote's book, "The Gentlemen and the Roughs: … [Read more...]