National Campus Safety Awareness Month

The University of Central Arkansas will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September with weekly events designed to promote safety across the university campus. This is the fifth time the university has observed safety awareness month. “We are partnering with several departments and student organizations to provide the programming and events during National Campus Safety A … [Read more...]

“Brake for Bears” steps out another year

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department and the Student Government Association are promoting pedestrian safety through the “Brake for Bears” campaign scheduled for Wednesday, April 2. Pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists along traffic light crosswalks will receive educational flyers from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. from UCAPD and volunteers. This marks the fourth year and eighth time the UC … [Read more...]

Permanent MedReturn Drug Collection Unit at UCA

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The University of Central Arkansas Police Department has partnered with the Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas National Guard Counterdrug Program, and the Arkansas law enforcement community to establish a permanent MedReturn drug collection program. Members of the UCA community looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe … [Read more...]

Girley fund assists family

Donations collected to assist the family of Jaykwantay Girley reached nearly $5,000, one week after the student's death. Affectionately known as "JJ" to fellow classmates and students, Girley passed away on Wednesday, October 2. He was a full-time freshman student enrolled in the Hughes Residential College and living in Hughes Residential Hall. UCAPD and MEMS personnel located Girley in a … [Read more...]

Cause of student death identified

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS OCTOBER 4, 2013 CONTACT: Jeff Pitchford, vice president for university and government relations, at jeffp@uca.edu or (501) 450-3185. Fredricka Sharkey, associate director for media relations, at fsharkey@uca.edu or (501) 450 -5114. Arch Jones, director of organizational and community services, at ajones@uca.edu or (501) 450-3111. CAUSE OF STUDENT … [Read more...]

Statement regarding Hughes Hall student

STATEMENT FROM UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS PRESIDENT TOM COURTWAY, RONNIE WILLIAMS, VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT SERVICES AND THE UCA POLICE DEPARTMENT (updated 2:28 p.m.) The University of Central Arkansas has released the name of the deceased student found today. Jaykwantay Girley, 18, a full-time freshman student, was a resident at Hughes Residential Hall. Girley enrolled in Fall … [Read more...]

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS SEPTEMBER 3, 2013 CONTACT: Jeff Pitchford, vice president for university and government relations, at jeffp@uca.edu or (501) 450-3185. Fredricka Sharkey, associate director for media relations, at fsharkey@uca.edu or (501) 450 -5114. Arch Jones, director of organizational and community services, at ajones@uca.edu or (501) 450-3111. NATIONAL CAMPUS … [Read more...]

Brake for Bears Takes to Crosswalks

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department and the Student Government Association are promoting pedestrian safety through the “Brake for Bears” campaign scheduled for Wednesday, March 27. Pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists along traffic light crosswalks will receive educational flyers from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. from UCAPD and volunteers. In the United States, 4,280 pedestrians were kil … [Read more...]

UCA Officials Complete Emergency Response Training

The University of Central Arkansas recently completed training to prepare for possible natural and man-made disasters that may impact the campus. More than 200 UCA staff, faculty and administrators took part in National Incident Management System training. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a structured framework used nationwide by governmental and non-governmental agencies to … [Read more...]

UCA Observes National Campus Safety Awareness Month

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The University of Central Arkansas will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month with a series of events designed to promote safety awareness among students, faculty and staff. UCA Police Department is partnering with the UCA Counseling Center,  Student Wellness & Development, and the Student Government Association to provide programing on issues including sexual assault, underage … [Read more...]