UCA LAUNCHES RETHINK YOUR DRINK CAMPAIGN

The University of Central Arkansas is launching the Rethink Your Drink campaign on campus during September to educate students, faculty and staff on the harmful effects of consuming sugar-sweetened beverages and to encourage healthier beverage options. The campaign, developed by the Healthy Active Arkansas initiative, is being implemented through a unique collaboration. Jenna Davidson, director … [Read more...]

AST TO ANNOUNCE 2019 SEASON

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theater will announce the 2019 season at the annual Season Reveal Party on Oct. 4, at 6 p.m. at the President’s Home on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. “Our 2019 lineup will thrill veteran AST audience members and is sure to attract newcomers to our festival. Join us Oct. 4th as we reveal titles that will delight and move you next summer,” said Mary Rut … [Read more...]

UCA PARTNERS WITH MIDDLE SCHOOL TO PROVIDE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES

The University of Central Arkansas has begun a partnership with a central Arkansas middle school. UCA’s Department of Psychology and Counseling is collaborating with North Little Rock Middle School’s sixth-grade campus to allow second- and third-year school psychology students to assist with school psychology services at the school. The partnership’s two-fold goal includes: providing a preven … [Read more...]

MEDIA LAW EXPERT FRANK LOMONTE TO BE IN RESIDENCE SEPT. 11-14

Frank LoMonte, who for nearly 10 years was director of the Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C., will visit the University of Central Arkansas as part of the Artist in Residence series Sept. 11 -14. Besides various class presentations, LoMonte will present a public lecture on “Freedom of Information in the Age of Evolving Technology” in Stanley Russ Hall room 103 at 7:30 p.m. Thu … [Read more...]

UCA SERVICE-LEARNING HOSTS VOLUNTEER FAIR FOR STUDENTS

University of Central Arkansas Service-Learning Program will host a student volunteer fair on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, from 1-3 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom room 205. The fair connects students with over 40 nonprofits from Conway and surrounding areas and registered student organizations from UCA. Attendees will learn about local volunteer opportunities ranging from food insecurity, … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP NETWORK KICKOFF EVENT

WHO:             Women’s Leadership Network WHAT:           2018 kickoff featuring Patricia Poulter  WHEN:          Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, 3–5 p.m.  WHERE:         UCA Downtown, 1105 W. Oak St. Conway, AR 72032 DETAILS:      The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host the Women’s Leadership Network (WLN) kickoff event and welcome reception … [Read more...]

UCA HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS

The University of Central Arkansas has named Amanda Hoelzeman as director of media relations. She will begin in that role on Sept. 17. Hoelzeman currently serves as communications director for Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, a non-profit advocacy organization in Little Rock. Prior to being with AACF, Amanda was editor of Little Rock Soirée magazine, editor and marketing … [Read more...]

UCA PROFESSOR ELECTED PRESIDENT OF INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY ORGANIZATION

A University of Central Arkansas professor has been elected president of an international psychology organization. Dr. Dong Xie, associate professor of psychology in UCA’s College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, has been elected president of the Association of Chinese Helping Professionals and Psychologists-International (ACHPPI). Xie will serve his term from 2020-22. ACHPPI is an i … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS INSURANCE HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES 2018 CLASS OF INDUCTEES

The Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame has announced the 2018 class of inductees. Six new inductees will be honored at the 2018 Induction Banquet on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at the Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m. with the ceremony immediately following. Table sponsorships and various levels … [Read more...]

UCA PROFESSOR SELECTED AS KEYNOTE PRESENTER AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

A University of Central Arkansas professor was selected to present the keynote address at an international conference in Vietnam. Dr. John Murphy, professor of psychology and counseling in UCA’s College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, presented at the sixth annual International Conference on School Psychology held Aug. 1-3 in Hanoi, Vietnam. The conference was presented by the Consortium to A … [Read more...]