UCA, COMMUNITY BUILDS STRONGER PARTNERSHIP WITH JUVENILE COURT

The Faulkner County Juvenile Drug Court (FCJDC) announced expanded partnerships with the University of Central Arkansas and other community partners. The announcement was made Thursday on the UCA campus. “Adolescents with substance disorders frequently have mental health disorders, traumatic histories, and other risk factors that present unique challenges for the court. As such, it is i … [Read more...]

UCA, THE SHOPPES AT DONAGHEY HOST CAR MEET SATURDAY, AUG. 12

WHAT:           Car Meet for vintage, hot rods, sports and all kinds of car owners  WHEN:           5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017  WHERE:         Parking lot of The Shoppes at Donaghey DETAILS: The Conway and surrounding community can view vintage, hot rod, sports, classic and all kinds of cars at the Car Meet starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12 in the parking lot of The Shoppes at Do … [Read more...]

UCA TO ANNOUNCE NEW APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement, Arkansas Coding Academy, Arkansas Department of Workforce Services and U.S. Department of Labor will announce the state’s first Information Technology Apprenticeship Program at 2 p.m. Monday, August 14, 2017 at UCA Downtown. UCA Outreach and Community Engagement will also recognize Metova as the first recipient of … [Read more...]

UCA ATHLETICS RECEIVES $1 MILLION PLANNED GIFT

A long-time supporter of the University of Central Arkansas has generously pledged $1 million to UCA Athletics through a planned gift. The $1 million gift will support two important initiatives: a scholarship for women’s athletics and an endowment fund for maintenance of the UCA Strength and Conditioning Center. UCA Director of Athletics Brad Teague said, “On behalf of the division, we are ve … [Read more...]

FAULKNER COUNTY JUVENILE DRUG COURT EXPANDING PARTNERSHIPS

WHO:             Circuit Judge Troy Braswell  University of Central Arkansas WHEN:           10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 WHERE:         Board of Trustees Meeting Room DETAILS: University of Central Arkansas professors, staff and students have partnered with the Faulkner County Juvenile Court and Judge Troy Braswell as they work to rehabilitate at-risk youth in Faulkner County. … [Read more...]

CDI ENDS 31ST YEAR WITH GRADUATION AND AWARDS CEREMONY

The University of Central Arkansas Community Development Institute concluded the 31st year with an awards ceremony and graduation to conclude the five-day training session. Brad Lacy, president and chief executive officer of the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce, received the Bill Miller Award as recognition for his longstanding leadership and support of CDI, which includes many years of service … [Read more...]

ADVANCEMENT ANNOUNCES END OF FISCAL YEAR RESULTS

The funds raised totaled more than $6 million The University of Central Arkansas Division of Advancement raised a total of $6,118,323.17 during the 2016-2017 fiscal year exceeding the goal of $6 million, making this the third-best fundraising year to date. “I am very proud of our development team,” stated Joycelin Randle, executive director of Development. “We were not fully staffed until Novem … [Read more...]

FOUNDATION FOR PHYSICAL THERAPY RECOGNIZES UCA STUDENTS

Students in the University of Central Arkansas Department of Physical Therapy received the Award of Excellence and the Biggest Stretch Award for the 2016-2017 VCU-Marquette Challenge from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The Award of Excellence is given to schools that raise $10,000 or more for the Challenge. UCA also received the Biggest Stretch Special Award for stretching their … [Read more...]

GENE HATFIELD ART EXHIBIT, ‘A LIFETIME OF DISTINCTION, ACHIEVEMENT AND EMERITUS’

The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication and Division of Outreach and Community Engagement are hosting the Gene Hatfield: A Lifetime of Distinction, Achievement and Emeritus art exhibit at UCA Downtown from July 28 through August 25. UCA Downtown, 1105 Oak Street, is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the … [Read more...]

FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER EARNS STATE HONOR

Jeff Standridge has been chosen as AFP Arkansas Chapter’s Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser The Arkansas chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals recently announced Jeff Standridge ’90 as its Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser award recipient. The University of Central Arkansas Division of Advancement nominated Standridge, a member of the UCA Foundation Board of Dir … [Read more...]