BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO HOLD NOV. 16 WORKSHOP

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold a workshop/planning session from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. The meeting will be held at Copper Grill at 300 East Third Street in Little Rock. There are no action items for consideration. … [Read more...]

METLIFE FOUNDATION FUNDS UCA PARTNERSHIP FOR STUDY ABROAD

Summer Language and Culture Immersion through Ecological Sustainability CONWAY--The University of Central Arkansas has received one of the “100,00 Strong in the Americas” Innovation Fund grant by the MetLife Foundation. With MetLife Foundation’s support, the “100,000 Strong in the Americas” Innovation Fund grant will facilitate a new higher education partnership between the UCA and Instituto Te … [Read more...]

AMUN COMES TO UCA NOV. 17-18

The University of Central Arkansas Department of Political Science will host the 52nd Arkansas Model United (AMUN) Conference Nov. 17-18. The conference's opening plenary session takes place in Ida Waldran Auditorium in Old Main Friday, Nov. 17 at 1 p.m. Approximately 650 high school students and teachers from Arkansas, Missouri and Tennessee are expected to participate in the two-day AMUN c … [Read more...]

UCA HOSTS CONWAY CONVERSATIONS

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host Conway Conversations Tuesday, Nov. 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler Street in Conway. Conway Conversations gives citizens of the community an opportunity to come together to discuss important issues occurring in our community and society. Dr. Candice Barnes, civility … [Read more...]

UCA CLASS TO HOST ‘MEDIA AND DEATH PENALTY’ DISCUSSION

Arkansas journalists who covered this year's executions in Arkansas will visit the University of Central Arkansas Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 3-4 p.m. to discuss their experiences. The session will be held in the McCastlain Ballroom on the campus. The UCA School of Communication’s PR, the Press and Public Affairs class is hosting the event. A panel of journalists including KATV’s Marine Gli … [Read more...]

BARNES AWARDED FOR BEST LITERARY WORK IN ARKANSAS

Dr. Ken Barnes, history professor, won the Booker Worthen Literary Prize from the Central Arkansas Library System. His book, “Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas: How Politicians, the Press, the Klan, and Religious Leaders Imagined an Enemy, 1910-1960,” was published last November by the University of Arkansas Press. In April, it received the J.G. Ragsdale Award, given by the Arkansas Historical Ass … [Read more...]

CONDUCTOR ANNOUNCES GLOBAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP WEEK

Lineup includes more than 16 events and 22 partners assembled to spur new businesses, strengthen existing businesses and inspire makers of all ages   The Conductor is hosting Global Entrepreneurship Week Central Arkansas, a weeklong series of workshops, events, pitch competitions, hands-on STEM activities and panel discussions for entrepreneurs, makers and students of all ages, from all … [Read more...]

UCA NAMED A BICYCLE FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY

The League of American Bicyclists recognized the University of Central Arkansas with a bronze Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM (BFUSM) award, joining more than 180 visionary colleges and universities from across the country. The announcement was made Wednesday. With the announcement of 46 new and renewing BFUs today, UCA joins a cutting-edge group of colleges and universities across the United … [Read more...]

MURPHY INVITED TO FINLAND FOR PRESENTATION

Dr. John Murphy, professor of psychology and counseling, presented an invited training workshop to psychiatrists, psychotherapists, training faculty and graduate students titled, "Solution-Focused Coaching with Children, Teens, and Families." The presentation was Oct. 10-11, 2017 at the Helsinki Brief Therapy Institute in Helsinki, Finland. … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS CODING ACADEMY HOSTS EMPLOYER INFO MEETING

In recognition of National Apprenticeship Week, the Arkansas Coding Academy at the University of Central Arkansas will host its first Employer Informational meeting and open house Thursday, Nov. 16 from 5-7 p.m. at UCA Downtown located at 1105 West Oak Street in downtown, Conway. Earlier this year UCA earned the title of the state’s first Registered Information Technology Apprenticeship P … [Read more...]