UCA to host 61st annual national conference for academic deans

For the seventh straight year, the University of Central Arkansas will host the National Conference for Academic Deans from July 21 to 23 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on campus. More than 50 deans from across the nation are expected to attend, with some coming from as far away as Florida, South Dakota and Minnesota. The conference offers the opportunity for professional development … [Read more...]

UCA presents first alumni service award

The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association today awarded its first service award to Bill Plummer of Plumerville. The service award was designed to honor an individual or couple, who through their deeds or actions, reflect and recognize the importance of the UCA Alumni Association and demonstrate extraordinary commitment, dedication, service and loyalty to the association. Plummer is a … [Read more...]

UCA hosts National Honors Council conference on technology in education

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College today is hosting the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Workshop on Technology in Education. "UCA continues to be a leader in honors college education," said UCA President Lu Hardin in his welcoming remarks this morning. "As the home of the first honors college in Arkansas, UCA is a place other universities consult about how to construct a … [Read more...]

UCA to host 20th Community Development Institute

The University of Central Arkansas will host the 20th annual Community Development Institute (CDI) from July 30th to August 3rd in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus in Conway. CDI trains local officials, board members, and citizens from all walks of life to strengthen their local economies and build communities. UCA is home to the nation's first Community Development … [Read more...]

Inaugural Shakespeare festival draws thousands

Theater patrons purchased almost 3,000 tickets to attend the inaugural Arkansas Shakespeare Festival, which included three productions performed last month at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. "I think any way that you measure it, we had a successful first season," said Matt Chiorini, the festival's producing artistic director. "The audiences were all pleased and excited to find such … [Read more...]

UCA places second in national case study competition

A team from the University of Central Arkansas placed second in a national case study competition sponsored by StudentAffairs.com. "This is another example of UCA students achieving excellence among the best universities in the nation," said UCA President Lu Hardin. The UCA team included Brandi Mair, Rikki Turner, Casey Stephens, and Steven Yeagley, who recently completed their first year in … [Read more...]

UCA student wins major graduate scholarship

Rennie M. Gallo, who graduated last month from the University of Central Arkansas, is among 34 students in the United States to receive a graduate scholarship from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. "Everyone at UCA is very proud of Rennie for her tremendous academic accomplishments," said UCA President Lu Hardin. "This is one of the most selective and prestigious awards in the world, on a par with … [Read more...]

UCA launches Community Language School

The University of Central Arkansas today announced the opening of the UCA Community Language School under the auspices of the UCA Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures within the College of Liberal Arts. "With no foreign language education currently available in local elementary schools, the UCA Community Language School aims to fill an educational gap by providing children … [Read more...]

UCA students dominate Miss Arkansas pageant

Current and former students of the University of Central Arkansas were among the top contenders in the 2007 Miss Arkansas pageant, including the winner, Katie Bailey, who was crowned in Hot Springs on Saturday night. Bailey, the new Miss Arkansas, is enrolled at UCA, where she is a candidate for a Master's degree in Business Administration (MBA). This year's First Runner-Up, Chanley Painter, … [Read more...]

Atkinson appointed interim UCA provost

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin today announced his appointment of Keith Atkinson to be interim provost while a national search is conducted to fill UCA's top academic position. "Keith will provide continued progressive leadership as interim provost during the search process," Hardin said. "I appreciate Dr. Atkinson's willingness to serve during this critical selection period, … [Read more...]