New Dietetic Internship Class announced

The University of Central Arkansas announces the 2014-2015 Dietetic Internship (DI) Class. The DI is a post-baccalaureate, supervised practice program designed to allow students to complete requirements for both the DI and a master’s degree in 15 months. This 15-month program begins in May and concludes in August the following year. The UCA DI is one of only two in Arkansas. Graduates of the … [Read more...]

Deadline for transfer scholarships extended

The fall 2014 Transfer Scholarship application and admission deadline at the University of Central Arkansas has been extended to Monday, June 16, 2014. Students can receive up to $4,000 per year. Transfer scholarships are open to all full-time, first time UCA students who are transferring from an accredited college or university. To be eligible for the UCA Transfer Scholarship, students must … [Read more...]

UCA celebrates its commitment to service and civic engagement

Last week the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) honored faculty, students and members of the community who have demonstrated a commitment to and excellence in service-learning and civic engagement during UCA’s inaugural service-learning awards ceremony. Three UCA students received awards this year. The “Spirit of Humanity” award went to Mariama Laouali Balla, a graduate student in the PhD Lea … [Read more...]

UCA to host nonprofit board training

UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development is partnering with the Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance (ANA) to host The Strategic Board of the Future: Preparing for the Challenges of the Next Five Years. Susan Meier of Meier and Associates will lead this training at UCA’s Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on May 13 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Meier is nationally recognized for her expertise in non … [Read more...]

Fall 2014 Schedler Honors College class announced

The University of Central Arkansas Norbert O. Schedler Honors College has selected 75 incoming first-year students as its newest class of Honors Scholars. The students were selected from a pool of over 200 applicants, of which 120 were selected for intensive full-day interviews on the UCA campus. Honors Scholars receive UCA’s most prestigious scholarship package, reside in a living-learning c … [Read more...]

UCA sends delegation to the MMUN

Thirteen students from the University of Central Arkansas participated in the 54th Annual Midwest Model United Nations (MMUN) Conference in St. Louis on February 19-22, 2014. The UCA delegates, members of the UCA Model United Nations student organization, represented the countries of Nigeria and Spain at the conference. Nearly 500 delegates from 40 colleges and universities - including Alma … [Read more...]

Debate team wins state overall sweepstakes

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 2, 2014 CONTACT: Anthony McMullen, (501) 852-0695, amcmullen@uca.edu; Dr. Larry Dilday, (501) 852-2348, ldilday@uca.edu UCA DEBATE WINS STATE OVERALL SWEEPSTAKES By Brandon Riddle College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY – The University of Central Arkansas International P … [Read more...]

UCA Night of Distinction

Honorable Cliff Hoffman

The University of Central Arkansas hosts its annual awards gala, Night of Distinction, on Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. at the Farris Center on the UCA campus. Night of Distinction is the only black-tie event of its kind in Conway. The highlight of the evening is honoring the recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award and Alumni Service Award. Tommie Sue Anthony, ’63, ’73, and th … [Read more...]

UCA announces week-long disaster effort

The University of Central Arkansas kicks off “Bear Boots on the Ground”, a week-long volunteer disaster recovery effort for tornado victims in Faulkner County. Faculty, staff, students, and alumni volunteers will work daily shifts from Monday, May 5 to Friday, May 9. Volunteers will be broken into two shifts each day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Volunteers can work one or bot … [Read more...]

Health and Behavioral Sciences dean announced

jimmy ishee

The University of Central Arkansas today announced the appointment of the dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Jimmy H. Ishee has been appointed as the dean effective July 1, 2014. "I am pleased that our largest college will be led by a dean as capable as Dr. Ishee. His years of experience both as an administrator and in health care education will serve our university … [Read more...]