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...]

National History Day at UCA

On Saturday, April 19, approximately 400 Arkansas middle level and secondary students participated in the National History Day state contest at the University of Central Arkansas. The students who placed first or second in their respective category competitions will advance to the national contest at the University of Maryland scheduled for June 15-19. All of the students competing on Saturday had … [Read more...]

May commencement

The University of Central Arkansas will hold its Spring Commencement on Saturday, May 3 in the Farris Health and Physical Wellness Center on the campus. University officials will confer 927 undergraduate degrees and 199 graduate degrees during three ceremonies. The commencement schedule is as follows: 10 a.m.                       College of Education             … [Read more...]

Response to Sunday night storms

On Sunday, April 27, 2014, the State of Arkansas experienced great devastation in the wake of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. The University of Central Arkansas sits at the heart of Faulkner County, and students, faculty, and staff here feel the pain and grief of those most impacted by these ravaging storms. In response to these events, the entire UCA community is coming together to assist. … [Read more...]

UCA appoints four academic deans

terry wright

The University of Central Arkansas announced today the appointment of academic deans for the College of Business, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Graduate School and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. Dr. Michael Hargis has been appointed dean of the College of Business. Terry Wright has been appointed the dean of the College of Fine Arts and Communication. Dr. Stephanie … [Read more...]