Women’s Giving Circle awards grants

Dr. Ginny Adams (center) being presented a $975 check from UCA First Lady Melissa Courtway and Nan Snow (left to right) on behalf of the UCA Women’s Giving Circle.

The Women’s Giving Circle at the University of Central Arkansas awarded four grants with each focused on programs and initiatives to uplift young girls and women. Established in 2014, the Women’s Giving Circle is a group of alumnae and friends who have pledged to make a difference for UCA through grants for students, faculty and university programs beyond current funding levels. The group emp … [Read more...]

Jazz Ensembles to be in concert Nov. 22

By Carley Conrad College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office  CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Music will host its final jazz ensemble concert of the fall semester on Sunday, Nov. 22, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The 4:30 p.m. performance, free and open to the public, will feature Jazz Ensemble I and II and the UCA Dixieland Band. Larry Jo … [Read more...]

‘How to Educate Global Leaders’ next TEDx Salon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 11/06/15 Contact: Christina Madsen or Kandace Keeney | tedx@uca.edu TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas “How to Educate Global Leaders” Salon Conway, AR – TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas will hold the third TEDx Salon themed “How to Educate Global Leaders” at 6 p.m. on Monday, November 16 in the College of Business, Room 111. David Williamson, International Admiss … [Read more...]

UCA hosts ‘Saving Your Small Town’ Training Event

UCA’s Center for Community and Economic Development is partnering with the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce and the White River Planning and Development District to host Saving Your Small Town: Homegrown Community and Economic Development for North Central Arkansas community leaders. The event is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 at Lyon College in … [Read more...]

UCA and ASU-Beebe sign 17th articulation agreement

University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway and Arkansas State University-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Eugene McKay shake hands after signing the 17th articulation agreement between the two institutions.

  University of Central Arkansas President Tom Courtway and Arkansas State University-Beebe Chancellor Dr. Eugene McKay signed the 17th articulation agreement between the two institutions at a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 5. This signing is the 16th agreement between the institutions for 2015 and marks a total of 17 articulation agreements overall. “We are excited to work in p … [Read more...]

AfterWords to celebrate first-year writers

By Eric Binnie UCA Department of Writing CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Department of Writing will feature the AfterWords awards ceremony, honoring first-year Residential College writers, on Tuesday, Dec. 1. The 4-6 p.m. event, free and open to the public at the Bear’s Dean, just off campus at 235 Farris Road, will feature student readings of the award-winning works, selected … [Read more...]

UCA celebrates Native American Heritage Month

Shawna Cain

The University of Central Arkansas celebrates Native American Heritage Month with two lectures on Thursday, Nov. 12 featuring distinguished Cherokee artists, scholars and Cherokee Nation members Roger and Shawna Cain. They will speak on the use of traditional knowledge in Cherokee Art and the Cherokee River Cane Initiative. The Department of Sociology-anthropology program and the Office of … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Minority Vendor Expo

The University of Central Arkansas will host a Minority Vendor Expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 9 in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of UCA in Conway. The Minority Vendor Expo is designed to give members of the higher education community an opportunity to engage with minority business owners in an effort to learn more about the products and services they have to … [Read more...]

UCA receives Teacher Education Award from SRATE

(L to R) Dr. Nancy Gallavan, professor, Dr. Tammy Benson, chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning, Dr. Terry James, chair of the Department of Leadership Studies, Chris Hogan, clinical instructor and Amy Thompson, program coordinator, from the College of Education receiving the award.

The University of Central Arkansas received the Innovation in Teacher Education Award from the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators (SRATE). The award was given in recognition of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program’s Bug-In-Ear Initiative. The Bug-in-Ear Initiative is a peer coaching intervention that improves instructional behaviors of teacher candidates. Through B … [Read more...]

UCA and ASU-Beebe to sign articulation agreement

MEDIA ADVISORY UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS NOVEMBER 2, 2015 CONTACT: Christina Madsen, vice president for communications, public relations and marketing, at christinam@uca.edu or (501) 852-2659. Fredricka Sharkey, director of media relations, at fsharkey@uca.edu or (501) 450-5114. UCA AND ASU-BEEBE TO SIGN 17th ARTICULATION AGREEMENT WHAT:  The University of Central Arkansas and Arkansas S … [Read more...]