UCA RECEIVES FUNDING AWARD TO SUPPORT RESEARCH ON CANCER SURVIVORSHIP

The University of Central Arkansas has been approved for a funding award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) in the amount of $49,940. Dr. Lisa VanHoose, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, will serve as project lead. The funds will be used to build a partnership of individuals and groups who share a desire to advance patient-centered outcomes … [Read more...]

AUTHOR CARA BROOKINS TO VISIT UCA AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR C.D. WRIGHT CONFERENCE

By Des’ree Dallmann College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Cara Brookins, keynote speaker for the inaugural C.D. Wright Women’s Writers Conference and author of Rise: How a House Built a Family, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as part of the conference on Saturday, Nov. 4. An author from Little Rock, Brookins will give the keynote lecture at 12:15 p.m. in … [Read more...]

UCA ARCHIVES TO DISPLAY BLOCK/HENDERSON COLLECTION

The UCA Archives will display all the materials held in the Block/Henderson Collection from Oct. 16-27. This collection was created to preserve the many letters and cards of condolence, and banners of condolence that were sent to the UCA Community after the fatal shootings of two UCA students, Chavares Block, 19, and Ryan Henderson, 18, on Oct. 26, 2008. Visitors to the UCA Archives will be … [Read more...]

UCA BEAR BOOTS ON THE GROUND REACTIVATES

Bear Boots on the Ground, a disaster response initiative at the University of Central Arkansas, has been reactivated to work in flood and hurricane-stricken areas in Texas. A delegation of students, staff and faculty will travel to the Houston area from Oct. 18-22 to perform mud-out work. The group will work with Southern Baptist Disaster Relief. “Bear Boots on the Ground was reactivated … [Read more...]

BOARD OF TRUSTEES CALLED MEETING WEDNESDAY

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a called teleconference at 9 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 11. The call will be placed in Wingo Hall, Room 210. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at www.uca.edu/botagenda. … [Read more...]

UCA ALUM RECEIVES 2017 TRIO ACHIEVER AWARD

The Arkansas Association of Student Assistance Programs (AASAP), the state association for federal TRIO programs, named Delayna Griffin as the 2017 Arkansas TRIO Achiever. Griffin was honored at the TRIO Achiever Banquet held October 1, 2017 at the Four Points by Sheraton Little Rock Midtown where she received a plaque in recognition of her successes and spoke on the key role Upward Bound … [Read more...]

UCA DEBATE AND FORENSICS TEAM FINISHES SECOND

The University of Central Arkansas Debate and Forensics began its 2017-18 season with a second-place overall finish at the Weevil Wars Debate Tournament, held October 6-8, 2017, at the University of Arkansas at Monticello. The team competed against students from twenty different colleges and universities from seven states. With more than 180 participants, tournament organizers believe that the … [Read more...]

UCA HONORED BY MINORITY ACCESS, INC. FOR SECOND YEAR

The University of Central Arkansas was approved to be honored as an institution committed to diversity for 2017 by Minority Access, Inc, a nonprofit organization committed to increasing diversity, decreasing disparities and reducing incidences of environmental injustices. This is the second consecutive year that UCA has earned the distinction of being an Exemplary College/University Committed … [Read more...]

UCA DEPARTMENTS COLLABORATE FOR THE CARE OF KIDS

For the past year, the University of Central Arkansas Elementary, Special Education and Literacy (ELSE), Occupational Therapy (OT) and Service-Learning programs have collaborated for the benefit of caring for kids with special healthcare needs through the UCA Bears for Care Program. The Bears for CARE Program, which is part of the WE-CARE Network, is dedicated to providing central Arkansas … [Read more...]

UCA’S BEARBONES TROMBONE CHOIR SETS OCT. 17 CONCERT

By Des’ree Dallmann College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas trombone choir, BearBones, will be in concert Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The 7:30 p.m. event is free and open to the public. “This is the first performance of the year, and this is the biggest we have ever been,” said Dr. Justin Cook, assist … [Read more...]