Schedler Honors Scholars for fall 2015 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 250 qualified applicants, of which 120 were selected for intensive full-day interviews on the UCA campus. “Evidence suggests that the admissions process that selected these students is among the m … [Read more...]

Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame launches

Arkansas insurance industry leaders, led by Steve Russell, president of Risk Services of Arkansas, along with insurance executives from around the state announce the establishment of the Arkansas Insurance Hall of Fame (AIHF) at the University of Central Arkansas. The AIHF will be housed in UCA’s College of Business. The inaugural ceremony for the first group of inductees is Thursday, October 1 … [Read more...]

UCA receives $3M endowment

The University of Central Arkansas has been awarded $3 million from the Arkansas Commercial Truck Safety and Education Program. The funds will endow a chaired faculty position in the College of Business to support and expand the Supply Chain Logistics Management program, beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year. The Arkansas Highway Commission recently announced the award, along with … [Read more...]

Heber Springs Selected for CDI Program

Heber Springs was selected to host the University of Central Arkansas’ Community Development Institute Advanced Year program in August 2015. Heber Springs was selected through a competitive process of potential communities seeking to work with the CDI Community Development Institute (CDI). The Advanced Year class of CDI focuses on the application of community and economic development principles … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees schedules June 22 teleconference

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will have a teleconference meeting at 4 p.m. Monday, June 22, 2015. The call-in information is on the first page of the agenda, which can be found at - 30 - … [Read more...]

Brad Teague joins Conway Corp Board of Directors


University of Central Arkansas Director of Athletics, Dr. Brad Teague, was recently selected by the Conway Corporation Board of Directors to serve a seven-year term, which began on May 8, 2015. “It's an honor to serve Conway Corporation, which has contributed greatly to our community since the 1920s,” Teague said. “It is a large reason why Conway has thrived over time.” Conway Corporation was … [Read more...]

Carolyn Ishee is new director of planned giving


Carolyn Floyd Ishee has been named the new director of planned giving for the University of Central Arkansas. Ishee, who most recently served UCA as a major gifts officer, has more than 25 years of experience in higher education advancement work, including 17 years at UCA where, in addition to fundraising, she also served as director of alumni and special programs in the late 1980’s. The p … [Read more...]

‘Fiddler’ sells out opening night


Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s sold out for the opening night of Fiddler on the Roof in Reynolds Performance Hall on Wednesday, June 10. Fiddler is being performed on the Reynolds stage in the intimate “in-the-round” configuration, allowing the audience to be as close to the action as possible. “We've set the production in the round with audience on all four sides of the action to include the … [Read more...]

UCA 2015 Service Excellence Award Winners Named

Dr. Monika Alston-Miller

Dr. Monika Alston-Miller of the department of communication won the Teaching Excellence Award and the Public Service Award at the 62nd Annual Service Awards Ceremony. Alston-Miller is the first person in UCA history to win both awards in the same academic year. The Service Awards Ceremony is held to honor and recognize UCA faculty and staff in a special campus presentation. Alston-Miller is … [Read more...]

Demolition crew of dignitaries crash a wall at McCastlain Hall

UCA President Tom Courtway swings a golden sledgehammer to topple a wall during UCA’s ‘wall crashing’ event on June 9 while other UCA guests and dignitaries look on.

One-by-one, officials and dignitaries at the University of Central Arkansas took a swing at a wall in McCastlain Hall in today’s Wall Crashing event commemorating the start of renovations to the historic building. Taking the first swing, Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, led the group of 10 that also included President Tom Courtway, UCA Board of Trustees Chair Brad L … [Read more...]