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...]

First Impressions Tour assessment in Clarksville completed

Josh Markham presenting First Impressions Tour assessment at Clarksville Chamber of Commerce

The Center for Community and Economic Development at the University of Central Arkansas presented an assessment report based on a First Impressions Tour recently completed in Clarksville, Arkansas. Over the past several months, the Center has worked in Clarksville to assess the physical, social and economic infrastructure of the community from the perspective of an individual completely new to … [Read more...]

‘Wall Crashing’ event

CONWAY—Donning hard hats and wielding sledgehammers, University of Central Arkansas officials will topple a wall to commemorate the start of renovations to the historic McCastlain Hall on the campus. This “Wall Crashing” event is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom. The event commemorates the start of renovation projects at McCastlain Hall that will be funded by grants from … [Read more...]

New Admissions Director comes to UCA


CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas welcomes Courtney Mullen as the new director of the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services. Mullen comes to UCA from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville where she spent nearly seven years in the recruitment and admissions sector. “The University of Central Arkansas has an opportunity to spark excitement within prospective students regarding th … [Read more...]

CFAC receives MAP Fund grant to support opera

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas’s College of Fine Arts and Communication has been granted $32,400 from the Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund in support of commissioning the Little Rock Nine opera. The MAP Fund is primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The MAP Fund granted funds to 37 recipients out of 839 … [Read more...]

UCA receives Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation grant

CONWAY—The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) announced its continued support of the Center for Community and Economic Development at the University of Central Arkansas through a three-year Rural Community and Economic Development Grant for $84,000. This funding is intended to support the Center’s efforts to assist municipal and nonprofit leaders build regional connections and to provide dir … [Read more...]

Professor joins Arkansas Trucking Association Board of Directors


CONWAY—Dr. Doug Voss, associate professor of logistics and supply chain management, will serve on the Arkansas Trucking Association (ATA) Board of Directors. Voss was elected to the 21-member board during the ATA annual conference. He will serve a one-year, renewable term. He will also continue serving on the 40 Under 40 Council with ATA. In 2010, he was a member of the inaugural class of the c … [Read more...]