UCA hosts 36th annual Community Development Institute 

150 leaders from across the Midsouth attended five-day event The University of Central Arkansas hosted the 36th annual Community Development Institute earlier this month. More than 150 community leaders from across the Midsouth region participated in the five-day training session which culminated in a graduation and award ceremony.  President and CEO of the El Dorado-Union County Chamber of … [Read more...]

UCA first Arkansas college to participate in Collegiate Naloxbox Bystander Rescue Program

UCA, DHS partner to add emergency opioid overdose reversal kits to campus The Arkansas Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Division of Aging, Adult, and Behavioral Health Services (DAABHS) partnered with the University of Central Arkansas to announce UCA has become the first college in Arkansas to participate in the Arkansas Collegiate Network’s Collegiate Naloxbox Bystander Rescue Program. … [Read more...]

UCA alumnus wins music fellowship

Naren Palomino Pardo, a recent University of Central Arkansas graduate, earned the 2022 Clara Wells Fellowship Award from the American Matthay Association at the 64th Annual Matthay Piano Festival.  Palomino is a native of Cochabamba, Bolivia, where he studied music at the Academia Nacional de Música, “Man Césped.” After his graduation, he joined the faculty of the music academy, where he taught … [Read more...]

Two-time alumnus earns prestigious fellowship

A University of Central Arkansas alumnus has been selected to participate in the Southern Regional Education Board’s highly competitive Doctoral Scholars Program. A two-time UCA graduate, Shun Ingram received a Bachelor of Science degree in health education in 2014 before earning a master’s degree in health sciences in 2018. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in health pro … [Read more...]

UCA receives grant from Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council

The University of Central Arkansas has received a $549,537 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) to be used for updating and renovating McAlister Hall.   The renovation is expected to begin in January 2023 and is tentatively scheduled to open before fall 2023.  A collaborative group across multiple disciplines worked on the proposal for more than a year. With … [Read more...]

UCA’s Beta Alpha Psi Chapter Wins First Place in International Competition

UCA students traveled to Orlando, Florida during the last week of July for the Beta Alpha Psi annual meeting of all chapters. Before the meeting started, the students enjoyed an Arkansas BAP Connection breakfast sponsored by the Arkansas Society of CPAs. During the meeting, the students networked, provided community service, attended professional development meetings and participated in … [Read more...]

UCA announces August Board of Trustees meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its August meeting at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 12, in the Board of Trustees Conference Room. Those wishing to view the meeting virtually may do so using this link. A printable copy of the agenda may be found here. The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m., prior to the board meeting, in Wingo Hall, room 315.  … [Read more...]

UCA alumna celebrates her 100th birthday

When she graduated from Arkansas State Teachers College in 1944, Gertrude Jeanne (Harris) Fleming had plans to marry her high school sweetheart, J.E. “Buddy” Fleming, and become a mother and homemaker.  “She got a degree in home economics and her plan was to be a housewife. She wanted to better understand cooking and housekeeping,” her daughter Anna Belle (Fleming) Akers said. “That was not unco … [Read more...]

UCA names executive director of Public Appearances

Horton to oversee new Windgate Center, Reynolds Performance Hall The University of Central Arkansas has named Amanda Horton as executive director of Public Appearances, overseeing the soon-to-open Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts, as well as the Reynolds Performance Hall.  “It’s been an honor to serve the UCA campus and central Arkansas community by presenting world-renowned p … [Read more...]

UCA to host Graduate School commencement

The University of Central Arkansas will hold Graduate School commencement at 6 p.m.,  Friday, Aug. 12, and 9 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13, in Reynolds Performance Hall on the campus.  The university will confer nearly 275 graduate degrees and certificates from the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; College of Business; College of Education; College of Health and Behavioral Sciences; a … [Read more...]