Masks are required as the campus is at red status.

Forward Arkansas selects UCA in effort to recruit, retain qualified K-12 teachers

The University of Central Arkansas was one of eight Arkansas universities that will participate in a Forward Arkansas program designed to help transform K-12 teacher recruitment, training and retention in the state. The University of Central Arkansas will receive a $100,000 grant as part of the nonprofit’s Educator Preparation Program (EPP) Design Collaborative. “The Forward Arkansas grant pr … [Read more...]

UCA unveils Ronnie Williams Student Center

The University of Central Arkansas honored longtime executive administrator Ronnie Williams by renaming the campus Student Center to the Ronnie Williams Student Center. The name was unveiled in a special ceremony on campus Friday, Dec. 3.  “For this president and for this board to feel that I did something so significant as to have my name attached to this wonderful a blessing,” sa … [Read more...]

UCA announces December Board of Trustees meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its December meeting at 3 p.m., Friday, Dec. 3, in the Board of Trustees Conference Room on campus. Those wishing to view the meeting virtually may do so using this link. A printable copy of the agenda may be found at The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 1:30 p.m., prior to the board meeting, in … [Read more...]

My UCA Story: Building a Career to Champion Wellness

Name: Noah Bandy Hometown: Pocahontas, Arkansas Major/Year: Graduate student, Health Promotion; Class of 2020, Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sports Science Why did you choose UCA? I chose UCA because I attended many of the summer camps that the campus hosted, and I enjoyed the nature and beauty that the campus offered. The central location was a bonus, as I was never too far from fri … [Read more...]

Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA receives $330,337 grant

Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas recently received a $330,337 grant from Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program. The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, and amended by the American Rescue Plan Act. The program includes over $16 billion in grants to shuttered … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Update: Nov. 23, 2021

Update regarding COVID-19 from President Houston Davis to students, faculty, and staff We are a couple of days away from the Thanksgiving holiday, and we know you are all excited to visit with your families, binge-watch your favorite TV shows, catch some holiday sales, and eat some tasty home-cooked meals. As you make these preparations, we wanted to share some exciting campus news.  The … [Read more...]

CeCe Winans to bring Christmas joy to Reynolds in Conway

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes “Christmas with CeCe Winans” at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 10. One of the best-selling and most awarded female gospel artists of all time, Winans will bring Christmas favorites, some of her top hits and new music to Conway. Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in mod … [Read more...]

UCA strengthens commitment to employee wellness

Debuts new Wellness Champion Award The University of Central Arkansas kicked off its annual BeWell initiative with the debut of the newly established UCA Wellness Champion Award.  The UCA Wellness Champion Award recognizes employees who have consistently demonstrated a commitment to develop and promote a culture and environment of wellness at UCA. The university recognizes employee wellness … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Annual Veterans Day Event

The University of Central Arkansas Veterans Committee hosted its annual Veterans Day event in McCastlain Hall on Nov. 11 to honor those who served in the military. This year was even more special because it marked the centennial since the original interment of the Unknown Soldier. Pinnacle Brass, the resident brass quintet of UCA, welcomed attendees with patriotic music and accompanied … [Read more...]

My UCA Story: A Passion for Pediatrics

A biology major looks to a future of practicing medicine as a physician assistant. Name: Hannah Roberson Hometown: Mt. Vernon, Arkansas Major/Year: Biology major, Junior What UCA organizations have you joined? Alpha Sigma Alpha Baptist Colligate Ministry Biology Club Food Recovery Network Pre-PA Club Why did you choose the University of Central … [Read more...]