UCA Economist Receives Award for COVID-19 Work

Jeremy Horpedahl, associate professor of economics at the University of Central Arkansas College of Business, has been recognized for his work to provide accurate coronavirus information and dispel misinformation during the COVID-19 pandemic. The award comes from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, which announced its ten most recent winners across North America on Sunday. Horpedahl … [Read more...]

Amy Denton appointed to UCA Board of Trustees

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson recently appointed Amy Denton to the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees.  Denton serves as director and CEO of Pediatrics Plus.  “On behalf of the entire UCA family, I’d like to welcome Ms. Denton to the Board of Trustees,” said UCA President Houston Davis. “We value her experience, leadership and commitment to the growth and vitality of this institu … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees Announces May Meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its May meeting at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, in the Board of Trustees Conference Room. A printable copy of the agenda may be found at http://uca.edu/botagenda. The Audit and Finance Committee will meet in person at 1:30 p.m, prior to the board meeting, in Wingo 315.  Those wishing to attend the UCA Board of Trustees meeting via … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings and Other Topics

Update from President Houston Davis to students, faculty, and staff The Arkansas Department of Health has provided guidance in response to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) removal of face covering requirements for fully vaccinated individuals except for certain high risk settings. As stated by CDC and echoed by ADH, being fully vaccinated provides substantial protection and far lower l … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Centering Equity Conference

The University of Central Arkansas will host its inaugural Centering Equity Conference on Thursday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. via Zoom. This conference is free and open to the public. UCA President Houston Davis will welcome participants to the conference. Victoria Groves-Scott, dean of the College of Education, will provide opening remarks. “I believe that diversity is a necessary co … [Read more...]

UCA hosts exhibit, reception for ‘United: The Acorn Project’ at Capitol Rotunda

The University of Central Arkansas College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences will host an exhibit reception for “United: The Acorn Project” at the Arkansas State Capitol, second-floor rotunda, on Monday, May 17 at noon. This event is free and open to the public. Guests are asked to enter through the ground-level tunnel on the east side of the building. Masks and social distancing are req … [Read more...]

UCA SPRING COMMENCEMENT SET FOR MAY 7 AND 8

The University of Central Arkansas will hold spring commencement Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8, in the Farris Center on campus.  The times for the ceremonies are as follows: Graduate Ceremony Friday, May 7, 2021 7:30 p.m. Undergraduate Ceremonies Friday, May 7, 2021 5 p.m.—College of Education and College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Saturday, May 8, 2021 9 a.m.—College o … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments are Available to Students

Ahead of summer sessions and the fall semester, the University of Central Arkansas is encouraging students to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccinations represent the best opportunity for life to return to normal. Since April 6, all Arkansans ages 16 and older, including all UCA students, are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Appointments are currently open at UCA Student Health, … [Read more...]

UCA RECOGNIZES SERVICE-LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS THROUGH AWARDS CEREMONY

The University of Central Arkansas Division of Outreach and Community Engagement hosted its sixth annual service-learning award recognition ceremony on April 20, 2021. Three UCA students, two faculty members and one nonprofit community partner were recognized for their outstanding service-learning partnerships in the 2020-21 academic year. Award recipients from the previous academic year were … [Read more...]

UCA SET TO GRADUATE FIRST COHORT OF CERTIFIED ONLINE TEACHERS

The first cohort of five students in the University of Central Arkansas Instructional Technology (ITEC) program is slated to graduate in May.  The 15-hour Online Teaching and Learning graduate certificate program is designed to provide K-12 educators with the knowledge and skills needed to become technology leaders and practitioners who are fully prepared to teach in an online environment. UCA … [Read more...]