UCA announces December 2023 Board of Trustees meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its December meeting at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 1, in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. 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 9 a.m., prior to the board meeting, in Wingo Hall, room … [Read more...]

UCA Aviation Academy Ready to Take Flight

UCA, City of Conway Partner to Deliver New Flight Training Program The University of Central Arkansas, in partnership with the city of Conway and Conway Regional Airport, will start the new UCA Aviation Academy that will result in private and commercial aviation training, ratings and licensure in spring 2024.  The programs will start in March 2024 and be operated by the UCA Division of … [Read more...]

Bear Essentials food pantry aims for no hungry Bears

According to a recent study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Arkansas has the nation’s highest rate of food insecurity. To help tackle that issue on campus, the University of Central Arkansas offers the Bear Essentials Food Pantry. "Since 2014, the goal of the Bear Essentials Food Pantry has been to combat food insecurity among the UCA community," said Wendy Holbrook, the UCA assistant vice … [Read more...]

Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats to perform in Conway

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall presents Grammy-nominated musician and bass player hall of famer Lee Rocker at the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts on Friday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 pm.  Rocker made his mark singing, playing, standing on, spinning and rocking his giant upright bass as a founding member, along with Brian Setzer and Slim Jim Phantom, of the … [Read more...]

UCA selected for $30 million USDE funding

First Arkansas university to receive GEAR UP state grant The University of Central Arkansas has been selected to receive $30 million in funding through the U.S. Department of Education’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).  This is the first statewide GEAR UP award for Arkansas. UCA will facilitate the seven-year, $30 million grant award. “UCA is pro … [Read more...]

Allyson Dombey visits UCA as artist-in-residence

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas will host creative artist, Allyson Dombey, as an artist-in-residence from Thursday, Nov. 16, to Friday, Nov. 17.  Dombey will hold a public art display and reception in the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts lobby on Friday, Nov. 17, from 5:30-7 p.m. Dombey serves as the CEO of Dombey Design, a … [Read more...]

UCA’s Women’s Leadership Network announces 2024 Leadership Academy Cohort

The Women’s Leadership Network at the University of Central Arkansas has announced its 2024 cohort for the Women's Leadership Academy, a transformative program designed to encourage service through leadership.  A luncheon to announce the new class is Monday, Nov. 13, at Rogue Roundabout in Conway from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contributions from this event will go toward programming for WLA. The W … [Read more...]

UCA celebrates the SCA Class of 1973

As part of its 2023 Homecoming festivities, the UCA Alumni Association celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1973 by inducting members into the prestigious Half-Century Club. The Half-Century Club is a Homecoming tradition that honors alumni who graduated from UCA at least 50 years ago. Held Saturday, October 28, the event featured a brunch for inductees as well as remarks from UCA … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees to attend November 2023 work session

Members of the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet for a work session from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, at the President’s Home. Lunch will be provided to Board of Trustees members. The board will have no action agenda. … [Read more...]

C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference visits UCA

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences will host the C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference on Friday, Nov. 3, through Saturday, Nov. 4. The C.D. Wright Women Writers Conference was established in 2017 to honor C.D. Wright, a native of Arkansas and an internationally renowned poet. Women writers of all l … [Read more...]