UCA earns 2024-2025 Military Friendly® School designation

The University of Central Arkansas recently announced today that it has earned the 2024-2025 Military Friendly® School designation with a gold status. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2024-2025 survey with 537 earning special awards for … [Read more...]

UCA establishes College of Science and Engineering 

Also receives  ABET accreditation for engineering physics program The University of Central Arkansas has announced the establishment of the College of Science and Engineering.  The announcement was made during Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting.  The college has also renamed one of its seven departments from the Department of Physics and Astronomy to the Department of Physics, … [Read more...]

UCA announces May 2024 Board of Trustees meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its May meeting at 10 a.m., Tuesday, May 21, 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 315. … [Read more...]

UCA Public Appearances announces 2024-25 season

University of Central Arkansas Public Appearances has announced its new season of performances including Broadway hits “Pretty Woman: The Musical” and “Shrek the Musical,” family-friendly shows such as “Stomp” and “Ghostbusters in Concert” with the Conway Symphony Orchestra, and award-winning musicians including the Indigo Girls, Vitamin String Quartet, Larry Fleet, Straight No Chaser and many … [Read more...]

Ulupinar receives FBI award

FBI Director Christopher Wray presented Mehmet Ulupinar with the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award (DCLA) for his service to the citizens of Little Rock through his work as president of the board for the Arkansas Culture and Dialog Center (ACDC). The award was presented during a ceremony held at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C. in April. Ulupinar is an international admission … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees calls April 26 teleconference

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a called teleconference at 9 a.m., Friday, April 26, 2024. Media and guests may call in to the meeting by dialing (501) 470-7250 and using access code 8391185. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at www.uca.edu/botagenda. For more information, contact Fredricka Sharkey at fsharkey@uca.edu or (501) 852-2659. … [Read more...]

SLL, Slant to host North Carolina poet

The 2023-2024 UCA Visiting Poet Series will conclude on April 16 with a public reading by North Carolina poet Michael Hettich at 7 p.m. in the McCastlain Art Lecture Hall on the UCA campus. The series is jointly sponsored by the School of Language and Literature (SLL) and Slant, the school's international journal of contemporary poetry. A resident of Black Mountain, North Carolina, Hettich is … [Read more...]

WLA, City of Hope Outreach launch initiative for single mothers 

The Women's Leadership Academy Cohort 2024 and City of Hope Outreach (CoHo) have collaborated to launch Single Mothers Accessing Resources Together (S.M.A.R.T.), a series of workshops designed to empower single mothers with community resources.  The workshop series will address the challenges single mothers face when balancing work and family. The first workshop will be on April 27 … [Read more...]

UCA welcomes artist-in-residence Michael Daugherty

Grammy-winning composer Michael Daugherty will be artist-in-residence at the University of Central Arkansas from April 23-24. According to the League of American Orchestras, Daugherty is one of the 10 most performed American composers of concert music internationally. His work has awarded him six Grammy Awards, including Best Contemporary Classical Composition in 2011 for “Deus ex Machina” for … [Read more...]

UCA Police Department Receives Re-Accreditation Status 

The Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police Accreditation Committee has voted to bestow Tier 1 Advanced Re-Accreditation to the UCA Police Department for the next three years.  The Arkansas Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ALEAP) is a voluntary process where police agencies in Arkansas prove their compliance with Arkansas law enforcement’s current best practices or Standards.  An … [Read more...]