UCA student earns second place at statewide competition

A recent University of Central Arkansas graduate captured second place in the 2022 DART Annual Conference undergraduate poster competition. Aaron Moody, who is now pursuing a master’s degree in computer science at UCA, won the award at the event held in Little Rock in May. Moody’s poster outlined his on-going research into using artificial intelligence to summarize text-based comments, su … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre welcomes new managing director

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at the University of Central Arkansas has announced Chad Bradford as its new managing director. “We are Arkansas’ only professional theatre company that focuses on classic and mythic tales. This uniquely positions us to tell imaginative and life-changing stories while promoting UCA’s educational mission,” Bradford said. “Recent studies have proven that arts education … [Read more...]

UCA alumna selected as Miss Arkansas

A University of Central Arkansas alumna has been chosen as the new Miss Arkansas for 2022. Ebony Mitchell, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from UCA in 2019, was selected as Miss Arkansas from a field of 45 contestants. She will represent the state of Arkansas at the 95th edition of the Miss American pageant later in 2022. "It was an indescribable feeling to be c … [Read more...]

UCA graduate students show up big for inaugural Arkansas para track and field meet

Sarah Malakoff was not sure what to expect when she volunteered to help with the inaugural Meet in the Middle event. But by the time she left, the University of Central Arkansas doctoral student realized the experience had solidified her dreams of becoming a physical therapist.  “It was really encouraging to see all the support among the athletes, volunteers and parents,” said Malakoff, a firs … [Read more...]

UCA Honors College students conduct service-learning projects in Mississippi

Serving communities, promoting good citizenship and giving back is the thrust behind a trip for students of the University of Central Arkansas’ Honors at UCA program, who traveled to Biloxi, Mississippi, for several days of community-based, service-learning projects.   Students in the Norbert O. Schedler Honors College joined the efforts of Community Collaborations International, an org … [Read more...]

UCA alumni board adds four new members

The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association has appointed four new members to its board of directors. Carolyn Floyd Ishee ’75, Aaron King ’07, Jeremy Owoh ’03 and Keith Svagerko ’91 will each serve three-year terms beginning July 1, 2022. “We’re excited to add four outstanding members to our board of directors,” said Alison Taylor, executive director of alumni relations. “They each add u … [Read more...]

UCA announces incoming Honors Scholars for Fall 2022

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College has selected more than 100 incoming first-year students to participate in the Honors at UCA program. Seventy-five incoming students have been selected as Norbert O. Schedler Honors College Scholars while a further 27 incoming students have been chosen as University Scholars. Collectively, the first-year students have an average high school grade … [Read more...]

Dean’s List and Presidential Scholars announced for spring 2022

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Presidential Scholars and Dean’s List for spring 2022. Recognition as a Presidential Scholar or Dean's List scholar is based on grades earned during each semester of the regular academic year. Eligibility on the Dean’s List requires at least a 3.5 GPA with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve a 4.0 GPA with a mini … [Read more...]

Jeromy Hunt recognized at Board of Trustees meeting 

Jeromy Hunt, a junior public relations major, was recognized at the May University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees meeting as a Bear CLAWS recipient.  CLAWS is Celebrating the Lofty Achievements of our Wonderful Students. The university began designating students as CLAWS honorees in 2017 to present high-achieving individual students or student groups at board meetings. To date, nearly 40 … [Read more...]

UCA announces May Board of Trustees meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its May meeting at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022, in the Board of Trustees Conference Room. After the meeting, the board members will tour the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts construction site.  Those wishing to view the meeting virtually may do so by using this link. A printable copy of the agenda may be found … [Read more...]