COVID-19 UPDATE: DEC. 2, 2020

Update regarding COVID-19 from President Houston Davis to students, faculty, and staff I hope you all had a restful Thanksgiving Break. As we wrap up class instruction this week and prepare for finals next week, I wanted to send a few important reminders to help us have a smooth transition to Winter Break and a strong start to the spring 2021 semester in around six weeks. ACADEMIC CALENDAR, … [Read more...]

UCA BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNOUNCES DECEMBER MEETING

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. The Audit & Finance Committee will meet at 8:30 a.m., prior to the board meeting, in Wingo 315. Board members will have lunch at the President’s Home immediately following the meeting. A printable copy of the board m … [Read more...]

LEGENDARY UCA PUBLICATION TO RELAUNCH AS TOAD SUCK ÉDITIONS

Best-of edition to include works from 25 members of the UCA community College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Media Office MadHat Press of Cheshire, Massachusetts — a leading publisher of unique contemporary poetry — will launch Toad Suck Éditions, a biannual anthology of poetry, in fall 2021. The launch will provide further publishing credits for writers in the UCA community, as well as … [Read more...]

UCA PROFESSOR WRITES NOVEL, ‘THE LOST SON’

By Travis Gupton Office of University Marketing and Communications Stephanie Vanderslice, professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas, has a new book set for release in 2022 called “The Lost Son.”  The novel centers on the World War II era and is filled with suspense and drama, Vanderslice said.  Vanderslice’s own family history, particularly her step great-g … [Read more...]

PRESERVATION ARTICLE EARNS ART AND DESIGN PROFESSOR AWARD

By Emma Fodor Office of University Marketing and Communications University of Central Arkansas adjunct faculty Ann Ballard Bryan is the recipient of the Ned Shank Award for Outstanding Preservation Publication. Bryan is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Art and Design and teaches History of Architecture, Interiors and Furnishings I & II, Introduction to Historic Preservation and … [Read more...]

COVID-19 UPADATE: NOV. 16, 2020

Update regarding COVID-19 from President Houston Davis to students, faculty, and staff It is hard to believe, but Thanksgiving Break and our last day of in-person classes for the fall semester are less than a week away. With that in mind, I wanted to send a few quick reminders about the academic calendar, study locations and finals, and plans for the spring semester. ACADEMIC CALENDAR AND … [Read more...]

STUDENT AWARDED ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP

By Dahlia Davis Office of University Marketing and Communications University of Central Arkansas graduate student Alyssa Frisby has been named a recipient of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation’s Colonel Filomena Manor Memorial Scholarship. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation is the largest provider of dietetic scholarships, awarding $500 to $10,000 in s … [Read more...]

UCA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GAINS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

By Emma Fodor Office of University Marketing and Communications The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association Board of Directors has welcomed five new members. Jack Bell ’77, Paul Bradley ’06, ’10, Kim Crissler ’84, ’95, Wes Dyson ’08, Maria Kramer ’14, and Lori Melton ’85 are the latest additions to the board. Bell, who is chief of staff for the city of Conway, has been involved in and … [Read more...]

CALLED TELECONFERENCE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a called teleconference at 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 6. Media and guests may call in to the meeting by dialing (855) 332-4181 and using access code 4503173. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at www.uca.edu/botagenda. For more information, contact Amanda Hoelzeman at ahoelzeman@uca.edu or (501) 852-2659. … [Read more...]

UCA PROFESSOR WRITES CHILDREN’S BOOK ON MASK-WEARING

By Travis Gupton Office of University Marketing and Communications With a world still in a pandemic because of COVID-19, one of the big topics is the use of a mask to help protect against the virus.  As K-12 schools reopened, University of Central Arkansas biology professor David Dussourd wanted to assist parents and teachers explain mask-wearing to youngsters. Dussourd recently … [Read more...]