UCA SCHOOL OF NURSING DONATES EQUIPMENT

The University of Central Arkansas School of Nursing recently has donated personal protective equipment to Conway Regional Health System and Arkansas Pediatrics of Conway. The donation to Conway Regional was made on April 1 and included 150 isolation gowns, 400 surgical masks and 200 surgical caps, as well as 6,000 small, 6,000 medium, 6,000 large and 5,600 extra-large gloves. The equipment was … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Update regarding COVID-19 from President Houston Davis to students, faculty, and staff As we enter the final weeks of the spring semester, I wanted to send you a few very important updates about grading, refunds, and summer courses. I will first address plans for how we will assign grades, as we are getting many questions about this topic. This week, which is our first full week of online … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE CANCELS 2020 SEASON

The University of Central Arkansas has cancelled Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Actors, directors, designers and crew members were set to arrive in Conway in early May to begin the process of creating the three shows in AST’s 14th season, “As You Like It,” “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” and “Into the Woods.” Public performances … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Update: Friday, March 27, 2020

Update regarding COVID-19 from President Houston Davis to students, faculty, and staff As spring break draws to a close, we wanted to send a quick note to campus with a few reminders about the remaining weeks of the spring 2020 semester. The Governor and the Arkansas Department of Health stated this week that we are likely eight or more weeks from the peak of the COVID-19 outbreak in Arkansas. … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Update: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Update regarding COVID-19 from President Houston Davis to students, faculty, and staff During the last few days, our campus community has faced some significant challenges and changes as we adapt to the circumstances with COVID-19. As you are aware from updates in the last couple of days from the Governor and the Arkansas Department of Health, we are likely still six to eight weeks from the peak … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Update: Sunday, March 22, 2020

Update regarding COVID-19 from President Houston Davis to students, faculty, and staff Earlier today, we were notified that a UCA employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee’s last time on campus was Monday, March 16, after which the employee was telecommuting, as advised in our March 16 communication to faculty and staff. Following Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) guidelines, … [Read more...]

LAURELS & STRIPES 2020 CANCELLED

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the cancellation of its annual Laurels & Stripes scholarship gala originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020, in response to COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the state of Arkansas have discouraged large gatherings. Laurels & Stripes had already sold 600 tickets. All tickets and sponsorships purchased … [Read more...]

SCHEDULE CHANGES FOR REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL

In consideration of current guidance from health officials and the social distancing efforts being put into motion by the University of Central Arkansas, Reynolds Performance Hall will cancel some upcoming events and reschedule others for the 2020-21 season. The following performances will be affected: "Celtic Angels Ireland," originally scheduled for March 16, is being rescheduled for the … [Read more...]

COVID-19 Update: Friday, March 13, 2020

Update regarding COVID-19 from President Houston Davis to students, faculty, and staff We know there have been many questions since our communication yesterday regarding class cancellations, moving to online delivery, and the continued operation of the university. This update provides additional details on previous communications and seeks to answer many of the questions that we have received. … [Read more...]

UCA AMENDS ACADEMIC SCHEDULE, CANCELS SOME EVENTS

University of Central Arkansas President Houston Davis announced Thursday that UCA has cancelled classes Friday, March 13 through Monday, March 16, in response to COVID-19. Class cancellation is allowing the university to set “social distancing” in motion and gives faculty time to transition their classes to online. The amended academic schedule is as follows: Friday, March 13 through … [Read more...]