UCA Among Military-Friendly Colleges and Universities

Military Advanced Education (MAE) has selected the University of Central Arkansas for inclusion in their 4thAnnual Guide to Top Military-Friendly Colleges & Universities. "This guide has become an invaluable tool for both education service officers/specialists and base transition officers when advising their service members about degree and certification opportunities currently available … [Read more...]

UCA Breaks Ground for Bear Hall

UCA officials broke ground on an $18 million resident hall on Dec. 17 during a ceremony near the visitor's stand at Estes Stadium. Bear Hall, a 120,000-square-foot facility, will be the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) facility on campus. UCA President Allen Meadors said the LEED designation is just another step toward UCA becoming a more environmentally responsible … [Read more...]

Winter Commencement Slated Dec. 18

Winter commencement exercises at the University of Central Arkansas are scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 18 at the Farris Center on the UCA campus. More than 700 degrees will be conferred during two ceremonies. Commencement exercises for the Colleges of Business, Education, and Fine Arts and Communication will be held 10 a.m. Graduates from the Colleges of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Liberal … [Read more...]

Old Main Being Considered for National List

One of the university's most beloved landmarks is being considered for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places. Old Main, formerly known as Main Hall, is among the 11 properties in the state under consideration for the designation. The National Historic Register recognizes properties based on its history, architectural, or archaeological significance. The National Parks … [Read more...]

UCA Team Makes U.S. Finals in Microsoft Competition

A software application created by two UCA students to track the speed of a skin lesion's progression to better diagnose and treat skin cancer is among the software designs selected to compete in the U.S. finals of the Imagine Cup. The Imagine Cup is the world's premier student technology competition sponsored and hosted by Microsoft. More than 200,000 teams from over 100 countries participate … [Read more...]

UCA to Break Ground for Bear Hall Dec. 17

UCA officials will break ground on an $18 million residential hall on Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. near the visitor's stand at Estes Stadium. Bear Hall, a 120,000-square-foot five-story facility, will replace Minton Hall, which has been closed for the past three years. The residential hall will include 385 beds, three seminar rooms, two apartments, a large lobby area with a kitchen and laundry and study … [Read more...]

Consul of Education Visits UCA, Announces Scholarships

Consul of Education Dr. Yan Guohua from the Consulate General of the People's Republic of China in Houston met with UCA officials recently to discuss educational opportunities for the university including scholarships for students to study abroad and training Chinese health care professionals. Dr. Yan announced during his visit that the consulate will offer UCA three full scholarships each year … [Read more...]

Glen Campbell to Perform at Reynolds

A native son returns home to Arkansas for a 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12 performance at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Award-winning performer Glen Campbell, a native of Delight (Pike County), will continue the UCA Nostalgia Series with a show that surely will delight his audience with sounds as varied as rock, pop, country, bluegrass and … [Read more...]

Pilot Program Helps Parents, Students

A pilot program administered by the College of Education's Reading Success Center is helping parents and their children improve their English and literacy skills. Dr. Mary Mosley, the director of the center, received a grant from the Faulkner County Literacy Council to obtain electronic materials and programs to assist parents of English Language Learners while their children participate in … [Read more...]

Mashburn Faculty to Examine Arkansas’s Graduation Rates

The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation has formally established an agreement with the Mashburn Center for Learning to write three comprehensive white papers that examine what is working in Arkansas to increase graduation rates at two-year colleges, four-year universities, and high schools. A fourth comprehensive white paper will focus on improving STEM education in Arkansas, with specific focus on … [Read more...]