UCA Hosts Health Care Forum with Congressman Vic Snyder

The University of Central Arkansas sponsored a forum on health care with United States Congressman Vic Snyder on Thursday, August 27th at the Reynolds Performance Hall. Close to 600 people from the UCA community and the general public attended the event and asked questions ranging from what the different options Congress is working on to specific coverages of health care that would and would not … [Read more...]

Anne Jansen Donates Papers to UCA Archives

Anne Jansen, former news anchor at Little Rock television station KTHV Channel 11, has donated her collection of materials to the UCA Archives. Ms. Jansen began her career at KTHV in 1982 and was later promoted to news anchor, a position she held for more than twenty years before she retired in February 2008. According to Jimmy Bryant, director of the UCA Archives, the collection contains the … [Read more...]

UCA Moves Up in National Rankings

The University of Central Arkansas ranks 17th out of 69 public universities in the category of "Best Master's Level Universities in the South", according to the U.S. News & World Report's annual rankings of universities and colleges. UCA ranks 45th out of 117 total institutions in the South, both public and private, representing an increase in ranking from 54th in the previous year's list. … [Read more...]

President Meadors Addresses Freshman Students

On Monday of this week, UCA President Allen Meadors spoke to nearly 1,000 UCA freshman at the opening convocation session for freshman students at the Reynolds Performance Hall. President Meadors told the freshmen that while they didn't have a choice to go to school before, they now have that choice. "You have made the choice to go to college and attend UCA. You now have a burden to be a role … [Read more...]

Beta Alpha Psi Chapter at UCA Wins National Award

The Beta Alpha Psi Chapter at the University of Central Arkansas recently won the National Service Learning Award at the 2009 National Beta Alpha Psi conference in Brooklyn, New York. Students Jessica Rucker, Rachael Foster, and Kristin Vest presented the chapter … [Read more...]

UCA Faculty Member Leads Team Awarded $700,000 NSF Grant

In late July, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded grant funding in excess of $700,000 to a collaborative Arkansas/New York team led by Dr. Barbara Clancy from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA), Cornell University in New York, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The grant, which will cover a three year period, will be used … [Read more...]

Ark. Gov. Beebe addresses CDI at UCA

Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe on August 5 addressed UCA's 22nd Annual Community Development Institute Central. Beebe discussed the important relationship between education and economic development as part of the Arkansas Works Summit initiative. CDI hosted the Faulkner County meeting of the Arkansas Works Summit initiative, which is the 15th county meeting to date. Following Beebe was a … [Read more...]

Grimes presented UCA alumni service award

The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association presented its annual service award to David Grimes of Conway on Friday night. The award is presented to an individual or couple, who through their deeds or actions, reflect and recognize the importance of the UCA Alumni Association and demonstrate extraordinary commitment, dedication, service and loyalty to the association.Grimes, a 1991 … [Read more...]

UCA to host national deans conference

The University of Central Arkansas will host the National Conference of Academic Deans from July 30 to Aug. 1 at Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on campus and the Hilton Garden Inn in Conway. More than 60 college and university provosts, deans and associate deans will be in attendance, with some coming from as far away as Oregon, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois. The three-day conference mixes … [Read more...]

UCA alumna wins Miss Arkansas

Miss Ouachita River Sarah Slocum won the title of Miss Arkansas 2009 Saturday night at Summit Arena in Hot Springs in front of a crowd of 2,000 people. As a result, Slocum won a $20,000 scholarship provided by Ted and Shannon Boy Skokos and more than $50,000 in awards, wardrobe, transportation, and gifts. Slocum, 23, will represent Arkansas at the 2010 Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas and will … [Read more...]