29th annual CDI concludes with graduation and awards ceremony

(l tor) Kelley Erstine, UCA chief of staff, Shelley Mehl, associate vice president of outreach and community engagement, Mike Preston, executive drector of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Amy Whitehead, director, Center for Community and Economic Development

A diverse group of over 130 community leaders from the mid-south region participated in the 29th annual Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas. The four day training session, held August 3-6, concluded with a special graduation and awards ceremony. The Arkansas Community Development Society (ACDS) was honored with the Friend of Community Development Award, … [Read more...]

UCA Online launches fall 2015

The University of Central Arkansas launches UCA Online beginning with the 2015-2016 academic year. UCA Online offers three undergraduate degree completion programs for individuals with an associate’s degree or at least 60 hours of undergraduate work. The undergraduate degrees are a Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in professional studies with a concentration in health … [Read more...]

Strategic Planning Task Force Retreat

The University of Central Arkansas Strategic Planning Task Force (SPTF) is hosting a two-day retreat at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus. The retreat began at 8:30 a.m. today. The SPTF will also meet on Tuesday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Two members of the Board of Trustees are expected to attend the retreat. - 30 -     … [Read more...]

Summer Commencement on Friday, August 7

The University of Central Arkansas will hold Summer Commencement at 7 p.m. Friday, August 7 in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center on the campus. University administration will confer 242 undergraduate and 250 graduate degrees. UCA President Tom Courtway will deliver a challenge to the graduates. Dr. Steven Runge, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, … [Read more...]

Board of Trustees to meet Friday

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will meet in a called meeting at 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 31 in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, rooms 111/113. A printable copy of the agenda can be found at  Board of Trustees agenda. … [Read more...]

UCA recognized for student retention strategies

(l to r) Sean Sullivan, general manager of Skyfactor Mapworks, presenting a Mapworks Excellence Award to Thomas Bruick, UCA’s campus coordinator for Mapworks

The University of Central Arkansas was one of 10 universities honored by Skyfactor Mapworks with a Mapworks Excellence Award during the organization's annual Mastering Mapworks Summer Conference. The awards recognize institutions through a process of self-nomination. Universities submit information that highlights the many ways they use Mapworks data to build strategic partnerships, develop … [Read more...]

UCA to host 29th annual Community Development Institute

Elected officials and community leaders from across the mid-south will meet at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) campus on August 3-6 to participate in the annual Community Development Institute (CDI).  Taking place in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center, the institute promises to be a rewarding learning experience for participants. Participants will be involved in engaging class … [Read more...]

Professors to be featured on NPR

Two University of Central Arkansas professors will be featured on KUAR's radio show Arts & Letters (89.1 FM) on July 30, 2015 at 8:30 p.m. Fish writer and writing professor Mark Spitzer and biology professor Dr. Reid Adams will appear on the 30-minute program. Hosted by J. Bradley Minnick, the special program will focus on Spitzer’s nonfiction book, Return of the Gar, recently published by t … [Read more...]

Scholarship recipients announced for 2015

The University of Central Arkansas recently announced that approximately 1,130 students will receive academic scholarships starting fall 2015. UCA awards six different academic scholarships to first-time entering freshmen based on high school GPA and ACT/SAT scores. The following scholarships are awarded for up to eight consecutive semesters excluding summer semesters: UCA Out-of-State … [Read more...]

CFAC Dean chosen for Delta Exhibition

TrapezeAnxiety

Terry Wright, dean of the University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, is one of the 46 Arkansas artists chosen for the 57th annual Delta Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, scheduled for July 10-Sept. 20 at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock. Wright’s piece, “Trapeze Anxiety,” is the only tie to UCA selected for the exhibition. “The Delta is widely conside … [Read more...]