UCA STUDENT AWARDED SCHOLARSHIP FROM PLANK CENTER FOR LEADERSHIP IN PUBLIC RELATIONS

University of Central Arkansas student Marco Ramirez has been awarded a scholarship from The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations to attend its 2019 Summit on Diversity and Inclusion to be held in Chicago on Nov. 8. A senior from Bentonville who is double majoring in public relations and communication, Ramirez is one of eight diverse public relations students chosen from universities … [Read more...]

‘LATINOS UNIDOS’ COMES TO UCA FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH

The University of Central Arkansas, The Latino Art Project and the Consul General of Mexico in Arkansas will present “Latinos Unidos,” an art exhibit displaying the works of Latino artists, Sept. 6 through Sept. 27 at UCA Downtown, located at 1105 W. Oak St. in downtown Conway. An opening reception will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at UCA Downtown. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, … [Read more...]

TRAVELIN’ MAN EXHIBIT TO BE HELD AT UCA DOWNTOWN

The University of Central Arkansas’s Division of Outreach and Community Engagement will host the “Travelin’ Man” art exhibit at UCA Downtown, located at 1105 W. Oak St. in downtown Conway, through Aug. 30. An opening reception honoring artist Gene Hatfield will be held 5-7 p.m. Aug. 23 at UCA Downtown. Hatfield, who lived from 1925 to 2017, was a prolific artist, educator and decorated veteran … [Read more...]

COUNTRY MUSIC STAR SARA EVANS TO PERFORM IN UCA’S REYNOLDS PERFORMANCE HALL

County music singer and songwriter Sara Evans will headline the 20th season of Reynolds Performance Hall, located on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, with a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 20. The intimate evening will consist of a performance by Evans, along with two additional musicians and a background vocalist. Evans has had five No. 1 singles, including “Suds … [Read more...]

UCA RAISES MORE THAN $30 MILLION, SHATTERS FUNDRAISING RECORDS 

The University of Central Arkansas set multiple fundraising records in 2018-19, with a $30,051,844 fundraising year and $1,478,259 in private scholarships awarded. This represents a 193% increase over last year’s total giving, setting an all-time record for private dollars raised in a single year. Scholarship dollars awarded increased by more than 20%, with 771 students receiving private … [Read more...]

UCA’S BAUM GALLERY TO HOST DIVERSE EXHIBITION OF THREE ARTISTS THIS FALL

The University of Central Arkansas’s Baum Gallery will host “Cultural Ties: Sonya Clark, Joyce J. Scott and Helen Zughaib” from Aug. 29 through Oct. 11, with an opening reception from 4 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 29, at Baum Gallery. Clark, primarily known as a fiber artist, is a professor of art at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts. Previously, she was a Distinguished Research Fellow in … [Read more...]

UCA BOARD OF TRUSTEES ANNOUNCES AUGUST MEETING

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting Friday, Aug. 16 at 10:30 a.m. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. The following meetings will also take place on Friday, Aug. 16: The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 9 a.m. in Wingo Hall, room 210. The board will have lunch in Wingo Hall, room 210, following the … [Read more...]

UCA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS

The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association Board of Directors welcomes four new members. Corey Parks ’16, ’18; Marilyn Porterfield ’06; James “Blake” Robertson ’10; and Sue Voegele ’62 are the latest additions to the board. Parks is director of economic development at the Conway Area Chamber of Commerce. While a student at UCA, Parks was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, the … [Read more...]

33rd ANNUAL COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE AT UCA CONCLUDES WITH GRADUATION AND AWARDS CEREMONY

A diverse group of over 140 community leaders from the mid-south region participated in the 33rd annual Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas. The five-day training session, held July 29 through Aug. 2, concluded with a special graduation and awards ceremony. Debra Banks, loan officer and marketing manager at the Arkansas Teachers Federal Credit Union, … [Read more...]

UCA, UA-PTC SIGN ‘BEAR PARTNERS’ AGREEMENT

Agreement gives UA-PTC students access to UCA resources University of Central Arkansas President Houston Davis and University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College Chancellor Margaret Ellibee signed a memorandum of understanding today to enter into a “Bear Partners” agreement. The partnership gives UA-PTC students who are pursuing an associate degree access to academic resources at UCA, along … [Read more...]