UCA selected as newest member of First Scholars Network

The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation, recently announced the University of Central Arkansas as one of 76 new members of the First Scholars Network for 2023-24. To be selected as a First Scholars Network member, UCA displayed a demonstrated commitment to improving experiences and advancing success for first-generation college … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces 2023 season cast, directors, production dates

The 2023 season of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is set to open June 15 with a production of Shakespeare’s adventure-romance, “The Tempest”  in the new Windgate Center for the Fine and Performing Arts on the University of Central Arkansas campus. The season also includes the madcap comedy, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” opening June 17, and the inaugural musical variet … [Read more...]

UCA students, alums represent UCA at 2023 Miss Arkansas competition

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations University of Central Arkansas students and former holders of the Miss UCA title will be among the 47 contestants who are competing for the title of 2023 Miss Arkansas this week. Contestants arrived in Little Rock on Saturday, June 3, and preliminary competition begins Wednesday, June 6. The contestants will participate in four … [Read more...]

UCA graduate receives Newman Civic Fellowship award

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations Haydyn Hudnall, a spring 2023 University of Central Arkansas graduate, has been named a 2023-24 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to advancing the public purposes of higher education.  The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long program that recognizes community-oriented students who … [Read more...]

UCA announces May Board of Trustees meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its May meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 25, in the Board of Trustees Conference Room. Those wishing to view the meeting virtually may do so using this link. A printable copy of the board agenda may be found here. The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 9 a.m., prior to the board meeting, in Wingo Hall, room 210. … [Read more...]

UCA announces Community Development Pipeline Cohort

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development has selected 25 Northwest Arkansas leaders to participate in the Community Development Pipeline program. The program is designed to provide training and technical assistance to community leaders in Washington and Benton counties. The Community Development Pipeline program is grant-funded by the Walton Family … [Read more...]

UCA student earns prestigious Goldwater Scholarship 

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations University of Central Arkansas student David Adams has been awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year.  Awarded through the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, the Goldwater Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics and … [Read more...]

UCA alumna earns Fulbright Award 

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations A recent graduate from the University of Central Arkansas has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for the 2023-24 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Shelby Morris of McAlester, Oklahoma, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA). Morris earned … [Read more...]

UCA School of Communication Class Takes On Depp v. Heard

When Dylan McLemore watched news coverage of the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial, he saw a legal case with issues that the University of Central Arkansas School of Communication champions: media coverage, reputation management and social media behaviors. So perfectly aligned, in fact, that the UCA associate professor of public relations created a course about the defamation trial this past … [Read more...]

UCA’s Reynolds Performance Hall Announces 2023-24 Schedule

Reynolds Performance Hall has announced a new season of performances including The Barricade Boys straight from London on Sept. 29, the incredible singer and songwriter Ben Folds on Oct. 10, game show favorite Wheel of Fortune LIVE! on Oct. 30, and the smash hit musical The Cher Show on Jan. 21, 2024, along with many other events throughout the year.   Reynolds Performance Hall will feature t … [Read more...]