In photos: UCA celebrates graduates at commencement

The Farris Center at the University of Central Arkansas was a site of celebration and recognition May 5-6 as the University awarded more than 1,160 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies. Revisit the excitement of commencement with this gallery of photos. … [Read more...]

UCA Volunteers Help Clean Up Little Rock Tornado Damage

Members of the University of Central Arkansas community gave their time to help cleanup neighborhoods in Little Rock devastated by the March 31 tornado outbreak. The 27 volunteers were part of Bear Boots on the Ground, a UCA volunteer organization, that worked alongside the nonprofit City Center to remove debris and clean up yards for local residents. The group, made up of students and … [Read more...]

UCA celebrates Doyne Legacy Society donors

The University of Central Arkansas recently hosted its annual Doyne Legacy Society brunch at Buffalo Alumni Hall on the UCA campus.  The April 21 event welcomed new members and celebrated the 118 total members who are part of the Doyne Legacy Society, made up of individuals who have committed to including UCA as part of their estate plans. “Members of the Doyne Legacy Society play a sp … [Read more...]

UCA Student Involvement Awards Ceremony Honors Outstanding Campus Members

The University of Central Arkansas held its Student Involvement Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 27, to recognize outstanding students, as well as faculty and staff who promote a robust campus life. Approximately 30 student organizations and over 150 students attended along with their advisors. Outstanding campus members were honored for their contributions in leadership, service, outreach … [Read more...]

Health Promotion Major Makes Helping People Her Mission

Aria Bolman stood on a high school volleyball court, posing for photographs and celebrating with her teammates after a match in 2016. Then, in the corner of her eye, she spotted a familiar face she wasn’t expecting: her mother, a member of the U.S. Air Force newly home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan. It was the kind of reunion that has typically gone viral on social media over the years, a … [Read more...]

UCA earns 2023-24 Military Friendly® School Designation

The University of Central Arkansas has earned the 2023-2024 Military Friendly® School designation. Military Friendly® is owned and operated by Viqtory, a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business. Institutions earning this designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2023-24 survey with 530 e … [Read more...]

Aspiring Teacher Makes a Difference at Veterans Resource Center

Like many children in military families, Rachel Lowe grew up moving around. That was a fact of life with a father serving in the Army Reserve and Arkansas National Guard for 31 years, including a tour of duty in Iraq. Her family crisscrossed the state and rarely stayed in the same place for more than a couple of years. It wasn't until much later that she was able to put down roots. “Moving a … [Read more...]

The Echo and News 6 Receive Awards from Arkansas College Media Association

The Echo and News 6, UCA’s student-run newspaper and television news station from the School of Communication, gained top honors —including best student newspaper, best website and a second-place showing in best television outlet — in a journalism competition run by Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA). The independent student newspaper also took various individual awards for writing, photo … [Read more...]

UCA announces spring 2023 commencement

The University of Central Arkansas will hold spring commencement Friday, May 5, and Saturday, May 6, 2023, in the Farris Center on campus. The times for the ceremonies are as follows: Graduate Ceremony Friday, May 5, 2023 7 p.m. Undergraduate Ceremonies Friday, May 5, 2023 4 p.m. — College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Saturday, May 6, 2023 9 a.m. — College of Education … [Read more...]

UCA Professor Receives Harvard’s Houghton Library Visiting Fellowship

David Welky, a UCA professor of history, was awarded a 2022-2023 Houghton Library Visiting Fellowship for the study of the “Life and Times of Theodore Roosevelt.” Being a 2022-23 fellow, Welky must spend a total of four weeks at the Houghton Library at Harvard University between July 2022 and July 2023. He already spent three weeks there last July and will return back for his fourth week this Ju … [Read more...]