Jada Simpson Crowned Miss UCA 2023

Jada Simpson, a sophomore education major, was crowned the 2023 Miss University of Central Arkansas at Reynolds Performance Hall on Nov. 5.   “When they called my name – oh my goodness –  it was so surreal,” Simpson said. “When I was crowned it was almost like the room stopped for a second. I was like, ‘Oh wait. They just said your name! You gotta walk up there now.’ It was an indescribable feel … [Read more...]

Looking Up: UCA senior’s hobby yields stunning images

When Erik Stinnett is not in class or studying, he is spending time researching, teaching and mastering the art of astrophotography.  Stinnet, a senior computer science major, has been interested in astronomy for as long as he can remember. When he was in elementary school, Stinnett’s grandparents gifted him a motorized telescope, but it wasn’t until he was a freshman in college that he really s … [Read more...]

UCA College of Business delivers packages to Arkansas Children’s

Faculty and staff at the University of Central Arkansas College of Business recently set aside time to prepare care packages and craft kits for patients and families at Arkansas Children's Hospital.  "We talk a lot in academic circles about the core of teaching, research and service," said Tracy Suter, chair of the Department of Marketing and Management and organizer for the event. "This is an … [Read more...]

UCA earns grant from NAMI Arkansas

The University of Central Arkansas has received a $5,000 grant from the Arkansas chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness to help develop the UCA Lavender Library. The new library will be a hub of learning and connection for UCA’s LGBTQ+ community. It will also serve as a community resource that will empower the UCA and local communities to explore LGBTQ+ topics in a dedicated and af … [Read more...]

UCA physical therapy program welcomes esteemed pain specialist 

In commemoration of its 50th anniversary, the University of Central Arkansas Department of Physical Therapy will host a special lecture from internationally known pain scientist and physical therapist Adriaan Louw, on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, in Ida Waldran Auditorium from 1:40-2:30 p.m. The lecture, titled "Pain Science Science Education: How science is changing our approach to pain," is free, … [Read more...]

Alexander Markov To Be UCA Artist-in-Residence

By: Aurora King Office of Media Relations The University of Central Arkansas will host Russian American violinist Alexander Markov as artist-in-residence from Thursday, Oct. 27, to Sunday, Oct. 30.  Markov will perform alongside students in UCA’s Department of Music at the Conway Symphony Orchestra’s Power, Mystery and Fate concert on Sunday, Oct. 30, from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Reynolds Per … [Read more...]

UCA alumna named 2023 Arkansas Teacher of the Year

Capri Salaam, a social studies teacher at North Little Rock Middle School, was named the 2023 Arkansas Teacher of the Year by the Arkansas Department of Education on Friday, Oct. 14. Salaam is a 2008 graduate of the University of Central Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Salaam, a multi-classroom lead teacher, was one of four state semi-finalists for the award and was chosen by … [Read more...]

UCA presents ‘An Evening of David Ives One Acts’’ 

The University of Central Arkansas theatre program kicks off its 2022-23 season with  “An Evening of David Ives One Acts” at the Bridges-Larson Theatre in Snow Fine Arts Oct. 26-28, at 7:30 p.m., and Oct. 29 at 2 p.m. UCA students, faculty and staff can receive free tickets. General admission tickets are $10 and can be purchased online. Tickets may also be purchased at the Reynolds Box Office Mo … [Read more...]

Three UCA alumni chosen for prestigious science fellowship

Three University of Central Arkansas alumni have been selected as part of the 50th class of Science and Technology Policy Fellows by the American Association of the Advancement of Science. Destiny Davis, Heather Masson-Forsythe and Jordan Wilkerson, all graduates from UCA’s Norbert O. Schedler Honors College and the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, will spend the year helping to i … [Read more...]

UCA alumnus selected as 2022-23 Obama Foundation Scholar

The Obama Foundation announced that DeKevious Wilson will be part of its fifth cohort of Obama Foundation Scholars. The program gives rising leaders the opportunity to take their work to the next level through an immersive experience that brings together academic, skills-based and hands-on learning.  Wilson, who earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in African and African Studies from the … [Read more...]