UCA to host 9th Day of Giving

The University of Central Arkansas will host its ninth annual Day of Giving on Thursday, March 9. As part of Day of Giving, alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents, friends, and family members are challenged to donate any amount during the course of the 24-hour campaign in support of the university.  Students and others on campus may contribute to Day of Giving outside the Ronnie Williams … [Read more...]

UCA students host silent march and recognize National Day of Racial Healing

Dozens of students, faculty, staff and administrators at the University of Central Arkansas participated in an annual silent march across the campus, followed by a short ceremony at the steps of Old Main.  Students for the Propagation of Black Culture (SPBC) organized the event. SPBC is the oldest non-Greek recognized student organization at the University of Central Arkansas. The group strives … [Read more...]

UCA celebrates King’s legacy with annual prayer breakfast

The University of Central Arkansas honored the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. in its annual prayer breakfast on Friday, Jan. 13. Hosted by the UCA's Office of Diversity and Community, the event featured vocal performances, prayer and a keynote address proceeded by a buffet-style breakfast for more than 200 attendees.  "It is so good to be back in person the way we were before the … [Read more...]

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...]

UCA honors veterans with several events

The University of Central Arkansas is honoring veterans with a series of events on campus centered around the theme “Honor and Education."  On Nov. 11, UCA will honor veterans with the Salute to Service basketball game against Hendrix College. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. in conjunction with the Little Rock Air Force Base. All active and retired military will receive special $5 tickets with a va … [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...]

Frank Warren to bring ‘PostSecret Project’ to Reynolds Performance Hall

The University of Central Arkansas Reynolds Performance Hall welcomes bestselling author and founder of the PostSecret Project, Frank Warren on Friday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m.  In this uplifting presentation, Warren will speak on PostSecret, sharing secrets, mental health, reducing stigma and building a community of support.    Warren’s PostSecret Project is a growing collection of over one mil … [Read more...]

UCA police organize pedestrian safety event

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department will host its annual Brake for Bears campaign on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 8:30 a.m. until noon.  The tradition, which dates back more than a decade, includes volunteers bringing awareness to campus safety by handing out educational flyers, distributing t-shirts and holding signs at three crosswalks on campus.  “We have a lot of pedestrians on … [Read more...]

UCA Downtown to host exhibit featuring UCA retiree Sally Roden

When Sally Roden retired from the University of Central Arkansas after 42 years as an educator and administrator, she planned to travel often, read a lot and sleep in. What she didn’t plan was to discover a calling as an artist. That discovery, and her resulting artwork, will be celebrated by UCA’s Division of Outreach and Community Engagement when they host an artist reception for Roden. The ev … [Read more...]

UCA Announces annual Veterans Day event and information fair

The University of Central Arkansas will host its annual Veterans Day celebration on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. The event theme is “Honor and Education” and will celebrate veterans from all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces and feature notable speakers, food, live music and a veterans information fair.  UCA has hosted an annual Veterans Day event for at least 25 years and draws about 300 visitors fr … [Read more...]