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 digitizes more than 1,000 historic photos

Archivists in Torreyson Library at the University of Central Arkansas have recently digitized more than 1,000 historical photographs. The collection, which can be accessed here, includes buildings, social activities and student life dating back to the school’s beginning in 1907.  The process has taken several months and interim archivist Daniel Klotz says this is just a start. His office ha … [Read more...]

UCA Speech-Language-Hearing Center receives grant to help patients with Parkinson’s

The University of Central Arkansas’ Speech-Language-Hearing Center has received a grant from the Parkinson’s Voice Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the voices of people living with Parkinson’s disease.  The SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd grant includes speech therapy workbooks and certification training for speech-language pathologists and graduate students. UCA is one of 4 … [Read more...]

CHBS associate dean receives National Science Foundation grant

As increasingly digital lifestyles produce more and more data, one University of Central Arkansas faculty member aims to incorporate the study of data science into the study of psychology. Darshon Reed, associate dean of the College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, recently received a nearly $50,000 grant from the National Science Foundation’s Improving Undergraduate STEM Education initiative … [Read more...]

UCA nursing professor earns prestigious award

University of Central Arkansas professor Julie Meaux received the 2022 Outstanding Nurse Educator Award. Meaux, who has been a UCA faculty member for 28 years, is also the undergraduate program coordinator in the School of Nursing.  “I am very honored and humbled,” Meaux said. “To even be nominated reinforces the fact that I have earned respect from faculty and students. It’s a good feeling. … [Read more...]

UCA announces new director of Torreyson Library

Rodney Lippard has been announced as the new director of Torreyson Library at the University of Central Arkansas. He begins the role on July 5.  “UCA has a focus on student success, and I believe that the Torreyson Library plays a central role in supporting the university by providing resources, services and information literacy instruction to ensure student success. This support plays an in … [Read more...]

UCA alumna tapped as top teacher

A University of Central Arkansas alumna who also serves as an adjunct faculty member was recently selected as the 2022 Arkansas Computer Science Educator of the Year. Kimberly Raup, a three-time UCA graduate, received the award from Gov. Asa Hutchinson at the sixth annual Governor’s All-State Coding Competition. She had initially won $2,500 after being chosen as one of five finalists but w … [Read more...]

69th annual Service Awards

The University of Central Arkansas celebrated its 69th Service Awards on Thursday, April 28, in the Ida Waldran Auditorium. This event recognizes retiring faculty and staff members, as well as those with milestone anniversaries. Retiring faculty and staff with their years of service are as follows: Shelly Albritton, Academic Affairs Kevin Browne, Academic Affairs Brian Bolter, Academic Af … [Read more...]

Hargis receives Outstanding Dean Award

University of Central Arkansas College of Business Dean Michael Hargis has been selected to receive the 2022 Outstanding Dean Award from Beta Alpha Psi, an international honor organization for accounting and financial information students and professionals. Hargis was nominated for the award by UCA’s Theta Lambda chapter. "I am honored and humbled to be chosen for this award," Hargis said. " … [Read more...]

UCA professor receives awards from Ethiopian crown

University of Central Arkansas Associate Professor Gizachew Tiruneh has been recognized by The Crown Council of Ethiopia with two awards: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Honour of Ethiopia (GCSE) and the Ethiopian imperial title of Blaten Geta.  “I am truly honored to receive these two prestigious awards from the Crown Council of Ethiopia. It is always a very good thing when one i … [Read more...]