Newton Named Vice President of Finance

Diane Newton has been named the new vice president of finance at the University of Central Arkansas. Newton, who currently serves as vice president of business and administration at Lander University in Greenwood, S.C., will begin the post on Jan. 11, 2010. Newton was among 30 applicants who applied for the position. A search committee narrowed the list to four finalists. Two finalists were … [Read more...]

UCA Moves to Online Evaluations

University of Central Arkansas students will have a new method of evaluating instructors. Beginning Nov. 23, evaluations will be available online. The online survey allows students more time to respond and provides greater anonymity. Also, the online evaluation eliminates errors caused by manual processing, reduces paperwork, and streamlines the set-up process. … [Read more...]

Documentary Marks UCA's New Program

The acclaimed documentary film The Linguists will be shown at the University of Central Arkansas on Monday, Nov. 23 to mark the approval of the first linguistics degree program in Arkansas. The 65-minute film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Stanley Russ Hall Room 103. The showing is free and open to the public. The new linguistics degree, approved this fall, will enroll its first students at UCA in … [Read more...]

UCA Signs Covenant to Support Military

The University of Central Arkansas and the City of Conway have joined the 470 communities across America that have signed an Armed Services Community Covenant expressing their commitment in support of the military. The University of Central Arkansas, Conway Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Conway vowed to build a partnership among various groups in support of service members and their … [Read more...]

Salatin Closes Challenge Week

Renowned ecological farmer and author Joel Salatin discussed the government's role in farm politics and the recent movement toward healthier foods during the closing lecture of UCA Honors College Challenge Week. Several hundred people attended the lecture at the Wally Hall Ballroom at the Arkansas Statehouse Convention Center on Nov. 12. The event was co-sponsored by Heifer International. … [Read more...]

UCA Becomes a Tobacco-Free Campus July 1

The University of Central Arkansas will become a tobacco-free campus beginning July 1, 2010. The Board of Trustees approved a policy Nov. 6 that mirrors the state law that prohibits tobacco products on campus. The use of tobacco products will not be allowed on the grounds, any vehicle owned or leased by the university and all university-owned building including off-campus housing. The ban … [Read more...]

UCA Hosts Community Tailgate for Veterans

Faulkner County veterans will be the guests of honor at a patriotic Community Tailgate as part of the University of Central Arkansas's annual Veterans Day celebration. The Community Tailgate is slated for Nov. 11 outside of Estes Stadium. UCA has acknowledged the contributions of service men and women since 1996. This year, the UCA community wanted to do more to thank veterans for their … [Read more...]

Honors College Leads Technology Workshop

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College recently hosted a technology workshop in Washington for the National Collegiate Honors Council. The conference was held Nov. 1 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Washington, DC. UCA Honors College has emerged as a nationally-recognized leader in online learning communities and project-based pedagogies and was selected to lead the workshop, said … [Read more...]

Ten Compete in Miss UCA Scholarship Pageant

Ten women will be vying for the title of Miss University of Central Arkansas during the scholarship pageant Friday, Nov. 6 at Reynolds Performance Hall. The pageant begins at 7:30 p.m. and is hosted by Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority. Tickets are $5 for students with their student ID card and $10 for the public. Tickets will be available at 5:30 p.m. the day of the pageant. The contestants for the … [Read more...]

UCA Site of National Conference on Federalism

The University of Central Arkansas will host a select group of political scientists and practicing politicians to discuss the topic of "The Impact of Political Parties, Interest Groups, and Civil Society Organizations upon American Federalism." The conference, called "A Global Dialogue on Federalism," is scheduled for Nov. 6. Those attending the conference will discuss the preparation of a … [Read more...]