First class of DNP students

Twelve new students at the University of Central Arkansas will leave a historical trail as they become the inaugural class in the Doctorate of Nursing Practice. The students participated in an orientation on June 2. The all-day orientation allowed the 12 students to familiarize themselves with the campus, their peers and professors. The students took part in sessions that explained what they wer … [Read more...]

UCA professor named Distinguished Scholar and Fellow

CONWAY—The National Academies of Practice is pleased to announced in April the election of Julie B. Meaux, Department of Nursing professor, as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow member of the NAP. Meaux was inducted at a Gala Membership Banquet on April 5, 2014 in Alexandria, VA. New members were inducted following a forum on “One Team – One Health.” Founded in 1981, NAP is an interdi … [Read more...]

Annual Teacher Pinning Ceremony at UCA

CONWAY—The UCA College of Education held its eighth annual Teacher Pinning Ceremony on Friday, May 2, 2014, to honor candidates who are becoming teachers. Two hundred sixty-one graduates from December 2013 and May 2014 were honored along with Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) candidates. The Teacher Pinning Ceremony is a time-honored tradition marking the occasion when one is welcomed into the t … [Read more...]

June alumni socials

CONWAY—Alumni from the University of Central Arkansas are invited to join university representatives at local Alumni Socials throughout Arkansas. UCA alumni are encouraged to come out for a cup of coffee, lunchtime dessert, or end-of-the-day refreshments as school representatives travel throughout the state to meet and visit with UCA alumni and friends. Some visits will include UCA President … [Read more...]

UCA to receive recycling bins

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas will be receiving 25 recycling bins designed specifically for placement indoors across the campus as part of a national recycling bin grant made possible by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and The Coca-Cola Foundation. In its 9th year, the Coca-Cola/KAB Recycling Bin Grant Program is providing nearly 4,500 recycling bins to colleges and universities, n … [Read more...]

Board unanimously approves all action items

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS MAY 30, 2014 CONTACT: Christina Madsen, associate vice president for communications, public relations, and marketing, at 501-852-2659 or Board unanimously approves all action items CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees unanimously approved 17 action agenda items at a board meeting this morning. Approved i … [Read more...]

DNP inaugural class introduced

CONWAY—Twelve students have been accepted to the University of Central Arkansas’ inaugural class for the Doctor of Nursing Practice. The twelve students will meet for a one-day orientation on the UCA campus on Monday, June 2 starting at 9 a.m. in the Doyne Health Science Center. The university was approved for the 36-hour practice-focused program in 2013. The program is offered as a pos … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees meeting

MEDIA ADVISORY UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS MAY 28, 2014 CONTACT: Christina Madsen, associate vice president for communications, public relations, and marketing, at or 501-852-2659. Fredricka Sharkey, associate director for media relations, at or (501) 450 -5114. UCA Board of Trustees May meeting CONWAY—The UCA Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. F … [Read more...]

UCA receives $800,000 grant from ANCRC

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas Division of Advancement has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) for renovation and restoration of McCastlain Hall on the campus. The grant will be used to restore many of the original features of McCastlain Hall, as well as update technology within the structure. Renovations in the East Commons … [Read more...]

UCA professor named AANP Fellow

CONWAY—Nelda New, assistant professor, has been selected as a 2014 Fellow in the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. New will be inducted at the organization’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on June 19. Upon induction, New will become the sixth Arkansas nurse practitioner (NP) recognized as an AANP Fellow from a total of 416 nationally. Established by the American Academy of Nurse P … [Read more...]