2015 Safe Spring Break activities

Faculty and staff at the University of Central Arkansas have planned a week of safety-related activities to prepare students for their time away from the university during Spring Break. The week of activities, Safe Spring Break 2015, will take place prior to students leaving campus from Monday, March 16 to Thursday, March 19. The events consist of several activities designed to provide … [Read more...]

Operation Safe Walk

Representatives with the UCA Police Department, University Safety Committee, Student Government Association, UCA Executive Staff, Physical Plant and Housing and Residence Life will walk throughout campus to identify potential safety issues for Operation Safe Walk on Thursday, November 13. Six teams will meet at 5:30 p.m. at the UCA Amphitheater, and then tour the campus. The teams will create a … [Read more...]

“Share-a-Bear” collection of Teddy bears

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas campus and Conway community are being asked to donate Teddy bears in the Share-a-Bear charitable event in recognition of National Domestic Violence Awareness month. The UCA Sociology Club, UCAPD, Log Cabin Democrat and the Conway Police Department have partnered to collect Teddy bears from October 27 to October 31. Teddy bears collected from the S … [Read more...]

Prescription Drug Take Back

CONWAY—In recognition of National Prescription Take Back Day, the University of Central Arkansas Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration have partnered to hold a Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Expired, unused, excess, or unwanted prescription drugs can be dropped off at the UCAPD, located at the corner of W. J. Sowder and M … [Read more...]

Brake for Bears

In observance of National Campus Safety Awareness Month, UCA student volunteers promoted crosswalk safety during Brake For Bears on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. Every fall and spring, Brake For Bears asks for student volunteers to work this campaign, and this year the UCA Police Department received a record-breaking amount of responses within the first day with over 150 students, faculty, and … [Read more...]

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

The University of Central Arkansas will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September with weekly events designed to promote safety across the university campus. This is the fifth time the university has observed safety awareness month. “We are partnering with several departments and student organizations to provide the programming and events during National Campus Safety A … [Read more...]

“Brake for Bears” steps out another year

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department and the Student Government Association are promoting pedestrian safety through the “Brake for Bears” campaign scheduled for Wednesday, April 2. Pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists along traffic light crosswalks will receive educational flyers from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. from UCAPD and volunteers. This marks the fourth year and eighth time the UC … [Read more...]

Permanent MedReturn Drug Collection Unit at UCA

medreturn box

The University of Central Arkansas Police Department has partnered with the Arkansas Department of Health, the Arkansas National Guard Counterdrug Program, and the Arkansas law enforcement community to establish a permanent MedReturn drug collection program. Members of the UCA community looking to dispose of excess and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications can now visit the safe … [Read more...]

Girley fund assists family

Donations collected to assist the family of Jaykwantay Girley reached nearly $5,000, one week after the student's death. Affectionately known as "JJ" to fellow classmates and students, Girley passed away on Wednesday, October 2. He was a full-time freshman student enrolled in the Hughes Residential College and living in Hughes Residential Hall. UCAPD and MEMS personnel located Girley in a … [Read more...]

Cause of student death identified

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS OCTOBER 4, 2013 CONTACT: Jeff Pitchford, vice president for university and government relations, at jeffp@uca.edu or (501) 450-3185. Fredricka Sharkey, associate director for media relations, at fsharkey@uca.edu or (501) 450 -5114. Arch Jones, director of organizational and community services, at ajones@uca.edu or (501) 450-3111. CAUSE OF STUDENT … [Read more...]