UCA Hosts Conway Conversations: Crisis in Ukraine

The University of Central Arkansas will host an online discussion about the ongoing crisis in Ukraine as part of the Conway Conversations series. Scheduled for Thursday, June 9, the event will feature a five-person panel discussing different aspects of the conflict. The dialogue will begin at 6 p.m. and will take place via Zoom. Malcolm Elliot Glover will serve as the moderator for the … [Read more...]

Jeromy Hunt recognized at Board of Trustees meeting 

Jeromy Hunt, a junior public relations major, was recognized at the May University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees meeting as a Bear CLAWS recipient.  CLAWS is Celebrating the Lofty Achievements of our Wonderful Students. The university began designating students as CLAWS honorees in 2017 to present high-achieving individual students or student groups at board meetings. To date, nearly 40 … [Read more...]

UCA alumnus publishes poetry collection

A University of Central Arkansas alumnus has recently released his first collection of poetry. Jamie Cooper, who earned a bachelor’s degree in English from UCA in 2002, has published a chapbook of poems called “The Truth About the Sun.” A chapbook is a short publication usually containing poems, ballads or short stories. Published by Finishing Line Press, “The Truth About the Sun” includes re … [Read more...]

UCA announces May Board of Trustees meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its May meeting at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022, in the Board of Trustees Conference Room. After the meeting, the board members will tour the Windgate Center for Fine and Performing Arts construction site.  Those wishing to view the meeting virtually may do so by using this link. A printable copy of the agenda may be found … [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...]

Alumna chosen to lead Winthrop Rockefeller Institute

A University of Central Arkansas alumna has been selected as the new executive director and CEO of the Winthrop Rockefeller Institute. Janet Harris was selected to lead the Institute by the organization’s board of directors. She had previously served as the institute’s chief strategy officer. “Carrying forward Winthrop Rockefeller’s legacy of convening on Petit Jean Mountain is a tremend … [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...]

Alumna chosen to lead DePauw’s equity efforts

A University of Central Arkansas alumna has been named to a leadership position at DePauw University. Dionne Jackson, who earned a master’s degree from UCA, will serve as DePauw’s vice president of institutional equity. She will be the first person in school history to hold the position. Jackson received her master’s degree in school leadership, management and administration from UCA’s Co … [Read more...]

Emeritus professor wins statewide book award

Kenneth Barnes ’77, a University of Central Arkansas emeritus professor of history, recently won the 2022 J.G. Ragsdale Book Award from the Arkansas Historical Association. Barnes earned the award for his book “The Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Arkansas: How Protestant White Nationalism Came to Rule a State.” The award is given each year to the best book about Arkansas history. “I am very gratefu … [Read more...]

Reynolds Performance Hall announces 2022-23 season

Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas announced a new season of performances for its 2022-23 season, which kicks off on Sept. 17 with the hit musical “Spamilton.”  The 2022-23 season includes Amy Grant and Neal McCoy, followed by the Broadway sensation “Anastasia” and the holiday favorite “A Charlie Brown Christmas LIVE,” along with many other events throughout the year … [Read more...]