UCA hosts summer youth science program

The University of Central Arkansas last week hosted the 2007 UCA Challenge, a summer science program for 4th and 5th grade students organized by the Department of Early Childhood and Special Education within UCA's College of Education. "The UCA Challenge summer program is designed to offer students an exciting curriculum not offered in many schools," said Lisa Herrington, a UCA clinical … [Read more...]

UCA Advancement adds two to staff

The University of Central Arkansas recently added two staff to the Division of Institutional Advancement and Development. Bart Shaw of Conway is the new director of development for the College of Business. He earned a bachelor?s of business administration from UCA in 2004 and a master?s of business administration in 2007. Shaw previously worked for Sigma Phi Epsilon National Headquarters in … [Read more...]

Endowments established for UCA College of Business

The University of Central Arkansas announced on Tuesday two gifts totaling $225,000, with most being designated to the College of Business. During a special reception at the president?s home, alumni Scott and Laura Roussel of Searcy along with Steve and Lana Russell of Little Rock were recognized for their generosity. UCA President Lu Hardin unveiled two plaques honoring their gifts as the … [Read more...]

John Ward Scholarship endowed at UCA

The University of Central Arkansas honored John L. Ward among a host of family and friends during a luncheon on Tuesday as the UCA Foundation announced the John Ward Scholarship Fund reached endowment level. Ward, a former campaign manager and advisor to both Winthrop Rockefeller and Win Paul Rockefeller as well a former editor of the Log Cabin Democrat, served on the UCA staff for eight years. … [Read more...]

UCA to host 61st annual national conference for academic deans

For the seventh straight year, the University of Central Arkansas will host the National Conference for Academic Deans from July 21 to 23 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on campus. More than 50 deans from across the nation are expected to attend, with some coming from as far away as Florida, South Dakota and Minnesota. The conference offers the opportunity for professional development … [Read more...]

UCA presents first alumni service award

The University of Central Arkansas Alumni Association today awarded its first service award to Bill Plummer of Plumerville. The service award was designed to honor an individual or couple, who through their deeds or actions, reflect and recognize the importance of the UCA Alumni Association and demonstrate extraordinary commitment, dedication, service and loyalty to the association. Plummer is a … [Read more...]

UCA hosts National Honors Council conference on technology in education

The University of Central Arkansas Honors College today is hosting the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) Workshop on Technology in Education. "UCA continues to be a leader in honors college education," said UCA President Lu Hardin in his welcoming remarks this morning. "As the home of the first honors college in Arkansas, UCA is a place other universities consult about how to construct a … [Read more...]

UCA to host 20th Community Development Institute

The University of Central Arkansas will host the 20th annual Community Development Institute (CDI) from July 30th to August 3rd in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus in Conway. CDI trains local officials, board members, and citizens from all walks of life to strengthen their local economies and build communities. UCA is home to the nation's first Community Development … [Read more...]

Inaugural Shakespeare festival draws thousands

Theater patrons purchased almost 3,000 tickets to attend the inaugural Arkansas Shakespeare Festival, which included three productions performed last month at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. "I think any way that you measure it, we had a successful first season," said Matt Chiorini, the festival's producing artistic director. "The audiences were all pleased and excited to find such … [Read more...]

UCA places second in national case study competition

A team from the University of Central Arkansas placed second in a national case study competition sponsored by StudentAffairs.com. "This is another example of UCA students achieving excellence among the best universities in the nation," said UCA President Lu Hardin. The UCA team included Brandi Mair, Rikki Turner, Casey Stephens, and Steven Yeagley, who recently completed their first year in … [Read more...]