Demolition crew of dignitaries crash a wall at McCastlain Hall

UCA President Tom Courtway swings a golden sledgehammer to topple a wall during UCA’s ‘wall crashing’ event on June 9 while other UCA guests and dignitaries look on.

One-by-one, officials and dignitaries at the University of Central Arkansas took a swing at a wall in McCastlain Hall in today’s wall crashing event commemorating the start of renovations to the historic building. Taking the first swing, Stacy Hurst, director of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, led the group of 10 that also included President Tom Courtway, UCA Board of Trustees Chair Brad L … [Read more...]

First Impressions Tour assessment in Clarksville completed

Josh Markham presenting First Impressions Tour assessment at Clarksville Chamber of Commerce

The Center for Community and Economic Development at the University of Central Arkansas presented an assessment report based on a First Impressions Tour recently completed in Clarksville, Arkansas. Over the past several months, the Center has worked in Clarksville to assess the physical, social and economic infrastructure of the community from the perspective of an individual completely new to … [Read more...]

‘Wall Crashing’ event

CONWAY—Donning hard hats and wielding sledgehammers, University of Central Arkansas officials will topple a wall to commemorate the start of renovations to the historic McCastlain Hall on the campus. This “Wall Crashing” event is 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 9 in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom. The event commemorates the start of renovation projects at McCastlain Hall that will be funded by grants from … [Read more...]

New Admissions Director comes to UCA

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CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas welcomes Courtney Mullen as the new director of the Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services. Mullen comes to UCA from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville where she spent nearly seven years in the recruitment and admissions sector. “The University of Central Arkansas has an opportunity to spark excitement within prospective students regarding th … [Read more...]

CFAC receives MAP Fund grant to support opera

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas’s College of Fine Arts and Communication has been granted $32,400 from the Multi-Arts Production (MAP) Fund in support of commissioning the Little Rock Nine opera. The MAP Fund is primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The MAP Fund granted funds to 37 recipients out of 839 … [Read more...]

UCA receives Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation grant

CONWAY—The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation (WRF) announced its continued support of the Center for Community and Economic Development at the University of Central Arkansas through a three-year Rural Community and Economic Development Grant for $84,000. This funding is intended to support the Center’s efforts to assist municipal and nonprofit leaders build regional connections and to provide dir … [Read more...]

Professor joins Arkansas Trucking Association Board of Directors

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CONWAY—Dr. Doug Voss, associate professor of logistics and supply chain management, will serve on the Arkansas Trucking Association (ATA) Board of Directors. Voss was elected to the 21-member board during the ATA annual conference. He will serve a one-year, renewable term. He will also continue serving on the 40 Under 40 Council with ATA. In 2010, he was a member of the inaugural class of the c … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s 9th season to run June 4-28

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION May 22, 2015 CONTACT: Christina Madsen, (501) 852-2659 or christinam@uca.edu Dr. Mary Ruth Marotte, (501) 428-4165; mrmarotte@arkshakes.com ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE’S 9TH SEASON TO RUN JUNE 4-28 AT MULTIPLE VENUES CONWAY — Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s ninth season of Shakespearean plays and other works … [Read more...]

UCA receives $400,000 grant from ANCRC

CONWAY—The University of Central Arkansas’ Division of Institutional Advancement announces a $400,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council (ANCRC) for phase two of the renovation and restoration of McCastlain Hall on the campus. This new grant will be used to create a new, more accessible, grand hallway between McCastlain’s East Commons and the Baum Gallery. Dr. Gayle S … [Read more...]

No increase in tuition and fees

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees approved an operating budget for the 2015-2016 academic year that does not include an increase in undergraduate mandatory tuition and fees. This is the first time in more than 20 years that a tuition and fee increase has not been a part of the approved budget. "This is something every university, every board member, every college president … [Read more...]