UCA, COMMUNITY DEVELOPERS PARTNER TO HOST COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SUMMIT

  The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development partnered with community development organizations and other institutions to host the Community Development Summit Tuesday, April 24 in Harrison. Partners included Harrison Regional Chamber of Commerce, Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District, North Arkansas College, Winthrop Rockefeller … [Read more...]

UCA FILM FESTIVAL SET FOR MAY 3

University of Central Arkansas film students will present their short films at the 14th annual UCA Film Festival on May 3 starting at 7 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Audience members can expect diversity among the filmmakers, genres and stories told. “There is a lot of talented people here with really strong visions and personal stories,” senior … [Read more...]

UCA COMMENCEMENT SET FOR MAY 5

The University of Central Arkansas will hold Commencement on Saturday, May 5, in the Jeff Farris Health and Physical Education Center. The university will confer 1,073 undergraduate degrees and 262 graduate degrees during three ceremonies. Commencement for the College of Business and College of Education is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. The commencement ceremony for the College of Fine Arts and … [Read more...]

UCA APPOINTS MERGUIE AS POLICE CHIEF

The University of Central Arkansas announced Wednesday that John Merguie has been named chief of the UCA Police Department. “John has served the UCA community for more than 20 years from patrol officer to chief. He will continue the tradition of excellence and professional standards of the department,” said UCA President Houston Davis. “It is an exciting time at UCA, and Chief Merguie is an impo … [Read more...]

UCA STUDENT EARNS NEWMAN CIVIC FELLOW AWARD

University of Central Arkansas student Jayda Williams has been named a 2018 Newman Civic Fellow. Campus Compact, a Boston-based nonprofit organization working to advance the public purposes of higher education, recently announced the 268 students who will make up the organization’s 2018 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows. Williams of Stuttgart, a biochemistry major, is also the only Arkansas s … [Read more...]

UCA HIRES DIGITAL MEDIA SPECIALIST

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the hiring of Jon-Stephen Stansel as its digital media specialist. In this role, which is a part of UCA’s University Relations and Creative Services department, Stansel will manage the school’s primary social media channels, as well as oversee and provide direction for all official social media channels on campus. “I’m thrilled to be back at UC … [Read more...]

KICK START ALMA ACTION PLAN TO BE UNVEILED

WHAT:           Kick Start Alma Community Action Plan Unveiling WHEN:           10-11 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2018 WHERE:         Courtyard of the Alma High School 101 E. Main Street Alma, Arkansas WHO:             UCA Center for Community and Economic Development City of Alma Alma School District Alma Area Chamber of Commerce DETAILS: The University of Central Arkansas Cent … [Read more...]

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER TO VISIT REYNOLDS

The Broadway musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder is coming to the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall as the final performance for the 2017-2018 season. The show is set for 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. “Our final performance of the season is a huge, sensational Broadway hit,” said Amanda Horton, director of Reynolds. “This show recently won the Tony Award … [Read more...]

UCA PRESENTS SIXTH GIRL POWER IN STEM

The University of Central Arkansas will present the sixth annual Girl Power in STEM on Friday, April 27, on the UCA campus. Girl Power in STEM allows eighth-grade Arkansas girls to experience hands-on learning opportunities related to careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. Participants will spend the day learning from female professionals and UCA … [Read more...]

FACULTY AND STAFF HONORED AT 65TH ANNUAL UCA EMPLOYEES SERVICE AWARDS

The University of Central Arkansas hosted its 65th annual Employee Services Awards Tuesday, April 17 to recognize the outstanding contributions made by faculty and staff. The university presented three awards to outstanding faculty in the following areas: Adam Frank, Schedler Honors College, received the Public Service Award. Scott Meador, Department of Film, Theatre, & Creative … [Read more...]