Presidential Scholars and Dean’s List announced for spring 2023

The University of Central Arkansas has announced the Presidential Scholars and Dean’s List for spring 2023. Recognition as a Presidential Scholar or Dean’s List scholar is based on grades earned during each semester of the regular academic year. Eligibility on the Dean’s List requires at least a 3.5 GPA with a minimum course load of 12 credit hours. Students must achieve a 4.0 GPA with a minimum … [Read more...]

UCA selected as newest member of First Scholars Network

The Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA and The Suder Foundation, recently announced the University of Central Arkansas as one of 76 new members of the First Scholars Network for 2023-24. To be selected as a First Scholars Network member, UCA displayed a demonstrated commitment to improving experiences and advancing success for first-generation college … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces 2023 season cast, directors, production dates

The 2023 season of the Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is set to open June 15 with a production of Shakespeare’s adventure-romance, “The Tempest”  in the new Windgate Center for the Fine and Performing Arts on the University of Central Arkansas campus. The season also includes the madcap comedy, “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)” opening June 17, and the inaugural musical variet … [Read more...]

UCA students, alums represent UCA at 2023 Miss Arkansas competition

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations University of Central Arkansas students and former holders of the Miss UCA title will be among the 47 contestants who are competing for the title of 2023 Miss Arkansas this week. Contestants arrived in Little Rock on Saturday, June 3, and preliminary competition begins Wednesday, June 6. The contestants will participate in four … [Read more...]

UCA graduate receives Newman Civic Fellowship award

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations Haydyn Hudnall, a spring 2023 University of Central Arkansas graduate, has been named a 2023-24 Newman Civic Fellow by Campus Compact, a national coalition of colleges and universities committed to advancing the public purposes of higher education.  The Newman Civic Fellowship is a year-long program that recognizes community-oriented students who … [Read more...]

UCA announces May Board of Trustees meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its May meeting at 10 a.m., Thursday, May 25, in the Board of Trustees Conference Room. Those wishing to view the meeting virtually may do so using this link. A printable copy of the board agenda may be found here. The Audit and Finance Committee will meet at 9 a.m., prior to the board meeting, in Wingo Hall, room 210. … [Read more...]

UCA announces Community Development Pipeline Cohort

The University of Central Arkansas Center for Community and Economic Development has selected 25 Northwest Arkansas leaders to participate in the Community Development Pipeline program. The program is designed to provide training and technical assistance to community leaders in Washington and Benton counties. The Community Development Pipeline program is grant-funded by the Walton Family … [Read more...]

UCA student earns prestigious Goldwater Scholarship 

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations University of Central Arkansas student David Adams has been awarded the Barry Goldwater Scholarship for the 2023-24 academic year.  Awarded through the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, the Goldwater Scholarship is the most prestigious undergraduate scholarship in the fields of natural sciences, mathematics and … [Read more...]

2023 Laurels and Stripes Photo Gallery

Another amazing Laurels and Stripes is in the books. We honored Nan Snow ’57, this year's Distinguished Alumna, and celebrated the alumni and friends whose generosity has helped to make UCA great. Plus, we danced the night away. Special thanks to all of our sponsors, especially presenting sponsor First Security Bank. Check out the photos and video below to relive all the great m … [Read more...]

UCA alumna earns Fulbright Award 

By: Thomas Staab Office of Media Relations A recent graduate from the University of Central Arkansas has received a Fulbright U.S. Student Program award for the 2023-24 academic year from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Shelby Morris of McAlester, Oklahoma, has received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA). Morris earned … [Read more...]