Two students receive CLAWS awards at December board meeting

Ricardo Gonzalez Guevara and Trenton Rhodes were recognized as Bear CLAWS recipients at the University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees December meeting.  CLAWS, an acronym for Celebrating the Lofty Achievements of our Wonderful Students, is awarded to one or more exceptional students or recognized student organizations during regularly scheduled board meetings.  Guevara is a senior h … [Read more...]

UCA to host Demo Day for 15 ArCA graduates

The Arkansas Coding Academy (ArCA) at the University of Central Arkansas will hold its Demo Day at 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 8, 2022, in the McCastlain Ballroom on the UCA campus.  Demo Day is an opportunity for ArCA graduates to showcase their software development skills while networking with recruiters and hiring managers from around the state. The event will showcase the work of 15 ArCA … [Read more...]

UCA announces December Board of Trustees meeting

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees will hold its December meeting at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 2, 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 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 315.  … [Read more...]

ASPSF names William Pontius as November 2022 Student of the Month

A University of Central Arkansas student has been recognized as the Student of the Month for November 2022 by the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund (ASPSF).  William Pontius of Conway is a graduate student pursuing a master’s in data analytics. He earned a bachelor’s in business administration from UCA in May.  Like many of ASPSF’s recipients, the single dad was nervous when he first ap … [Read more...]

Jada Simpson Crowned Miss UCA 2023

Jada Simpson, a sophomore education major, was crowned the 2023 Miss University of Central Arkansas at Reynolds Performance Hall on Nov. 5.   “When they called my name – oh my goodness –  it was so surreal,” Simpson said. “When I was crowned it was almost like the room stopped for a second. I was like, ‘Oh wait. They just said your name! You gotta walk up there now.’ It was an indescribable feel … [Read more...]

Looking Up: UCA senior’s hobby yields stunning images

When Erik Stinnett is not in class or studying, he is spending time researching, teaching and mastering the art of astrophotography.  Stinnet, a senior computer science major, has been interested in astronomy for as long as he can remember. When he was in elementary school, Stinnett’s grandparents gifted him a motorized telescope, but it wasn’t until he was a freshman in college that he really s … [Read more...]

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage’ comes to Reynolds Performance Hall

The national tour of “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage” will bring the Peanuts’ timeless holiday special to life on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall.  “A Charlie Brown Christmas Live on Stage” brings Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang together as they uncover the true meaning of Christmas. The … [Read more...]

UCA College of Business delivers packages to Arkansas Children’s

Faculty and staff at the University of Central Arkansas College of Business recently set aside time to prepare care packages and craft kits for patients and families at Arkansas Children's Hospital.  "We talk a lot in academic circles about the core of teaching, research and service," said Tracy Suter, chair of the Department of Marketing and Management and organizer for the event. "This is an … [Read more...]

UCA earns grant from NAMI Arkansas

The University of Central Arkansas has received a $5,000 grant from the Arkansas chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness to help develop the UCA Lavender Library. The new library will be a hub of learning and connection for UCA’s LGBTQ+ community. It will also serve as a community resource that will empower the UCA and local communities to explore LGBTQ+ topics in a dedicated and af … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces 2023 season

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre at the University of Central Arkansas announced its 2023 season at the “Sounds and Sweet Airs” event in downtown Conway on Friday, Nov. 4.  The season will feature three works: “The Tempest,” “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged” and a Shakespeare cabaret. Shakespeare’s last great solo work, “The Tempest,” takes audiences on a journey to a remo … [Read more...]