Tagged: university of central arkansas

Arkansas Scholarship Lottery Betting on Graduates

by Michelle Corbet 10/6/2014 12:00 am

The direct link between college scholarships and gambling was something Arkansas’ first state lottery commissioners weren’t eager to point out, but a new class of commissioners is hoping to remind Arkansans of that link each time they attend a football game.

UCA Gets $1.2M Grant for High School Science, Math Teachers Training

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/19/2014 12:52 pm

The University of Central Arkansas is the beneficiary of a $1.2 million National Science Foundation grant aimed at increasing the number of qualified high school science and mathematics teachers.

UCA Moves Forward with Feasibility Study on Mixed-Use Development

by Lee Hogan 9/19/2014 10:42 am

The University of Central Arkansas moved a step closer to putting a mixed-use building on campus after its board of trustees on approved a feasibility study for issuing bonds for a proposed 67,500-SF center at the corner of Donaghey Avenue and Bruce Street.

Early Numbers Show UCA Fall Enrollment Up

by Associated Press 9/8/2014 9:24 am

Preliminary enrollment figures indicate the University of Central Arkansas has experienced a 1.4 percent increase in overall enrollment for the fall semester and a 1.4 percent increase in first-time undergraduate enrollment.

Kelley Erstine Returns to UCA as Chief of Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 9/8/2014 12:00 am

Kelley Erstine, an alumnus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, started work last week as chief of staff at his alma matter. In his new role, Erstine will make $165,000 a year.

UCA Names Kelley Erstine Chief of Staff

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/22/2014 9:38 am

The University of Central Arkansas has named an alumnus and former trustee as its next chief of staff. Kelley Erstine, a Sheridan native, will assume the duties Sept. 1. His salary will be $165,000 a year.

UCA Gauging Retail Interest in Mixed-Use Development

by Lee Hogan 7/10/2014 11:04 am

The University of Central Arkansas is starting to look into the interest levels businesses may have in being a part of the first phase of the university's renovation of Donaghey Avenue.

Tuition, Fees On the Rise at State's Major Universities

by Lee Hogan 6/2/2014 1:37 pm

Pupils at the state's five largest public, four-year universities can expect one thing for certain next year: higher tuition and fees. The increases are between $210 and $391 for 30 credit hours.

UCA Trustees Approve 3.86 Percent Increase to Tuition, Fees

by Lee Hogan 5/30/2014 12:44 pm

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees on Friday unanimously approved a 3.86 percent increase for tuition and fees in the next academic year.

UCA Proposes 3.86 Percent Increase to Tuition, Fees

by Lee Hogan 5/28/2014 9:38 am

The University of Central Arkansas' Board of Trustees will consider a 3.86 percent increase to tuition and fees for the next academic year at its board meeting Friday.

UA System Board Approves Tuition, Fee Increase for Campuses

by Lee Hogan 5/22/2014 10:23 am

The University of Arkansas System Board of Trustees approved a tuition and fees increase on Wednesday for its campuses in the 2014-15 academic year. The increases range from 3.5 to 6 percent.

Arkansas State Trustees Approve Tuition, Fees Hike for 2014-15

by Lee Hogan 5/16/2014 4:09 pm

The Arkansas State University Board of Trustees approved a tuition and fees increase for its campuses in the 2014-15 academic year during its meeting Friday.

UCA's McCastlain Hall Receives $800,000 Grant for Renovations

by Lee Hogan 5/16/2014 10:24 am

The University of Central Arkansas' McCastlain Hall, one of eight buildings included in the university's Historic District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is receiving an $800,000 grant from the Arkansas Natural and Cultural Resources Council for renovations.

UCA Names New Deans For Three of Its Colleges

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/5/2014 12:00 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway has named new deans for three of its colleges. Terry Wright will be dean of the College of Fine Arts & Communication. Stephanie Bellar was named dean of UCA’s Graduate College. Stephen Addison has been named dean of UCA’s College of Natural Sciences & Mathematics.

UCA’s Michael Hargis on Specialization in Business

by Luke Jones 5/5/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas State University isn’t the only institution in Arkansas with a new business dean. Last year, Michael Hargis served as interim dean of the University of Central Arkansas’ College of Business in Conway, and in April he was named permanent dean, effective in July.

Jimmy Ishee Named Dean of UCA's College of Health and Behavioral Sciences

by Lee Hogan 5/1/2014 10:01 am

The University of Central Arkansas has a new dean of its College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Jimmy H. Ishee was announced as the dean of the university's largest college Wednesday. He will takeover the position July 1.

KATV Sues Soul of the South After Reporter Katherine Yancy Makes Move

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/28/2014 12:00 am

Little Rock’s ABC affiliate is suing another TV station in town for allegedly swiping some reporting talent.

About That Cooling-Off Period (Editorial)

by Arkansas Business Editors 4/7/2014 12:00 am

Current law requires Arkansas lawmakers to wait just one year before they seek to take advantage of any clout amassed by hiring on to jobs as lobbyists that pay much more money than most of them have ever before seen.

Gilbert Baker Resigns From UCA Post

by Lee Hogan 4/2/2014 10:28 am

Former state legislator Gilbert Baker resigned Wednesday, effective immediately, from his position at the University of Central Arkansas. The university released a one-line statement announcing Baker's resignation.

UCA Plans To Reshape Donaghey Avenue

by Mark Friedman 3/17/2014 12:00 am

The University of Central Arkansas in Conway is working on plans to renovate a mile-long section of Donaghey Avenue. The crown jewel of the proposed project is an approximately 68,000-SF, four-story mixed-use building that will feature retail on the ground floor and student housing on floors 2 through 4.