Tagged: university of central arkansas

UCA Professor Finds CDL Training Eye-Opening

by Marty Cook 7/17/2017 12:00 am

Doug Voss is not giving up his day job, and motorists on Arkansas highways can be thankful for that.

The Conductor Receives $30K

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/14/2017 2:47 pm

The Conductor in Conway received a $30,000 grant from the Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, with state Sen. Jason Rapert and Rep. David Meeks supported the awarding of those funds. The money will be used to cover the non-salary-related expenses of the Conductor's Brand Camp, High School Startup Day and other talent development initiatives. The Conductor is a public-private partnership of UCA, Startup Junkie Consulting and the Community Venture Foundation that aims to encourage innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development.

UCA Names Michael Hargis Interim Provost

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/10/2017 3:50 pm

The University of Central Arkansas announced that Michael Hargis, dean of the College of Business, will serve as interim provost, effective Aug. 1.

UCA STEM Institute Awarded $359K In Grants

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/29/2017 11:38 am

The University of Central Arkansas STEM Institute this week announced that it has received $359,547 in grants during the 2016-17 academic year.

SPONSORED: Advancing Technology Demands Cybersecurity Solutions

by Devan Malone 6/29/2017 8:00 am

Efforts are underway to develop more professionals and elevate public awareness to make systems safer.

Jeff Standridge On Why Companies Should Encourage Startups

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/26/2017 12:00 am

"A vibrant startup/innovation ecosystem is a great place for an established company to source talent," says Jeff Standridge, chief catalyst of The Conductor at UCA.

SPONSORED: Building a Sustainable Venture Ecosystem – The Long Game

by Arkansas Business Staff 6/22/2017 8:30 am

It is important that teachers, parents and students understand that there are viable career paths to entrepreneurship, and that established companies thrive when they have a steady flow of smart, innovative talent upon which to build.

UCA Provost to Step Down As President Seeks Replacement

by Sam Hoisington 6/15/2017 3:18 pm

The University of Central Arkansas' provost will step down at the request of Houston Davis, who took over as the university's president earlier this year.

UCA Hosts Boot Camp For Entrepreneurial Students

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/23/2017 9:56 am

The University of Central Arkansas, the Conductor and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ BioVentures have teamed up this week to host a Health Sciences Entrepreneurship Boot Camp that ends Friday with a demo day and award presentation.

Harding Professor Honored in Las Vegas (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/22/2017 12:00 am

Ginger Blackstone has received the 2017 Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Broadcast Education Association at the annual convention in Las Vegas.

Customer Demand Drives Final Mile Industry

by Marty Cook 5/15/2017 12:00 am

The “final mile” of shipping items purchased online — experts call it a $13 billion market — is tantalizing for shippers even as it is putting pressure on retailers’ margins.

SPONSORED: UCA Honors Alumni at Annual Night of Distinction

by Little Rock Soirée Staff 5/4/2017 6:53 am

Get to know the three alumni recognized at this year's University of Central Arkansas event.

Mindy Pipkin Moves Into UCA Slot (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/10/2017 12:00 am

Mindy Pipkin has been hired as the new associate general counsel and compliance officer for the University of Central Arkansas at Conway.

Conway Booms, Setting Retail Records

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/27/2017 12:00 am

Commercial development is thriving in Conway, evidenced by the nearly complete $65 million Lewis Crossing shopping center and plans for a startup space the city hopes will attract new and existing companies.

Catching Up With Coach Charlie Strong

by Little Rock Soirée Staff 3/12/2017 10:16 pm

University of South Florida head football coach Charlie Strong will return to his alma mater UCA's seventh annual Night of Distinction in April, so we decided to learn more about the Arkansas native.

The Conductor, Junior Achievement to Provide K-12 Programming

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/9/2017 9:13 am

The Conductor, a public-private partnership of the University of Central Arkansas and Startup Junkie Consulting, announces a new partnership with the nonprofit Junior Achievement of Arkansas to create programming for K-12 students.

Uncle T's, Opening in Conway, Eyes More Expansion

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 3/2/2017 11:49 am

Little Rock landmark Uncle T's Deli Market will celebrate the grand opening of its second location Saturday in Conway, and the family behind the business aims to open five more in the next three years.

Millie Ward to Speak at UCA's Davis Family Series

by Todd Traub 1/31/2017 11:13 am

Stone Ward co-founder and president to discuss her career as part of the UCA business school lecture program.

New UCA President Houston Davis Talks Priorities, Plans

by Sarah Campbell-Miller 1/20/2017 11:26 am

Monday is Houston Davis' first day as the University of Central Arkansas' president, and he took some time Friday to speak with Arkansas Business about his priorities and plans. He called UCA "a place where students can get a very personalized education that prepares them for being an active citizen and an active employee, no matter what field they choose to go into."

Under Pressure: America’s Ongoing Battle with Stress

by Dwain Hebda 1/19/2017 12:00 am

Of everything for which Americans are known, our capacity for stress is something we as a culture have elevated to an art form, and it just may be the singular ingredient in the Yankee stew that has fed our history.