Tagged: university of central arkansas

UCA's Doug Voss Named to Trucking Association Board

by Arkansas Business Staff 5/28/2015 10:26 am

Doug Voss, associate professor of logistics and supply chain management at the University of Central Arkansas, has been appointed to the Arkansas Trucking Association Board of Directors.

Legislators Miss Opportunity (Jacob Bundrick Commentary)

by Jacob Bundrick 5/25/2015 12:00 am

Arkansas legislators are fully aware of the state’s tax problem. In fact, they freely admit it. Yet legislators continue to throw away opportunities to correct Arkansas’ onerous manufacturing taxes.

UCA Picks Eric Rob & Isaac for Advertising Services

by Sean Beherec 4/21/2015 12:30 pm

The university selected Eric Rob & Isaac after reopening the contract for bids last month. The decision comes about a month after UCA reopened its contract with CJRW of Little Rock, which held the account since 2009, and requested bids from other agencies.

UCA Opens Advertising Contract for Bids

by Sean Beherec 4/6/2015 5:06 pm

UCA opened its advertising contract a year before the end of its contract with CJRW and will hear presentations next week.

Conway Builders Enjoying Boom as City Expands

by Sean Beherec 3/23/2015 12:00 am

The city of Conway is on the verge — if it hasn’t reached it yet — of a boom in commercial real estate availability. Just up Interstate 40 from Little Rock, the city has been the host of several recent development projects and is set to begin more in the coming years.

Michael Morton Has Been Giving to Schools for Years

by Mark Friedman 3/16/2015 12:00 am

Morton, who has been in the nursing home industry for more than 40 years and has 27 nursing homes in Arkansas, said education has always been a passion.

Optometric Association Backs UCA's Optometry School Plans

by Mark Carter 1/29/2015 3:51 pm

The University of Central Arkansas said Thursday it will study whether to open a school of optometry on the campus.

UCA Hires Jesse Thill as Director of Alumni Services

by Arkansas Business Staff 1/20/2015 10:37 am

Thill begins the position Feb. 9. He comes from the University of Florida where as associated director of the Alumni Association's Membership & Philanthropy. Prior, he worked at the University of Arkansas, Brown University and the UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.

UCA Board Approves Property Acquisition, Bond Issuance for $17.6M Mixed-Use Project

by Lee Hogan 1/16/2015 11:47 am

The property, at 242 Donaghey Ave., is currently occupied by a Papa John's restaurant, owned by Ozark Pizza Co. LLC of Little Rock. The offer would pay Ozark Pizza Co. $236,000 for the .12-acre lot and another $164,000 if the property is vacated by April 15.

Conway Corp. Pledges $3M to Science Center Addition at UCA

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/22/2014 3:42 pm

Conway Corp., operator of Conway's city-owned utility system, has pledged $3 million to the University of Central Arkansas for its $17.5 million construction and renovation project of the Lewis Science Center.

UCA Renames Laney Hall for Longest-Serving Professor

by Arkansas Business Staff 12/15/2014 10:42 am

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees on Friday approved the renaming of a campus building in honor of the university's longest-serving professor, Jerald "Jerry" M. Manion.

Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance Leads Giving Tuesday Events Across the State

by Lee Hogan 12/3/2014 1:07 pm

The Arkansas Nonprofit Alliance spearheaded a philanthropic event Tuesday to raise money and awareness for various causes around the state.

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.