With UCA having to adjust over the coming months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, UCA’s regularly scheduled intersession summer classes are being altered.
With classes being moved online, some universities have looked into changing their grading system for the rest of this semester.
UCA President Houston Davis released a statement March 17 expressing his disappointment that the usual commencement exercises on May 1 and May 2 are canceled.
In light of UCA shutting down the residence halls for the majority of students, COPA and the HPER have both had to readjust. Normally, these would be two of the areas students would use for recreation, but both are closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On-campus jobs at UCA as well as off-campus have been affected by the recent outbreak of coronavirus in Arkansas.
President Houston Davis sent out an email March 24 to all UCA students announcing that effective on Sunday, Mar. 29, all residence halls and other campus housing would be closed through the end of the semester with very limited exceptions.
Results of the Student Government Association elections were announced March 21, with one position remaining to be announced. A total of 1,366 votes were received.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Reynolds Performance Hall has completely canceled its remaining programming for its 20th season, after initially having opted for rescheduling performances.
UCA President Houston Davis was joined by Faculty Senate President Candice Barnes, Staff Senate President Kimberly Klotz and SGA President Rose McGarrity March 19 for a Campus Talk addressing UCA's online transition in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 26 update:
After UCA made the announcement Thursday, March 12, to move classes online, many students loaded their belongings into their vehicles and left campus to finish the semester at home.
March 24 update: UCA Housing is now prohibiting most students from residing on campus after March 29, making exceptions for international students, students who do not have permanent housing and special cases.
In light of increasing coronavirus cases reported in Arkansas, the UCA Physical Plant is working to keep campus clean for students who decide to stay on campus, as well as faculty who are still reporting to campus.
A vacant house located directly beside the Western Heights university apartments on Western Avenue caught fire during the early morning of March 16. The incident did not result in any injuries, but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Due to precautionary actions against the global pandemic of COVID-19, the Student Government Association election voting booths will not be available on campus, but the election will still be held online on the online platform CubConnect from March 18 through March 20.
The UCA Student Activities Board is expected to host their annual spring concert Thursday, April 19 in the Farris Center.
Seventeen UCA undergraduates representing five of UCA’s six colleges were awarded grants to conduct research projects spanning one to three semesters.
President Houston Davis announced March 12 in a campus-wide email that all classes will be canceled Friday, March 13 through Monday, March 16, and will resume in an online environment beginning Tuesday, March 17, due to the presence of coronavirus in Arkansas and the university’s decision to…
For its annual 24-hour fundraising drive, UCA broke university and state records, raising a total of $1,126,580 from 1,668 donors during its Day of Giving March 5. It is the first university in the state to surpass $1 million during a fundraising drive of the nature of Day of Giving.
The Ban the Box Campaign presented by James Miller and Coronavirus concerns headlined the final SGA Townhall of the semester.
The Student Government Association passed a long-awaited senate bill Monday, March 9 and celebrated their accomplishments from the past week.