UCA sophomore Rebekah Harpool, 19, died Jan. 9 after suffering injuries from being struck by a vehicle the parking lot east of the HPER Center around 7:21 p.m. Jan. 8.
Arkansas voters passed a vote in 2018 to increase the minimum wage over the next three years. In the beginning of 2020, the Arkansas minimum wage was increased to $10 per hour, which is a 75% increase from 2019. According to ABC News, the raise in minimum wage this year will be one of the hi…
UCA established an early retirement plan last semester to allow teachers to retire in December 2019. At the end of the Spring 2020 semester, 49 more employees will use that same plan to retire.
The University of Central Arkansas hosted its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast Jan. 17 in the Student Center Ballroom. This year’s theme, “The Dream: Vision Beyond 20/20,” focused on the legacy of Dr. King as well as the direction of racial justice in the current day.
The Conductor, a partnership between UCA and Startup Junkie to help spread entrepreneurship throughout Central Arkansas, held their monthly Game Changer event on Thursday night, Jan. 16, at Downtown UCA with the
UCA’s Division of Outreach & Community Engagement recently took home the award for Best Booklet from the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the world’s largest organization providing consulting and certifications for postsecondary educational institutions.
Dr. M. Shelly Conner is a professor of creative writing at UCA and author of the upcoming novel “everyman,” set to be released in spring 2021. Conner’s writings are often rooted in her identity as a black queer woman.
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas opened a second store in Conway Jan. 16, creating more than 20 staff positions and offering new employment resources to members of the Conway community and the surrounding towns and cities.
The UCA community came together in remembrance of late student Rebekah Harpool during a candlelight vigil at the campus amphitheater on Sunday, Jan. 12 at 6 p.m. The vigil was orchestrated by the UCA choir, Wesley Foundation and the Schedler Honors College.
UCA sophomore Rebekah Harpool died late Thursday morning after being treated for head trauma at a hospital for injuries she suffered from being struck by a vehicle around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot east of the HPER Center on campus.
Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity is offically under probation until August 2020, as well as a social suspension until May 2020, for its role in an alleged hazing incident at its Greek house in the early morning hours of Sept. 26.
UCA SGA, in partnership with UCAPD and the Bear Essentials Food Pantry, collected 58.2 pounds of food during the campus’ first Food for Fines food drive the week of Nov. 22.
"Food for Fines" poster.
Food for Fines poster.
Stephanie Vanderslice, a professor and director of the Arkansas Writers MFA workshop, has officially begun serving as a director for the 2020 Association of Writers (AWP) board of directors as of Nov. 7. Vanderslice was elected as an AWP board director through unanimous voting in October.
UCA scholar-in-residence in the history department, Marcus Witcher, recently had his book, “Getting Right With Reagan: Conservatives and the Fortieth President,” published Nov. 29 and appeared on C-SPAN’s “Lectures in History” series.
SGA held their final meeting Dec. 2 and voted unanimously to allocate funds for two events and pass two resolutions.
SGA met Nov. 25 for brief committee reports and debate on the semester’s final Senate Bill.
UCA President Houston Davis discussed matters happening on campus and the plans in the works for the future at the Campus Talk in the College of Buisness auditorium during X-period Thursday, Nov. 21 .
On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the Student Government Association partnered with Campus Conservation Core to hold a Town Hall with UCA President Houston Davis alongside his cabinet to discuss sustainability efforts and other campus concerns.