BT╠ý╠├School of Communication Class Takes On Depp v. Heard

When Dylan McLemore watched news coverage of the Johnny Depp v. Amber Heard trial, he saw a legal case with issues that the University of Central Arkansas School of Communication champions: media coverage, reputation management and social media behaviors. So perfectly aligned, in fact, that the BT╠ý╠├associate professor of public relations created a course about the defamation trial this past … [Read more...]

In photos: BT╠ý╠├celebrates graduates at commencement

The Farris Center at the University of Central Arkansas was a site of celebration and recognition May 5-6 as the University awarded more than 1,160 degrees during spring commencement ceremonies. Revisit the excitement of commencement with this gallery of photos. … [Read more...]

BT╠ý╠├Volunteers Help Clean Up Little Rock Tornado Damage

Members of the University of Central Arkansas community gave their time to help cleanup neighborhoods in Little Rock devastated by the March 31 tornado outbreak. The 27 volunteers were part of Bear Boots on the Ground, a BT╠ý╠├volunteer organization, that worked alongside the nonprofit City Center to remove debris and clean up yards for local residents. The group, made up of students and … [Read more...]

BT╠ý╠├Student Involvement Awards Ceremony Honors Outstanding Campus Members

The University of Central Arkansas held its Student Involvement Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 27, to recognize outstanding students, as well as faculty and staff who promote a robust campus life. Approximately 30 student organizations and over 150 students attended along with their advisors. Outstanding campus members were honored for their contributions in leadership, service, outreach … [Read more...]

Health Promotion Major Makes Helping People Her Mission

Aria Bolman stood on a high school volleyball court, posing for photographs and celebrating with her teammates after a match in 2016. Then, in the corner of her eye, she spotted a familiar face she wasnÔÇÖt expecting: her mother, a member of the U.S. Air Force newly home after a tour of duty in Afghanistan. It was the kind of reunion that has typically gone viral on social media over the years, … [Read more...]

Aspiring Teacher Makes a Difference at Veterans Resource Center

Like many children in military families, Rachel Lowe grew up moving around. That was a fact of life with a father serving in the Army Reserve and Arkansas National Guard for 31 years, including a tour of duty in Iraq. Her family crisscrossed the state and rarely stayed in the same place for more than a couple of years. It wasn't until much later that she was able to put down roots. ÔÇťMoving … [Read more...]

The Echo and News 6 Receive Awards from Arkansas College Media Association

The Echo and News 6, UCAÔÇÖs student-run newspaper and television news station from the School of Communication, gained top honors ÔÇöincluding best student newspaper, best website and a second-place showing in best television outlet ÔÇö in a journalism competition run by Arkansas College Media Association (ACMA). The independent student newspaper also took various individual awards for writing, … [Read more...]

BT╠ý╠├Students Complete Over 40 Projects During the Big Event

In total, over 300 volunteers from the University of Central Arkansas, including students, faculty and staff, took part in this year's Big Event at the University. The Big Event is a student-led organization that provides volunteer services to complete projects submitted by the Conway community. By involving university students, faculty and staff in acts of service, the Big Event seeks to … [Read more...]

Alternative Spring Break Sends Students to Areas in Need

Spring break marks the halfway point of the semester, a period when BT╠ý╠├students take advantage of the time off to recharge and prepare for the rush toward finals. Some may travel to tropical destinations or mountain lodges, visit family and friends or simply catch up on sleep at home. But the students, staff and faculty part of the Bear Boots on the Ground seek to give back during this … [Read more...]

Undergraduate Students Earn Research Fellowships

The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) has announced seven grants to undergraduate students as part of the prestigious Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). The grants come from the Arkansas Division of Higher Education and give students the opportunity to develop a sustained relationship with a faculty member and carry out in-depth research, scholarship, or creative … [Read more...]