College of Business New Building Book
Prestige piece showcasing the new College of Business building at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.
Table of Contents 1 About the New College of Business Building 3 Who We Are 5 Why We Matter 7 Business Centers 9 Floor Plan – 1st Floor 11 Floor Plan – 2nd Floor 12 Floor Plan – 3rd Floor 13 Naming Opportunities ABOUT THE NEW COLLEGE OF BUSINESS BUILDING The new UCA College of Business Building is a business-like environment where students can prepare for a rewarding career in a variety of competitive fields. It has allowed the college to regain critical space for students, faculty and business leaders to gather and interact. In addition to a multitude of wireless classrooms, conference rooms, computer labs and departmental suites, the building also houses a 168-seat auditorium that will allow the college to host events such as business lectures and meetings where the business community may combine with faculty expertise for student engagement. The building will have a business center suite for the Small Business Advancement National Center, the Center for Insurance and Risk Management and the Center for Cooperative Logistics Education, Advancement and Research. The expansive facility also features study spaces, meeting places and lounges where students can gather. Corporate display cases also highlight recruiting materials, core values and opportunities for internships and careers offered through partner businesses. The building is equipped with the latest technology including wireless Internet access throughout, state-of-the-art audio and video equipment, new computers and new classroom and office furnishings similar to top-tier business schools across the country. 3 Conference rooms feature state-of-the-art audio and video including flat screen TVs in place of traditional projectors. 4 Who We Are The College of Business was established at UCA, then State College of Arkansas, in 1969, 24 years after a business major was first introduced at the school. It was the schoolâ€™s second academic college. Programs for the college are housed in the new College of Business Building, which opened in January of 2010. Today, the college has more than 1,500 students majoring in four academic departments and more than 100 graduate students all taught by about 70 faculty. The College of Business seeks to educate students to meet the dynamic requirements of business and make positive contributions to the business community and society. The college is committed to maintaining a relevant and innovative curriculum, enhancing the learning experience, serving stakeholders and promoting life-long learning, integrity and ethical behavior. Recognizing the value of learning outside the traditional classroom, the college has one of the most active internship programs in the state. Internship opportunities permit students to enhance skills and knowledge obtained in the classroom, solidify career decisions, gain valuable work experience and develop career-related networks. Students studying within the college are finding work at major companies that recruit at UCA first in the state. Some companies that are hiring UCA business graduates include Acxiom, BKD LLP, Crews & Associates, Dillardâ€™s, HP, J.B. Hunt Transport and Wal-Mart. 5 All classrooms and office spaces throughout the building have windows to allow for natural lighting. 6 Why we matter The world of business touches everyone’s life many times each day. Everything we buy, including products, services and ideas, begin with some sort of business planning. Business is at the very heart of a $13 trillion U.S. economy, plus many trillions more in international markets. The UCA College of Business recognizes that business leaders must have technical knowledge and critical thinking skills and be able to communicate ideas in a collaborative environment. College of Business graduates are equipped with a practical understanding of these and other important business concepts and skills. Teaching methods and the student advising process within the college are designed to help students discover their unique abilities, thereby enhancing their probability of success. Professors encourage students and teachers to interact and explore each student’s areas of interest. Individual degree programs include challenging course material using actual business cases and settings. Unlike the larger research-oriented, doctoral institutions, UCA’s College of Business faculty members are respected for excellence in both teaching and research. The college has a diverse body of faculty who produced more than 1,000 intellectual contributions during the previous accreditation reporting period, of which 314 were peer-reviewed journal articles. Students work closely with the faculty and receive hands-on experience by participating in practical business projects, internships and student professional organizations. The College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. AACSB International accreditation requires compliance with a rigorous set of standards and indicates that UCA succeeds in offering one of the best business programs in the nation. Maybe the best testament of the effectiveness of the college’s educational efforts is the ever increasing number of companies that come to UCA seeking College of Business students, telling us that they recruit UCA “first” in the state. 7 Thirteen spaces throughout the building allow for maximized opportunities for across-the-board collaboration. 8 business centers Business Centers within the College of Business are designed to give the business community access to faculty and students for research and planning. Currently, the college is home to three business centers. The new College of Business building allows for future growth in the business centers giving the college flexibility to add additional centers as opportunities arise. Small Business Advancement National Center The college has already made its mark as home of the Small Business Advancement National Center (SBANC), which provides entrepreneurial and small business counseling as an electronic resource information center available at http://sbaer.uca.edu. Center for Insurance & Risk Management The Center for Insurance and Risk Management enhances the universityâ€™s position as the stateâ€™s only undergraduate program in insurance and risk management, and is bringing the industry and academia together. The center houses a training and testing lab and has a historical collection that facilitates research and honors the traditions of the insurance industry. Center for Cooperative Logistics Education, Advancement and Research The Center for Cooperative Logistics Education, Advancement and Research (CLEAR) was designed to fulfill a regional need for more higher education support for the logistics field. Central Arkansas is one of few areas in the nation that can claim to be home to all five modes of transport, and logistics has been cited as a promising area of further growth. UCAâ€™s logistics program is one of fewer than 80 programs in the country. 9 The advising suite is a space where undergraduate students can find mentors. Partner businesses are also invited to use the space for on-site interviews with potential employees. 10 1007 VEST 103E OFC 103G OFC 103B RECP 103A OFC 1017 CORR 103H Food PREP 1013 STAIR 103 102G OFC 102F OFC 102E OFC 113c 1009 VEST 1006 VEST 106 CONF 113 105 CLASS 1014 stair 111 CLASS 104 113a 112 cust 1015 elev 1012 VEST 116 101 WMN-RR 1019 WAIT AREA 102D OFC 117 meN-RR 100 CLASS 102A 1016 COFFEE CORR 102B WORKMAIl 1001 VEST 1000 stair 1002 VEST 115 WAIT AREA 115j 118 CLASS 115c OFC 1018 CORR 115H OFC 102C OFC 115g OFC 115f OFC 100 115E Office 102C Office 103G Conference Room 115F Office 102D Office 105 Classroom 115G Steve Russell Office n Student Commons Areas 102E Office 115H Office n Meeting Spaces 102F Office 106 Charles Nabholz Conference Room n Classrooms n Office Spaces 115d OFC 115e OFC Floor Plan – 1st Floor 103E Office n Auditorium 105a Conf 115b OFC 115i studio Naming Opportunities 114 VEnd 1011 CORR 1010 CORR 1004 CORR 102 RECP 113b 1006 VEST 1003 Commons 1005 VEST 102H OFC 1008 VEST 107 Auditorium 103F COFFEE 103D OFC 103C OFC 109 STOr 106 STOr Classroom 102G Office 102H Office n Graduates Lockers 103A Office n Corporate Display Cases 103B Office 103C Office 103D Office 107 Auditorium 111 Classroom 115A Conference Room 115B Office 115C Office 115D Office 118 Classroom 1003 Commons 1004 Corridor (2) Corporate Display Cases: • J.B. Hunt Office • Dean’s 1010 Corridor (2) Corporate Display Cases: • Hewlett-Packard • American Management Corporation 11 Furnishings were designed by a UCA interior design class and emulate top-tier business schools across the U.S. 12 204n OFC 204o OFC 208 Auditorium 204p OFC 204m OFC 204j OFC 207a stor 204h OFC 204g OFC 203 cust 201 WMN-RR 201 CLASS 204d OFC 211 recp wait 2003 CORR 215 team study 214 CLASS 211b OFC 212 213 meN-RR 211j 2010 CORR 2000 stair 2007 GSA 204f OFC 204e OFC 200 team study 211r work room 2009 elev 2001 commons 2002 CORR 211q OFC 210 CLASS 205 204 recp wait 204i 102H work roomOFC 209 Conf 207 Conf 211p OFC 2008 GSA 2004 stair 206 CLASS 2006 CORR 211n OFC 211o OFC 209a stor 2005 STAIR 204r 211m OFC 211k OFC 204q OFC 204l OFC 204k ofc 211l OFC 211d OFC 204b OFC 211i OFC 204C OFC 211h OFC Naming Opportunities n Auditorium 200 Team Study Room 204Q Office 211M Office 201 BKD, LLP Classroom 206 Classroom 211N Office 204B Office 211O Office n Student Commons Areas 204C Office 207 Granger & Jan, Milton & Claudia Davis Conference Room 204D Office 208 Auditorium 211Q Office 204E Office 209 Ann M. Hortillosa Conference Room 214 Classroom n Office Spaces n Graduates Lockers n Corporate Display Cases 211e OFC 211g OFC 211f OFC Floor Plan – 2nd Floor n Classrooms n Meeting Spaces 211c OFC 204F Office 204G Office 204H Office 204J Office 204K Kevin & Michele Kemp Office 210 Classroom 211B Roussel Family Office 211C Office 211D Office 211E Office 204L Office 211F Office 204M Becker Professional Review Office 211G Office 204N Mike J. Rasmussen, CPA Office 211H Office 211I Office 204O Office 211K Office 204P Office 211L Office 211P Office 215 Team Study Room 2001 Bill & Jane Hardin Student Commons 2002 Corridor (2) Corporate Display Cases: • Windstream/Bell • BKD, LLP Co. PA 2003 Corridor (2) Corporate Display Cases: • Centennial Bank • First Security Bank/ Crews & Associates 13 308a 305n OFC 305o OFC 305m OFC 305p OFC 312l OFC 305q OFC 312k OFC 312m OFC 312o OFC 305l OFC 305k ofc 305j OFC 3004 STAIR 305r 307 CLASS 3003 CORR 305h OFC 305g OFC 3005 stair 310 comp lab 3002 CORR 304 cust 312q OFC 311 CLASS 312r work room 301a stor 302 CLASS 3009 GSA 305d OFC 301 ofc 301b ofc 300 team study open to below 317 team study 3000 stairs 312 recp wait 3003 CORR 3001 commons 303 WMN-RR 312p OFC 3007 gsa 3006 elev 305f OFC 305e OFC 309 grad student lounge 306 305 recp wait 305i 102H work roomOFC 308 comp lab 312n OFC 314 meN-RR 316 quiet study 315 CLASS 313 3008 CORR 312j open to below 312c OFC 312d OFC 305b OFC 312i OFC 305C OFC 312h OFC Floor Plan – 3rd Floor 312b OFC 312e OFC 312g OFC 312f OFC Naming Opportunities 300 Team Study Room 305Q Office 312M Office 302 Classroom 307 Classroom 312N Office 305B Office 308 Computer Lab 312O Office 305C Office 309 Graduate Student Lounge 312P Office 305D Office 312Q Office 305E Office 310 Computer Lab 315 Classroom 305F Office 311 Classroom 316 Quiet Study Room 305G Office 312B Office 317 Team Study Room n Graduates Lockers 305H Office 312C Office n Corporate Display Cases 305J Acxiom Office 312D Office 3001 Corridor Corporate Display Case: 305K Office 312E Office 305L Office 312F Office 305M Office 312G Office 305N Office 312H Office 305O Office 312I Office 305P Office 312K Office Graduate Lockers 312L Office 14 n Auditorium n Classrooms n Student Commons Areas n Meeting Spaces • Acxiom 3002 Corridor (2) Corporate Display Cases: • Dilliards • UCA Career Services 3003 Corridor (2) Corporate Display Cases n Office Spaces NAMING opportunities College of Business Building - $10 million Auditorium - $1 million Classrooms - $100,000 - $350,000 Student Commons Areas – $70,000 - $250,000 Meeting Spaces - $35,000 - $150,000 To find out more about naming opportunities within the UCA College of Business Building, contact: Bart Shaw Director of Development, College of Business 501-852-2817 • firstname.lastname@example.org Office Spaces - $25,000 - $100,000 Dr. Pat Cantrell Graduates Lockers - $500/ea. 501-450-3106 • email@example.com Corporate Display Cases - $1,000/annually 201 Donaghey Ave. Dean, College of Business Dean’s Suite, COB 102 Conway, AR 72035 15 16 UCA College of Business | 201 Donaghey Ave. | Conway, AR 72035 | www.uca.edu