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 3 5 7 9 About the New College of Business Building Who We Are Why We Matter Business Centers 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 school'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, Dillard'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 university's position as the state'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. UCA'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 106 STOR 109 STOR 1008 vEST 103E OFC 103D OFC 103C OFC 103B RECP 103A OFC 1005 vEST 102H OFC 102G OFC 102F OFC COFFEE 103F 107 AUDITORIUM 103G OFC 103H FOOD PREP 103 1013 STAIR 113C 1009 vEST 1006 vEST 106 CONF 105 CLASS 1003 COMMONS 1006 vEST 113B 113 111 CLASS 1014 STAIR 1017 CORR 113A 112 CUST 1015 ELEv 104 1004 CORR 102 RECP 102A 1016 COFFEE CORR 102B WORKMAIL 1011 CORR 114 vEND 1012 vEST 1010 CORR 116 115 WAIT AREA 101 WMN-RR 117 MEN-RR 105A CONF 100 CLASS 1001 vEST 1000 STAIR 1002 vEST 118 CLASS 115j 115B OFC 115C OFC 1018 CORR 115I STUDIO 102E OFC 1019 WAIT AREA 102D OFC 115H OFC 102C OFC 115G OFC 115D OFC 115E OFC 115F OFC NAMING OPPORTUNITIES n n n n n n n Auditorium Classrooms Student Commons Areas Meeting Spaces Office Spaces Graduates Lockers Corporate Display Cases Floor Plan � 1st Floor 100 Classroom 103e Office 103G Conference Room 105 106 107 111 Classroom Charles Nabholz Conference Room Auditorium Classroom 115e Office 115f Office 115G Steve Russell Office 115H Office 118 Classroom 102C Office 102D Office 102e Office 102f Office 102G Office 102H Office 103a Office 103b Office 103C Office 103D Office 1003 Commons 1004 Corridor (2) Corporate Display Cases: � � 115a Conference Room 115b Office 115C Office 115D Office j.B. Hunt Dean's Office 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 204M OFC 204L OFC 204K OFC 204j OFC 204 RECP WAIT 204I 102H WORK OFC ROOM 204O OFC 204P OFC 204q OFC 207A STOR 208 AUDITORIUM 211L OFC 211K OFC 209A STOR 2004 STAIR 211M OFC 211N OFC 211O OFC 211P OFC 211q OFC 211R WORK ROOM 204R 2006 CORR 2005 STAIR 2008 GSA 206 CLASS 207 CONF 2001 COMMONS 209 CONF 210 CLASS 2009 ELEv 205 2002 CORR 203 CUST 201 WMN-RR 2003 CORR 213 MEN-RR 211 RECP WAIT 211B OFC 2010 CORR 212 211j 204H OFC 204G OFC 204F OFC 204E OFC 201 CLASS 2007 GSA 200 TEAM STUDy 2000 STAIR 215 TEAM STUDy 214 CLASS 211C OFC 211D OFC 204B OFC 204D OFC 204C OFC 211I OFC 211H OFC 211G OFC 211E OFC 211F OFC NAMING OPPORTUNITIES n n n n n n n Auditorium Classrooms Student Commons Areas Meeting Spaces Office Spaces Graduates Lockers Corporate Display Cases Floor Plan � 2nd Floor 200 201 Team Study Room BKD, LLP Classroom 204Q Office 206 207 Classroom Granger & jan, Milton & Claudia Davis Conference Room Auditorium Ann M. Hortillosa Conference Room Classroom 211M Office 211n Office 211o Office 211P Office 211Q Office 214 215 Classroom Team Study Room 204b Office 204C Office 204D Office 204e Office 204f Office 204G Office 204H Office 204J Office 204K Kevin & Michele Kemp Office 204l Office 204M Becker Professional Review Office 204n Mike j. Rasmussen, CPA Office 204o Office 204P Office 210 208 209 211b Roussel Family Office 211C Office 211D Office 211e Office 211f Office 211G Office 211H Office 211I Office 2001 Bill & jane Hardin Student Commons 2002 Corridor (2) Corporate Display Cases: � � Windstream/Bell Co. PA BKD, LLP 2003 Corridor (2) Corporate Display Cases: � � Centennial Bank First Security Bank/ Crews & Associates 211K Office 211l Office 13 308A 305N OFC 305M OFC 305L OFC 305K OFC 305j OFC 305 RECP WAIT 305I 102H WORK OFC ROOM 304 CUST 303 WMN-RR 305O OFC 305P OFC 305q OFC 312L OFC 312K OFC 312M OFC 312N OFC 312O OFC 312P OFC 312q OFC 312R WORK ROOM 305R 3003 CORR 3004 STAIR 307 CLASS 308 COMP LAB 309 GRAD STUDENT LOUNGE 310 COMP LAB 3005 STAIR 3007 GSA 311 CLASS 3006 ELEv 306 3002 CORR 301A STOR 3001 COMMONS 3003 CORR 314 MEN-RR 312 RECP WAIT 312B OFC 312C OFC 312D OFC 313 312j 305H OFC 305G OFC 305F OFC 305E OFC 302 CLASS 3009 GSA 301 OFC 301B OFC 300 TEAM STUDy OPEN TO BELOW 317 TEAM STUDy 3000 STAIRS OPEN TO BELOW 316 qUIET STUDy 315 CLASS 3008 CORR 305B OFC 305D OFC 305C OFC 312I OFC 312H OFC 312G OFC 312E OFC 312F OFC Floor Plan � 3rd Floor 300 302 Team Study Room Classroom 305Q Office 307 308 309 Classroom Computer Lab Graduate Student Lounge Graduate Lockers 310 311 Computer Lab Classroom 312M Office 312n Office 312o Office 312P Office 312Q Office 315 316 317 Classroom quiet Study Room Team Study Room 305b Office 305C Office 305D Office 305e Office 305f Office 305G Office 305H Office 305J Acxiom Office 305K Office 305l Office 305M Office 305n Office 305o Office 305P Office NAMING OPPORTUNITIES n n n n n n n Auditorium Classrooms Student Commons Areas Meeting Spaces Office Spaces Graduates Lockers Corporate Display Cases 312b Office 312C Office 312D Office 312e Office 312f Office 312G Office 312H Office 312I Office 3001 Corridor Corporate Display Case: � Acxiom 3002 Corridor (2) Corporate Display Cases: � � Dilliards UCA Career Services 3003 Corridor (2) Corporate Display Cases 312K Office 312l Office 14 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 Office Spaces - $25,000 - $100,000 Graduates Lockers - $500/ea. Corporate Display Cases - $1,000/annually 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 � email@example.com Dr. Pat Cantrell Dean, College of Business 501-450-3106 � firstname.lastname@example.org 201 Donaghey Ave. Dean's Suite, COB 102 Conway, AR 72035 15 16 UCA College of Business | 201 Donaghey Ave. | Conway, AR 72035 | www.uca.edu