Crime writer Anne Perry to appear at UCA

Anne Perry, the critically acclaimed crime writer who has more than 20 million copies of her books in print, today continues UCA's Artist in Residence program. Perry, who was selected by The Times of London as one of the 20th century's "100 Masters of Crime," will give a reading of her works as well as hold a book signing tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Doyne Health Science Center Auditorium. The … [Read more...]

UCA to host Humanities Fair

UCA's Humanities and World Cultures Institute will host the Fall 2008 Humanities Fair this Wednesday, Nov. 6, the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center and Ida Waldran Auditorium at UCA. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with programs from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Humanities Fair, supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council, is open to high school students and their teachers. … [Read more...]

UCA professors to discuss 'greed'

In conjunction with the Humanities Fair, UCA's Humanities and World Cultures Institute will host an inter-disciplinary discussion about Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel Oil!, the 2007 film it inspired, There Will Be Blood, and the place of oil and greed in contemporary American life. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held this Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the … [Read more...]

UCA to hold forum about campus safety

The University of Central Arkansas is inviting the parents and family members of UCA students, as well as UCA students and other members of the UCA campus community, to a public forum about campus safety. A panel of UCA staff and administrators -- including interim UCA President Tom Courtway and representatives of the UCA Police Department, the UCA Division of Student Services, and the UCA … [Read more...]

Suspects charged in UCA shooting

UPDATE (Oct. 29): UCA Police officers last night recovered a weapon within the jurisdiction of the City of Conway that may have been used in the Oct. 26, 2008, shooting incident at the University of Central Arkansas. UCA investigators are optimistic that this discovery will be very helpful toward resolving the case. ORIGINAL NEWS ITEM Marcus Vaden, Prosecuting Attorney for the 20th Judicial … [Read more...]

Memorial fund established

First State Bank of Conway, Ark., has established an account to accept donations for the families of Chavares Block and Ryan Henderson, who lost their lives in the Oct. 26 shooting incident at the University of Central Arkansas. To donate to the Block-Henderson Memorial Fund, please visit any First State Bank location or call 501-328-HOME. (A list of branch locations is available here.) All … [Read more...]

Information about UCA campus shooting

In an effort to provide the most comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date information about the shooting incident that occurred during the evening of Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas, UCA will release as much information as possible on its homepage at UPDATE (Oct. 27, 10:30 p.m.): The UCA Police Department this evening is transferring the four … [Read more...]

Media analysts to discuss elections at UCA

Steve Rendall, senior analyst at FAIR (Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting) and Cliff Kincaid, editor of AIM (Accuracy in Media), tomorrow night will participate in a program at UCA called "The Great Election Debate: How the Media can Sway Votes and Win Elections," sponsored by the UCA Student Activities Board. The event will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in the UCA Student Center … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to present classic Moliere comedy

UCA Theatre this week will open its main stage season with Moliere's classic comedy, The Learned Ladies on Oct. 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 at 7:30 p.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. Taking aim at the pretentiousness of pseudo-intellectuals, The Learned Ladies is set in the middle class household of Chrysale, which is besieged with a salon of women in love with learning. … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Stephanie Vanderslice, Associate Professor of Writing, has published "Sleeping With Proust vs. Tinkering Under the Bonnet: Creative Writing in the US and the UK," in Graeme Harper and Jeri Kroll's book, Creative Writing in Higher Education, published by Multiligual Matters Press in the UK. Her essay, "The Imaginary Nursery," was also just published in the anthology Knowing Pains: Women on Love, … [Read more...]