Groundbreaking this Friday for new UCA Business building

UCA President Lu Hardin, the UCA Board of Trustees and U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder on Friday, May 2 will participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the new UCA College of Business building.The ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. at the building site, which is located in the parking lot on Donaghey Avenue south of Wingo Hall and north of the AETN headquarters. The public is invited to attend, and … [Read more...]

Cornell professor to present Burgess Lecture

Ronald R. Hoy, the David and Dorothy Merksamer Professor in Biology at Cornell University, tonight at 6:30 p.m. will present the third annual Burgess Lecture in the Doyne Health Sciences Auditorium at UCA. The title of Hoy's lecture is "Rhythm and Mode in the Acoustic Signals of Animals and Humans: Speculation on the Origins of Speech and Music." He will present several case studies of acoustic … [Read more...]

UCA Nature Reserve walk scheduled for Saturday

UCA's Jewel E. Moore Nature Reserve this Saturday will host "Spring into Action: A Walk in the Nature Reserve," featuring trail walks guided by UCA biologists.The reserve includes approximately two miles of interconnecting trails through woods, along streams, and through a five-acre virgin prairie that is a remnant of prairie that was mapped by surveys in 1819 (and noted by the naturalist Thomas … [Read more...]

UCA students forgo meal trays & conserve resources

UCA students recently participated in a two-week trial of conservation program called "Who Needs Trays" at the Christian Cafeteria on campus.By utilizing the cafeteria without using trays, the students: --Reduced water usage by 20 percent. --Saved 25,000 kw/hours of electricity. --Helped reduce the toxic chemical waste going into the water supply by 60 percent. --Helped reduce solid waste … [Read more...]

UCA faculty & staff news

Erica Hlebinsky, a communications supervisor with the UCA Police Department, recently received the Law Enforcement Hero award from the American Red Cross in Faulkner County for saving the life of a Conway man through her training as a dispatcher.Tom Oxner of UCA's Department of Accounting published an article entitled "How Dilutive is Diluted Earnings Per Share?" in the March/April 2008 issue of … [Read more...]

UCA Film Festival to take place tomorrow

The fourth annual UCA Film Festival will begin tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. in Stanley Russ Hall room 103 on the UCA campus. The festival, which is free to the public, is jointly sponsored by UCA's Department of Mass Communication and Theatre and the UCA Film Club, and it includes three categories: Music Video, Documentary and Narrative. "This year is looking to be one of the best years for our … [Read more...]

Clinton School dean to address UCA Honors College

The UCA Honors College today will host James L. … [Read more...]

Carmen (the Ballet) comes to UCA

St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre brings its new production of Carmen to UCA's Reynolds Performance Hall tomorrow night for one performance only.Music for the ballet was inspired by the music from Georges Bizet … [Read more...]

Lee Schwager named UCA Employee of the Year

Lee Schwager, of UCA's Health and Wellness division, has been selected as the 2008 UCA Employee of the Year.From scheduling events and building relationships in Career Services to being an "acting" director for the Health and Wellness Department, Schwager has always made an extra effort for the UCA community. She is a very thorough and detail-oriented person. Her dedication to the Employee … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing at UCA, recently did a poetry reading from his book "Age of the Demon Tools" at the 2008 &Now Conference (a festival of innovative art and literature) at Chapman University in Orange, Cal. He has also been invited by the Ozark Writers and Poets Collective to read from various works in Fayetteville on June 24. His essay "Necrophelia" (regarding his … [Read more...]