UCA Theatre to present festival of one-act plays

UCA Theatre will present a Festival of One Act Plays this Tuesday through Thursday, December 2 through 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. The Festival has become one of the most popular events at UCA Theatre and involves over fifty cast and crew members. Three to four different one-act plays will be presented each evening. Each play has been chosen, cast, … [Read more...]

UCA Band students chosen for state honor

Twelve UCA students have been named to the Arkansas Intercollegiate Band, which is made up of the best woodwind, brass, and percussion students from twelve Arkansas colleges and universities. The UCA students selected are: Andrew Baker, Oboe; Curtis Sebren, Bb Clarinet; Carol Sikes, Eb Clarinet; Kevin Staggs, Bass Clarinet; Andrew Hamby, Alto Clarinet; Emily Goodwin, Contra Clarinet; Jordan … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Tim Thornes, assistant professor of Linguistics in the Department of Writing, has been invited to contribute from his ongoing study of the Northern Paiute language to a volume on the typology and historical development of relative clauses in the world's languages. The book will be edited by Bernard Comrie (University of California at Santa Barbara and the Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces new season

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is selling memberships for its third season, which is set for June 10 through 28, 2009, at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. The third season will include popular Shakespeare titles Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew, the children's classic The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; and the Arkansas premiere of the Broadway smash hit, Mel … [Read more...]

Miss UCA crowned

Sarah Barnett, a sophomore dietetics major from Stuttgart, last Friday was crowned Miss University of Central Arkansas 2009 by Miss UCA 2008 Sarah Slocum. Barnett was awarded a one-year tuition-and-fees scholarship and over $3,000 in cash and prizes. During her reign as Miss UCA, she will make numerous appearances to promote her platform, "Green is the New Black." Barnett was sponsored by Alpha … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre students and faculty honored at festival

UCA Theatre students and faculty were honored recently at the Arkansas state Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival held on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith. The cast and crew of UCA Theatre … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Lauren Maxwell and Joseph Horton of UCA's Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management earlier this month presented their paper on "The Mutual Competitive Advantage of China and the United States" at the annual meeting of the American Society for Competitivenes in Orlando. Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing at UCA, recently had a po-fiction collaboration with Davis … [Read more...]

Chuck Klosterman to conclude UCA fall residency series

Acclaimed writer Chuck Klosterman this week will appear at UCA to provide a public talk on his published works and teach two master classes to students. Klosterman's appearance will conclude UCA's Artists in Residence series for the fall semester. Klosterman has published several books, including Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto; Downtown Owl: A Novel; Killing Yourself to … [Read more...]

UCA emergency notification committee to meet this week

UCA's Emergency Notification Committee will meet this Tuesday and Thursday during x-period (1:40 to 2:30 p.m.) in UCA Student Center room 223. Interim UCA President Tom Courtway appointed the committee after the Oct. 26, 2008 campus shooting incident to evaluate UCA's emergency notification system. The committee is chaired by UCA Vice President for Student Services Ronnie Williams, and it will … [Read more...]

Washington Saxophone Quartet to perform at UCA

The Washington Saxophone Quartet (WSaxQ) will be at UCA this week as part of UCA's Artist in Residence program. "I wanted to bring them to UCA because I felt they had a wide appeal," said Dr. Jackie Lamar, professor of saxophone at UCA. "They're really well known and a good example for my students. I know they are all great players. I could have invited a lot of different people that would have … [Read more...]