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 www.uca.edu. UPDATE (Oct. 27, 10:30 p.m.): The UCA Police Department this evening is transferring the four … [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...]

UCA professor to receive Governor's Award

John M. Erwin, director of choral music at UCA, tomorrow will receive the 2008 Arkansas Arts Council Governor's Individual Artist Award. The 2008 Governor's Arts Awards are sponsored by the Arkansas Arts Council and will take place tomorrow at noon in Ballroom A at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. The Individual Artist Award category is for artists active in the field of … [Read more...]

Branford Marsalis to appear at UCA

World-renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis and the 30-piece Filharmonia Brasileira Orchestra will appear in Marsalis Brasilianos, a celebration of the music of Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, on Monday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. Marsalis, a three-time Grammy winner, has always been a man of numerous musical interests, from jazz, … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Tim Thornes, Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Writing, will present his paper "Detransitivization and relative clauses in Northern Paiute" at the annual Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas in San Francisco in January. His paper will focus on the grammatical and discourse interactions of voice and relative clause formation in a Uto-Aztecan … [Read more...]

Acclaimed director in residence at UCA

Award-winning director, cinematographer and producer Albert Maysles will be on the University of Central Arkansas campus Oct. 17 for UCA's Artists in Residence program. His residency will be in conjunction with the 17th Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the oldest documentary film festival in the United States. "I think Maysles will bring a lifetime of experience to UCA," said Dr. Bruce … [Read more...]