UCA Homecoming week kicks off

The 2008 UCA Homecoming activities begin tonight with the Homecoming Pep Rally at 5:30 p.m. in the Farris Center. This year's Homecoming theme is "Building on 101 Years of Tradition," and other activities include: * Alumni & Friends Homecoming Party on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Agora Events Center. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages. * Half Century … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing, just returned from Texas where he was commissioned to fish for alligator gar and do a series of interviews with the British production company Icon Films for the series "River Monsters" to appear on the Animal Planet channel next year. Four alligator gars were caught and released; ranging from three feet long to six-foot-eight, 126 pounds. Dr. Mary … [Read more...]

Political campaign theorist in residence at UCA

Communication scholar Dr. Bill Benoit, an expert in political campaign communication and image restoration, today is an Artist in Residence at UCA. "I wanted to bring a communication scholar to UCA who would have a wide appeal to students and faculty," said Dr. J.J. McIntyre, assistant professor of speech communication and the faculty sponsor for the residency. "With this being an election year, … [Read more...]

UCA Wind Ensemble to present Fall concert

The UCA Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Ricky Brooks, will present a Fall Concert tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. The concert is free and open to the public. Guest conductor with the Wind Ensemble will be Dr. Joseph Missal, director of bands at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. Guest soloist for the evening is Dr. Blake Tyson, … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Garry Craig Powell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Writing, has had his short story "Plunge Pool" accepted by Exquisite Corpse magazine, and his story "Kamila's Price" has finally appeared in Talking River, after that journal suspended publication and reputedly had its printing press burned to the ground. "Plunge Pool" will be the ninth story from Powell's linked collection, "The Gulf," … [Read more...]

Major literary journal moves to UCA

Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Letters & Life, founded and edited by celebrated author and National Public Radio commentator Andrei Codrescu, is now based at the University of Central Arkansas. This legendary literary journal has been a major icon in contemporary American literature for more than twenty-five years. Founded in 1983, it has been edited since then by the celebrated author and … [Read more...]

UCA Debate team wins season opener

The UCA Debate Team started off the 2008-09 competitive schedule with an impressive first-place sweepstakes award at the Henderson State University Warm-up Tournament. Leading the team were first place novice division winner Kristen Qandah, a senior Accounting major, novice division semi-finalist Sam Rorie, a sophomore Economics major, varsity division semi-finalist Chris White, a sophomore … [Read more...]

UCA faculty & staff news

Dr. Letha Mosley, an assistant professor in UCA's Occupational Therapy Department has been invited to present a three-hour workshop at the Oklahoma Occupational Therapy Association (OOTA) Annual Conference in Oklahoma City. The conference, scheduled for Oct. 3 and 4 at the Moore Norman Technology Center South Penn Campus, will center around the theme "Centennial Vision for Occupational Therapy: … [Read more...]

Brentano String Quartet to visit UCA

The Brentano String Quartet will perform and lecture this week for UCA's Fall 2008 Artists in Residence program. The quartet includes violinist Mark Steinberg, violinist Serena Canin, violist Misha Amory and cellist Nina Lee. All four have traveled the world and the United States performing in music festivals and teaching at universities. Steinberg is currently on the faculty of Mannes College of … [Read more...]

UCA marks Banned Books Week

In accordance with the national celebration of Banned Books Week, UCA's Department of English, in conjunction with Sigma Tau Delta, is hosting a week-long presentation of events highlighting various works of literature that have either been challenged or banned, and the freedom to explore those texts academically across a variety of topics and genres. According to the American Library … [Read more...]