“Exploring Our World” Series Announces Spring Lineup

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Central Arkansas continues the “Exploring Our World” series with three new Spring lectures.

The series examines different topics, primarily from the humanities perspective. The ideas and topics, led by UCA faculty, come from different disciplines and are brought to light and viewed from different angles in discussions among participants.

“The ‘Exploring Our World’ series is an exciting outreach project for UCA to connect with the residents of Conway and surrounding communities,” said Dr. Maurice A. Lee, dean of the College of Liberal Arts. “The topics are designed to engage the mind and ignite discussion amongst all participants. It is our hope that this series of lectures, seminars and workshops will be a way for UCA to engage the community in intellectual conversations with each another.”

The series kicks off with Conway’s Creative Approach to Battling Obesity Through Active Infrastructure Projects and Programs, scheduled for April 5, at 6 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center.  Dr. Duston Morris, assistant faculty in the Department of Health Sciences and founder of 3 Sport Fitness, will provide information on current projects that are underway to stimulate physical activity through the utilization of active infrastructure.  Morris will lead discussions on the impact of active infrastructure on healthy lifestyle characteristics, developing active infrastructure plans, and how to promote that infrastructure to Conway residents.

Other scheduled lectures for this spring include: Persons in the World: Perspectives on Human Ecology, April 17 at 7 p.m.; East and West; Women in the World: Pornography,  Abuse and Sexualization of Young Girls, May 1 at 7 p.m.; and Ain’t I a Man: If I Act Like a Women and Think Like a Man?, to be announced.  All lectures will be held in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center.

The  Exploring Our World Series is free and open to the public. For more information, visit uca.edu/world or call (501) 450 – 5261. Participants are advised to sign up early.