UCA faculty news

Bob May, an adjunct instructor in UCA's writing department, will have his play "Beanie and the Bamboozling Adventure Machine" published by Samuel French, Inc. of New York. The play is the third in a series; the first is "Beanie and the Bamboozling Book Machine" and the second is "Beanie and the Bamboozling Horror Machine." John Vanderslice, assistant professor of Writing, has published short … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre presents Festival of One Act Plays

UCA Theatre will present its Festival of One Act Plays today through Wednesday (Dec. 3-5) at 7:30 p.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre (formerly Centre Stage) of the Snow Fine Arts Center. Two to three different one-act plays will be presented each evening. The plays were chosen, cast, and directed by the 2007 Directing Class under the supervision of Kevin Browne and involves over 50 cast and … [Read more...]

Alumni Circle redesign to be unveiled this Thursday

The artist chosen to redesign UCA's historic Alumni Circle will be announced at a ceremony this Thursday, Dec. 6 at 1:40 p.m. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. The Alumni Circle Public Art Project was a national competition organized this year to commemorate UCA's centennial anniversary by inviting artists to rethink this central focal point of the campus. 149 submissions … [Read more...]

Kappa Sigma makes largest-ever donation to UCA student loan fund

The UCA chapter of Kappa Sigma Fraternity recently donated $3,000 to the UCA Emergency Student Loan Fund. A check was presented by Kappa Sigma Fraternity members to Gary Roberts, dean of students, at the 13th Annual UCA Unplugged Concert. "This is the largest gift ever given to this fund," Roberts said. "It will help many students to remain in school who might otherwise leave due to financial … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Tim Bisping, an assistant professor of economics at UCA, recently had an article entitled "An Empirical Assist in Resolving the Classification Dilemma of Workers as Either Employees or Independent Contractors" accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Business Research. The article is co-authored with Ted Englebrecht and Steven Hanke of Louisiana Tech University, and Teresa Webb of the … [Read more...]

UCA hosts lecture series about Judaism in Arkansas

The UCA Department of Philosophy and Religion this week is hosting a three-night humanities lecture series entitled, "Into the Wilderness: Exploring Jewish Arkansas." The lecture series began last night and continues through tomorrow night. The events are being held in Doyne Health Sciences Auditorium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. each night, and they are open to the public. Refreshments will be … [Read more...]

UCA scholarship endowed in honor of first African-American graduate

A scholarship for African-American students at UCA recently was endowed through the creation of the Joseph Norman Manley Scholarship Fund at the UCA Foundation in memory of the late Dr. Joseph Norman Manley by his family. A Conway native who graduated from the Pine Street High School in 1954, Manley was the first African-American to earn a degree from UCA. He transferred to UCA in the fall of … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

James E. Thurman, an associate professor in UCA's Department of Speech-Language Pathology, recently was appointed by Gov. Mike Beebe to serve on the Arkansas Legislative Task Force on Traumatic Brain Injury through June 2009. Thurman came to UCA in 1965 on a football scholarship and went on to receive his B.S. and M.S. degrees at UCA. He received another M.S. from Brigham Young University before … [Read more...]

UCA not selected to host presidential debate

The University of Central Arkansas was not selected as a site for one of the four officially-sanctioned debates among the major-party nominees for president and vice president of the United States. After a unusually long deliberation period, the Commission on Presidential Debates this morning notified UCA President Lu Hardin that the debates will be held at Washington University in St. Louis, … [Read more...]

UCA plays Saturday for Southland conference championship

The UCA football team will travel to Lake Charles, La. this Saturday to play undefeated McNeese State for the Southland Conference title. Incredibly, this is UCA's first season to play a full Southland schedule after moving up to Division I last year. UCA (6-4, 5-1) last week beat Stephen F. Austin 35-23 in its final home game to set up this title matchup. McNeese State (10-0, 6-0) is No. 4 in … [Read more...]