UCA faculty news

UCA political science professor Gary Wekkin and recent UCA graduate Jared Stewart won the Southwestern Political Science Association's 2007 Allan Saxe Best Paper on State and Local Politics Award for their paper, "Moral Values or Presidential Coattails?: Did Gay Marriage Ballot Measures Boost Social Conservative Support for Republican Candidates in 2004?" which was co-authored with Andrew Dowdle … [Read more...]

UCA to unveil offical ring

The UCA Alumni Association and Association of Future Alumni will unveil the design of the new UCA Official Ring at a ceremony next Tuesday, March 11 at 1:45 pm in the UCA Student Center Ballroom. The new ring, designed in cooperation with Balfour, will feature elements that symbolize the unique traditions of UCA. All UCA graduates will be able to purchase the ring and wear it with pride, … [Read more...]

Composer Michael Daugherty to be UCA artist-in-residence

Michael Daugherty, one of the most performed and commissioned American composers of concert music of his generation, will be at the University of Central Arkansas March 17-19 as artist in residence. Daugherty, professor of music at the University of Michigan, has received numerous awards, including the Stoeger Prize from the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, the American Academy and Institute … [Read more...]

UCA Minority Student Services hosts event for incoming minority freshmen

UCA Minority Student Services on Monday unveiled a new program targeted at incoming minority freshmen, "A Slice of UCA." The event was designed to better prepare incoming minority freshmen for the enrollment process at UCA. Over 40 students and their parents were invited to attend a day-long workshop about financial aid, academic advising and housing. The presenters for the workshop came from … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mary H. Mosley of UCA's College of Education last Saturday served as a judge for the third annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation contest in Little Rock. Students from throughout the state competed in this poetry recitation competition. The winner, Temple Price, is an eleventh grade student from Hall High School in Little Rock. She will represent Arkansas in the national competition in … [Read more...]

Grammy winner brings Big Phat Band to UCA

Gordon Goodwin, 2006 Grammy Award winner, three-time Emmy Award winner and five-time Grammy nominee, brings his all-star 18-piece big band jazz ensemble, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, to UCA for one concert only tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall. Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band concert is an Artist in Residence project of the College of Fine Arts & Communication and is … [Read more...]

UCA brings Navajo story teller to Conway

Sunny Dooley, a Navajo story teller, tomorrow will present "Stories from the Navajo Tradition" at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler Street, at 7 p.m. She will also appear at UCA on Friday at 10 a.m. in McAlister 302. Dooley is a Native Dine' (Navajo) storyteller, poet, playwright, lecturer, and folk singer who has traveled throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and West Africa, sharing her … [Read more...]

UCA to host family & consumer sciences conference

The Arkansas Affiliate of the American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) will hold its annual conference at UCA this Thursday and Friday. Family and consumer sciences professionals will participate, including university and secondary educators, extension agents, dietitians, and business professionals. The student units from each state university will also attend this … [Read more...]

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Joanna Castner Post, assistant professor of Writing at UCA, has an article in Small Tech: The Culture of Digital Tools, published February 2008 by the University of Minnesota Press. The article is entitled "Getting Real and Feeling in Control: Haptic Interfaces." The collection was edited by Byron Hawk, David M. Rieder, and Ollie Oviedo. … [Read more...]

UCA Arkatext Festival features noted Arkansas authors

UCA's annual Arkatext Festival, sponsored by UCA's Department of Writing, this week brings to campus noted authors for lectures and readings with faculty and students. Today a faculty reading will take place during x-period (1:40 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) in Thompson 104. Tomorrow, Keith "Catfish" Sutton will lecture on Creative Nonfiction at 1 p.m. in Thompson 331, followed by a reading at 3 p.m. in … [Read more...]