UCA Humanities Fair set for Nov. 28

UCA's Fall 2007 Humanities Fair will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the UCA campus. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., and programs will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The conference, organized by UCA's Humanities and World Cultures Institute, is free and open to high school students and their teachers. It is not required for students to submit original … [Read more...]

UCA writing faculty announce publications

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing, recently had his novel CHODE! (which is the prequel to his novel Chum -- already published by Zoland Books) accepted for publication by Spuyten Duyvil Press. Garry Craig Powell, of the Department of Writing, has had his short story, "The Arab Mind," accepted for publication by the New Orleans Review. John Vanderslice, assistant professor of writing, … [Read more...]

UCA to host state Envirothon competition

UCA next week will host the 2007 Arkansas Envirothon State Competition. The Envirothon, which will take place next Sunday and Monday on the UCA campus, was established as a competitive, multi-disciplinary, problem-solving, natural resource event for high school students to challenge their environmental knowledge. The Envirothon program encourages students to pursue environmental knowledge … [Read more...]

UCA Centennial 5K draws over 150 participants

The UCA Centennial 5K race last Saturday attracted over 150 participants, including 147 runners and 20 walkers. Ross Kramer, a UCA student, was the overall male winner and set the course record with a time of 17:22. Terri Conder Johnson, a UCA alumna, was the overall female winner in 20:52. Overall second and third place male finishers were Nolan Carter (18:48) and Kevin Lemley (19:08). Lemley … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Three members of the English department presented papers at the 64th annual meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association meeting last week in Memphis. Raymond-Jean Frontain read a paper titled "The Return to Cosmic Ritual: D. H. Lawrence's David as Total Theater" on the Modern Drama panel. Jay Ruud read a paper called "A Great Flash of Understanding: The End of Dante's Quest," and … [Read more...]

UCA to observe Veterans Day with campus ceremony

UCA will hold its tenth annual observance of Veterans Day on the UCA campus this Monday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 12 noon at the flag pole circle at Main Hall. The event is co-sponsored by the UCA Staff Senate and the Department of Military Science/ROTC, and the speaker will be Dennis W. White, Lt. Col. (ret.), US Army Reserve, who is an instructor of oral communication in UCA's University … [Read more...]

Food drive this Saturday at UCA football game

UCA and the Arkansas Foodbank Network are sponsoring a food drive at this Saturday's UCA football game against Stephen F. Austin. The game begins at 6 p.m. at Estes Stadium, and everyone who will be in attendance is encouraged to bring at least one canned good to benefit hungry Arkansans. … [Read more...]

Meaghan Dellar named UCA Intern of the Year

Meaghan Dellar, a UCA computer science major, is the UCA 2008 Intern of the Year in recognition of the Technology Development Internship she completed in Tsumeb, Namibia last summer. Her academic sponsor was UCA's Computer Science Department and her employer sponsor was World Teach. Dellar will receive a $250 cash award and a plaque at the UCA Internship Banquet on March 13. She also will be … [Read more...]

UCA to establish Confucius Institute

The University of Central Arkansas next year will become the only university in Arkansas and only the 23rd university in the nation to establish an officially sanctioned Confucius Institute. The Confucius Institute is dedicated to the promotion and exchange of Chinese culture and language. UCA's Confucius Institute is a cooperative project involving UCA, the Office of Chinese Language Council … [Read more...]

UCA hosts theater festival this week

UCA Theatre this week again hosts the Arkansas Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Eight universities from Arkansas and Oklahoma will be presenting fully-staged productions through Saturday in the Bridges/Larson Theatre and Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. KCACTF encourages, recognizes and celebrates the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college … [Read more...]