Ready for Ruston?

Are you going to Ruston, Louisiana this weekend for the UCA Bear football season opener against Louisiana Tech? If so, the UCA Alumni Association and the UCA Athletics Office are hosting a "Wreck Tech" Tailgate Party on Saturday on the Louisiana Tech campus. The tailgate begins at 2 p.m., and admission is free. … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Paige Reynolds, visiting assistant professor in the English department, has had her article entitled, "George Peele's The Araygnement of Paris and the Judgment of Elizabeth I," accepted for publication in the prestigious journal SEL (Studies in English Literature 1500-1900). … [Read more...]

UCA hosts Fayetteville Shale Symposium

The University of Central Arkansas today is hosting the Fayetteville Shale Symposium, which is presented by Arkansas Business and UCA. UCA is the logical place to convene a discussion about the Fayetteville Shale Play, because Conway is becoming the central launching point for this extraordinary activity in the Arkansas economy. Of course, the development presents great opportunities, as well as … [Read more...]

Hardin addresses UCA faculty, staff

UCA President Lu Hardin yesterday spoke to separate gatherings of UCA faculty and staff, in what has come to be known as his "State of the University" address. Hardin praised both groups for their outstanding achievements and dedication to UCA. He updated them on his plan to slow enrollment growth and focus on infrastructure additions and improvements to accommodate the recent surge of … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Henry N. Rogers III, professor of English, published the article "'I Know Why You Have Come': the Art of Madame Max," in the most recent issue of the Philological Review (volume 33, number 2, Fall 2007). The article focuses on a character appearing in three novels by the Victorial novelist Anthony Trollope. Rebecca Gatlin-Watts, Marsha Carson and Lauren Maxwell from the Departments of EFIRM and … [Read more...]

Athletic scholarship endowed in memory of former UCA coach

The University of Central Arkansas recently celebrated, with a host of family, friends and former players, the endowment of an athletic scholarship fund named in honor of the late Dr. Cecil ?Red? Garrison, a beloved professor and coach. Family and friends donated $25,000 to the UCA Foundation to endow a scholarship for student athletes. A standing-room only crowd joined Garrison?s widow, Thelma, … [Read more...]

UCA professor connects Central High integration crisis, Japanese-American internment camps

From Sunday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: "Several years ago, when University of Central Arkansas associate professor Sondra Gordy was researching student transfer records from the year that Little Rock high schools were closed, she found something unusual. "The last names of Yada, Nakamura and Oishi were hardly typical for Little Rock students. So, Gordy contacted the three Japanese-Americans … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre announces 2007-08 season

The University of Central Arkansas Theatre kicks off its 2007-08 season with "The Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt," on October 1-5 in the Studio Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. There is no admission charge, although tickets are required. "The Pillowman" by Martin McDonagh will show October 25, 26, 31, and November 1, 2, at 7:30 pm in the Bridges/Larson Theatre (formerly Centre Stage) in the … [Read more...]

UCA, UAPB to meet again on gridiron

UCA and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB) will resume their in-state football rivalry next year. According to Sunday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette sports section: "Athletic directors Brad Teague of Central Arkansas and Louis 'Skip' Perkins of UAPB confirmed Saturday that the schools have an oral agreement to play at War Memorial Stadium for two seasons beginning in 2008. "In 2003, … [Read more...]

UCA's residential colleges increase retention, improve academic performance

Sunday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette also featured a front-page article in the Arkansas section about UCA's residential college program. "UCA's faculty-in-residence program is almost unmatched among Arkansas' public, four-year universities, but it is increasingly common nationally," according to the article. "At UCA, Sally Roden, associate provost and dean of undergraduate studies said, 'More and … [Read more...]