The Oxford American releases 9th edition of award-winning Music Issue

The award-winning Oxford American magazine, which makes its home on the UCA campus, celebrates the diversity of American music and storytelling in its 2007 Music Issue, which hits newsstands nationwide this weekend. The Music Issue, which includes a CD abounding with 26 musical surprises, covers a wide range of subjects. Sheryl St. Germain tells us how it is to be in that number that misses New … [Read more...]

UCA partners with Hendrix for Conway ArtsFest

The unveiling of the Conway Community Mural will highlight the first Conway ArtsFest at Simon Park downtown on Saturday. The theme of the festival is "Uniting Campus and Community," and officials from UCA and Hendrix College have worked with community leaders to plan the event, which will highlight arts opportunities in Conway. The mural is a historically-themed, 26 x 36 foot piece on the south … [Read more...]

Vote Coach Clint Conque for Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year

The Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award is again up for grabs, and your vote will help determine if UCA Football Coach Clint Conque walks away with the honor as the coach who best exemplifies responsibility and excellence on and off the field. According to Liberty Mutual spokesman Tony Rotondi, "College football coaches are tremendous role models to their student-athletes, undergraduates and … [Read more...]

Chemistry professors receive UCA's largest-ever research grant from NSF

Two UCA chemistry professors recently received the largest pure research grant ever awarded by the National Science Foundation to UCA. The NSF will give Patrick Desrochers and Richard Tarkka of the UCA Department of Chemistry a three-year research grant totaling $252,041 for their collaborative project entitled, "Reactivity, Spectroscopic, and Sensing Properties of Nickel Complexes on Solid … [Read more...]

UCA hosts accounting event, FBLA conference

The UCA Accounting Department and the Theta Lambda Chapter of Beta Alpha Psi (the national honors organization for accounting majors) last week hosted the annual Meet the Firms event, a networking opportunity that offers Beta Alpha Psi members the opportunity to meet and learn more about firms that hire accountants. Sixty-four students attended and 20 firms were represented, including BKD (the … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Kim U. Hoffman, assistant professor and director of public administration in the Department of Political Science, recently was appointed secretary for the Southeastern Conference for Public Administration (SECoPA). SECoPA is the largest regional organization of the American Society for Public Administration, an organization dedicated to the education and practice of public administration. Prior … [Read more...]

Daily Show, Saturday Night Live stars highlight UCA Homecoming Comedy Show

Demetri Martin of The Daily Show and Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live will headline the UCA Homecoming Comedy Show on Friday, Oct. 26. Presented by the UCA Student Activities Board and the UCA Centennial Committee, the show will begin at 8 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. Student tickets are only $10 with a UCA ID, and tickets for the general public are only … [Read more...]

UCA Community Language School to offer Chinese classes in Little Rock

Registration begins this week for children's classes at the new UCA Community Language School location in Little Rock. The expansion to Little Rock will start this fall with Chinese classes for children on Mondays at the Thompson Branch Library on Rahling Circle in West Little Rock. Spanish, French, German and Japanese will be added in the spring, and adult language classes will also be offered … [Read more...]

Ph.D. informational session tonight

UCA's College of Education has announced the first call for candidates for the new Ph.D. in Leadership Studies. Applications for spring admission to the program will be accepted through Nov. 1. An informational session about the Ph.D. in Leadership Studies will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m. in Mashburn Hall, room 103. This session will provide an opportunity for dialogue about the program, and … [Read more...]

Public reading of banned books this week

In order to raise awareness of International Banned Books Week and the questions it raises about freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and academic freedom, members of the UCA English faculty this week are holding a public reading of banned books in the courtyard between Irby Hall and the library every day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Readers and books will shift each half-hour. … [Read more...]