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...]

TODAY: UCA Fall Career Fair

The UCA Fall Career Fair, designed for business and general degree majors, will take place today from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. For more information, contact Career Services at 450-3134. … [Read more...]

TONIGHT: UCA opens basketball season at Kentucky

The UCA Bears tonight begin their basketball season against Kentucky at legendary Rupp Arena in Lexington. Tonight's game is another benchmark in UCA's recent move up to Division I athletics. ESPN-U will broadcast the game live at 6 p.m. CST. … [Read more...]

Slocum crowned Miss UCA

Sarah Slocum was crowned Miss University of Central Arkansas 2008 at the Miss UCA Pageant on Friday night. She was awarded over $8,000 in scholarships and $2,500 in prizes. Slocum won the preliminary talent competition with her song "The Prayer," as well as the preliminary awards for interview and evening gown. She was also awarded the Bear Spirit and Former Miss UCA Titleholders awards. She … [Read more...]

Artist, poet present work at UCA today

Contemporary media artist Edie Tsong tonight will open her exhibit at UCA's Baum Gallery with an artist's talk from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in McCastlain Hall room 143 (the Art Lecture hall). Prior to her talk, an interactive opening reception will be held in the Baum Gallery Foyer from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tsong's work will be displayed in the Baum Gallery through Nov. 29. Also tonight, poet and … [Read more...]