UCA faculty news

Mike Gunter, a lecturer in Digital Filmmaking in UCA's Department of Mass Communication and Theatre, has been selected to have his short film, "The Cleaner," screened at the Indie Memphis Film Festival in Memphis from Oct. 19-25. John Vanderslice, assistant professor of Writing, has had a short story selected for the anthology "The Best of The First Line, Volume 2," forthcoming in March 2008 from … [Read more...]

Celebrated philosopher, former UCA president to headline Centennial Lectures

In celebration of UCA's 100th anniversary this year, each UCA college is bringing a distinguished speaker to campus as part of the Centennial Lecture Series. UCA's College of Liberal Arts will present one of the leading philosophers of our time, Dr. Martha Nussbaum, on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Ida Waldran Auditorium in Main Hall. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Dwayne Coleman of UCA's English department last week presented a paper at the Southeast Medieval Association Conference in Spartanburg, S.C. The paper was entitled "'Lette Hym Seke Other Bookis': Malory?s Use of Sources in the Composition Process." Also last week, at the 31st annual meeting of the West Viriginia University Conference on Film and Literature, Wayne Stengel of UCA's English … [Read more...]

The revolution will be televised

Coming off its impressive victory on the road against 19th-ranked Sam Houston State, the UCA Bears play Thursday night at home against Texas State. The game will be televised at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest, which reaches 6-8 million homes in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The Bears are hoping for a capacity crowd at Estes Stadium to support them in this crucial conference matchup. … [Read more...]

Goff to lead admissions; Hatfield to direct CFAC development

Two familiar faces on the UCA campus are moving into new roles. Melissa Goff, currently director of institutional research, is UCA's new director of admissions. Before coming to UCA, Goff worked for the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) from 1988 to 2005, spending the first seven years in Planning & Research, where she was instrumental in creating, initiating, and building the … [Read more...]

Hutchcraft to receive Buddy Harding Award

John Hutchcraft, a 1975 graduate of UCA, will receive the inaugural Buddy Harding Award during halftime at the UCA football game on Thursday night. The award, which will be presented annually to a UCA alumnus for Arkansas high school coaching excellence, is named in honor of Rush "Buddy" Harding, Jr., who graduated from UCA in 1951. Harding spent over 30 years at Clarendon High School as a coach … [Read more...]

UCA archivist earns professional distinction

UCA archivist Jimmy Bryant recently earned the title of Certified Archivist (CA) from the Academy of Certified Archivists, making him the first certified archivist in the history of UCA. Bryant first qualified to take the Academy's certification exam and then passed it in Baton Rouge. There are very few certified archivists in Arkansas, and Bryant's accomplishment makes UCA one of only two … [Read more...]

Pulitzer Prize-winning author of 'The Hours' to appear at UCA

Michael Cunningham, who won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the PEN/Faulkner Award for his novel "The Hours," will appear at the University of Central Arkansas on Oct. 16. As part of UCA's Artists in Residence program, Cunningham will read from his works and take questions at 7:30 p.m. in Stanley Russ Hall Room 103. A book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the … [Read more...]

UCA grad directs AETN WWII exhibit

"In Their Words," the interactive World War II exhibit now on display at AETN's headquarters on the UCA campus, is just one facet of a comprehensive oral history project directed by UCA graduate Gabe Gentry. Gentry and his team have conducted nearly 400 hours of oral archival interviews with World War II veterans in Arkansas. UCA history professor Dr. Roger Pauley has worked as a project … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Victor A. Puleo, Jr., CFP?, assistant professor of insurance and risk management in UCA's College of Business, presented a paper titled, "Financial Planning Internships: An Analysis of For-Credit Internships at CFP Board Certified Undergraduate Programs," at the 2007 CFP Program Directors Conference in Seattle. Over 160 dedicated financial planning educators, including CFP Board staff and Board … [Read more...]