UCA faculty news

Don B. Bradley III, Executive Director of UCA's Small Business Advancement National Center, has been named Editor of the Small Business Institute Journal, a new journal that will launch on April 1, 2008. Bradley previously co-founded the Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship, which has been housed at Northwestern State University in Louisiana, New Mexico State University, and Southeastern … [Read more...]

Arkansas evolution case figure to speak at UCA tomorrow

Susan Epperson, the key figure in the landmark Arkansas evolution education case Epperson vs. Arkansas, tomorrow will speak at 3 p.m. in Doyne Health Science Center, Room 141. Her lecture, entitled "Reflections on Epperson vs. Arkansas and Science Education," is presented by the UCA Honors College. In 1965, Epperson was a tenth grade biology teacher at Little Rock Central High School when the … [Read more...]

Tomorrow: Student Health Center dedication, Board of Trustees meeting

A dedication ceremony for the new UCA Student Health Center will take place tomorrow at 1 p.m. in front of the building. Shortly thereafter, the UCA Board of Trustees will convene for its regularly scheduled meeting tomorrow at 2 p.m. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall. An agenda for the meeting is available at: www.uca.edu/divisions/admin/board/documents/071102botagenda.pdf. … [Read more...]

Spanish-speaking UCA students eligible for scholarship

Every Spring semester, the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers a Presidential Scholarship to a native speaker of French, German, or Spanish. For the Spring 2008 award, the department is inviting native Spanish speakers on campus to apply to work in the language lab to tutor Spanish students and to provide cultural enrichment activities for Spanish students. Applicants … [Read more...]

UCA karate team places second in nation

The UCA Shotokan Karate team, which has been a registered student organization for only one year, recently placed second in the nation at the 29th International Shotokan Karate Federation (ISKF) Collegiate and U.S. National Championships in San Francisco. This was the first time the UCA team competed in the tournament, and its members -- Carissa Ganong, Jordan Haas, and Chris Willette -- picked … [Read more...]

Miss UCA pageant to take place this Friday

Ten young women will compete for the title of Miss University of Central Arkansas at the 2008 Miss UCA Scholarship Pageant this Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. This year's contestants are: Leslie Bagwell, Ashlen Batson, Rachel Brown, Melissa Davis, Alicia Haflich, Jessica Marie Norris, Ashley Quinn, Cassie Jo Sanderlin, Sarah Jane Slocum and Abby Joan … [Read more...]

UCA Unplugged XIII to feature Five Times August

The 13th Annual UCA Unplugged acoustic concert is scheduled for this Friday, Nov. 2 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the UCA Student Center Ballroom. The concert is a fund-raiser for the UCA emergency student loan fund and is sponsored by the UCA Division of Student Services and Student Activities Board. UCA Unplugged will begin with a featured performance by Five Times August, a popular singer/songwriter … [Read more...]

Chinese kung-fu monks return to UCA tonight

The highly popular Shaolin Warriors tonight return to UCA?s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall for one performance at 7:30 p.m. as part of the UCA Public Appearances 2007-08 season. The Shaolin Warriors performance is made possible in part by a Title VI federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education in support of UCA's interdisciplinary program in the study of Chinese language and culture. … [Read more...]

'Moli?re Than Thou' tomorrow at UCA

The French clubs of UCA and Cabot High School tomorrow will present "Moli?re Than Thou" at 11 a.m. at Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased by contacting Phillip Bailey, Chairman of UCA's Dept. of World Languages, at 450-5645 or phillipb@uca.edu. In the course of his 85-minute one-man play, Timothy Mooney seduces the audience with a complexity of language that … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mark W. Bland, assistant professor of Biology, has published an article entitled "In Defense of the Lecture" in the current (Nov-Dec) issue of The Journal of College Science Teaching. Bland also will be presenting a paper entitled "Teaching Evolution: Effective Strategies That Minimize Conflict" at the upcoming National Association of Biology Teachers conference in Atlanta on Nov. 30. Mark … [Read more...]