Johnelle Hunt to present Centennial Lecture

UCA alumna Johnelle DeBusk Hunt will present the Centennial Lecture for UCA's College of Business Administration on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. in Ida Waldran Auditorium at Main Hall. Hunt, co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport, attended the University of Central Arkansas from 1950 to 1951 where she majored in elementary education. After a year, however, she accepted J.B. Hunt's proposal of marriage … [Read more...]

UCA professor teaches seminar at U. of Memphis

Barbara Clancy, an associate professor in Biology at UCA, today is presenting an invited seminar at the University of Memphis entitled, "Of Mice and Monkeys and Men ? What Might Translations From Experimental Species Tell Us About Human Brain Development?" Her talk will describe the value and implications of a model and website (, published earlier this year in the journal … [Read more...]

UCA to host state flag football championship

UCA this weekend will host the 12th annual Arkansas State Flag Football Championship. The tournament is open to all two- and four-year universities and colleges in Arkansas. Forty-five teams will be competing, which represents significant growth since the tournament was founded in 1995 by Laura Monroe and David Dennis, who currently is UCA's Director of Campus Recreation. Deane Amyx, UCA's … [Read more...]

Alloy Orchestra venue change

The Tuesday 7:30 p.m. performance of Alloy Orchestra, which composes and performs music for silent films, has been moved to East McCastlain from the courtyard of Short-Denney Residential College because of rain and wet conditions. … [Read more...]

UCA Debate team advances in tournament

The UCA Debate team recently began its 2007-08 schedule with two UCA competitors posting winning records and advancing to elimination rounds at the 33rd annual Weevil Wars Debate Tournament sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Sophomores Angela Branch and Kenneth Savage and freshman Lewis Wharton participated in their first collegiate tournaments at the IPDA-sanctioned … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Raymond-Jean Frontain, professor of English, recently took part with playwright Terrence McNally in a symposium on McNally's plays in the Theology and Theater program at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York City. Frontain was in New York to also attend the opening of the revival of McNally's "The Ritz." Most recently Frontain has published "Tuning the World: … [Read more...]

UCA to host United Nations Day

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in UCA's third annual "United Nations Day" luncheon and speech, which will take place on Friday, Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. This year's event commemorates the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the U.N. after World War II. The keynote speaker will be Jeff Laurenti, Senior Fellow and Director of Foreign … [Read more...]

Author and former congressman to speak at UCA

UCA's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts will host a lecture by Dr. Ken Hechler on Tuesday, Oct. 23 during X-period (1:30 p.m.) in Irby Hall 215. Hechler earned a Ph.D. from Columbia in 1940 before serving in the Army in World War II. He was an advisor to President Harry Truman and held a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from West Virginia for 18 years. While holding … [Read more...]

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...]