Napoleon Dynamite star to appear at UCA

Beginning next week, tickets to a special appearance by Jon Heder, alias Napoleon Dynamite, will be available at UCA Ticket Central, located at Reynolds Performance Hall. Tickets will not be available over the phone or online. Heder will make two appearances at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Monday, March 21, at Reynolds Performance Hall. Tickets are free to UCA students and to the general public. UCA … [Read more...]

Sunaura Trio to present concert Tuesday

Sunaura Trio, the resident faculty woodwind trio at UCA, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, in the Snow Fine Arts Recital Hall at UCA. There concert is free and open to the public. Sunaura Trio will perform ?Spring? by Blackford, ?Suite for Woodwind Trio? by Civil, they will be joined by Jackie Lamar for ?Trois Pieces? by Bozza, and ?Adagio and Allegro? by Mozart, and … [Read more...]

Minority teacher scholars focus of education grant

Carolyn Williams, Jeff Whittingham, & Shoudong Feng, College of Education, received a $4,555 grant for ?Minority Teacher Scholars Program.? Arkansas Department of Higher Education is the funding agency. The grant will help develop leadership skills among minority teacher scholars. According to the authors, there is a severe shortage of minorities in education. This grant will assist those … [Read more...]

Adams receives AGFC grant to promote environmental education

Ginny Adams, Department of Biology, received a $1,915 grant for a proposal titled, ?The University of Central Arkansas Environmental Education Project.? The grant is being funded by the Arkansas Game & Fish Commission. According to Adams, the primary objective is to promote environmental stewardship in local K-12 students and provide hands-on training in environmental education for students … [Read more...]

Research project to look at Internet advertising

Dr. Scott Markham, Department of Marketing and Management, and student Meredith Bennett received a $2,025 grant for a proposal titled, ?Internet Advertising: A Study of Internet Advertising with Insights on General Public, College Student, and Advertising Agency Perspectives.? The grant is funded by Scholars Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF). The outcome of this grant will be a paper … [Read more...]

Arkansas writers to be featured at campus literary festival

The fourth annual ArkaText Literary Festival will be held Feb. 28-March 4 at the University of Central Arkansas. Each year, the festival brings noted Arkansas writers in various genres to campus for public readings and workshops with students. This year, the festival will feature Marck L. Beggs (poetry), Melissa King (non-fiction), and Jennifer Paddock (fiction). A student reading and a faculty … [Read more...]

Faculty Senate At-Large Election

Election for two Faculty Senate At-Large positions will be held Friday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Torreyson Library lobby. Faculty may vote absentee March 1, 2 and 3 by casting a ballot in the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office, Irby 120, between 8 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.Those eligible to run for an At-Large position include full-time employees of the university who hold the rank of … [Read more...]

Art Department to host photographer O. Rufus Lovett

The University of Central Arkansas Art Department will host internationally-known photographer O. Rufus Lovett as a visiting artist on Monday, Feb. 21. Lovett will be giving a presentation at 7 p.m. on Monday in McClastalin Room 143. The presentation is free and open to the public. O. Rufus Lovett is a nationally recognized photographer and educator. He has taught at Kilgore College for the … [Read more...]

UCA employees earn $2.75 million in grants in 2004

More than 100 University of Central Arkansas faculty and staff were recently recognized for submitting 110 grant proposals in 2004. The total amount of the grant proposals for last year was $2.75 million. Grant funding is used for faculty research and academic programs and services. On Wednesday, Feb. 9, the faculty and staff who were instrumental in bringing those dollars into the university … [Read more...]

Famed Canadian Celtic group LEAHY to play At UCA

The pride of Lakefield, Ontario, the multi-talented family band of eight brothers and sisters, LEAHY will play two evening concerts at 7:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 21 and 22 at Reynolds Performance Hall. LEAHY is a whirlwind triple threat of fiddle-driven music, step dancing, and vocals, augmented by keyboards, percussion, and bass. They leave audiences breathless from the moment they … [Read more...]