UCA to hold Sept. 11 observance ceremony

The University of Central Arkansas will hold a Sept. 11 observance ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. in front of Main Hall. All faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. The speakers will be President Lu Hardin, Sen. Gilbert Baker, and Conway Police Chief Randall Aragon. In addition, letters reflecting on the tragedy that were written by students of St. Bartholomew School in … [Read more...]

Imax and NASA Cinematographer James Neilhouse to speak at UCA

James Neilhouse, IMAX and NASA cinematographer will be lecturing and presenting some of his film works at Reynolds Performance Hall at 7 p.m. on Sept. 16. ?An Evening with James Neilhouse? is co-sponsored with UCA?s Department of Mass Communications and Theatre and the College of Fine Arts and Communication on behalf of the Conway Christian School. The event is free and open to the … [Read more...]

Theatre to present sketch comedy and improv show

UCA Theatre will present an original sketch comedy and improv show, Tom Waits for No Man, at 7:30 p.m., Sept. 13-17, in the Studio Theatre of Snow Fine Arts Center. Fashioned after the popular Chicago-based group Second City, patrons will enjoy an array of original satirical skits and improvisation sure to have you rolling in the aisles. The show is recommended for adult audiences … [Read more...]

Tickets available for Four Kings of Rhythm & Blues

The Four Kings of Rhythm & Blues will open the 2004-05 UCA Public Appearances Season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24 at Reynolds Performance Hall. Ben E. King, Lloyd Price, Gene Chandler, and Jerry Butler - kick off the Fifth Anniversary Season. Performing with an 18-piece band and four backup singers, these four men, individually and as a group, changed the future of Rock and Roll. Join … [Read more...]

Baum Gallery to host opening reception Thursday

Baum Gallery of Fine Arts will host an opening reception for its fall season of exhibitions from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 9 in the Fireplace Room of McCastlain Hall. Exhibits for the fall include three series of prints by Jacob Lawrence, internationally known Black-American artists; and Between Two Worlds, 30 paintings by Midwest artist Carolyn Plochmann Baum Gallery has new hours … [Read more...]

Faculty enhancement grants available

The Office of the Provost will fund enhancement grants for the 2004-05 academic year. Each grant will be for $1,000 and may be used by the faculty member for travel, equipment, or support for research. Applications will be considered by the Faculty Development Committee. Grant proposals must be submitted to the committee by Oct. 1, 2004. Send applications to the Instructional Development Center … [Read more...]

Spanish classes available for faculty, staff

Spanish classes for faculty and staff will be offered again this fall. Two classes will be offered beginning Sept. 7 through the end of the semester. There will be two levels: Spanish I at 12 p.m. on MWF in Irby 211; and Spanish II from 12:15-1:30 p.m. on TTH in Irby 116. Both classes will use the textbook Vistas available in the bookstore. Spanish I will cover chapters 1-4 and Spanish II … [Read more...]

Parking lot dedicated at UCA

Parking spaces. They come at a premium at the University of Central Arkansas, which is why on Friday the university celebrated the construction of about 300 new spaces with a dedication ceremony that included U.S. Rep. Vic Snyder. The new parking lot is being built just off Donaghey on a plot of land located behind Wingo Hall. For nearly 50 years prior, the land had been leased to the U.S. Army … [Read more...]

University Women to meet

The UCA University Women will hold a welcome reception and business meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Mirror Room at McAlister Hall. Any woman who is a current or former employee of the university, a member of the Board of Trustees, a member of the UCA Alumni Association, or the wife of any of the above is invited to attend and become a member of the organization. UCA Women … [Read more...]

Honors High Table to explore Zen Buddhism

The UCA Honors College will host ?No-self in Zen Buddhism,? by Jeff Shore during the Honors College High Table at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 8 in McAlister Room 302. How can Zen Buddhism be accurately described and introduced to an international audience? By clarifying what no-self is all about, we can discern the difficulties inherent in describing and explaining Zen Buddhism and Zen practice. … [Read more...]