Clothesline Project to be on display

On Friday, Oct. 24, staff from the Women?s Shelter of Conway will be on campus displaying the Clothesline Project which promotes awareness of domestic violence. This display consists of more than 177 T-shirts representing women murdered by their husbands or boyfriends since 1989. The display will be shown in the Student Center Courtyard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday. For more information, … [Read more...]

UCA Faculty Chamber Series

The UCA Faculty Chamber Series will present a program of vocal chamber music at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 28 in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall at UCA. This concert is open to the public and free of charge. Performing in this concert is a guest from Germany, Walter Barth, who will be singing bass. He will be joined by soprano Patricia Ludvigson-Oeste, tenor Wolfgang Oeste, and pianist … [Read more...]

Bearbackers told of Bears 'Herculean' effort against Valdosta

Athletic Director Vance Strange perhaps best summed the Herculean effort by the Bears Saturday on the road at Valdosta against either the No. 1 or No. 2 team in the country depending on the polls when he said, ?It made the hair on the back of your neck stand up, and it brought tears to your eyes.? UCA fell 26-21 to the NCAA II powerhouse in a game that literally went down to the final … [Read more...]

Merits of Intelligent Design debated during Challenge Week

The annual Challenge Week symposium came to a close Thursday on the University of Central Arkansas campus with a snappy question and answer session that focused on the complex theory of Intelligent Design. Held in the Student Center Ballroom, the event drew a large audience and featured Dr. William A. Dembski, associate research professor in the conceptual foundations of science at Baylor … [Read more...]

Hardin delivers keynote at AAUP conference

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin and Assistant Professor of English Becky Williams returned to the American Association of University Professors meeting on Friday...but under very different circumstances from their previous time before that organization. Last June 14, Hardin presented the case for the university to be removed from censure, which had been imposed on UCA in … [Read more...]

Cantrell named business dean

After a national search, the best candidate to head the College of Business Administration turned out to be right here on campus. Dr. Pat Cantrell has been named dean of the college. She succeeds Dr. Gabriel Esteban who became provost at UCA after serving for a year and a half as business dean. ?I am pleased that Dr. Cantrell has agreed to serve as dean. After a national search and lengthy … [Read more...]

Shaolin Warriors to bring Kung Fu to UCA

For more than one thousand years, the Shaolin Temple has been the heart and soul of Chinese Kung Fu. It was there in 525 AD that the Buddhist monk Ta Mo laid the foundation for the martial art, out of the commitment to enhancing harmony between mind, body, and spirit through Ch'an (Chinese for Zen), an intense form of meditation. Now, in a fully choreographed theatrical production, the Shaolin … [Read more...]

Moonlight Serenade

The UCA Jazz Ensembles will present a magical evening of Big Band music during the Moonlight Serenade at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Student Center Ballroom. Come listen to the hits of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. Admission to the dance is $5 for UCA students and $10 for the public. Proceeds from the dance will benefit the UCA Jazz Program. Refreshments … [Read more...]

Selig receives UCA University Connection Award

The University of Central Arkansas and College Square, UCA's independent life-style community, awarded the UCA University Connection Award for October to Myrtle Lee Selig. The award was developed to honor College Square residents who are consistently involved with College Square activities, UCA campus events and who have made significant contributions to the community or society. Selig has … [Read more...]

Brodman named outstanding faculty in liberal arts

Dr. Jim Brodman discovered his interest in history while studying at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., but was warned to avoid Spanish history, as it was hopelessly complicated. So, of course, he soon enrolled at the University of Virginia to study medieval Spanish history. Through the aegis of Edward Younger, an early graduate of UCA (then the Arkansas Normal School), who was dean of the … [Read more...]