UCA picked third in GSC men's poll

The University of Central Arkansas men?s basketball team was picked third in the Gulf South Conference West Division in the preseason coaches' poll released Wednesday. The Bears, under the direction of new head coach Rand Chappell, are picked third behind No. 1 Henderson State (58 points), Chappell's former school, and No. 2 Delta State (57). Following the Bears (48) are Christian Brothers … [Read more...]

Sugar Bears top pick in GSC poll

The University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears were picked to win the Gulf South Conference West Division and the overall tournament title by the league?s coaches, according to the preseason poll released Wednesday. Coach Ron Marvel's Sugar Bears, coming off an 28-6 season and an Elite Eight appearance, received 60 votes in the West Division poll. UCA was ahead of Henderson State (55), … [Read more...]

UCA receives grant for nurse educators

In order to continue educating nursing majors who will eventually go into the field and help ease the state?s burdensome nursing shortage, the state needs more educators to train future nurses. The UCA Department of Nursing was recently awarded a $27,728 grant to help encourage more students to consider the nurse education field. The Nurse Faculty Loan program, underwritten by the U.S. … [Read more...]

UCA United Way campaign to kick off soon

The UCA United Way campaign is scheduled to begin soon according to Governmental Relations Director Jeff Pitchford, who is this year?s chair. ?We are excited about this year and expect some good results. There is a great committee and we are all working hard to ensure a successful effort,? he said. This year?s committee includes Pat Cantrell, dean of the College of Business Administration; … [Read more...]

Flu shots available in November

Flu shots will be available to faculty, staff and students at UCA from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 4-5, in Student Center rooms 214 and 215. The cost for a flu shot is $10. Exact change is preferred. Checks also will be accepted. The flu shot campaign is sponsored by UCA senior nursing students and UCA Student Health Services. For more information, call 450-3136. … [Read more...]

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...]