Posted on January 11, 2017
Dr. Ken Barnes book Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas: How Politicians, the Press, the Klan, and Religious Leaders Imagined an Enemy, 1910-1960, was published November 1, 2016, by the University of Arkansas Press.
Philosophy and Religion
Posted on January 11, 2017
Clayton Crockett’s (Philosophy and Religion) co-authored book, An Insurrectionist Manifesto: Four New Gospels for a Radical Politics (Columbia University Press, 2016), has been named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2016 by CHOICE, the Journal of the American Library Association. This book, written by Crockett along with Ward Blanton, Jeffrey W. Robbins, and Noëlle Vahanian, develops a constructive new theology of insurrection as opposed to traditional understandings of resurrection. It also sketches out four insurrectionist gospels, one written by each of the authors, focused on one of what the philosopher Martin Heidegger calls the fourfold: Earth, Sky, Mortals and Gods. One reader claims that “each gospel-like contribution to The Insurrectionist Manifesto can be read separately, but when they are read in tandem, a particular disturbing power is occasioned. I found myself stimulated and conceptually shaken in equal fashion. The call of these gospels has the potential to disturb the ground of our being. Those who hear it will be positively afflicted by a series of challenges that are exciting and demanding in equal measure” (Mike Grimshaw, University of Canterbury).
Posted on January 5, 2017
Arkansas Model United Nations
For more information about the AMUN, please contact Dr. Mark Mullenbach, AMUN Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-804-0618 (cell).
Please visit the AMUN webpage at: http://uca.edu/politicalscience/student-activities/amun/
Sociology, Criminology and Anthropology
Posted on April 14, 2017
Dr. Sherry Skaggs won the UCA 2017 Dr. Gary Roberts RSO Advisor of the Year Award for her work as faculty advisor of both the Sociology & Criminology Society and the Pi Beta Epsilon chapter of Alpha Phi Sigma Criminal Justice Honor Society. Both organizations are housed in the Department of Sociology, Criminology, & Anthropology.
Students from Dr. Duncan McKinnon’s ANTH 4310 Myths and Moundbuilders class visited Oklahoma’s Spiro Mounds Archaeological Center in Oklahoma on Saturday, April 1, 2017. Spiro is an important Native American archaeological site from the Mississipian era.
Criminology students spent one-and-a-half hours locked in a jail cell at the Faulkner County Court House on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The first-hand experience as prisoners was part of their CRIM 3391 Correctional Systems class. Dr. Sherry Skaggs explained that it is important for students entering a police, courts, or corrections career to understand the lock-up experience. The class also toured the new courthouse and detention facilities.
Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
Linguistics Program Moves to World Languages