UCA instructor named educator of the year

Marilyn Friga, Clinical Instructor in UCA's College of Education, has been named the 2008 University Educator by the Arkansas Council for the Social Studies (ACSS). Friga has served on UCA's School of Education Teaching, Learning and Technology Faculty since 2007. She has taught social studies for eleven years for the Pottsville School District, along with being the District 3 Program … [Read more...]

UCA student wins first place at research conference

UCA student Jeremy Lusk recently placed first for his oral presentation in the Physics category at the Arkansas Infrastructure for Biomedical Research Excellence 2008 Research Conference at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. The annual conference attracts large numbers of researchers in the fields of biology, physics and chemistry and biochemistry. More than 400 faculty, researchers, … [Read more...]

UCA brings back Madrigal Feaste

UCA's Madrigal Feaste is back by popular demand. After a one-year hiatus, an evening of Renaissance carols and food is scheduled for a nightly performance this Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 4 through 6, in the ballroom of McCastlain Hall. This is the 33rd year for the Madrigal Feaste. Tickets for the candlelight dinner and performance by UCA's Chamber Singers are $40 and may be purchased at … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to present festival of one-act plays

UCA Theatre will present a Festival of One Act Plays this Tuesday through Thursday, December 2 through 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bridges/Larson Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center. The Festival has become one of the most popular events at UCA Theatre and involves over fifty cast and crew members. Three to four different one-act plays will be presented each evening. Each play has been chosen, cast, … [Read more...]

UCA Band students chosen for state honor

Twelve UCA students have been named to the Arkansas Intercollegiate Band, which is made up of the best woodwind, brass, and percussion students from twelve Arkansas colleges and universities. The UCA students selected are: Andrew Baker, Oboe; Curtis Sebren, Bb Clarinet; Carol Sikes, Eb Clarinet; Kevin Staggs, Bass Clarinet; Andrew Hamby, Alto Clarinet; Emily Goodwin, Contra Clarinet; Jordan … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Tim Thornes, assistant professor of Linguistics in the Department of Writing, has been invited to contribute from his ongoing study of the Northern Paiute language to a volume on the typology and historical development of relative clauses in the world's languages. The book will be edited by Bernard Comrie (University of California at Santa Barbara and the Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces new season

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre is selling memberships for its third season, which is set for June 10 through 28, 2009, at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. The third season will include popular Shakespeare titles Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew, the children's classic The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe; and the Arkansas premiere of the Broadway smash hit, Mel … [Read more...]

Miss UCA crowned

Sarah Barnett, a sophomore dietetics major from Stuttgart, last Friday was crowned Miss University of Central Arkansas 2009 by Miss UCA 2008 Sarah Slocum. Barnett was awarded a one-year tuition-and-fees scholarship and over $3,000 in cash and prizes. During her reign as Miss UCA, she will make numerous appearances to promote her platform, "Green is the New Black." Barnett was sponsored by Alpha … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre students and faculty honored at festival

UCA Theatre students and faculty were honored recently at the Arkansas state Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival held on the campus of the University of Arkansas at Ft. Smith. The cast and crew of UCA Theatre … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Lauren Maxwell and Joseph Horton of UCA's Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance, and Risk Management earlier this month presented their paper on "The Mutual Competitive Advantage of China and the United States" at the annual meeting of the American Society for Competitivenes in Orlando. Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing at UCA, recently had a po-fiction collaboration with Davis … [Read more...]