UCA to host Bear Facts Day

UCA will host Bear Facts Day for prospective students and parents this Saturday, Nov. 8. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the UCA Student Center, and the day will include presentations by UCA students, faculty and staff, as well as tours of campus. There will also be a special tailgate party ahead of the UCA Bears football game at Estes Stadium, which begins at 4 p.m. Participants can … [Read more...]

NIU students show support for UCA

A group of 10 students from Northern Illinois University will drive 11 hours from DeKalb, Ill. to show their support for UCA in the wake of the Oct. 26 shooting incident. The students are part of an organization called Huskies United, which held a candlelight vigil for UCA on Oct. 28. NIU experienced a similarly tragic incident on Feb. 14, when a gunman killed six people and wounded 18 on its … [Read more...]

UCA presents HD broadcast of Dr. Atomic

The Metropolitan Opera's performance of Dr. Atomic will be broadcast in high definition at noon on Saturday, Nov. 8, at UCA's Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. John Adams' Dr. Atomic is part of the series Live from the Met at UCA, sponsored by UCA's College of Fine Arts and Communication. Adams' daring contemporary opera examines events leading up to the testing of the first atomic bomb in … [Read more...]

UCA Humanities colloquium to take place tomorrow

UCA's Humanities and World Cultures Institute tomorrow will present its semi-annual faculty colloquium featuring Dr. Brian Campbell. Campbell, an assistant professor of anthropology at UCA, will discuss his research project entitled, "Beyond Purity: Ozark Seed Saving Traditions and Agricultural Biodiversity" on Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. in BBA 205. Refreshments will be served. In the recent past, when … [Read more...]

NEA chairman to attend opera premiere at UCA

An audience including Dana Gioia, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, is expected at UCA tomorrow night for the world premiere of The Scarlet Letter opera. Acclaimed American composer Lori Laitman has teamed up with award-winning American poet David Mason to create the opera, an adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's literary masterpiece, which was commissioned by UCA. "UCA will be one … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees to meet this Friday

The UCA Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting this Friday, Nov. 7 at 2 p.m. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall on the UCA campus. The meeting agenda is available here. … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Dr. Brooks Green of UCA's Department of Geography in September presented a paper titled, "Modeling Population Dynamics in Rural Russia," in Ryazan, Russia at a conference on Regional Geography and Geoecology. Green and Dr. Jeff Allender, also of UCA's Department of Geography, last month attended the National Conference on Geographic Education in Dearborn, Mich. Dr. Brooks Pearson of UCA's … [Read more...]

Adcock appointed interim UCA finance head

Robert H. "Bunny" Adcock, Jr. this week began serving as interim vice president for financial services at the University of Central Arkansas, as the result of an appointment by interim UCA president Tom Courtway. Paul McLendon held the position until he retired last Friday. Adcock is vice chairman of the board of directors of Home BancShares, a $2.6 billion holding company with six … [Read more...]

UCA presents lectures on Judaism & civil rights

UCA's Humanities and World Cultures Institute and UCA's Department of Philosophy and Religion, in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Arkansas and the Jewish Cultural Center at Hendrix College, this week will present sponsor a three-night lecture series exploring Judaism and the Civil Rights Movement in the American South "Let My People Go! Judaism, Civil Rights, and the American South" … [Read more...]

Elder papers donated to UCA Archives

The UCA Archives tomorrow will host a reception for the family of Jim Elder to formally announce the donation Elder's papers to the UCA Archives. Elder was the sports director for KARN radio and the voice of the Arkansas Travelers baseball team. He was one of the most admired media sports figures in Arkansas history. His collection contains a large collection of photographs of him, his family, … [Read more...]