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...]

UCA music professor to perform in Norway

Dr. Blake Tyson, associate professor of percussion at UCA, this week will perform as part of the Sounds of the Cathedral concert series in Stavanger, Norway. "I feel extremely lucky to have been invited to perform," Tyson said. "I'm looking forward to making some new friends, seeing a part of the world that I've never seen before, and hearing some great musicians perform on the concerts with … [Read more...]

Election night watch at Estes Stadium

The UCA Student Government Association and the UCA Athletic Department welcomes the UCA community to watch tomorrow's general election results on the video board at Estes Stadium. Admission is free, and the stadium concession stands will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. … [Read more...]

Crime writer Anne Perry to appear at UCA

Anne Perry, the critically acclaimed crime writer who has more than 20 million copies of her books in print, today continues UCA's Artist in Residence program. Perry, who was selected by The Times of London as one of the 20th century's "100 Masters of Crime," will give a reading of her works as well as hold a book signing tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Doyne Health Science Center Auditorium. The … [Read more...]

UCA to host Humanities Fair

UCA's Humanities and World Cultures Institute will host the Fall 2008 Humanities Fair this Wednesday, Nov. 6, the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center and Ida Waldran Auditorium at UCA. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with programs from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Humanities Fair, supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council, is open to high school students and their teachers. … [Read more...]

UCA professors to discuss 'greed'

In conjunction with the Humanities Fair, UCA's Humanities and World Cultures Institute will host an inter-disciplinary discussion about Upton Sinclair's 1927 novel Oil!, the 2007 film it inspired, There Will Be Blood, and the place of oil and greed in contemporary American life. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held this Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the … [Read more...]