Acclaimed director in residence at UCA

Award-winning director, cinematographer and producer Albert Maysles will be on the University of Central Arkansas campus Oct. 17 for UCA's Artists in Residence program. His residency will be in conjunction with the 17th Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, the oldest documentary film festival in the United States. "I think Maysles will bring a lifetime of experience to UCA," said Dr. Bruce … [Read more...]

U.S. Air Force Band to perform at UCA

The United States Air Force Concert Band and The Singing Sergeants, known worldwide as "America … [Read more...]

Watergate figure John Dean to speak at UCA

John Dean, the White House lawyer whose congressional testimony was key to unraveling the Watergate conspiracy during the presidential administration of Richard M. Nixon, will speak at UCA this Monday. Dean's lecture will take place on Monday, October 13 at 7 p.m. at the Brewer-Hegeman conference center on the UCA campus. The event is free and open to the public, and it will include a reception … [Read more...]

UCA celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

The Office of Minority Services, the Student Goverment Association and The Spanish Club tomorrow will host "Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month." The event, which will take place on Thursday, Oct. 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the UCA Student Center Ballroom, will feature Al "Papa Rap" Lopez and the cast from the television show What … [Read more...]

Nine from the 'Divine 9'

The National Pan-Hellenic Council includes nine traditionally African-American Greek organizations, and UCA is the only university in Arkansas that currently has all nine groups represented. In honor of UCA Homecoming week, NPHC will present $900 to Ida Burns Elementary School in Conway. All nine organizations were founded at institutions of higher learning, and the UCA chapters want to help the … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Raymond-Jean Frontain, professor of English, recently published the following: "Silent Signs: Fuller, David, Writing," in The Sacred and the Profane in English Renaissance Literature, ed. Mary A. Papazian (University of Delaware Press, 2008); "Donne's 'Upon the translation of the Psalmes' and the Challenge to 'Make all this All,'" John Donne Journal 27 (2008); "Donne's 'Valediction of the booke' … [Read more...]

UCA honor society to host state Senate debate

The UCA chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha tomorrow night will host a debate between the candidates for Arkansas State Senate District 30 in Faulkner County, Republican incumbent Gilbert Baker and Democratic challenger Joe White. The event will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the UCA Student Center Ballroom. Pi Sigma Alpha is the national honor society for undergraduate and graduate students of political … [Read more...]

UCA Homecoming week kicks off

The 2008 UCA Homecoming activities begin tonight with the Homecoming Pep Rally at 5:30 p.m. in the Farris Center. This year's Homecoming theme is "Building on 101 Years of Tradition," and other activities include: * Alumni & Friends Homecoming Party on Friday at 7 p.m. at the Agora Events Center. Tickets are $30 per person, which includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and beverages. * Half Century … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing, just returned from Texas where he was commissioned to fish for alligator gar and do a series of interviews with the British production company Icon Films for the series "River Monsters" to appear on the Animal Planet channel next year. Four alligator gars were caught and released; ranging from three feet long to six-foot-eight, 126 pounds. Dr. Mary … [Read more...]

Political campaign theorist in residence at UCA

Communication scholar Dr. Bill Benoit, an expert in political campaign communication and image restoration, today is an Artist in Residence at UCA. "I wanted to bring a communication scholar to UCA who would have a wide appeal to students and faculty," said Dr. J.J. McIntyre, assistant professor of speech communication and the faculty sponsor for the residency. "With this being an election year, … [Read more...]