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...]

UCA to hold forum about campus safety

The University of Central Arkansas is inviting the parents and family members of UCA students, as well as UCA students and other members of the UCA campus community, to a public forum about campus safety. A panel of UCA staff and administrators -- including interim UCA President Tom Courtway and representatives of the UCA Police Department, the UCA Division of Student Services, and the UCA … [Read more...]

Suspects charged in UCA shooting

UPDATE (Oct. 29): UCA Police officers last night recovered a weapon within the jurisdiction of the City of Conway that may have been used in the Oct. 26, 2008, shooting incident at the University of Central Arkansas. UCA investigators are optimistic that this discovery will be very helpful toward resolving the case. ORIGINAL NEWS ITEM Marcus Vaden, Prosecuting Attorney for the 20th Judicial … [Read more...]

Memorial fund established

First State Bank of Conway, Ark., has established an account to accept donations for the families of Chavares Block and Ryan Henderson, who lost their lives in the Oct. 26 shooting incident at the University of Central Arkansas. To donate to the Block-Henderson Memorial Fund, please visit any First State Bank location or call 501-328-HOME. (A list of branch locations is available here.) All … [Read more...]

Information about UCA campus shooting

In an effort to provide the most comprehensive, reliable and up-to-date information about the shooting incident that occurred during the evening of Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas, UCA will release as much information as possible on its homepage at www.uca.edu. UPDATE (Oct. 27, 10:30 p.m.): The UCA Police Department this evening is transferring the four … [Read more...]