UCA faculty news

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of Writing, recently had his new book of poetry Age of the Demon Tools published by Ahadada Books (Japan/Ontario). Sherri Latimer and Shannon Johnson from UCA's University College recently published an article titled … [Read more...]

UCA film professor publishes book

Joseph D. Anderson, professor of digital filmmaking and chair of the Department of Mass Communication and Theatre at UCA, recently had his third book, Narration and Spectatorship in Moving Images, published by Cambridge Scholars Press. Anderson is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of film theory, and this book is a selection of essays from the 2006 Society for Cognitive Studies … [Read more...]

UCA dean named distinguished alumna

Sally Roden, dean of undergraduate studies at UCA, has been named a 2008 Distinguished Alumna of Texas Woman's University. The award, given jointly by TWU and its Former Students Association, recognizes alumni who have brought honor to their alma mater by outstanding achievements in their chosen professions or who have made notable civic, educational, or philanthropic contributions to … [Read more...]

UCA staff member and graduate student honored

UCA staff member Chris Collins and graduate student Danielle Joanette recently were honored for their contributions to UCA and Housing and Residence Life at the 2008 Southwest Association of College and University Housing Officers (SWACUHO) conference. Collins, a Maintenance Supervisor for Housing and Residence Life, received the Bob Cooke Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes service, … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

UCA political science professor Gary Wekkin and recent UCA graduate Jared Stewart won the Southwestern Political Science Association's 2007 Allan Saxe Best Paper on State and Local Politics Award for their paper, "Moral Values or Presidential Coattails?: Did Gay Marriage Ballot Measures Boost Social Conservative Support for Republican Candidates in 2004?" which was co-authored with Andrew Dowdle … [Read more...]

Composer Michael Daugherty to be UCA artist-in-residence

Michael Daugherty, one of the most performed and commissioned American composers of concert music of his generation, will be at the University of Central Arkansas March 17-19 as artist in residence. Daugherty, professor of music at the University of Michigan, has received numerous awards, including the Stoeger Prize from the Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society, the American Academy and Institute … [Read more...]

UCA Minority Student Services hosts event for incoming minority freshmen

UCA Minority Student Services on Monday unveiled a new program targeted at incoming minority freshmen, "A Slice of UCA." The event was designed to better prepare incoming minority freshmen for the enrollment process at UCA. Over 40 students and their parents were invited to attend a day-long workshop about financial aid, academic advising and housing. The presenters for the workshop came from … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mary H. Mosley of UCA's College of Education last Saturday served as a judge for the third annual Poetry Out Loud National Recitation contest in Little Rock. Students from throughout the state competed in this poetry recitation competition. The winner, Temple Price, is an eleventh grade student from Hall High School in Little Rock. She will represent Arkansas in the national competition in … [Read more...]

Grammy winner brings Big Phat Band to UCA

Gordon Goodwin, 2006 Grammy Award winner, three-time Emmy Award winner and five-time Grammy nominee, brings his all-star 18-piece big band jazz ensemble, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, to UCA for one concert only tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Performance Hall. Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band concert is an Artist in Residence project of the College of Fine Arts & Communication and is … [Read more...]

UCA brings Navajo story teller to Conway

Sunny Dooley, a Navajo story teller, tomorrow will present "Stories from the Navajo Tradition" at the Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler Street, at 7 p.m. She will also appear at UCA on Friday at 10 a.m. in McAlister 302. Dooley is a Native Dine' (Navajo) storyteller, poet, playwright, lecturer, and folk singer who has traveled throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and West Africa, sharing her … [Read more...]