2008 UCA China Symposium slated for Mar. 7

Terry Weidner will be the keynote speaker at the 2008 UCA China Symposium on Fri., Mar. 7, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the McCastlain Ballroom on the UCA campus. This year's symposium, titled ?The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly: China in 2008,? is sponsored by a Title VI Federal Grant and the UCA Confucius Institute for Arkansas, in conjunction with UCA's Instructional Development Center and UCA's … [Read more...]

UCA Board of Trustees to meet on Friday

The UCA Board of Trustees will hold a regularly scheduled meeting this Friday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Board of Trustees Conference Room in Wingo Hall on the UCA campus. The meeting agenda is available on the UCA website at this link. … [Read more...]

State senator to speak on campus next Tuesday

Arkansas State Sen. Tracy Steele will be featured at February's edition of "Tuesday with a Professional," which will take place next Tues., Feb. 12 during X-period (1:40 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.) in Student Center 215. Steele will discuss his political career as well as the foundation he leads, The Stand Foundation, which is designed to provide young adults with opportunities for leadership, community … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

John Vanderslice, assistant professor of Writing at UCA, has had new short stories accepted for publication by the journals Eureka and Boston Literary Magazine. Renee Ryburn, instructor in UCA's Department of Family & Consumer Sciences, completed her Ph.D. at Iowa State University this Fall. She graduated in December with a doctoral degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Her … [Read more...]

Lula Washington dance company to perform at UCA

Arkansas native Lula Washington, who founded the Los Angeles-based Lula Washington Dance Theatre, returns to her home state for the first time for two concerts in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall at UCA on Feb. 21 and 22, at 7:30 p.m. each night. Tickets range from $23 to $35, and there is a $10 student ticket, all seats, all sections, pending availability. Contact UCA Ticket Central toll … [Read more...]

Bear Den officers elected

UCA students recently elected the 2008 executive officers for The Bear Den, UCA's largest student organization. The Bear Den is responsible for promoting school spirit and organizing UCA pep rallies, Homecoming and Midnight Madness, among many other things. This year the Executive Board hopes to start some new traditions at UCA and encourage attendance and spirit at all athletic events. The new … [Read more...]

UCA development institute assists New York town

Jennifer Tanner, the managing director of the Strategic Growth Institute & Community Development Institute at UCA, recently completed a survey that led the town of Alabama, New York to proceed with a feasibility study of the town's ability to support a manufacturing business park. The feasibility study was halted last fall after the Alabama Town Board expressed concerns over public opinion of … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of Writing at UCA, had a book review accepted for publication in the January issue of 63 Channels. This review of Pariah Tales by J.P. Lowe has also been published in Author's Den. Charles Bane, assistant professor of English at UCA, has published an essay entitled, "The Art of War (Films): Fear and Desire and Paths of Glory" in the book Stanley Kubrick: Essays … [Read more...]

Former NAACP president to highlight Black History Month at UCA

Kweisi Mfume, the former president and CEO of the national NAACP, will be the featured speaker for UCA's month-long celebration of Black History Month. The address will take place on Thursday, Feb. 7th at 7 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus. Mfume served on the Baltimore City Council before being elected to the U.S. House of Representative in 1986. As a member of … [Read more...]

UCA student is finalist in national business competition

A business plan and feasibility study by a recent UCA graduate has been named among the finalists in the Small Business Institute Case of the Year competition. Modupe Ladeji, who graduated in December with an MBA from UCA, was recognized for his business plan and feasibility study for an oil and gas exploration consulting firm in his native country of Nigeria. "His feasibility study on the oil … [Read more...]