UCA Community Education introduces Spring 2008 courses

The Spring 2008 Community Education curriculum at the University of Central Arkansas includes classes on everything from literature and foreign languages to scuba dving and photography. A full brochure is available online at www.uca.edu/aoep/communityed, or call 450-3118 for more information. The literature enrichment series about world classics begins with Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" and will … [Read more...]

UCA announces plans for $18 million business building

UCA President Lu Hardin yesterday announced that UCA will soon break ground on a new $18.1 million building that will be the new home of its College of Business. In a speech to the Conway Rotary Club, Hardin said the 82,000-square-foot facility could be completed by the beginning of the fall 2009 semester. "The new College of Business building will be state-of-the-art, and one of its exciting … [Read more...]

Design announced for Alumni Circle public art project

UCA officials yesterday announced that a design by Minneapolis artist Andrew Leicester was selected for UCA's Public Art for Alumni Circle Centennial Project. Leicester has been working internationally in public art since the 1970s and has won numerous awards for his projects. His resume includes 45 projects in the categories of Public Art, Arts for Transit, Public Art Masterplans, Private … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Tim Thornes, assistant professor of writing and linguistics at UCA, was invited to the third annual Workshop on Syntactic Complexity at the University of Sonora, Hermosillo, Mexico, where he presented the paper "The development of complexity in Northern Paiute verb structure." He will also be presenting the paper "Polyfunctionality and the Northern Paiute middle voice marker" at the annual … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announces 2008 Festival, new membership campaign

The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre announced that the second annual Arkansas Shakespeare Festival will present three productions over three weekends in June at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. AST also is introducing a membership campaign to support the Festival, which will include Shakespeare's classic "Romeo and Juliet," the perennial musical favorite "The Sound of Music," and … [Read more...]

'Canned Jordyn' project generates food donations

UCA Honors College student Jordyn Haught recently agreed to live for three days within a tastefully prepared cardboard house inside the lobby of Farris Hall as part of a canned food drive organized by her suitemate and fellow Honors College student Felecia Cagle. Students, staff, and faculty members were encouraged to keep Haught in the house by donating the food items, and donations also were … [Read more...]

UCA professor/student partnership yields second journal article

Danny Arrigo, an associate professor in UCA's Department of Mathematics, and Luis Suazo, an undergraduate mathematics and physics major, have recently had their article "First order compatibility for the (2 + 1) dimensional diffusion equation," accepted for publication in the Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. This is their second article together. Their first article, "Symmetry … [Read more...]

UCA computer scientist receives NSF research grant

Chenyi Hu, professor and chairman of UCA's Computer Science department, received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for a project focused on knowledge processing with interval methods. Knowledge processing with interval methods presents qualitative properties as ranges of data attributes rather than specific points. By grouping attribute values into meaningful intervals, … [Read more...]

UCA Concert Choir, Chamber Singers to present Handel's Messiah this weekend

The UCA Concert Choir will team up with the Arkansas Chamber Singers and members of the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra to present the Christmas portion of Handel's oratorio, Messiah, this Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the UCA campus, and again on Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Little Rock. ?Our upcoming concert will feature the grandest of … [Read more...]

UCA Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble to hold Winter Concert tomorrow night

UCA's Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble Winter Concert, which will take place tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall, will feature Hendrix College piano professor John Krebs as soloist for Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue." The concert is free to the public, although donations will be accepted in the lobby for the UCA Wind Ensemble?s trip to Austria in May, where it … [Read more...]