Communication honors society inducts new members

UCA's Mu Theta Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta last Thursday inducted eleven new members during a ceremony that featured a keynote address by Sally A. Roden, Dean of Undergraduate Studies. The inductees inlcuded: Sara C. Adams, Whitney Farris, S. Kate Fletcher, Katie Grant, Kara McGhee, Ashley Pettit, Brooke Pittman, Amy R. Ruple, Carmen Robinson, and Keri A. Sims. An honorary membership was also … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Roy Whitehead, professor of business law, and Walter Block, an economics professor at Loyola University New Orleans, recently had their article, "Christian Landlords and the Free Exercise Clause: an Economic and Philosophical Analysis of Discrimination," accepted for publication in the Fall 2007 issue of the Oklahoma City University Law Review. Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of writing, … [Read more...]

Johnelle Hunt to present Centennial Lecture

UCA alumna Johnelle DeBusk Hunt will present the Centennial Lecture for UCA's College of Business Administration on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. in Ida Waldran Auditorium at Main Hall. Hunt, co-founder of J.B. Hunt Transport, attended the University of Central Arkansas from 1950 to 1951 where she majored in elementary education. After a year, however, she accepted J.B. Hunt's proposal of marriage … [Read more...]

UCA professor teaches seminar at U. of Memphis

Barbara Clancy, an associate professor in Biology at UCA, today is presenting an invited seminar at the University of Memphis entitled, "Of Mice and Monkeys and Men ? What Might Translations From Experimental Species Tell Us About Human Brain Development?" Her talk will describe the value and implications of a model and website (, published earlier this year in the journal … [Read more...]

UCA to host state flag football championship

UCA this weekend will host the 12th annual Arkansas State Flag Football Championship. The tournament is open to all two- and four-year universities and colleges in Arkansas. Forty-five teams will be competing, which represents significant growth since the tournament was founded in 1995 by Laura Monroe and David Dennis, who currently is UCA's Director of Campus Recreation. Deane Amyx, UCA's … [Read more...]

Alloy Orchestra venue change

The Tuesday 7:30 p.m. performance of Alloy Orchestra, which composes and performs music for silent films, has been moved to East McCastlain from the courtyard of Short-Denney Residential College because of rain and wet conditions. … [Read more...]

UCA Debate team advances in tournament

The UCA Debate team recently began its 2007-08 schedule with two UCA competitors posting winning records and advancing to elimination rounds at the 33rd annual Weevil Wars Debate Tournament sponsored by the University of Arkansas at Monticello. Sophomores Angela Branch and Kenneth Savage and freshman Lewis Wharton participated in their first collegiate tournaments at the IPDA-sanctioned … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Raymond-Jean Frontain, professor of English, recently took part with playwright Terrence McNally in a symposium on McNally's plays in the Theology and Theater program at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York City. Frontain was in New York to also attend the opening of the revival of McNally's "The Ritz." Most recently Frontain has published "Tuning the World: … [Read more...]

UCA to host United Nations Day

Faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in UCA's third annual "United Nations Day" luncheon and speech, which will take place on Friday, Oct. 26 at 11:30 a.m. in the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center. This year's event commemorates the 62nd anniversary of the founding of the U.N. after World War II. The keynote speaker will be Jeff Laurenti, Senior Fellow and Director of Foreign … [Read more...]

Author and former congressman to speak at UCA

UCA's History Department and the College of Liberal Arts will host a lecture by Dr. Ken Hechler on Tuesday, Oct. 23 during X-period (1:30 p.m.) in Irby Hall 215. Hechler earned a Ph.D. from Columbia in 1940 before serving in the Army in World War II. He was an advisor to President Harry Truman and held a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from West Virginia for 18 years. While holding … [Read more...]