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...]

UCA faculty news

Mike Gunter, a lecturer in Digital Filmmaking in UCA's Department of Mass Communication and Theatre, has been selected to have his short film, "The Cleaner," screened at the Indie Memphis Film Festival in Memphis from Oct. 19-25. John Vanderslice, assistant professor of Writing, has had a short story selected for the anthology "The Best of The First Line, Volume 2," forthcoming in March 2008 from … [Read more...]

Celebrated philosopher, former UCA president to headline Centennial Lectures

In celebration of UCA's 100th anniversary this year, each UCA college is bringing a distinguished speaker to campus as part of the Centennial Lecture Series. UCA's College of Liberal Arts will present one of the leading philosophers of our time, Dr. Martha Nussbaum, on Thursday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. at Ida Waldran Auditorium in Main Hall. Nussbaum is the Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor … [Read more...]

UCA faculty news

Dwayne Coleman of UCA's English department last week presented a paper at the Southeast Medieval Association Conference in Spartanburg, S.C. The paper was entitled "'Lette Hym Seke Other Bookis': Malory?s Use of Sources in the Composition Process." Also last week, at the 31st annual meeting of the West Viriginia University Conference on Film and Literature, Wayne Stengel of UCA's English … [Read more...]

The revolution will be televised

Coming off its impressive victory on the road against 19th-ranked Sam Houston State, the UCA Bears play Thursday night at home against Texas State. The game will be televised at 7 p.m. on Fox Sports Southwest, which reaches 6-8 million homes in Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. The Bears are hoping for a capacity crowd at Estes Stadium to support them in this crucial conference matchup. … [Read more...]

Goff to lead admissions; Hatfield to direct CFAC development

Two familiar faces on the UCA campus are moving into new roles. Melissa Goff, currently director of institutional research, is UCA's new director of admissions. Before coming to UCA, Goff worked for the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE) from 1988 to 2005, spending the first seven years in Planning & Research, where she was instrumental in creating, initiating, and building the … [Read more...]