Arkansas writers to be featured at campus literary festival

The fourth annual ArkaText Literary Festival will be held Feb. 28-March 4 at the University of Central Arkansas. Each year, the festival brings noted Arkansas writers in various genres to campus for public readings and workshops with students. This year, the festival will feature Marck L. Beggs (poetry), Melissa King (non-fiction), and Jennifer Paddock (fiction). A student reading and a faculty … [Read more...]

Faculty Senate At-Large Election

Election for two Faculty Senate At-Large positions will be held Friday, March 4, from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. in the Torreyson Library lobby. Faculty may vote absentee March 1, 2 and 3 by casting a ballot in the College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office, Irby 120, between 8 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.Those eligible to run for an At-Large position include full-time employees of the university who hold the rank of … [Read more...]

Art Department to host photographer O. Rufus Lovett

The University of Central Arkansas Art Department will host internationally-known photographer O. Rufus Lovett as a visiting artist on Monday, Feb. 21. Lovett will be giving a presentation at 7 p.m. on Monday in McClastalin Room 143. The presentation is free and open to the public. O. Rufus Lovett is a nationally recognized photographer and educator. He has taught at Kilgore College for the … [Read more...]

UCA employees earn $2.75 million in grants in 2004

More than 100 University of Central Arkansas faculty and staff were recently recognized for submitting 110 grant proposals in 2004. The total amount of the grant proposals for last year was $2.75 million. Grant funding is used for faculty research and academic programs and services. On Wednesday, Feb. 9, the faculty and staff who were instrumental in bringing those dollars into the university … [Read more...]

Famed Canadian Celtic group LEAHY to play At UCA

The pride of Lakefield, Ontario, the multi-talented family band of eight brothers and sisters, LEAHY will play two evening concerts at 7:30 p.m., Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 21 and 22 at Reynolds Performance Hall. LEAHY is a whirlwind triple threat of fiddle-driven music, step dancing, and vocals, augmented by keyboards, percussion, and bass. They leave audiences breathless from the moment they … [Read more...]

International Programs sets week of events

The following events will take place Feb. 21-25 as part of UCA International Week 2005. This year?s theme is ?Going Global.? For more information on UCA International Week, visit or call (501) 450-3445. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Monday, Feb. 21 LEAHY 7:30 p.m. Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall Leahy, a Canadian group, will perform at the Reynolds Performance Hall. … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations, publications and accomplishments by UCA faculty and staff. David Dennis, Intramural Sports and Recreation, successfully passed the entrance examination for membership into the National Association of Parliamentarians (NAP). NAP is the oldest and largest non-profit association of parliamentarians in the world. The organization?s primary objectives are … [Read more...]

Outstanding University Student deadline extended

The deadline for senior students to submit an application for Outstanding University Student recognition has been extended to Friday, Feb. 25. Application forms are available at the Information Desk in the Student Center, in Irby 317, and on the web at For more info, contact Dr. Terrance Kearns at 450-5130. … [Read more...]

Music Department to host horn event

The University of Central Arkansas Department of Music and The Horn Studio (French Horn) will host a visit by one of the nation's foremost professional horn players and teachers, Mr. Eli Epstein, as the featured guest artist for the UCA Horn Event 2005. Epstein will present a solo recital at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 13, with UCA piano faculty member Terrie Shires accompanying. He will then give … [Read more...]

Internationally-known photographer to lecture

The University of Central Arkansas Art Department will host internationally-known photographer Kate Breakey as a visiting artist on Tuesday, Feb. 15. Breakey will be giving a presentation on Tuesday at 7p.m. in McClastalin Hall Room 143. She will also give an informal talk on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. in Baum Gallery, also located in McClastalin Hall. All presentations are free … [Read more...]