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Merits of Intelligent Design debated during Challenge Week

The annual Challenge Week symposium came to a close Thursday on the University of Central Arkansas campus with a snappy question and answer session that focused on the complex theory of Intelligent Design. Held in the Student Center Ballroom, the event drew a large audience and featured Dr. William A. Dembski, associate research professor in the conceptual foundations of science at Baylor … [Read more...]

Hardin delivers keynote at AAUP conference

University of Central Arkansas President Lu Hardin and Assistant Professor of English Becky Williams returned to the American Association of University Professors meeting on Friday...but under very different circumstances from their previous time before that organization. Last June 14, Hardin presented the case for the university to be removed from censure, which had been imposed on UCA in … [Read more...]

Cantrell named business dean

After a national search, the best candidate to head the College of Business Administration turned out to be right here on campus. Dr. Pat Cantrell has been named dean of the college. She succeeds Dr. Gabriel Esteban who became provost at UCA after serving for a year and a half as business dean. ?I am pleased that Dr. Cantrell has agreed to serve as dean. After a national search and lengthy … [Read more...]

Shaolin Warriors to bring Kung Fu to UCA

For more than one thousand years, the Shaolin Temple has been the heart and soul of Chinese Kung Fu. It was there in 525 AD that the Buddhist monk Ta Mo laid the foundation for the martial art, out of the commitment to enhancing harmony between mind, body, and spirit through Ch'an (Chinese for Zen), an intense form of meditation. Now, in a fully choreographed theatrical production, the Shaolin … [Read more...]

Moonlight Serenade

The UCA Jazz Ensembles will present a magical evening of Big Band music during the Moonlight Serenade at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Student Center Ballroom. Come listen to the hits of Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Benny Goodman and Duke Ellington. Admission to the dance is $5 for UCA students and $10 for the public. Proceeds from the dance will benefit the UCA Jazz Program. Refreshments … [Read more...]

Selig receives UCA University Connection Award

The University of Central Arkansas and College Square, UCA's independent life-style community, awarded the UCA University Connection Award for October to Myrtle Lee Selig. The award was developed to honor College Square residents who are consistently involved with College Square activities, UCA campus events and who have made significant contributions to the community or society. Selig has … [Read more...]

Brodman named outstanding faculty in liberal arts

Dr. Jim Brodman discovered his interest in history while studying at Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y., but was warned to avoid Spanish history, as it was hopelessly complicated. So, of course, he soon enrolled at the University of Virginia to study medieval Spanish history. Through the aegis of Edward Younger, an early graduate of UCA (then the Arkansas Normal School), who was dean of the … [Read more...]

Honors College to present Challenge Week

The UCA Honors College and the Department of Biology will look at an emerging theory called Intelligent Design during Challenge Week, a multi-event symposium, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 14. According to Dr. Rick Scott, director of the Honors College, proponents of Intelligent Design attribute evolution to a guiding intelligence instead of random variation and natural selection, while critics … [Read more...]

Presentations and Publications

A weekly listing of submitted presentations and publications by UCA faculty and staff. Submissions made to UCA Today are posted the following Friday. Dr. William H. Friedman, Department of Management Information Systems, presented a paper on Oct. 3, at the Arkansas College Teachers of Economics and Business in Little Rock, at the UALR campus. The paper, titled ?Pricing Computer Resources as … [Read more...]

UCA recruits transfers from across state, country

Sportswriters will tell you that by playing with statistics, you can sometimes deduct that a team like Harding University would be able to compete in football with say, a University of Miami. That?s pretty far-fetched of course, but statistics about the enrollment this fall at UCA do reveal some interesting data, particularly in the area of transfer students. Of the 136 students who … [Read more...]