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Police Report: April 14-17

The following information was taken from incident reports filed by officers at UCAPD. The reports are made available by university police after they are approved by a supervisor. That process takes a few days, which delays our report. This is a complete report of incidents filed for April 14-15. April 14: Student Cole A. McCarty, 19, drove his truck into a light pole at 3:35 a.m. McCarty was driving in the parking lot between the HPER and Student Health Center, looking at parked cars, when he struck the pole. McCarty’s nose was bleeding and looked broken. The light pole sustained minimal…


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Baker Resigns from Executive Post Effective Immediately

This post has been updated as recently as 9:37 a.m. on April 3.  Executive Assistant to the President  Gilbert Baker resigned Wednesday morning effective immediately from his administrative position in a one-sentence email sent out by the President’s Office. In an Arkansas Democrat-Gazette article published the same day, Don Thomas of Conway said he was unaware of the political action committee established in his name. Thomas is a former paid political consultant for Baker, a former state senator. The PAC is one of eight involved in an investigation of Circuit Judge Michael Maggio who has since been stripped of his court docket…

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SGA Election Results

The Student Government Association Election Committee announced the results to the SGA Elections with a total of 1,722 votes, a 60.6 percent increase in votes from last year’s 1,044 votes. All twelve of the proposed constitutional amendments were approved by the student body. Junior Ashley Ross won the position of Executive President with a total of 935 out of the 1,695 votes cast. “I am really happy that I get to represent the student body and help them in that initiative to making progress on campus,” Ross said. A run off between junior Zach Carter and sophomore Jacob Wickliffe for…


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Police Report: April 14-17

The following information was taken from incident reports filed by officers at UCAPD. The reports are made available by university police after they are approved by a supervisor. That process takes a few days, which delays our report. This is a complete report of incidents filed for April 14-15. April 14: Student Cole A. McCarty, 19, drove his truck into a light pole at 3:35 a.m. McCarty was driving in the parking lot between the HPER and Student Health Center, looking at parked cars, when he struck the pole. McCarty’s nose was bleeding and looked broken. The light pole sustained minimal…

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Spring Fling Success

To celebrate the upcoming end of the semester, the Student Activities Board sponsored the annual Spring Fling on April 7 from 12-7 p.m. in the South East parking lot of the HPER Center. “It was awesome to get away from the stress of classes and chow down on some funnel cake and cotton candy,” freshman Travis Long said. “These are the kind of distractions that make UCA a great place to be as a student.” The event resembled a small-scale version of Toad Suck or the County Fair with an array of carnival-like food stands, rides and entertainment such as caricature portraits and wax hands. “It was really…



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Bears Sweep Cowboys; Tied for 2nd in Conference

The Bears thumped McNeese State in a three-game series over the weekend, winning 6-5 on Thursday, 11-3 on Friday and 4-2 on Saturday at Bear Stadium. Sophomore Matt Anderson led UCA (21-15, 10-8) in hitting, going 5-for-8 with 3 RBIs, knocking in a runner in all three games. Senior Scott Zimmerle went 4-for-10 with 5 RBIs, three of them coming in the final game to help complete the series sweep. UCA’s pitching was solid over McNeese State (20-18, 10-8) in all three games. The Bears’ starters pitched a combined 27.1 innings, only using a closer in the second game for the final…

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Safe Spring Break 2014 Sessions This Week

Faculty and staff have planned several days worth of fun and educational activities for UCA students to attend throughout the week. Safe Spring Break 2014 starts today and runs until Thursday of this week, before students leave campus for the break which officially begins Monday, March 24. According to UCA’s website, the events “consist of several activities designed to provide educational information to students in order to encourage responsible decision-making and prevent or reduce the risks involved in the college Spring Break experience.” The UCA Health and Wellness Office, Counseling Services, Student Life, SGA, Housing and Residence Life and Police…


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Sorority Hosts ‘Mr. Esquire’ Pageant

The Theta Mu chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority will host its annual Mr.Esquire scholarship pageant Sunday April 13 in Ida Waldran Auditorium at 3:30 p.m. “We have a Hawaiian theme this year with the slogan being, ‘You Had Me At Aloha’,” junior Brittney Jackson said. “There will be five gentlemen competing for various awards, but their main goal is to be crowned Mr. Esquire 2014.” The following are the contestants in the pageant: senior Xavyier Bolden,  junior Kameron Lovelace, junior Silas Nellums, freshman Jalen Smith, and freshman Mardarius Butler. Mr.Esquire contestants will be judged by their interview, swim wear, talent,…

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Speaker Sheds Light on Sex Crimes Against Native American Women

Kathryn Rice, a member of the Pawnee Indian tribe, gave a presentation over sexual violence toward Indian women on reservations Tuesday in the College of Business. Since March is Women’s History Month, the Gender Studies Program at UCA invited Rice to tell her story. This was a sensitive issue for Rice due to the “complications that arise when determining where the lines fall in terms of tribal, state and federal jurisdiction.” Rice said it is rare for Indian women to report sex crimes because of these complications. In Rice’s presentation she discussed the statistics of crime against American Indian women. “Indian women…



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