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Purple Beats Gray 48-6 in Spring Game

Senior running back Willie Matthews scored three touchdowns for the purple team on Saturday, as they beat the gray team 48-6 in UCA’s annual spring football game at Estes Stadium.  Matthews’s first score came early in the first quarter, with a one-yard run after the purple offense drove the team all the way down the field. Senior Ryan Howard started the game as quarterback for the purple team, while sophomore Hayden Hildebrand started for the gray team. Matthews would again find the endzone on another short-yardage carry near the goalline later in the first quarter as the purple team extended…


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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 Elections Coming Soon

UCA’s Student Government Association will hold its elections April 15, 16 and 17. Vote by visiting the OrgSync tab in your MyUCA account. Candidates for executive president include Juniors Andrew Holt, Juan Mayen and Ashley Ross. Executive vice president candidates include Junior Zach Carter and sophomores Jacob Wickliffe and Kaitlyn Thompson. Sophomore Corey Parks is running unopposed for the executive vice president of finance position. Sophomore Callie Clifton and Junior Bryce Crabb are running for executive vice president of operations. Junior Colby Qualls is running unopposed for senior president. Juniors Kenneth Stice and Jordan Frederking are running for the senior…


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Police Report: April 10-13

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 10-13. April 10: Student Parisha P. Patel, 25, reported at about 12:47 p.m. that her car had been involved in a hit-and-run. Patel said between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on April 8, a car hit her 2006 Acura TL in the North Overflow Parking Lot at Donaghey Avenue and Bruce Street. Patel’s…

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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…



week 12 (22 of 23)

Purple Beats Gray 48-6 in Spring Game

Senior running back Willie Matthews scored three touchdowns for the purple team on Saturday, as they beat the gray team 48-6 in UCA’s annual spring football game at Estes Stadium.  Matthews’s first score came early in the first quarter, with a one-yard run after the purple offense drove the team all the way down the field. Senior Ryan Howard started the game as quarterback for the purple team, while sophomore Hayden Hildebrand started for the gray team. Matthews would again find the endzone on another short-yardage carry near the goalline later in the first quarter as the purple team extended…

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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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