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UCA vs. Missouri State Preview

Coming off a 43-33 loss to the Montana State Bobcats on Sept. 13, UCA (1-2) looks ahead at the Missouri State Bears (2-1) this Saturday in what has been dubbed “the Battle of the Bears.” This will be Missouri State’s first trip to Conway since 2006, when UCA won 16-14 and held Missouri State to five first downs and 96 yards of total offense. This Missouri State team is different than the one that made the roughly 185 mile trek south in ’06 though, as it  has received 28 votes for the Coaches’ Poll. MSU boasts a three-headed running attack with freshman running…

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Trustees may exercise eminent domain on Wesley Foundation

The UCA Board of Trustees unanimously passed a request for authorization to proceed with eminent domain on the campus’ Wesley Foundation located at 2302 Bruce St during a July 22 teleconference. The property, which would be used for the Lewis Science Center expansion project, was appraised in May for $460,000, according to the board’s action agenda. The board also offered the campus ministry a temporary location and an optional lease on another piece of university property. After requesting a more detailed outline of the temporary facility and optional lease, the Wesley Foundation declined the university’s offer of $460,000 in a…

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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 Reports: September 12-16

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 September 12-16.   September 12: Student Tamera S. Grady, 18, reported her Bear Card missing at about 2:53 p.m. Grady said she went to Christian Cafeteria at about 2:30 p.m. to get food. She handed her Bear Card to the cashier, who said Grady would have to leave the card with him while she…

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A New Sound in Arkansas

Musical engineer and producer, Gunz, along with local artist YungWood (10x) sat down with us for an interview over the progression of music in Arkansas and how the future of music may be very bright in the coming years.   Gunz came originally from Texas to the Little Rock area to produce music with the goal of creating a major vocal artist for Arkansas, which is the only remaining state in the south without one.  “I moved from Texas to start Roc Town Music Group (RTMG) with some people here. I really think Arkansas may see a major recording artist…



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KATV Anchor Takes UCA Communications Position

Christina Munoz will be leaving her anchor spot at Little Rock ABC affiliate KATV-7 to take a position at UCA as the new Associate Vice President for Communications, Public Relations and Marketing. The UCA press release refers to her by her married name, Christina Madsen. Munoz is an award-winning anchor for KATV’s 6 and 10 p.m. weekday newscasts. UCA President Tom Courtway said the hire brings “instant credibility and experience” to the university’s communication efforts.   “She is trusted and respected by her peers and widely recognized as one of the best communicators of our time,” Courtway said. “Her professionalism, expertise…

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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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UCA vs. Missouri State Preview

Coming off a 43-33 loss to the Montana State Bobcats on Sept. 13, UCA (1-2) looks ahead at the Missouri State Bears (2-1) this Saturday in what has been dubbed “the Battle of the Bears.” This will be Missouri State’s first trip to Conway since 2006, when UCA won 16-14 and held Missouri State to five first downs and 96 yards of total offense. This Missouri State team is different than the one that made the roughly 185 mile trek south in ’06 though, as it  has received 28 votes for the Coaches’ Poll. MSU boasts a three-headed running attack with freshman running…

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A New Sound in Arkansas

Musical engineer and producer, Gunz, along with local artist YungWood (10x) sat down with us for an interview over the progression of music in Arkansas and how the future of music may be very bright in the coming years.   Gunz came originally from Texas to the Little Rock area to produce music with the goal of creating a major vocal artist for Arkansas, which is the only remaining state in the south without one.  “I moved from Texas to start Roc Town Music Group (RTMG) with some people here. I really think Arkansas may see a major recording artist…


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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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