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UCA vs. Northwestern State Preview

Following the Bears 41-24 loss to the No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana University Lions, UCA looks to start its conference winning streak against a tough test in the Northwestern State University Demons for the Bears Homecoming game at 6 p.m. Oct. 25. UCA leads the all-time series with a 4-3 record and will look to limit its turnovers, as it proved to be a problem last Saturday. NSU beat the Bears 31-28 in Natchitoches, Louisiana last season. Looking at both team’s schedules, the Demons have played two opponents that UCA has faced this season. NSU opened its season at home with a 34-27…

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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: October 9-15

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 October 9-15.   October 9 Student Kaylee Seely, 18, reported at about 10:44 a.m. her PT Cruiser had been involved in a hit-and-run in the parking lot west of Estes Stadium. Seely said she parked her vehicle on October 7 around 7 p.m. When she returned on the 9th, she saw it had a…

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Visiting professor steamrolls art into Conwa

Most people probably aren’t familiar with the widely growing public art practice of driving a steamroller over a block of carved wood covered with paper. It’s featured in art festivals and one project even has its own Kickstarter page. However, this Saturday from 1pm-4pm, Conway ArtsFest will host the town’s first public steamroller print-making display. First time visiting UCA professor John Paul McCaughey is responsible for organizing the event and has done a similar display at an art festival during his residency in Kansas. “Several artists have given us giant woodblocks with hand-carved outlines on them, and we have to use a steamroller…



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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. Northwestern State Preview

Following the Bears 41-24 loss to the No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana University Lions, UCA looks to start its conference winning streak against a tough test in the Northwestern State University Demons for the Bears Homecoming game at 6 p.m. Oct. 25. UCA leads the all-time series with a 4-3 record and will look to limit its turnovers, as it proved to be a problem last Saturday. NSU beat the Bears 31-28 in Natchitoches, Louisiana last season. Looking at both team’s schedules, the Demons have played two opponents that UCA has faced this season. NSU opened its season at home with a 34-27…

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Album Review: Flying Lotus’s You’re Dead!

Steven Ellison, also known as Flying Lotus, has consistently put out great music since his 2008 breakthrough album Los Angeles.  Newcomers to Flying Lotus’s music might find the artwork and themes associated with You’re Dead! to be disturbing, (it’s okay, Pharrell did too). Ellison commissioned Shintaro Kago to create original artwork for every track on the record and even put together a visually stunning teaser for Ellison’s fifth studio album. While Flying Lotus has been known to incorporate jazz into his music, You’re Dead! is his jazziest record to date, (he is the great nephew of the late jazz pianist Alice Coltrane and…


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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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Ernie G visits UCA with Encouraging and Positive Message

Speaker, activist and comedian Ernie G put on a memorable show at Snow Fine Arts on Thursday the 25th. He spread a message of “speak positive, be positive, do positive.” According to his website, Ernie G was born to a mexican, american, puerto rican, russian and french family as Enrnesto Tomas Gritzewsky. The name “Ernie G” was born in March of 1996 when Gritzewsky put on his first professional performance at the Eastside Comedy Jam in Alhambra, California. Embracing Hispanic Heritage Month, Ernie G strives to shine light on his story of struggle and triumph in a fun and motivating…



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