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  • Title: The Echo | ucaecho.net :: Serving the UCA community since 1909 |
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Staff Senate.. UCAPD.. Daily Crime Log.. Clery Security and Fire Safety Report.. Reynolds Performance Hall.. Torreyson Library.. Student Health Clinic.. Dorm security ineffective.. Students in UCA housing regularly let people they do not know into dormitories, and at least.. August 28, 2013.. No Comment.. Read More.. Fraternity celebrates return to campus with Ying Yang twins concert; 1,300 attend.. After a year off-campus, the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity celebrated its return to UCA Greek Life.. Freshmen get Wet n Wild at closing ceremony.. About 500 students celebrated the end of Welcome Week at Wet n Wild on Wednesday night, RHA adviser.. August 22, 2013.. Alpha Phi Alpha wins second annual All Greek Stroll Off.. The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity was the overall winner in Bear Den’s second annual dance competition on.. August 20, 2013.. Freshmen receive Bear welcome; move-in day kicks off Welcome Week.. Sunday was a day of moving into campus housing and getting acquainted with the campus for.. August 18, 2013.. Gov.. Beebe, UCA officials attend HPER groundbreaking ceremony.. Local officials, UCA Board of Trustees members and President Tom Courtway met to assist in the.. August 3, 2013.. Ex-UCA chief of staff trial set for October.. Former UCA Chief of Staff Jack Gillean s jury trial is set for 9 a.. m.. Oct.. 28.. June 12, 2013.. Memorial tree gets new life as bear sculpture.. Iowa artist Gary Keenan gave one memorial tree in front of Wingo Hall a transformation this.. May 9, 2013.. 1 Comment.. HPER expansion, renovation to create new campus feel.. The UCA HPER Center plans to break ground July 15 for expansions and renovations and have.. April 17, 2013.. Previous.. Next.. News.. Minority Mentorship Program event encourages students to seize the day.. August 31, 2013.. Rape reported at Bear Village.. August 28, 2013.. Reynolds ticket sales skyrocket.. August 27, 2013.. Proposed Greek Village to feature sorority houses, community center.. PlayFair helps freshmen meet, build friendships through ice breakers.. August 19, 2013.. August 18, 2013.. August 3, 2013.. June 12, 2013.. Judge moves Gillean trial to Van Buren County, cites unwanted publicity.. May 17, 2013.. University opts out of concealed-carry law.. May 9, 2013.. Student media outlets receive awards at ACMA conference.. April 27, 2013.. Featured.. View all.. UCAEcho.. net Website Revamp.. The new UCAEcho.. net is now open.. This semester, The Echo will feature more online reporting.. Look for online-only stories  ...   receives mixed reactions.. Entertainment.. ‘Born Sinner’ takes flight.. In a summer full of good hip-hop and rap album releases, J.. Cole outperformed all others with “Born Sinner.. ” Cole wrote and produced almost every.. August 29, 2013.. The Top Five Memorable Summer Pop Culture Moments.. Fourth ‘Saints’ improves infamous series.. ‘Wonder Years’ tops previous installment with rough music, stark lyrics.. Frightened Rabbit puts on fantastic show; rocks Revolution Music Room in capital.. Opinion.. Voice: Gender gap shows problems with pay within university.. This week, The Echo published a story about gender pay gaps at UCA.. While many of these issues are due to larger problems than a university can address,.. April 24, 2013.. Transfer student’s time at newspaper enjoyable.. When I started at UCA, I was a 33-year-old transfer student.. It was only after I joined The Echo that I started to feel like I belonged at.. College experience challenging, beneficial journey.. Now that I’m nearing the end of my college years, I will leave UCA with a variety of experiences and views.. On one hand, I’ve had a great.. Administration.. University opts out of concealed-carry law.. UCA became the first four-year university to oppose Act 226 of 2013, the Arkansas concealed-carry law, when the board of trustees voted 5-1 to opt.. Faculty senators question Courtway’s decisions, seek answers about recent hires, salary savings.. Board approves Adidas contract, facility debt study.. Arkansas concealed-carry act debated during forum; administration opposes.. Student fees account for 52% of athletic department budget.. University names Erstine chief of staff.. Council seeks change, more representation.. Police Beat.. Disorder at Farris Center concert.. At the Ying Yang Twins concert Aug.. 22 in the Farris Center UCAPD officer observed a.. ‘Witness’ steals golf cart.. Student tries to break into cars.. Careless driver surrenders alcohol to university police.. Intoxicated students hide behind apartments.. Student Govt.. SGA officer candidates debate; 13 students apply for positions.. Student Government Association elections started yesterday and continue today for officer positions open for the 2013-2014.. SGA opens senator applications.. SGA, Dining Services work on healthy eating options.. SGA votes to increase room, board rates.. Gender, sexuality top priority for committee.. Arts & Theater.. The UCA Theatre Program finished its five-show run of “Spring Awakening,” a contemporary musical, April 19.. Reynolds ends spring season, hints at future hits.. Kazual performs music from past, present generations.. Josh Abbott Band follows football game.. Greek.. All Greek Step Show returns.. Fraternities and sororities around campus will have a chance to show their moves at the 14th.. Sig Tau ‘Fite Nite’ tournament back.. UCAPD investigating alleged assault, video voyeurism.. Recovering fraternity hosts Special Olympics.. Alpha Sigma Alpha hosts concert to benefit cancer research.. CONTACT OUR NEWSROOM.. Bernard Hall 003, 201 Donaghey Ave.. , Conway, AR 72035.. 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  • Title: The Echo | ucaecho.net :: Serving the UCA community since 1909 | Archive | News
    Descriptive info: Archives by category News.. Speakers UCA sociology professor Douglas George and former UCA student Matt Farr informed students about the importance of academics and provided advice for success at Academics on the Yard.. UCA s Minority Mentorship Program hosted the event during x-period Aug.. 27 at the amphitheater as part of MMP Transitions Week.. George talked about the skills that [.. ].. August 31, 2013.. On Aug.. 9, the mother of a 20-year-old female UCA student called the UCA police department to report her daughter had been raped.. According to the UCAPD incident report, the rape occurred on campus Aug.. 5 between 9 p.. and 11:59 p.. Luc Zimulinda, 21, is listed as the only suspect in the ongoing investigation.. [.. Students in UCA housing regularly let people they do not know into dormitories, and at least two halls have exterior doors that can be opened without a key card.. Six nonresident journalism students over a course of two days in April 2013 were allowed in residence halls 88 times.. One student was shown a “trick” [.. The popularity of the Reynolds Performance Hall’s 2013-2014 season cleaned out the box office on opening day for three of the biggest acts, upsetting students who hoped for discounted tickets.. A comedic act by Bill Cosby, Sept.. 26; the return performance of Straight No Chaser, Nov.. 5; and a lecture by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, [.. 2 Comments.. The UCA Board of Trustees met Aug.. 16 to discuss the future of the proposed Greek Village.. President Tom Courtway proposed the Greek Village to be located on the north side of campus, south of College Avenue.. The Greek Village would be between Western and Donaghey Avenues and the project would feature five sorority residences, [.. The Student Orientation Staff sponsored PlayFair and encouraged freshmen to break out of the comfort zone on their first night at UCA from 9:30 to 11 p.. in the HPER Center.. SOSer sophomore John Patterson said freshmen were broken up into large and small groups to give them the chance to meet each other.. “The [.. August 19, 2013.. Sunday was a day of moving into campus housing and getting acquainted with the campus for freshmen.. The students new to UCA are now prepared for more first-year college experiences.. University administrators including UCA President Tom Courtway and Executive Assistant to the President Gilbert Baker were on campus to  ...   not decided on the matter before the law takes effect within 90 days, UCA would have automatically [.. UCA student journalists took home top prizes April 26 at the annual Arkansas College Media Association conference.. During this year s event at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, The Fountain received 16 awards.. The Echo followed with 15 awards in writing, photography, design and advertising.. News6 took home 10 awards, The Vortex received nine and The [.. April 27, 2013.. Residence halls increasing shower privacy; Torreyson Library adding family bathrooms.. Renovations for on-campus residence halls, apartments and Torreyson Library are in the works for the summer.. UCA Housing and Residence Life will complete work in all of its buildings, with the most extensive and expensive project being the installation of a sprinkler head system in Hughes Hall.. Housing Director Stephanie McBrayer said, “What we have [.. April 25, 2013.. Alum heading downtown Conway mural project.. Work is set to begin on a new community mural for downtown Conway after the Conway City Council unanimously voted to match an $8,000 grant from the Mid-America Arts Alliance.. UCA’s College of Fine Arts and Communication Associate Dean and art professor Gayle Seymour said Conway will benefit from the mural.. “Conway has already seen [.. Survey suggests students support Act 226.. Survey results from a staff senate concealed-carry questionnaire show a divide in how the UCA community views Arkansas’s concealed-carry law, Act 226.. When asked if the university should opt out of Act 226, 36 percent (158) of 442 students answering question three agreed, while 56 percent (248) disagreed.. Eight percent of students (36) were neutral [.. Pay differences show gender inequity.. A prominent gender pay gap can be found among UCA faculty.. The gap exists for many reasons, such as compression, promotion, salary and tenure issues.. While the university has tried to close the gap in the recent past, a discrepancy exists and men, on average, get paid more than women and have more opportunities to [.. Page 1 of 84.. 1.. 2.. 3.. Next.. Last.. Fall 2013 Staff.. Marisa Hicks,.. Editor-in-Chief.. Brandon Riddle,.. Associate Editor.. Peyton Olsen,.. News Editor.. Laura Holzhauer,.. Assistant News Editor.. Christina Huynh,.. Campus Life Editor.. Tyler Riley,.. Assistant Campus Life Editor.. Spencer Griffin,.. Sports Editor.. Andy Robertson,.. Assistant Sports Editor.. Stephen Reynolds,.. Entertainment Editor.. Brad Smith,.. Opinion Editor.. Brandon Riddle,.. Website Editor.. Daniel Becker,.. Photo Editor.. Matt Williams,.. Business Manager..

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  • Title: The Echo | ucaecho.net :: Serving the UCA community since 1909 | Tag Archive | Student Government Association
    Descriptive info: Posts tagged with Student Government Association.. Room, board rate increase expected.. Correction: The article below corrects an earlier version that stated standard room rates would increase $156.. 29 and board rates would increase $168.. 96 for an academic year.. UCA’s Student Life Committee and Student Government Association unanimously approved a room and board rate increase proposal, which the UCA Board of Trustees will vote on at its Feb.. February 20, 2013.. SGA announces meal plan changes.. The Student Government Association Housing and Food Services Committee discussed eliminating the $8 limit on purchases made with block meal plans and updates to Hughes Hall Monday.. At an Oct.. 15, 2012 SGA meeting, Colby Qualls, sophomore class president, said the $8 limit was not the same as having $8 to spend.. “It is simply [.. SGA votes to increase room, board rates..  ...   required by the Student Fee Proposal Process.. January 30, 2013.. Gender, sexuality top priority for committee.. The Student Government Association’s diversity committee said student issues related to gender and sexuality are its focus going into the spring semester.. Committee chair Justin Phillips said the committee is “dividing and conquering” into different groups of students that are in need of representation and support.. The committee has held two meetings so far this [.. November 28, 2012.. Aramark donates $700,000 for renovations.. The board of trustees heard from presidents of the Student Government Association, the Faculty Senate and the Staff Senate Friday and also discussed renovations to be done on the President’s House and what funds to use to do so.. It was announced at the meeting that Aramark, the company in charge of food and catering [.. August 31, 2011..

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  • Title: The Echo | ucaecho.net :: Serving the UCA community since 1909 | Archive | Campus Life
    Descriptive info: Archives by category Campus Life.. Reynolds Performance Hall tickets on sale now for 2013-2014 season.. Cosby starred in the 1980s sitcom, “The Cosby Show” and has entertained people for more than five decades.. He has received eight Gold records, five Platinum records and five Grammy [.. Seniors: Avoid our mistakes, freshmen.. Seniors Sage Shaddox and Stephanie McElroy have given five pieces of UCA-veteran wisdom to make that transition a smooth one.. Keep a keen eye on savings opportunities.. Every penny counts for college students, senior Sage Shaddox said.. “Wherever you go in town, [.. After a year off-campus, the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity celebrated its return to UCA Greek Life with a concert featuring the Ying Yang Twins and Gorilla Zoe on Aug.. 22 in the Farris Center.. About 1,300 people attended the event, Ashcraft said.. The show began at 9 p.. and doors opened at 8 p.. The [.. Class of 2017 calls university new home.. Move-in Day Aug.. 18 was a day of moving into campus housing and getting acquainted with the campus for freshmen.. University administrators, including UCA President Tom Courtway and Executive Assistant to the President Gilbert Baker, were on campus to help freshmen move [.. About 500 students celebrated the end of Welcome Week at Wet n Wild on Wednesday night, RHA adviser Amanda Kuster said.. The event started at 8 p.. and lasted until 10 p.. A line of students quickly developed about 10 minutes outside Arkansas Hall before the event started.. Students were required to fill out a waiver to participate on the inflatable obstacle [.. The Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity was the overall winner in Bear Den’s second annual dance competition on Monday night.. The 2013 All Greek Stroll Off began at approximately 7 p.. at the amphitheater stage and ended at about 8:30 p.. Delta Sigma Theta sorority took first place in the National Pan-Hellenic division, and Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority won the [.. Iowa artist Gary Keenan gave one memorial tree in front of Wingo Hall a transformation this week when he carved it into a life-sized bear representing UCA s mascot.. Work began Monday on the project.. After days of sawdust, final touches were completed Thursday with detail work on  ...   follows football game.. UCA students and Conway residents were treated to events before and after the annual Purple-Grey Game on Saturday at Estes Stadium.. With a kickoff time of 7 p.. , the grey team defeated the purple team 17-7 in the scrimmage.. Much like the regular season, tailgating took place well before kickoff along Bruce Street before the [.. All Greek Step Show returns.. Fraternities and sororities around campus will have a chance to show their moves at the 14th annual All Greek Step Show 7 p.. Thursday in the Farris Center.. The event was planned by the newly formed All Greek Council.. Before this year’s show, the three Greek governing bodies combined to plan the event.. In last [.. The UCA HPER Center plans to break ground July 15 for expansions and renovations and have the expansion process complete by October 2014.. Campus Recreation Director David Dennis is overseeing the project.. “We’re going to have new facilities and renovated facilities,” Dennis said.. “Our new facilities will cover just about [the] whole HPER parking lot.. Wildlife organization stresses animal safety.. The Helping Arkansas Wild “Kritters” (HAWK) Center talked to UCA students about its need for volunteers and assistance after the Mayflower oil spill.. Lynne Slater, founder and executive director of HAWK Center, said the oil spill has exponentially grown the need for reliable volunteers.. Stephen Colbert discussed the lack of publicity the spilt oil is [.. Grant sings surprise duet with long-time fan.. Contemporary Christian artist Amy Grant surprised concert-goers April 2 when she asked an audience member to join her on stage in Reynolds Performance Hall.. Batesville resident Darin Martin, long-time fan of Grant’s music, was invited to sing the chorus of “There Will Never Be Another” after Grant accepted song requests from the audience.. “She has [.. April 10, 2013.. 5 Comments.. College men wear women’s shoes in support.. UCA men unconventionally showed their support for women’s issues April 4 during the second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes.. Participants walked in high heeled shoes and held signs of support to symbolize the experience of walking in someone else’s shoes.. Due to rain, the event was moved from Crafton Alumni Pavilion to the [.. Page 1 of 64..

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  • Title: The Echo | ucaecho.net :: Serving the UCA community since 1909 | Archive | Greek Community
    Descriptive info: Archives by category Greek Community.. Sig Tau ‘Fite Nite’ tournament back.. Students and Conway residents will have the opportunity to compete in boxing matches at the 34th annual Sigma Tau Gamma Fite Nite April 3 and 4 at the Conway Expo Center.. Sigma Tau Gamma has sponsored the event since the inaugural Fite Nite in 1979 to raise proceeds for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital.. Fite Nite [.. April 3, 2013.. UCAPD investigating alleged assault, video voyeurism.. Correction: The article below corrects an earlier version that appeared in the print edition stating the three suspects had been charged.. UCAPD is investigating allegations of second degree sexual assault and video voyeurism following an incident at the Sigma Phi Epsilon house.. The police report states that students produced and distributed a video featuring a [.. March 13, 2013.. Recovering fraternity hosts  ...   another student in December 2011.. Sigma Tau Gamma had [.. February 27, 2013.. Alpha Sigma Alpha hosts concert to benefit cancer research.. The UCA chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha raised over $3,600 for St.. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with the first “Rock for a Reason” charity concert Jan.. 25 at Juanita’s in Little Rock.. All of the money raised at the function was donated to the children’s brain stem tumor research center at St.. Jude’s in honor [.. Sig Ep helps underprivileged children.. The men of Sigma Phi Epsilon have made an effort to help bring Christmas to children who may not otherwise have received presents.. The fraternity held an event at their chapter house on Wednesday to help with Operation Christmas Child, an organization that draws participants to contribute to needy children by providing them gifts in [..

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  • Title: The Echo | ucaecho.net :: Serving the UCA community since 1909 | Archive | Sports
    Descriptive info: Archives by category Sports.. Football preparing for another good year.. The UCA Bears football team showcased its capabilities last season with a 9-3 record and a 6-1 conference record, allowing them to win the title of Southland Conference Champions as well as a Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) tournament appearance.. The team has since lost key players due to graduation and some were picked up by [.. Baseball Bears’ performance captures attention across campus, nation.. The UCA men’s baseball team took home its first Southland Conference Championship, which gave the team a berth in the NCAA tournament for the first time in program history last year.. The Bears finished with a 12-15 record in conference play, which was good for seventh place, and finished 34-19 total for the regular season.. Tennis to continue building after success.. The UCA tennis team plans to continue its success and make the Southland Conference Tournament again this season, following its 12-14 record last season.. The team made the tournament for the first time last season and the 12-14 record was its best since it joined Division 1.. UCA went 3-5 in regular-season conference play with [.. Bears add QB transfer Taylor Reed.. The UCA football team gained sophomore quarterback Taylor Reed this offseason after he transferred from the University of Arkansas.. UCA received word Aug.. 5 that Reed will not have to sit out this season.. According to NCAA rules, student athletes are required to sit out one year after a transfer unless they go from one [.. Women look for positive season, start off strong in first games.. The women’s soccer team looks forward to a successful season, starting off with two wins under its belt.. The Bears started the season at home with a 4-0 victory over the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes.. Senior forward Adriana Lucar scored the first goal of the season 18 minutes into the game, which was quickly followed [.. Williamson returns to NBA.. The UCA men’s basketball team lost Head Coach Corliss Williamson this offseason to the Sacramento Kings National Basketball Association franchise.. Williamson took an assistant coaching position with the Kings.. In his three seasons as UCA’s men’s basketball head coach Williamson, compiled a 26-62 record that included a Southland Conference tournament berth for the first time [.. Sugar Bears to build off of last season’s record success.. After a record-setting 30-5 season including a Southland Conference title, a Southland Conference Tournament win and an NCAA Tournament appearance, the  ...   State on April 14.. Head Coach Jeff Borengasser said the team was focused and maintained strength throughout the match against Prairie View.. “It was one of [.. Gum earns 300th win, baseball claims series against Colonels.. The UCA baseball team celebrated Head Coach Allen Gum’s 300th career win after the Bears clamed a home conference series against Nicholls State over the weekend.. The Bears were able to claim the first game against the Colonels (17-20, 2-10), but fell in the second before a walk-off single gave them the April 14 win.. Track earns top finishes at Ole Miss.. The UCA women’s track team broke four school records and the men’s team had 10 top 10 finishes over the weekend at the Ole Miss Invitational.. Freshman Brooke Cassar broke the school record in the women’s 5,000-meter run with a time of 17:04.. 16.. Junior Erika Setzler set the school record in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase [.. Defense takes charge at Purple-Grey Game.. The Bears defensive unit shined in a low-scoring affair at the annual Purple-Grey Game Saturday at Estes Stadium as the grey team down the purple team 17-7.. Fans were treated to a different taste of UCA football as Head Coach Clint Conque was on the field throughout the game.. Conque’s coaching was broadcasted over the [.. Baseball claims road series at Northwestern State.. The UCA baseball team claimed its second consecutive conference series, downing Northwestern State twice over the weekend in Natchitoches, La.. The Bears (23-8, 4-5) came into the series after two home wins over the Lamar Cardinals, riding the momentum into their second road conference series.. UCA dropped the first game of the series 1-0 April [.. Softball falls twice at Northwestern State.. After splitting a home double-header with McNeese State March 28, the UCA softball team continued conference play over the weekend against Northwestern State.. The Bears were within reach of sweeping the series.. Head Coach David Kuhn said the team was led by its pitching effort.. “We pitched great all weekend.. Kelsie Armstrong pitched great all [.. Tennis downs Alcorn State, ends home campaign with victories.. After shutting out Oral Roberts 7-0 at home April 3, the UCA tennis team downed Alcorn State in its final home game of the season 5-2.. The Bears (9-12, 2-5) began the day on a roll.. UCA won all three doubles-matches to start the game, earning a 3-0 lead over the Braves.. Junior Simona Horsikyan [.. Page 1 of 71..

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  • Title: The Echo | ucaecho.net :: Serving the UCA community since 1909 | Archive | Entertainment
    Descriptive info: Archives by category Entertainment.. ‘Born Sinner’ takes flight.. ” Cole wrote and produced almost every song on the album.. The album introduced itself with the song “Power Trip” well before the album was released.. This track was well played on the radio beforehand.. “Power Trip” [.. The Top Five Memorable Summer Pop Culture Moments.. Shark invasion “Sharknado”invaded television screens this summer on SyFy with its epic shark tornadoes brewing up a storm on social media.. The made-for-TV movie even made it to the big screen for one night only, thanks to the help of avid tweeters.. Not sure I’d be willing to pay the ticket price for that [.. Fourth ‘Saints’ improves infamous series.. Saints Row IV, the newest installment in Volition’s infamous open-world series, brings the franchise’s over-the-top formula to new heights.. From the beginning, the game attempts to top Saints Row the Third in every way imaginable.. The game begins with your character, “The Boss,” helping stop a nuclear bomb from hitting New York.. Your character then [.. ‘Wonder Years’ tops previous installment with rough music, stark lyrics.. Pennsylvania pop punk band, The Wonder Years released its fourth studio album, “The Greatest Generation,” May 14 through Hopeless Records.. The album debuted at No.. 20 on the Billboard 200, selling 19,673 copies its first week, more than doubling the previous album’s first-week sales.. The Wonder Years promoted the album by playing shows in four [.. Frightened Rabbit puts on fantastic show; rocks Revolution Music Room in capital.. Little Rock’s Rev Room rocked a Scottish accent April 12 to host Frightened Rabbit, a folk-rock band from Selkirk, Scotland.. Frightened Rabbit gave an exceptional performance.. Lead singer Scott Hutchinson connected with the crowd and expressed his joy to be in Little Rock for the second time.. The crowd was stuffed into the pit in [.. The Top Five Fashion Magazines.. Lula (Great Britain) Lula is a monthly British magazine that was founded in London.. This magazine is designed in retro style, which has light, soft, pastel and sort of blended colors that make this magazine absolutely charming and feminine.. Visualization is Lula’s base, so there are a lot of great pictures in the magazine.. Another [.. ‘California’ sticks to style.. Tyga has remained somewhat quiet since his “Careless World: Rise of the Last King” album, but with “Hotel California” released April 9, he hopes to make some more noise..  ...   Infinite” is a prime example of a game that can claim to be art.. “Bioshock’s” [.. ‘42’ warms fans’ hearts with brilliant plot; shows story of baseball, civil rights legend.. The story of Jackie Robinson is a true American classic.. He was the first African American baseball player to make it to the major leagues and succeeded before the explosion of the civil rights movement.. The movie “42” was written by Brian Helgeland, who had previously written the screenplay for the hit “L.. A.. Confidential.. ” The [.. ‘Admission’ is heartfelt story.. “Admission” is based on the novel by Jean Hanff Korelitz.. The screenplay was written by Karen Croner and was directed by Paul Weitz.. The movie starts with a voiceover from Portia Nathan, an admissions officer, played by Tina Fey.. Fey overviews Princeton University in New Jersey in her introduction and strikes the audience with a [.. ‘Doorway’ shows infidelity.. In the second episode of the sixth season of “Mad Men,” the focus of the 1960’s-based drama shifted from the offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce to the personal lives of a couple of main characters.. From the beginning of the episode, we see a continuation of the infidelities of the show’s protagonist, Donald Draper, [.. The Top Five Most Underrated Bill Murray Movies.. Stripes (1981) This military-centered movie released in 1981 features Murray as a man down on his luck looking to make it in the army with his best friend.. The film provides the typical dry comedy that everyone loves from Murray, and may be one of his best performances to date.. It is a somewhat [.. The Top Five Cover Songs Of All Time.. “Heart It Races” Dr.. Dog (Architecture in Helsinki) It’s hard to explain why indie rock band, Dr.. Dog’s cover is significantly better than the original, which was already good.. It’s more mysterious when there’s no concrete reason.. The band’s lo-fi style may have something to do with it.. The song was originally released on [.. ‘Mad Men’ premiere takes new direction.. In Sunday’s sixth season premiere of AMC’s original series Mad Men, viewers were left with a strong sense of change for the upcoming season.. Beginning with the show’s central character, Donald Draper, played by Jon Hamm, the premiere illustrated how characters have changed over the series’ year-long absence.. The opening scene shows Draper with his [.. Page 1 of 36..

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  • Title: The Echo | ucaecho.net :: Serving the UCA community since 1909 | Archive | Opinion
    Descriptive info: Archives by category Opinion.. Voice: Gender gap shows problems with pay within university.. While many of these issues are due to larger problems than a university can address, there are some problems the university can address.. The gender pay gap is caused by many issues, including a bad maternity leave policy and female professors’ tendency [.. Transfer student’s time at newspaper enjoyable.. It was only after I joined The Echo that I started to feel like I belonged at UCA.. As a staff writer my first semester, I took on a lot of stories.. Attending events that I was covering for The Echo forced me to [.. College experience challenging, beneficial journey.. On one hand, I’ve had a great college experience, as you will hear everyone say.. I’ve met some great people, learned some information that will be vital for my future and taken a lot [.. Criticism for hires by faculty senate too little, too late.. This week, the faculty senate took President Tom Courtway to task about his hiring of Chief of Staff Kelly Erstine without a national search.. This shows that the faculty senate is taking its job as a watchdog of the administration seriously, but this has not always been the case.. When Provost Steve Runge was confirmed [.. Writing poetry good technique for student stress relief.. Stress-a noun meaning every college student’s worst nightmare.. There are several ways one can cope with their stress through each semester’s heavy burden.. Personally, I have tried playing basketball, videogames, watching television and multiple other things.. While playing basketball works great for me, it is an activity that cannot be done in the middle of [.. HPER expansion good tool for attracting students.. The UCA HPER Center is expected to break ground on an expansion project in July.. The expansion will cover the entire current HPER Center parking lot.. While this has raised some concerns due to the already limited parking on campus, it is a sacrifice that is necessary and the right decision.. The expansion will include [.. Limits on sororities hinder growth for Greeks.. There has been talk of adding a new Interfraternity Council fraternity, Alpha Sigma Phi, to UCA Greek life.. While I’m a big supporter of increasing Greek Life, this is simply the wrong direction to take.. Currently, UCA recognizes seven IFC fraternities and five Panhellenic sororities.. The  ...   out of [.. Taking time to relieve stress good for social, professional lives.. Taking a few minutes out of a busy day can help break away from the stress of school.. As college students we are overloaded with homework, studying and jobs.. There is not a lot of free time to enjoying.. For some students, spring break was a time to get away from doing school work and [.. Bus drivers important part of campus system.. In last week’s issue of the Echo, I wrote an in-depth article about the shuttle bus system at UCA and the kinds of things the drivers do and go through.. The bus drivers made sure to let me know that I made some questionable decisions on who I interviewed and the information I received.. After [.. Limited rack space problem for bike riding students.. When I became a Purple Bear in the fall of 2011, I brought my bike with me.. I have always enjoyed pedaling around the tame landscape of UCA’s campus and appreciating the beautiful weather.. I have never had a problem navigating around other students on my way to class—except that one time I knocked a [.. March 27, 2013.. Faculty Senate must continue taking time for crucial decisions.. After pushing through a resolution to approve Provost Steve Runge in less than an hour, the Faculty Senate seems to have learned its lesson.. At its March 12 meeting, senators chose to push back a resolution on changes to general education requirements.. This was done so the senators could bring the resolution back to their [.. Sig Ep struggles to work through past problems.. UCA’s Greek Life was yet again put in a negative spotlight March 13 in an Echo article describing allegations of sexual assault and video voyeurism.. The fraternity at the center of the alleged incident, Sigma Phi Epsilon, has a history of bringing troubling attention to the university’s Greek organizations.. Any form of attention that portrays [.. New campus Wi-Fi improvements welcome.. Aside from parking at UCA, the wireless Internet is the second-highest complaint of students.. The complaints range from the Wi-Fi being weak or nonexistent to the location of the wireless hotspots.. At the March 4 Student Government Association meeting, the group was informed that UCA’s Information Technology department is working to improve the Wi-Fi.. Freshman [.. Page 1 of 38..

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  • Title: Dorm security ineffective | The Echo | ucaecho.net :: Serving the UCA community since 1909
    Descriptive info: Dorm security ineffective.. Campus housing safety procedures fail to protect when residents are unaware of policies.. Echo Staff.. In April, students from Journalism Lecturer David Keith s in-depth reporting class surveyed dorm security on campus.. A wire hanger is used to gain access to the back left exterior door of New Hall without an escort or a swipe card.. | PHOTO BY DANIEL BECKER.. One student was shown a “trick” to gain access to New Hall without assistance: the keyhole to the right back access door was missing and could be easily opened with a wire hanger or other slender object.. The journalism student tested the theory with a wire hanger and opened the door in seconds.. Senior Jennifer Hicks, New Hall resident, said someone showed her the trick when she was a freshman four years ago and it worked ever since.. As of Aug.. 26, the dorm could still be accessed by sticking a wire hanger through the missing keyhole.. Upon further investigation, reporters found Denney Hall could be accessed through a partially uncovered keyhole that could also be opened with a wire hanger and the front door leading to the lobby could be pulled open without using a swipe card.. UCA’s housing department assures that its dorm security policy measures are effective and meet the needs of students in all residence halls on campus.. Stephanie McBrayer, housing director, said exterior doors are locked 24/7 with guests being escorted in the dorms by residents.. When it comes to enforcing the policy, McBrayer said resident assistants and residents are responsible for following procedure.. “This is your community; this is how you keep each other safe.. You don’t prop doors or let people piggy back in,” McBrayer said.. Freshman Frank Benton, an 18-year-old nonresident of State Hall, let one of the journalism students into the residence hall “because I heard someone banging” on the door.. He said he walked out of his Academic Writing and Research class and opened the door for the student when he heard the student banging on the door.. He said he was unaware of the policy against letting other students into the dorms.. “I’m in class right now, so I thought you needed in for class,” Benton said.. State Hall resident freshman Mariah Henderson, 19, also let the student in the dorm.. She said she let the student into the dorm because she thought the student had class in State Hall.. “I was just being polite,” she said.. “I thought you had class.. ”.. Henderson said several students have classes in State Hall but don’t have swipe card access to the residence hall, so they rely on other students to let them in the building.. Assistant Vice President of Housing and Contract Services Rick McCollum said a few security updates were installed over summer, including peepholes to the individual doors at Bear Hall to increase dorm security.. Emergency call boxes were installed at Bear Village and along the north side of Torreyson Street by the Torreyson and Erbach apartments.. Sophomore Jordan Reeves, Carmichael Hall RA, said all RAs and resident coordinators are responsible for making sure the rules are followed.. “Whoever is on duty will monitor the dorm,” she said.. “However, even if an RA is not on duty, they are still authorized to confront activity.. Reeves said all guests in residential halls must have a resident escort at all times.. She said if rules are broken, the RA writes up the incident and, depending on the severity of the infraction, the student could face disciplinary action.. “Residents on the inside are strongly advised not to let anyone in,” she said.. She said that while she may not have let anyone in because it’s “very dangerous,” she has witnessed several students letting people into the building.. “This is mainly because Carmichael has sorority chapter rooms and all the sorority girls do not have access cards,” she said.. Reeves said she has never done a safety program to go over the rules, but she plans to do one in the future.. “That is a great idea.. I will definitely plan one for the residents” in the fall, she said.. Senior Zach Barnes, Bernard Hall RA, said Bernard has a problem with people being in the dorms who aren’t supposed to be.. He said the RAs have discussed the issue, including why it’s a problem and possible solutions, at floor meetings at the start of each semester.. He said rule enforcement starts with the RAs.. “We are there to monitor our floor and make sure everything is going well for the residents,” he said.. “We are seen as rule enforcers, but we do more than that.. Barnes said a way to recognize people who aren’t supposed to be in the hall is by being familiar with who lives there.. “As an RA, we should know just about everyone in the hall and be able to recognize if there is an unauthorized person  ...   what we tell them and it’s entirely their responsibility as to whether or not they read their handbooks.. To ensure the effectiveness of security measures in all residence halls, card access is monitored through periodic staff checks in buildings and security cameras in lobby areas.. There are no major differences in how curfew is regulated based on gender, McBrayer said.. Guests are permitted between 10 a.. and 2 a.. and each residence hall can develop its own policy for more restrictive hours or tougher entrance procedures.. She said there is no curfew for when residents have to be back in the building.. McBrayer said it is important for residents to be informed about the policy to be aware of the reasoning behind it and to prevent criminal activity.. Seventy security cameras are installed in 11 residence halls: eight in Arkansas Hall, six in Baridon Hall, 10 in Bear Hall, six in Bernard Hall residence areas, six in Carmichael Hall, seven in Conway Hall, four in Farris Hall, six in Hughes Hall, seven in New Hall, four in Short Hall and six in State Hall.. The security cameras monitor the activities of residents in each public space within the residence halls.. Bruick said some residence halls have front- and rear- entrance cameras, including Bear Hall and Farris Hall.. Peepholes are installed on individual room doors.. McBrayer said the housing department tries to stay ahead of trends in security and constantly evaluates security measures.. She said there are no plans to install additional cameras in residence halls.. “When things occur, we are able to go back and check footage,” she said.. “Anytime you’re able to address a student, your learning usually happens.. The dorm security policy is reviewed annually through the student handbook and during times of construction.. “Whenever we do new construction or go into a building and make improvements, we look at the building as a whole and what it might need,” Bruick said.. McBrayer said housing evaluates visitation policies and overnight procedures at least once a year.. Housing department key audits are used to confirm that all residence-hall keys are accounted for.. Temporary ID cards are made in the event of security concerns.. UCAPD is responsible for policing dorms.. UCAPD Project Manager Arch Jones said offenders may receive a criminal trespass citation based on their behavior and the officer’s discretion.. He said these citations are rare.. He said UCAPD monitors dorm with random walkthroughs and by communicating with the housing department.. Custodians have strict guidelines about allowing people into buildings they are cleaning.. Theresa White and Angela Strain are institutional services supervisors at UCA, which means they schedule who cleans what building and when.. Strain said she and White take shifts for workers almost every day, because at least one person cannot make it to work.. “[The custodians] are there Monday through Friday and we make walkthroughs when they are done,” she said.. “Nobody works in the dorms on the weekends,” she said.. “Once a month, we work 8-10 [a.. ] on Bear Facts Day to tidy up floors.. White said the jobs the custodians do vary depending on the building’s features.. When it comes to actual security of the buildings, Strain said housing does not require the Physical Plant or custodians to give notice of violations, including residents letting other students in the dorms.. “[The custodians] recognize students who are supposed to be in there.. They don’t let people in,” she said.. She said she often overlooks “petty” issues.. “If we reported guys coming out of girls’ dorms every time, they would tell us to stop,” she said.. “Doors not working or people acting [suspiciously] is immediately reported.. She said when they report a situation, a series of decisions is made.. “[The custodians] call us and we make a decision,” she said.. “Usually, we would go ourselves, but if it’s bad enough we would call UCAPD.. Editor’s note: Interviews were conducted in spring 2013.. Some of the titles may have changed and some students may have graduated.. 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  • Title: Fraternity celebrates return to campus with Ying Yang twins concert; 1,300 attend | The Echo | ucaecho.net :: Serving the UCA community since 1909
    Descriptive info: Tyler Riley.. About 1,300 people attended the Ying Yang Twins concert Friday, Aug.. The Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity hosted the event.. The group hopes to change its image after a 2011 incident, which forced the organization to leave campus for a year.. | PHOTO BY JARED HOLT.. The line quickly ran out the door and down the sidewalk as hundreds of UCA students waited, tickets in hand, to be admitted.. Even after the show began, people continued to trickle in for about an hour.. “[The concert was] all about impressions and change,” Brent Ashcraft, the fraternity’s alumni adviser, said.. “And to let you know that we’re back and back in a good way.. Because we haven’t always had the greatest track record.. In 2011, the fraternity was removed from campus after several members broke into an apartment and assaulted a Sigma Phi Epsilon member.. As a result, Sigma Tau Gamma lost 37 members and only 13 were allowed to remain out of the original 50 members.. “We had some members make some bad choices, and we got kicked off campus for a year,” Ashcraft said.. He said the organization worked its “tail off” to revive the fraternity from its previous image.. “We had a  ...   this campus.. Junior Hunter Morris said, “Man, that’s the biggest concert I’ve been to this year.. The fraternity chose the Ying Yang Twins and Gorilla Zoe for its “outstanding” performance track record of playing college shows, Ashcraft said.. He added the concert pre-sold about 1,000 tickets.. Ashcraft said it took several months to plan the event, and that they did not have their artist “locked up until about right at four weeks ago.. Planning included heavy security for the concert.. Cops checked attendees’s bags at the entrance and at every path leading to the backstage area.. A fraternity brother was placed at every fire alarm, a measure to ensure no one would pull a fire alarm to sabotage the event.. “There was a lot of on-the-spot hard work,” he said.. “But we have some great alumni here that do this for a living.. The Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity funded the concert through ticket sales, alumni sponsorship and about two-weeks worth of yard sales, Ashcraft said.. The Student Government Association also helped fund the event, he said.. “[SGA] gave us a significant portion of it,” Ashcraft said.. “And these guys have worked their tails off selling tickets and getting sponsorships to pay for the rest..

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