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Lauren Maynard and her family raised $8,345 for the Arkansas chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as part of her 5K and 1 Mile Be the Light Walk, held outside of the HPER Center at UCA on Feb. 8 in honor of her brother Cameron, who committed suicide in August of 2019. 

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As February approaches, also known as African American History Month, Reynolds Performance Hall brought Parks’ story to the stage Jan. 28 to present how one woman triumphed through persecution and discrimation to make a different.

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Temple Grandin didn’t have it easy growing up after being diagnosed with autism when she was three years old. She wasn’t able to talk until about four years old with the only form of communication she had coming from yelling, humming, or peeping as a way to express her frustration. She was b…

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Sophomore Yuliya Lyubchenko is like a lot of us: a hardworking student trying to manage classes as well as work. Originally from Kostanay, a city located in northern Kazakhstan, Lyubchenko moved to Conway, Arkansas, to pursue her education.

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Freshman Addison Richman is living her college dreams, like many of us, at UCA. Coming from Northwest Arkansas, Richman jumped right into leadership positions around campus. 

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“Fired Up in the Natural State,” the Baum Gallery’s latest exhibit, challenges and complicates the conventions of ceramics, boasting work that incorporates materials as disparate as fiber wood, burned apple leaves and recovered concrete.

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The University of Central Arkansas hosted its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Prayer Breakfast Jan. 17 in the Student Center Ballroom. This year’s theme, “The Dream: Vision Beyond 20/20,” focused on the legacy of Dr. King as well as the direction of racial justice in the current day. 

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Dr. M. Shelly Conner is a professor of creative writing at UCA and author of the upcoming novel “everyman,” set to be released in spring 2021. Conner’s writings are often rooted in her identity as a black queer woman. 

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UCA’s Feminist Union organized and hosted an open mic event titled “Feminism Isn’t A Dirty Word: A Poetry Slam” in the Student Center Amphitheater during X-period Nov. 15 to allow students to share their thoughts on topics like feminism, equality, human rights and advocacy. 

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Senior Julia Pistole shares her spoken word about the struggles sex workers face. The UCA Feminist Union hosted a poetry event for marganalized groups to speak about the struggles they face. Photo taken by Ronak Patel at the Ampitheatre on Nov. 14, 2019. 

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Camille T. Dungy, a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship recipient and author of numerous books of poetry as well as a book of essays, provided humorous and moving insight into her work during her presentation in the McCastlain Hall Ballroom on the evening of Nov. 8 as the keynote reader of The C.D. W…

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Poet Camille Dungy read from her latest poetry book “Trophic Cascade” as the keynote speaker during the opening reception for the C. D. Wright Women Writers Conference held on campus Nov. 8-9. 

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As a way to commemorate veterans for their service to the United States, the Veterans Day Celebration took place in UCA’s McCastlain ballroom on Thursday, Nov. 7, during X-period. 

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Brian Buford, the director of employee development and success at the University of Louisville presented to UCA students during X-period Oct. 31 in Ida Waldran about how UCA can become a more inclusive community. 

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University of Louisville Director of Employee Development and Success Brian Buford speaks to UCA students during X-period Oct. 31 in the Ida Waldran Auditorium about how UCA can become a more inclusive community. Under Buford’s leadership, the University of Louisville opened a LGBTQ+ center,…