During the week of October 20th through 24th, 2014, the office of Student Wellness and Development will present the “I Choose” Campaign for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Week. UCA student participants will hold signs with their personal messages written on them to explain why prevention is important and what they choose instead.
During the month of October, the office of Student Wellness and Development is partnering with the Student Health Clinic for the annual GYT “Get Yourself Tested” Campaign. Free STD screenings will be available to UCA students, and students who get a free screening at the clinic can enter to win a Fitbit.
Fliers have been posted around campus and in Residence halls and apartments. To make an appointment, call (501)450-3136.
For more information about STD testing, go to www.itsyoursexlife.com/gyt/
STDs often show no symptoms, so many people who are infected don’t even know it. The only way to know if you or your partner has an STD is to get tested.
The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will perform a tribute concert for Dr. Jerry Manion, Wednesday, September 24, 2014 in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall.
The concert is free and open to the public and will begin at 7:30 p.m.
Two UCA student bands will perform: Jazz Ensemble I and the Dixieland Band.
The bands will pay tribute to Manion, a member of the UCA Dixieland Band for more than 35 years and chemistry professor at UCA, who died on July 18, 2014.
“We want to honor him and have a tribute concert for him,” said Dr. Jackie Lamar, professor of saxophone and director of the Dixieland Band.
Lamar has made plans for “a photo-montage” of Manion to be showing on a television screen in the lobby.”
The Dixieland Band performance will include songs from the traditional New Orleans-style era. Lamar said the band would play “Oh, Didn’t He Ramble” by Will Handy, “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” a traditional gospel tune and most popular New Orleans funeral dirge, “Hard Hearted Hannah” by Jack Yellen, “St. James Infirmary” by Joe Primrose and “Swing Low Sweet Chariot/When The Saints Go Marching In” by Luther Presley and Virgil O. Stamps.
Alumni members of the band are encouraged to participate in the performance of the band’s traditional version of “Swing Low Sweet Chariot” and “When the Saints Go Marching In”.
Songs by Jazz Ensemble I, directed by Larry Jones, include “Struttin’ with Some Barbecue” by Louis Armstrong, “King Porter Stomp” by Jelly Roll Morton, “Basie’s Buddy B” by John LaBarbara, and “Hunting Wabbits” by Gordon Goodwin.
The UCA Dixieland Band was formed in the fall of 1975 by now retired UCA music professor Patrick Hasty. The group performs concerts on campus as well as provides music for cultural and civic events in the surrounding area. The ensemble blends all styles of Dixieland music, from Early New Orleans Style to Chicago Style and beyond.
For more information, contact Lamar at (501) 450-5759 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The UCA College of Fine Arts and Communication includes the Departments of Art, Communication, Mass Communication and Theatre, Music and Writing. The college’s primary mission is the preparation of the next generation of artists, educators and communicators. For more information about CFAC, visit www.uca.edu/cfac or call (501) 450-3293.
Jessica Camp, Fall 2013 BFA Studio Art: Painting Emphasis, had work accepted for the 2014 Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center. Camp is a UCA alumna and her work was exhibited in the Baum Gallery. The work selected was Weeping Lamentation from her BFA Senior Exhibition. She won an honorable mention award in the 56th annual Delta Exhibition at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock.
In honor of mental health awareness week, the UCA chapter of ArMHCA (Arkansas Mental Health Counseling Association) is hosting an event, Tuesday October 7th, 2014 during X-period in Ida Waldron Auditorium. The title is Equality For All: Removing the Stigma of Mental Illness. Speakers are Angie Bowen- LPC, President of Arkansas Mental Health Counseling Association and Annette Woodruff- LCSW, C-ASWCM, Former President of Arkansas Social Workers Association.
For more information, contact Sarah Lohnes at email@example.com or (501) 730-8682.