2013 Humanities Fair

MEDIA ADVISORY
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
NOVEMBER 4, 2013
CONTACT: Dr. Nicholas S. Brasovan at nbrasovan@uca.edu, (501) 852-2642, or (219) 644-5714.

2013 HUMANITIES FAIR

WHEN: November 14, 2013, 9:45 am to 2 pm

WHY: Showcase the importance and vitality of the humanities to high school students

DETAILS: The 2013 Humanities Fair will be held at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center at starting with registration at 9:45 am and programs from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students will have their choice of attending sessions conducted by philosophy, religious studies, history, English, anthropology, African and African American studies, Asian studies, and Gender Studies professors. UCA faculty will make presentations exploring the chosen theme of “A More Perfect Union.”

Although it is not required, students are encouraged to submit original humanities projects to the Fair’s competition. Awards will be presented to highlight excellence and creativity in the areas of Poetry, Short Story, Essay, or Multimedia Presentation. Student projects based on the theme are welcome, as are projects on other topics. See the Humanities Fair website at http://uca.edu/hwci/humanities-fair/ for promotional videos on previous year’s fairs, for Registration and Student Project Entry forms, and for more details about submitting student works.

The Humanities Fair is supported in part by a grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is open to high school students and their teachers to enable students to experience a typical day attending university humanities courses.

ADDITIONAL EVENTS INFORMATION: As part of the Humanities Fair and in cooperation with the World Cultures Institute, a free and open to the public screening of Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, will be shown at Market Place Cinema, 1521 Merrill Dr., Little Rock, AR 72211. Dr. Buckley Foster, lecturer I, will introduce the film, and lead a follow up discussion. The event starts at 6:45 pm. on Thursday, November 14. This event is sponsored by the Arkansas Humanities Council.

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