Jazz Ensembles to honor Dr. Jerry Manion

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION Contact: Dr. Jackie Lamar, (501) 450-5759; jackiel@uca.edu September 9, 2014 JAZZ ENSEMBLES TO PERFORM TRIBUTE CONCERT SEPT. 24 By Cassidy Crawford College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will perform a tribute concert for D … [Read more...]

Internationally Renowned Sculptor to Lecture at UCA

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION Contact: Barclay McConnell, (501) 450-5793; barclaym@uca.edu September 8, 2014 INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED SCULPTOR TO LECTURE AT UCA By Kelsey Williams College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will host internationally renowned sculptor P … [Read more...]

Fall enrollment increases

Move-In Day 2014

CONWAY— The University of Central Arkansas experienced a 1.4 percent increase in overall enrollment and a 1.4 percent increase in first-time undergraduate enrollment, according to preliminary enrollment data. Total enrollment for the fall of 2014 is 11,698 in comparison to the total enrollment in the fall of 2013, which was 11,534. “We are very pleased with our enrollment numbers for this fal … [Read more...]

Toad Suck Review debuts

CONWAY — As part of the city of Conway’s annual ArtsFest Festival, the editorial staff of the University of Central Arkansas’s award-winning Toad Suck Review, will host a reading on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at The Locals coffee shop in downtown Conway. The “Scintillating Six,” comprising the incoming class of UCA’s MFA program in creative writing, will read from original works for 10 to 15 m … [Read more...]

National Campus Safety Awareness Month

The University of Central Arkansas will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month in September with weekly events designed to promote safety across the university campus. This is the fifth time the university has observed safety awareness month. “We are partnering with several departments and student organizations to provide the programming and events during National Campus Safety A … [Read more...]

Internationally-renowned sculptor visits UCA

Patrick Dougherty, Disorderly Conduct, woven wooden stick sculpture, 2012

Patrick Dougherty, an artist who weaves large-scale architectural forms from natural materials, will erect one of his sculptures outside the Baum Gallery of Art at the University of Central Arkansas this September. The public unveiling will take place September 20. Over the last 30 years, Dougherty has built over 230 of these works worldwide and across the U.S. Dougherty’s sculptural work is … [Read more...]

Baum Gallery opens for fall 2014

Fay Ku, Seven Headed Beast, mixed media on paper, 2013

The Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas will open for the fall season at 4 p.m. September 4 with a reception featuring exhibitions from three nationally-renowned artists. The works of Fay Ku, Kathleen Robbins and Theresa Pfarr will remain on display until October 24. The artist Fay Ku creates works on paper in mixed media. Kathleen Robbins’ work is large-scale p … [Read more...]

Common Lecture Rescheduled

Reynolds Performance Hall announces that Common has rescheduled his lecture at UCA to Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Due to a European tour planned by his record label, ARTium/Def Jam, Common will be touring at the time of the originally scheduled date of November 18, 2014. "On a positive note, we are thrilled that his re-scheduled lecture for February can now be incorporated with … [Read more...]

Live recording of “Tales from the South”

The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication, with the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement present the live recording of famed radio program, “Tales from the South” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 29 on the lawn in front of McAlister Hall. A performance by Slings and Arrows will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by the live recording. Food will be ava … [Read more...]

28th CDI concludes with ceremony

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Conway –Over 100 community leaders from Arkansas and surrounding states participated in the 28th annual Community Development Institute (CDI) at the University of Central Arkansas. The event, held August 4-8, 2014, concluded with a special graduation and awards ceremony. Amy Whitehead, CDI Director, said, “Each year, the awards ceremony is one of the highlights of the Institute. It is always ver … [Read more...]