CLASSIC-ROCK FAVORITE ‘AMERICA’ HEADING TO UCA’S REYNOLDS

By John Anderson College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The classic-rock favorite, America, with founding members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, will be in concert at the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Saturday, Nov. 4. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. “’America’ is an iconic band whose timeless hits have been incorporated into po … [Read more...]

AUTHOR CARA BROOKINS TO VISIT UCA AS KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR C.D. WRIGHT CONFERENCE

By Des’ree Dallmann College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Cara Brookins, keynote speaker for the inaugural C.D. Wright Women’s Writers Conference and author of Rise: How a House Built a Family, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as part of the conference on Saturday, Nov. 4. An author from Little Rock, Brookins will give the keynote lecture at 12:15 p.m. in … [Read more...]

UCA’S BEARBONES TROMBONE CHOIR SETS OCT. 17 CONCERT

By Des’ree Dallmann College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas trombone choir, BearBones, will be in concert Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The 7:30 p.m. event is free and open to the public. “This is the first performance of the year, and this is the biggest we have ever been,” said Dr. Justin Cook, assist … [Read more...]

JACK HANNA’S ‘INTO THE WILD LIVE’ SET FOR REYNOLDS OCT. 27

By Malachi Thornton College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Jack Hanna will bring his “Into the Wild Live!” presented by Nationwide to the University of Central Arkansas's Reynolds Performance Hall on Friday, Oct. 27. The performance is set for 7:30 p.m. "This will be a fun night for patrons of all ages to experience ‘Jungle Jack,’ a legendary zoologist who will bring … [Read more...]

UCA JAZZ ENSEMBLES SET OCT. 15 CONCERT

By John Anderson and Malachi Thornton College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will be in concert Oct. 15 at the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The Dixieland Band, Jazz Ensemble I and Jazz Ensemble II will perform in the 7:30 p.m. concert, which is free and open to the public. “Our jazz ensembles serve the purpose … [Read more...]

HILLIARD SPEECH SHOWCASE RESCHEDULED FOR SPRING 2018

Because of scheduling conflicts, the annual Hilliard Speech Showcase originally set for Oct. 5 has been rescheduled to spring 2018. The event, created to honor the memory of Olive Hilliard, who served as a professor at UCA from 2003 until her death in 2010, is sponsored by the UCA School of Communication. It showcases outstanding students from Principles of Communication classes. The Olive … [Read more...]

C.D. WRIGHT WOMEN WRITERS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL EVENT AT UCA

Conference will take place Nov. 3-4 with headliners Tayari Jones and Cara Brookins CONWAY — The C. D. Wright Women Writers Conference will host its inaugural event Nov. 3-4 at the University of Central Arkansas. The conference is open to all, though it will cater to women and women-identifying writers from all genres and all experience levels, from journalism to mass-market books to literary … [Read more...]

ARTSFEST 2017 TO INCLUDE UCA EVENTS

The University of Central Arkansas continues to be a part of ArtsFest, Conway’s yearly celebration of music, visual art, theatre, dance, creative writing and film, which will take place for one fun-filled day, Saturday, Oct. 7. This is the 11th year that Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) has organized the family-friendly ArtsFest. The 2017 theme is “A Splash Of Color.” All events are free … [Read more...]

OSCAR-NOMINATED FILMMAKER WERNER HERZOG TO VISIT UCA AS ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

By Brody Arnold College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Werner Herzog, a prominent figure in the film industry, will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Thursday, Oct. 5. It will be Herzog’s first trip to Arkansas. “He is a world-class filmmaker, a renowned figure in the arts,” said Stephen Stanley, assistant professor of Film and the facul … [Read more...]

CREATIVE WRITER ALEXANDER WEINSTEIN TO BE IN RESIDENCE OCT. 5-6

By Jennifer Buckley College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Award-winning creative writer Alexander Weinstein will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Oct. 5-6. Weinstein is the director of The Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing and an associate professor of Creative Writing at Siena Heights University. His fictional creations inc … [Read more...]