UCA PROFESSOR DEFENDS ENDANGERED ARKANSAS SALAMANDER ON KUAR

Mark Spitzer, associate professor of creative writing at the University of Central Arkansas, will be a guest on KUAR's Arts & Letters at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20. The 29-minute episode, “What the Hellbender Salamander!,” to be aired on the NPR affiliate at 89.1 FM, highlights Spitzer’s newest literary eco-effort, Glurk! A Hellbender Odyssey, about North America’s largest amphibian: the hellben … [Read more...]

ARKANSAS SHAKESPEARE THEATRE’S BARD BALL SET FOR JAN. 21

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will host its annual fundraiser, Bard Ball, onstage and backstage in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus Jan. 21 at 6:30 p.m. AST favorite Dan Matisa will serve as emcee for the night's festivities, and several AST company members will share stories about how the organization has shaped their lives and careers. Jacob Keith Watson, … [Read more...]

UCA FESTIVAL OF ONE-ACT PLAYS & SCENES SET FOR NOV. 28- DEC.1

By Hanna Lowery College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas theatre program will present The Festival of One-Act Plays & Scenes Nov. 28-Dec. 1. Performances, free and open to the public, are set for the Bridges/Larson Theatre of Snow Fine Arts Center on the UCA campus. Performances will start at 7:30 p.m. each night. UCA theatre s … [Read more...]

JAZZ ENSEMBLES SET NOV. 21 PERFORMANCE

By Amanda Nettles College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office. CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Jazz Ensembles will perform at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 21, in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public. Dr. Jackie Lamar, professor of saxophone and director of the UCA Dixieland Band, said that ensemble’s program would include “When … [Read more...]

UCA STUDENTS TO ADDRESS FIRST AMENDMENT IN NOV. 21 PUBLIC DEBATE

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — University of Central Arkansas Argumentation and Advocacy students will debate freedom of speech and freedom of religion at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, in the College of Business 107. The event is free and open to the public. The debate will feature students from the classes of Dr. Monika Alston-Miller and Dr. John … [Read more...]

UCA BAND EXTRAVAGANZA SET FOR DEC. 1

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The UCA Band Program will perform its 12th annual Band Extravaganza! on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Reynolds Performance Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The performance will feature the Bear Marching Band, Jazz Band and the UCA Wind Ensemble. Associate Director of Bands Brantley Douglas w … [Read more...]

WIND ENSEMBLE TO PERFORM NOV. 29

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Wind Ensemble will perform Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. The Wind Ensemble will be conducted by Director of Bands Dr. Ricky Brooks. The theme of the concert is “Twists and Turns” becau … [Read more...]

‘RUDOLPH THE MUSICAL’ SOARS INTO REYNOLDS NOV. 22

By Audrey Forbes College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical” will appear at the University of Central Arkansas’s Reynolds Performance Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 22, at 7:30 p.m. In 1964, the beloved stop-motion animated television classic, “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” made its network television debut, delighting audiences across … [Read more...]

CFAC TO HOST WATCH PARTY FOR ‘ART21 MEXICO CITY’

The University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication will host a watch party for the PBS television show “Art21 Mexico City” on Tuesday, Nov. 15. The viewing, free and open to the public, will be at 6:30 p.m. in McCastlain Hall room 143, the art lecture hall. A discussion will follow. “Art21” is in its eighth season on PBS. “Because ‘Art21’ offers a highly respected ap … [Read more...]

BEARBONES CONCERT SET FOR NOV. 15

By Ariana Sumpter College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas’s BearBones choir will be in concert in the Snow Fine Arts Center Recital Hall on Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. The event is part of a series of performances and workshops that the choir has lined up for this fall semester. Dr. J … [Read more...]