Writer John D’Agata to visit Feb. 23-24

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By Logan Miller College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Writer John D’Agata will give a public reading and book signing at the University of Central Arkansas on Feb. 23 when he visits campus as artist in residence. The event, free and open to the public, will be at 7:30 p.m. in the College of Business auditorium, room 107. D’Agata is the author of The Lifespan of a Fa … [Read more...]

Sinbad to hold stand-up comedy routine on Feb. 12

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By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Actor and comedian Sinbad, famous for his work in films and TV shows such as “The Sinbad Show” and “Jingle All The Way,” will be at the University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall on Feb. 12 starting at 7:30 p.m. “An Evening with Sinbad,” as his show later this month is called, will showcase the enter … [Read more...]

‘Doktor Kaboom’ performs at Reynolds Feb. 5

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By Julia Dossett Morgan College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom keeps his crowds riveted with interest and rolling with laughter. Doktor Kaboom will entertain students and families at University of Central Arkansas’ Reynolds Performance Hall on February 5 as part of the Main Stage Edu … [Read more...]

Fiber artists to be in residence Thursday

  PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION Contact: Dr. Deborah Kuster, dkuster@uca.edu; (501) 450-5785 January 27, 2016 FIBER ARTISTS TO BE IN RESIDENCE FOR BAUM EXHIBITION CONWAY — As part of the ongoing exhibit at the Baum Gallery of Fine Art, Ann Coddington and Jo Stealey, fiber artists, will be in residence at the University … [Read more...]

UCA students to present devised puppet slam

Alpha Psi Omega, University of Central Arkansas’s honorary theatre society, will host a devised theatre puppet slam titled “Peace, Love, and Refugee” on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 5 p.m. at UCA Downtown, 1105 West Oak Street in Conway. “Peace, Love, and Refugee” will consist of short collaborative theatre performances. These productions will be written by UCA students and focus on their interpret … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to present Dead Man’s Cell Phone

CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas will present the production, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, by Sarah Ruhl in the Black Box Theatre (Studio 210) of Snow Fine Arts Center on UCA’s campus. This production will be Feb. 11, 12,18,19, at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 13 at 2 p.m. This play explores the paradox of modern technologies ability to both unite and isolate people in the digital age. This play wa … [Read more...]

Symphonic Band to present Feb. 10 concert

By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — The University of Central Arkansas Symphonic Band will give its first concert of 2016 on Feb. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the university’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall. This concert, free and open to the public, is the only one of the 2015-2016 academic year that will feature just the symphonic band, comprising both … [Read more...]

‘ELVIS LIVES’ coming to UCA on Jan. 28

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By Austin DuVall College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY — Elvis Lives!, a musical journey through the life of rock n’ roll’s greatest performer, will be at the University of Central Arkansas’s Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Jan. 28 for a 7:30 p.m. performance. “Elvis lovers will not be disappointed with this dynamic show that celebrates the life of the beloved ent … [Read more...]

Students win Biotest campaign

(left to right) : Jessica Casey, Mya Hyman and Noelle Smith, students in the fall 2015 Public Relations Techniques class, won $3,000 from Biotest Plasma in Conway in the mini public relations plan competition. The students developed a plan to help Biotest encourage more college students and community members to donate plasma.

  By Sarah Kinder Division of University Relations and Creative Services University of Central Arkansas students won a competition to develop a new marketing campaign for Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Jessica Casey (Lamar, Arkansas), Mya Hyman (Little Rock, Arkansas) and Noelle Smith (Little Rock, Arkansas) from the team “Check Your Vitals” won the competition by developing a … [Read more...]

UCA receives $250,000 gift in support of the arts

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The University of Central Arkansas received a $250,000 gift that moves the university closer to becoming an All-Steinway campus. Joe Whisenhunt Sr., Joe Whisenhunt Jr., Kari Whisenhunt and the entire Whisenhunt family dedicated the gift in memory of Margaret Whisenhunt, who helped establish the Friends of Music, an organization that works to enhance the student experience in the Department of M … [Read more...]