Artsfest in Conway returns for sixth year

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION CONTACT: Jim Wiltgen (501) 339-3569; wiltgen@hendrix.edu September 7, 2012 ARTSFEST IN CONWAY RETURNS FOR SIXTH YEAR  By Dannielle Douglas and Zachary O’Neal College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office CONWAY – The Conway Alliance for the Arts (CAFTA) will host the sixth annual ArtsFest, … [Read more...]

Comics expert to visit UCA as artist in residence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Monday, September 10, 2012 CONTACT: Dr. Nelle Bedner (nelleb@uca.edu or (501) 450-5601) Dr. Matthew J. Smith, comics expert and graphic novel specialist, is coming to the University of Central Arkansas to visit UCA classes with presentations about comics, as well as to make a public presentation on the same subject. On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in the … [Read more...]

UCA trustees approve one-time bonus for faculty, staff

The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees voted unanimously Friday to give faculty and staff a one-time bonus in their September 30 paychecks. Full-time current faculty who were benefits-eligible on May 15 and full-time current staff who were benefits-eligible on June 30 will receive $1,000. Those working less than full-time will receive a pro rata portion. The funds will be paid … [Read more...]

Public Appearances season to open with Tim Gunn

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 6, 2012 CONTACT: Jerry Biebesheimer, (501) 450-3682; jerryb@uca.edu   UCA PUBLIC APPEARANCES SEASON TO OPEN WITH TIM GUNN SEPT. 24 CONWAY — Tim Gunn, star of Lifetime’s Project Runway and the chief creative officer at Fifth & Pacific (formerly Liz Claiborne Inc.), will open the … [Read more...]

Monumental interactive sculpture to be installed on campus during ArtsFest

Contact: Barclay McConnell Director, Baum Gallery of Fine Art at UCA 501.450.5793 | barclaym@uca.edu www.uca.edu/art/baum   Monumental interactive sculpture to be installed on UCA campus during Conway’s ArtsFest  CONWAY — The Baum Gallery of Fine Art at the University of Central Arkansas announces the upcoming installation of the Mirazozo luminarium on the campus of UCA Sept. 27-29. A lumina … [Read more...]

Silas Hunt sculpture by UCA professor dedicated at U of A

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 5, 2012 CONTACT: Donna Lampkin Stephens (501) 450-5605; donnals@uca.edu SILAS HUNT SCULPTURE BY UCA PROFESSOR DEDICATED AT UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS FAYETTEVILLE — The University of Arkansas dedicated the Silas Hunt Memorial Sculpture, designed and sculpted by University of Central Arkansas P … [Read more...]

Taipei Official Visits UCA

CONWAY — Daniel Liao, director general of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston, visited the University of Central Arkansas on Wednesday, updating the campus and community on the relationship of Taiwan and the United States and Taiwan and Arkansas. “We had a good discussion about a lot of things — educationally, culturally and economically,” UCA President Tom Courtway said. … [Read more...]

UCA Observes National Campus Safety Awareness Month

The University of Central Arkansas will observe National Campus Safety Awareness Month with a series of events designed to promote safety awareness among students, faculty and staff. UCA Police Department is partnering with the UCA Counseling Center,  Student Wellness & Development, and the Student Government Association to provide programing on issues including sexual assault, underage … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre to Present “ART”

UCA Theatre to Present “ART”   UCA Theatre will open its 2012-13 season with ART by Jasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. This face-paced comedy raises the timeless question “What is Art” when Serge buys a large, completely white painting. His friends are horrified and the relationship begins to suffer. A Tony-award winner for Best Play, the Broadway cast featured Alan Alda … [Read more...]

UCA Theatre Announces 2012-13 Season

The University of Central Arkansas Theatre has announced its line-up of productions for the 2012-2013 season. The season opens with Art  by Jasmina Reza with translation by Christopher Hampton. This comedy raises the question of “What is Art” when Serge buys a large, expensive, completely white painting. His friends are horrified and his relationships begin to suffer. A Tony-award winner for Best P … [Read more...]