UCA Theatre to Hold Auditions for Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:  Greg Blakey 501-450-5608     UCA Theatre to Hold Auditions   Auditions for several adult roles in the play, Our Town, by Thornton Wilder, will be held Tuesday, November 8 at 6:00 pm in the Studio Theatre of the Snow Fine Arts Center.  The play is being produced by UCA Theatre, under the direction of Dr. Greg Blakey,  and will fe … [Read more...]

Don Giovanni to continue Met series at UCA

CONWAY — A new production of Mozart’s Don Giovanni will continue the 2011-12 season of Captured Live from the Met @ UCA at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30. The opera will be aired in high definition in the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. It is sung in Italian with Met titles in English, German and Spanish. Running time is approximately three hours, 25 min … [Read more...]

Profzilla Halloween bandfest to raise funds for Toad Suck Review

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION October 11, 2011 CONTACT: Mark Spitzer (501) 450-3339; toadsuckreview@gmail.com By Ariel Moore UCA Department of Writing Conway—The University of Central Arkansas’s literary journal, the Toad Suck Review, will host Profilla, a Halloween bandfest fundraiser, at Bear’s Den Pizza on Friday, Oct. 28 … [Read more...]

Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre sets auditions for 2012 Festival

CONWAY — The Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will hold auditions for its 2012 summer season on Saturday, Nov. 19, in the Snow Fine Arts Center on the University of Central Arkansas campus. Auditions will begin at 9 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. “We will cast actors of a variety of ages and ethnicities,” said Rebekah Scallet, artistic director of AST. “All are encouraged to apply.” To arrange an … [Read more...]

Fiction writer Dan Chaon to be in residence Oct. 25-26

CONWAY — Fiction writer Dan Chaon will visit the University of Central Arkansas as artist in residence Oct. 25-26. Chaon, who heads the writing program at Oberlin College, is the author of the 2009 national bestseller, Await Your Reply, named one of the 10 best books of the year by Publisher’s Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times and salon.com. On Tuesday, Oct. 25, Chaon will giv … [Read more...]

UCA Receives $2.3 Million Grant to Prepare Math, Science Teachers

The College of Education has received notice from Congressman Tim Griffin's Office that the University of Central Arkansas will receive a $2.3 million Transition to Teaching federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare math and science teachers for North Little Rock and Little Rock school districts. UCA is one of 30 schools in the country and the only university in the state … [Read more...]

“The Natural State of America” to Open Festival

A film written and produced by Dr. Brian Campbell, an assistant professor of anthropology, and directed by UCA film program alums Terrell Case, Timothy Wistrand and Corey Gattin, will open the 20th annual Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival. "The directors and I are honored to be selected and highlighted by the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival because it is an influential, … [Read more...]

UCA Foundation Hosts Scholarship Reception

Students who received scholarships to attend UCA had an opportunity to say thank you to donors and share with them how their generosity has changed their lives. The University of Central Arkansas Foundation hosted its annual Scholarship Reception on Oct. 6 at the McCastlain Ballroom. Last year, the UCA Foundation awarded more than $359,101 in scholarships to deserving students.The foundation … [Read more...]

Cirque Mechanics to Bring Boom Town to Reynolds

Conway will enjoy a rare opportunity to see one of the largest Cirque Mechanics productions ever produced when Boom Town comes to the Donald W. Reynolds Performance Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. The event is part of UCA Public Appearances' Night Out Series. Jerry Biebesheimer, director of Public Appearances, said the production, which will take more than a day to construct, is a rare … [Read more...]

Free Workshop Set On 1957 Central High Crisis

PRESS RELEASE UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION September 30, 2011  CONTACT: Donna Lampkin Stephens, (501) 450-5605; donnals@uca.edu   FREE WORKSHOP SET ON 1957 CENTRAL HIGH CRISIS   CONWAY — A free workshop on the role of the Arkansas Gazette in the Central High Crisis and the aftermath of those events is set for Oct. 26 at the University of Central Arka … [Read more...]