UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL ARKANSAS
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND COMMUNICATION
February 20, 2012
CONTACT: Dr. John Vanderslice, (501) 450-03653; firstname.lastname@example.org
TRAVEL AUTHOR RICK STEVES TO BE IN RESIDENCE,
KICK OFF BRAVO SERIES FOR UCA
By Gavin Douglas Glenn
College of Fine Arts and Communication Media Office
CONWAY — Renowned travel author Rick Steves will be in residence at the University of Central Arkansas March 15-16 as part of UCA’s Artist in Residence Program.
Steves will give a lecture and sign copies of his latest book, “Travel as a Political Act”, on Thursday, March 15, in the auditorium of the College of Business at 7:30 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
“I’m really excited that he’s coming,” Department of Writing professor John Vanderslice said. “I’m amazed and grateful that we snagged him, I really didn’t think we could. He really is truly famous in the world of travel writing.”
Steves has written 40 travel guides and also writes and produces several television programs. He also hosts a radio program, “Travel with Rick Steves”, which airs on NPR.
Other residency activities will include Steves meeting with writing students on Friday, March 16, in Winfred Thompson Hall room 331 at 11 a.m. as well as the debut of Bravo!, a fundraiser for the College of Fine Arts and Communication, also Friday, March 16. Tickets for the dinner, from 7-9 p.m., are $75, with this year’s proceeds going to the Department of Writing to be used to help pay student travel costs, ensuring all writing students have the same opportunity to attend conferences.
For more information, contact Vanderslice at (501) 450-3653 or email@example.com.
The Artist in Residence program is funded by UCA’s arts fee and is administered by the College of Fine Arts and Communication. For more information, call the Office of the Dean, College of Fine Arts and Communication, at (501) 450-3293 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.