UCA hosts pop music critic and author Rashod Ollison

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The University of Central Arkansas will host a book reading for Rashod Ollison, an award-winning pop music critic and culture journalist, on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 6 pm in the College of Business auditorium. Ollison’s literary debut, “Soul Serenade: Rhythm, Blues & Coming of Age Through Vinyl,” is a memoir that describes how soul music sustained him during his formative years growing up in ce … [Read more...]

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...]

UCA hosts reading of ‘I am Jazz’

The University of Central Arkansas Office of Diversity and Community will host a reading of “I am Jazz” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at UCA Downtown located at 1105 West Oak Street in Conway. Cindy Lea, lecturer in UCA’s Schedler Honors College, will conduct the reading. Time will be allotted for questions and comments. “I am Jazz” is the story of Jazz Jennings, HRC Youth Ambassador. The Hu … [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...]

TEDx speakers announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 2/1/16 Contact: Christina Madsen or Kandace Keeney | tedx@uca.edu TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas Speakers Announced Conway, AR – TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas has announced the speaker lineup for the inaugural TEDxUniversityOfCentralArkansas conference, themed “Ideas Whose Time Has Come,” to be held on March 4, 2016 in the Ida Waldran Auditorium on the campus … [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...]

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...]

N. Katherine Hayles is Schedler Scholar in Residence

On Monday March 7, 2016 the renowned scholar and author N. Katherine Hayles will visit UCA and give a lecture titled “Non-Conscious Cognition and the Digital Humanities” at 7pm in the College of Business Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a reception. Dr. Hayles is the 2016 Norb and Carol Schedler Scholar in Residence. Professor of Literature at Duke … [Read more...]

Davis Family Lecture Series Continues

Marcy Doderer, President and CEO of Arkansas Children’s Hospital, plans to give a talk on "The Business of Healthcare: What Makes it Special" for the lecture at 1:40 p.m. in the College of Business Auditorium on Thursday, Feb. 11 as part of the Davis Family Lecture Series. Doderer took the helm as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arkansas Children's Hospital (ACH) on July 15, 2013. P … [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...]