The Stars Residential College in Short/Denney Hall (Stars@Short/Denney)

Living the Arts, Writing & Communication

Theme for 2018-19: Equilibrium & Disruption: Finding Resilience Through the Arts

The Stars Residential College in Short/Denney Hall was established in 2006 for freshman students who are interested in “Living the Arts.”  Courses and academic programs in The The Stars-VerticalStars@Short/Denney are designed to help students express themselves through different forms of art.  Some student have called The Stars@Short/Denney the “heartbeat” of UCA arts.  Highlights of curricular and co-curricular programs in The Stars include the UCA Public Appearances, cultural and educational trips to Crystal Bridges, Memphis and Dallas, live music performances, poetry and theatre performances, art exhibitions in the classroom and lobby, Fall Bwalo (a first-year writing competition) and much more.

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Stars Open Mic NiteYou deserve to be part of a diverse, challenging, and supporting learning community with diverse interests in the arts.  The Stars@Short/Denney welcomes students majoring in the arts and those who are not.  Join us and bring your artistic talent.  Make a mark on a growing, vibrant, and engaging community of learners. Take a virtual tour at

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Click to See Mallory’s Story