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The Arts Transforming Education, with Bill Strickland

Friday, March 15, 2013

10:00 – 3:00

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, AR


Focus:  The arts and creativity transforming the lives of young people and communities.

Sponsored by:

  • The College of Fine Arts and Communication, University of Central Arkansas
  • Arkansas A+ Schools, Thea Foundation
  • Generous arts advocate.


The day includes: 

  • "Linking Music, Art and Science by Dr. Jeff Young and Dr. Paige Rose from the University of Central Arkansas. Focus is on collaborative activities aimed at integrating music, art and weather concepts in the Arkansas Frameworks.
  • Lunch provided to all participants. Vegetarian choices will be available.
  • Keynote speaker, Bill Strickland, an arts proponent and community leader from Pittsburgh, PA. Lecture presentation “Make the Impossible Possible.”
  • Book signing, Make the Impossible Possible by Bill Strickland. Books will be available for purchase at the event.


There is no charge for participants.

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Five hours of professional development credit will be available to all teachers who participate in the whole day pending approval from your school district or administrator.

All the day’s events take place on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas.


10:00 – 10:30    Sign in and enjoy pastries, coffee, fruit juice

                       (McCastlain Hall Ballroom)


10:30 – 12:00    "Linking Music, Art and Science" 

                       Dr. Jeff Young, Department of Art, UCA and Dr. Paige Rose,    Department of Music, UCA    

                       (McCastlain Hall Ballroom)


12:15 – 1:20       Lunch and Free Time

     (McCastlain Hall Ballroom)

      Participants may visit Baum Gallery (art), UCA Bookstore and enjoy the beauty of the campus.


1:30 – 2:30         Bill Strickland lecture presentation, “Make the Impossible Possible”

                         (Auditorium, first floor of College of Business)

2:40 – 3:15          Bill Strickland, book signing, Make the Impossible Possible

                         (in lobby of College of Business)


Websites of interest:

College of Fine Arts and Communication, University of Central Arkansas

Thea Foundation

Bill Strickland





What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Follow the arrows to find parking and McCastain Hall

Map of parking on UCA campus for Strickland event


When & Where

McCastlain Ballroom, University of Central Arkansas Campus
201 Donaghey Ave
Conway, AR 72034

Friday, March 15, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

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University of Central Arkansas College of Fine Arts and Communication in partnership with the Thea Foundation Arkansas A+ Schools, Susan Jarvis - Special Event Coordinator

Arkansas A+ Schools supports a teaching philosophy rooted in the value of the arts in education and is modeled after the research-based A+ networks in North Carolina and Oklahoma. The A+ Schools Program is touted as the nation's most successful arts-based, whole-school reform model.

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