Campus and Community

2018 Arts & Communications Festival Kicks Off April 11

Unlike, past year’s festivals that spanned an entire week, this year’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences’ Arts & Communications Festival is choked full of fun into two days.

Also, the festival will include more student organizations participating, such as Campus Activities Board, Sports & Fitness, Student Government Association, W.I. Dykes Library, UHD Choir, and Student Activities and others.

New to this year’s festival is the Communication Studies Panel Presentation, Heroes of Harvey, on April 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. The panel will consist of communication professionals in PR, media and social media, discussing how they used their skills during Harvey. Also, the Department of Communication Studies will host its annual Communications’ Pitch Tank, an opportunity for students to pitch their research ideas and win prizes. Other events include Story/Poetry/Speech Open Mic, Stage Combat workshop; and karaoke, among many more.

However, festival favorites are returning this year—Arts & Communication Internship Fair featuring more than 20 different arts and communication organizations and Gator Chalk Drawing Day. As in year’s past, the end of the festival concludes with the opening of the O’Kane Theatre’s new production, “Lone Star.​ And, a small reception celebrating the Student Exhibition at O’Kane Gallery.

Wednesday, April 11

Student Art Exhibition
All Day
Third Floor, Mural Area

Student Group Partners Kick Off featuring, Fandom, Campus Activities Board , Sports & Fitness Demos and more…
10 a.m. – Noon
Third Floor Entranceway

Arts & Communication Internship Fair
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Academic Building, Room A300

O’Kane Theatre Presents “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” (original works by UHD students)
1 – 3 p.m.
Third Floor, Mural Area

Stage Combat Workshop with Theatre Lecturer Luke Fedell
2 – 3 p.m.
Academic Building, Room A300

Student Exhibition Reception
5 – 6 p.m.
O’Kane Gallery

Communication Studies Panel: Heroes of Harvey
6 – 8 p.m.
Academic Building, Room A300

Thursday, April 12

Student Art Exhibition
All Day
Third Floor, Mural Area

SGA’s Gator Chalk Drawing Day
10 a.m. – until
South Deck

Concurrent Sessions, workshops and fun! 3rd floor, Mural Area and surrounding including:

  • Student-led tours of Public Art at UHD, works by Derek Boshier (11:30 a.m. – Noon)
  • I. Dykes Pop-up Poetry Library
  • UHD Choir Performance and Karaoke
  • O’Kane Theatre Costume Display

11 – 2 p.m.
Third Floor, Mural Area & Surrounding Areas

UHD Debate Team & Bayou Review Open Mic
2 – 3 p.m.
Third Floor, Mural Area

Student Mobile Film Festival
3 – 4 p.m.
Third Floor, Mural Area

Opening Reception for O’Kane Theatre’s Premiere of “Lone Star”
6:30  – 7:30 p.m.
O’Kane Theatre

Communication Studies Pitch Tank
6 – 8 p.m.
Milam/Travis Room, Welcome Center

O’Kane Theatre’s premier of “Lone Star”
8 – 10 p.m.