General Education Statement of Philosophy
General education courses at East Arkansas Community College enhance academic skills, reasoning capabilities, and general knowledge required for continued learning and advancement in students’ professional and personal lives. Students will demonstrate increased proficiency in …
East Arkansas Community College has an open door policy for general admission and offers equal educational opportunity to all persons without regard to race, sex, creed, color, national origin, age, marital status, or disability. Inquiries regarding admission should be submitted to the Office of Admission and Registration. This office receives …
The Financial Aid Office at East Arkansas Community College seeks to provide financial assistance to any student who, without such support, could not attend the College. A comprehensive program of financial aid in the form of scholarships, loans, grants, and jobs is provided to qualifying students. To become or remain eligible for financial aid, …
Educational Guidance Services personnel are committed to providing opportunities for each individual student’s total educational development. Specific student services are integrated with the instructional program of the college to address individual needs for educational, personal, social, cultural and career development.
Mission Statement & Guiding Philosophy
The department of Student Services supports the College’s mission to prepare students for a lifetime of learning and contributing to society by connecting academic and co-curricular programs.
The department lives out this mission by promoting a campus culture characterized by …
EACC’s faculty and staff is committed to providing students of all ages and stages of life access to high quality and affordable academic, technical and non-credit education.
EACC presents the Family Series performance of The Ugly Duckling on Saturday, January 14 at 3:00 p.m. in the EACC Fine Arts Center. Tickets go on sale Monday, November 28th at 10:00 a.m.
Hans Christian Andersen’s classic “The Ugly Duckling” has helped generations of children understand one of humanity’s universal struggles. Lightwire Theater brings the classic story to the modern stage offering hope to all as the audience roots for the ugly duckling who exemplifies resilience and heroism along the way to becoming a beautiful swan.
Of the five eggs in Mother Duck’s nest, one is the largest and last to hatch. Bigger and paler than the others, the hatchling is treated as an outsider by Mother Duck and her ducklings. Knowing only rejection, this Ugly Duckling goes out into the wild alone. Reflecting upon his plight under the glow of a willow tree, he sees a wily cat creeping in the direction of Mother Duck’s nest. The Ugly Duckling follows and watches as one lagging duckling is captured and taken back to the cat’s lair. In true heroic fashion, this Ugly Duckling succeeds in vanquishing the cat and rescuing the captured duckling. Celebrated by Mother Duck and her ducklings for his uniqueness, all realize that he may have been an ugly duckling, but he has grown into a beautiful and powerful swan.
Lightwire Theater, with its dazzling visuals, poignant choreography and creative use of music ranging from classical to jazz to pop, literally brings the classic tale into a new and brilliant light. In association with Corbian Visual Arts and Dance, Lightwire Theater uses cutting edge technology, moving sculpture, and dance for an unforgettable theatrical experience.
Founded by Ian and Eleanor Carny and in conjuction with Corbian Visual Arts and Dance, LIghtwire Theater began production of their first performance in 2011. Using Corbian’s signature electroluminescent puppetry, Lightwire Theater has adapted several classic tales for the stage using the technology of “EL wire.” Based out of New Orleans, Louisiana, Lightwire Theater has become internationally recognized for their signature brand of electroluminescent artistry, poignant storytelling and music scores designed to evoke imagery, and Lightwire continues to create and deliver innovative theatrical experiences to audiences worldwide. In 2012, Lightwire Theater was featured on the popular NBC show “America’s Got Talent,” and during the fall of 2014, Lightwire Theater also had the opportunity to compete in truTV’s “Fake Off” competition.
Tickets for The Ugly Duckling are $14.50 and may be purchased online, by calling 870-633-4480, ext. 352, or in person at the Fine Arts Center Ticket Office. Family Series season ticket packages are available and save 20%. The EACC Fine Arts Center is located at 1700 Newcastle Road in Forrest City right off of I-40, forty miles from Memphis. Stay connected to EACC Fine Arts Center on Facebook (EACCFineArtsCenter).