CHICKASHA – Randy Talley may be one of the best public relations guys in the state – and that’s no spin. The director of media and community relations for the University of Science and Arts recently was named Communicator of the Year by two professional organizations holding a joint conference in Stillwater.
Talley was honored by the Oklahoma College Public Relations Association (OCPRA) and the State Communicators Council at a statewide forum Nov. 15 at Oklahoma State University.
CHICKASHA – A sinister storyteller is coming to Chickasha. On Nov. 17, the University of Science and Arts will bring Martin McDonagh's “The Pillowman” to stage.
Presented as a readers theatre production, the 8 p.m. drama tells the story of a writer whose gruesome stories of murders begin resembling actual events. Admission is $2 for the Davis Hall Little Theatre production.
The play is student directed by Tulsa drama senior DeeDee Beard, who said she was attracted to the story of the storyteller.
CHICKASHA – Exercise is proven to have multiple benefits, including better physical and mental health. But Dr. Nancy Osborn recently discovered an additional benefit: statewide recognition. The local professor recently was honored by the Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD) for her achievements in physical education.
Osborn, who has been teaching at the University of Science and Arts for nearly 15 years, received the OAHPERD Honor Award in October for her contributions to physical education in the state.
The University of Science and Arts Concert Choir is bringing out the holiday cheer early with its annual Christmas concert Nov. 16. The 7:30 p.m. performance in the USAO Alumni Chapel features seasonal favorites, hymns and even a handbell choir, percussion and an instrumental ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public. The USAO Concert Choir will be performing for the first time in new choir robes, shown on right, made possible through a gift from the Mike Brooks Memorial Fund.
CHICKASHA – If art reflects one’s deepest desires, then Connie Seabourn must dream of flying. Beginning Nov. 12, the Oklahoma City artist is coming to University of Science and Arts with a special exhibit in the USAO Art Gallery.
Her exhibit, entitled, “Flight, Dreams and Journeys,” is a colorful mixture of media portraying images in nature, religious icons, women and wildlife; particularly birds in flight. The public is invited to a special opening reception on Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. during which Seabourn will be available.